With HiveFest only hours away, I'd like to take this moment to write about a topic, which I tried so often to write about but where posts about it just stayed in draft forever.
2020 has been a difficult year in many aspects, but after all, it's the year when Hive was born. Technically, Hive is already 4+ years old, but practically it's only since this year, that Hive is truly decentralized.
While I'm very glad that Hive is here now, I do think that the way it happened was sadly quite destructive.
I guess many people have switched from Steem to Hive, but not all.
It's like a lot of what Steem originally was got shattered and thrown into different directions. Hive, TronSteem, KoinOS, Blurt, DTube and who knows what other projects.
I can only imagine what Hive could have been if the transition would have begun earlier and less invasive. But instead, people got thrown into different camps and the core Steem group got fractured. And even worse, the different camps attacked each other, stake was claimed & burned, with everybody just reacting and nobody really knowing what the f*ck was going on.
Now, we can't go back in time, what's done is done, lessons learned and as said I'm glad that Hive is here now!
But it's probably going to bug me until the end of times what Hive could been and that so many people got caught in the crossfire due to the destructive actions of an incompetent founder. Well, at least we've gotten rid of that! 🙂
With this said: See you at HiveFest!