Third Anniversary Post

in #hive11 months ago

It's hard to believe that it has been three years since I first became a part of this incredible community. It has been quite the rollercoaster ride, to say the least, but despite everything that has happened, this community is still here and still going strong.

There have been a lot of different feelings and emotions wrapped up in my experiences here over the past three years, but when I step back and take an overview of everything the one that stands out the most - especially in light of the events over the past six months - is gratitude.

I want to take this opportunity to express my overwhelming, heartfelt gratitude to everyone who worked to launch the Hive blockchain and make it into the huge success that it has been so far. Steem was not just a hobby or an investment for me, it was my passion, a major part of my job, and my livelihood. My income and my financial well-being were tied up with the Steem platform and what happened with the hostile takeover could have easily led to an extremely bad situation for me. It was a very scary and nerve-wracking time.

But that all changed thanks to the launch of Hive. A situation that was looking to be a total nightmare was instead turned into an amazing opportunity. I think that a lot of people don’t realize how monumental of an accomplishment the Hive blockchain is, and a lot of that is due to the fact that the team behind it made it look really easy.

Within about a month the Hive team pulled off a flawless hard fork (the first since I’ve been involved on the platform), set up all of the infrastructure, tools, and services you would expect from a mature chain, got a TON of press coverage, and an unbelievable amount of exchange listings and token pairings. All of this without any type of ICO or external funding.

Think about how many blockchain platforms are out there that have been working for years, with ample funding, that haven’t accomplished half of what Hive managed in a matter of months.

Everyone should take some time and think about what it would be like right now if Hive wasn’t done as well as it was. What if the people behind it didn’t put in such an amazing effort and it worked poorly, didn’t have exchange listings, didn’t have so many apps/tools/services, etc. The price would most likely be near zero for one thing, and Justin and the few remaining Steem folk would be over there laughing at us, instead of the other way around.

Think about that the next time you hear someone complaining about Hive or the people that worked to launch it, or the next time you see a DHF proposal from people asking to be compensated fairly and transparently for working on this platform. Think about what it would be like if so many people didn't put so much time and energy into making Hive the huge success it has been so far. I think about that a lot, and it makes me incredibly grateful that things have turned out the way they have.

Moving Forward

While it's always important to learn from the past, and show appreciation and gratitude for what has been accomplished, it's even more important to keep planning and building for the future.

The ongoing success and growth of the platform is far from guaranteed, and it depends on all of us to do our part. We can't just sit back and assume other people are going to do everything. Use it. Talk about it. Tweet about it. Develop for it. Invest in it. Whatever you can do. Every little bit helps.

So, again, to everyone who was involved with the launch and early success of Hive, and to everyone who will work to make it even better going forward - THANK YOU! I can't wait to see where we will be when it comes time for my fourth anniversary post next year.

@yabapmatt

NOTE: All rewards from this post will go to @steem.dao (the Hive Development Fund account) to support the development of the Hive platform.

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Place wouldn't be the same without you, mate.

And to you - HUGE THANKS for your work !!!

Congrats on your anniversary!

I understand what you mean about the sole existence of the chain and the work behind it.
Unfortunately people will always complain and not appreciate what they have until they lose it.

Looking forward for a bright future!

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Let's join💪


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Happy Hive Birthday! You are on the Hive blockchain for 3 years!

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Happy Third Anniversary brother!

Congratulations 🥳

Happy third cakeday @yabapmatt, Hive is happy to have had you and everything you've built here. Hopefully just as much in the next 3 years.

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for all you have done for us @Yabapmatt, very grateful to have you here.

you are a blessing to us🙇‍♂️

congratulations @yabapmatt for your third anniversary. It is indeed a long journey on this amazing platform.

You are the best.

My third anniversary will be on November, you are ahead of a few months @yabapmatt
Let us hurdle another year.

Been here since 2016. The best family I ever discovered is here:)

Happy Hive Birthday @yabapmatt
🎉🎈🎂🎉🎈

Way to go for sticking with it!

Hive is a fantastic blockchain and im thankful for @ctptalk for introducing me to this community!

It's only just getting started.... so much growth to come!

Cheers to another 3+years!

Felicidades amigo, esperamos todos poder seguir celebrando dentro de esta gran casa/Colmena de todos...

Happy Blockchain anniversary :)

You're the man! @yabamatt... And this is my share for the HIVE community and more videos to come!

https://hive.blog/hive-188409/@kennyroy/mojxipbc

I am so late but Happy Anniversary Matt! I really am glad Hive worked out for you and the community still active on here. The blogging world is not for me, but I'm still grateful for everyone who showed me support back then. It would have been terrible if all those people lost everything with the steem/hive debacle.

I am positive you will continue to bring innovative development to the Hive blockchain. Although not active with blogging anymore, I'm still active with Splinterlands and you are doing an awesome job there. We need witnesses like you dedicated to developing and running the blockchain for Dapps to run efficiently. Thanks for all your hard work!

Take care @yabapmatt! The years fly by, don't they?

nice post! Indeed, the transition from Steem to Hive must have been a titanic undertaking. I never thought about it, but actually it was all done without ICO. Congratulations to the creators of this blockchain.

Hey man Keychain is great, I am wondering how to claim my rewards? I am getting a message when I try to claim rewards that the function or the Keychain is obsolete and I need to update my wallet? Should I re-download the extension? Sorry not sure who or where else to directly ask. Maybe I'm overreacting but just wondering.

Figured it out! lol

Hey bro I am new to Splinterlands thanks for the info