Around the Hive: Reflections

in #hiveecosystem3 years ago


It's been a busy year so far for developers on Hive. Layer 2 solutions are in progress, key optimization is an ongoing priority, and many excellent dapps and services are being developed.


A Clear and Consistent Vision

Last year we came out with the Technical Vision for Hive. Some of the key points are:

  • Lowering the operating cost of nodes and baseline infrastructure to promote robust scaling.
  • Focus on ease of integration and ease of new development.
  • Second layer solutions to support custom functions such as smart contracts, fungible and non-fungible tokens, and interactive social applications.
  • Standardized microservices to support easy integration of new 2nd layer applications into the Hive ecosystem.
  • Full utilization of and emphasis on the promotion of Open Source developed and incorporated solutions.

This document still stands and outlines our mutual journey towards testing the limits of DPoS technology while innovating new solutions.


Scalable Enterprise-level Solutions

For this year, 'scalability' is the term to remember. With ongoing optimization of our underlying technology by the @Blocktrades team, @Howo and many other talented developers, Hive is rapidly reaching its potential as an enterprise-level blockchain.

Different developers and development teams on Hive are exploring and building a selection of unique Layer 2 solutions. There are several complimentary and competing approaches under review and consideration. We are excited about all the possibilities ahead of us.


The Strength of Hive

Over the last few months we've seen a troubling trend among mainstream social media platforms engaging in censorship of users and manipulation of public opinion. This has become a very concerning global norm. We are therefore proud to, as a diverse ecosystem, provide an immutable blockchain for content storage and thus support the freedoms of speech and of information to all.

The strength of Hive lies in our decentralization. In a centralized system, the user is the customer or the product. In decentralized Hive, the user is the owner. Any individual enjoys the absolute freedom of contribution to Hive; you can build a dapp, you can start a community, you can nurture a blog, you can curate others, you can test core algorithm changes, you can work on a portal, etc. And you can do one or all of those in your own way, in whatever language you speak, from wherever on the planet you call home, championing your own creativity and uniqueness. The possibilities are endless!


The possibilities are endless!

2021 is a mega year for HIVE

Hive, the Media and App Platform {MAP}. Many things have changed on a deeper level. Preparing Hive for a rocksteady future, like the development team did, that is the best way to go, I think. Kudos!

Had the joy of discovering some dApps recently build on top of Hive, like d.Buzz and there is so much more possible. Hive-engine one day merging with the main blockchain engine. Saves a lot of time.

The amazing tech behind the Hive blockchain is still heavily underestimated. For now that does still not have to be much of an issue. Slowly keep on improving. One day Hive could even speed op from 3 seconds blocks to ... 1?

Ethereum has gas problems, no pun intended, but it is getting constipated. Same with EOS, great those half second blocks, but the CPU costs are locking it down.

The future is partly Instant Token Swaps, also something Hive can do way better than the ones based on Ethereum.

Smart-contracts stored on the blockchain, but running on the client's computer. Things can be improved, watching where the others bite the dust.

Anyway I see a bright future for Hive. Now I just hope the market price will not go up to $ 12, - too soon.

Technically Hive seems to be a good place. We have lots of cool projects going on that can make it more usable. We just need more people using it. That could mean a real marketing drive. I see Justin is buying mentions from some big Twitter users, but we can be more organic and real.

Hive five!

Hive is without a doubt the best place in the world. I feel at home and love writing and interacting in this wonderful piece of the universe. Thanks to all who make it possible for this home to exist in the virtual world that surrounds us every day and makes the real one amazing! As the esteemed @nathanmars says, 2021 is the mega year of Hive!. 🤗😊💖🇻🇪

2021 is the year for #hive , day by day we sure are growing 🙏

Exciting times no doubt!

In a centralized system, the user is the customer or the product. In decentralized Hive, the user is the owner.

Beautifully said!

Yes, yes, but can we do away with the 20hive tax on voting now?
Taxing away the voting power of small users is unlikely to retain them, iyam.

It's also a bad look, unless you are profiting from it, then it's all ok, because profits.

I'm all in for HIVE. HIVE Rocks! :)

The team is getting stronger for sure... I never reached a 1$ upvote kind of thing also makes me think how I never saw this the potential... "wait for it" 2 years ago...

Now I see it... because its HIVE...

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