5 Years on Hive and a lot has changed.



It's been a long journey to here.





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I'm thirty four years young today and also five years old on Hive.

It's always funny how my account was approved on the same day as my birthday in real life. Especially when I had registered over two weeks earlier but that was the only way to get an account at the time.

You registered and waited for the company to approve your application before being granted access. A sign that there wasn't much decentralized about it. I know that there were also a few other ways to get an account in niche areas but you would have needed a background in IT to figure them out and some crypto to buy it.

5 years has changed a lot on the little blogging site that i first joined.

To be fair there were a lot of developments in the early days that never got the appreciation that they deserved.

One of my favorite ways to earn crypto back then was a little game called steemgar.



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It was based on another hugely popular game called AGAR but built onto STEEM with a rewards system. It's the very first playtoearn game that i ever saw and was supported by a couple of the original whales like @cryptoctopus and @wackou.

There was a game every hour and the top three finishers every time auto published a comment that was auto voted by these whales as a reward system.

It was very basic but had a large following and highly competitive battles. It's where i would like to see more games go with simple but addictive games rewarded external revenue from ads or in game purchases.

Then there was a great version of 8 ball pool for the mobile that was ahead of it's time. Unfortunately while the team build a perfect working app for the app, they never built a revenue stream or marketing to increase their player base.



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It's a pity because the game worked perfectly and had started to onboard users to the chain when hey pulled the plug.

Little did I know that we will never get more support from other whales or the Steemit INC. But since INC announced the expected release date of SMTs on their official blog, I decided to keep the project continue because the main plan of the project was to plug an SMT and create a whole different market for it. But well, as you guys know, INC failed to deliver its promise.

Things could be so much different around here right now if STINC had ever gotten their act together and built real solutions to the issues on the chain. We would definitely be a top ten token but they failed over and over again to build the tools needed for growth.



5 Years later.



A lot of developers and users have been disillusioned over those first few years back on STEEM but I think that we have turned a massive corner since those early days. It's a pity that we will never be able to get back that lost time and talent but at least we have gained so many new people that are dedicated to the mission.

Compared to the failed attempts to build games in the early days, we have real projects like @splinterlands who have brought blockchain gaming to new heights.

Not only that but they have done it the right way with constant development, a business model, onboarding options, marketing. A real business that is only going from strength to strength.



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Real development that has tackled a lot of the issues facing all of the previous attempts at app building and finding solutions.

The same goes for some old options like hive.blog that hasn't seen real updates since it was created.



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Compared to high quality options like peakd that has a solid development team and constant innovation.

Easy to use, account creation, token purchases, chat features, communities, editing.

A proper product that people can use. Now if only they would implement a few ads and rewards i would be very happy.



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But we have real progress.

From the early days where i had to wait two weeks to open an account and needed a masters in crypto to purchase some tokens i can now do all of it in a few minutes on peakd and power up some Hive.

We should always have been a top twenty chain and only for the mismanagement of development would already be there but over the past couple of years i have seen the whole community moving in the right direction.

More and more second layer projects like @leofinance are making their own space on Hive and after HAF goes live i expect to see even more of them appearing.

We are building out this eco-system one step at a time but it is getting built. this is what will drive adoption and value to new heights.

When other project fail this year we will see Hive climbing the rankings one place at a time until we regain our rightful position among the top marketcap projects for the right reasons.

Building, development, usability, fun, community and value.

It's not a case of if but when in my mind.

There are too many good things being built here right now to not keep growing and climbing up the ranks.

It's great to be here and still active every day as that is the fastest way to achieve success on Hive.

It's not a get rich quick scheme.

It's a case of putting in the effort and you will see the rewards.

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I didn't even know about the first game wtf xD

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There have been a lot of changes on the chain in five years.

It might have gone by fast but it's been a long time in the crypto world.

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DOUBLE congratulations 🥳 one for your birthday and the other for being here 5 years! 🥳🥳🎉🎉

Let’s add a bit more years to both!
Have a wonderful day today @niallon11 👋🏻☀️

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I wish you a double happy birthday on the beautiful day, five years on the blockchain is a lot, and I wish you many more years doing great things on and off the blockchain.

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Thanks very much.

It's been a fun few years on hive and all of the people that i've met here as well as everything that i've learned.

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You're welcome, that's impressive, I've also meet some amazing people here and look forward to meeting more and as well spending five years and more here.

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Congratulations, I mean having your own birthday as the same as your Hive account can be a blessing, means it'll be difficult to forget your anniversary.
Who knows AGAR could have easily been the oldest P2E game on the blockchain, I'm glad we've had so many success with P2E games overtime. It's been a very long time, it's good to see you here and how far you've also come. Congratulations again, cheers! Wow.

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AGAR might have been the first. It's hard to know but it was addictive.

It's nice to have my anniversary the same day as my birthday. It's always fun to make that yearly post and say that i survived both of them for one more year.

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A llok at consistency..

So much history and progress.

Happy 5th yar anniversary to you and happy birthday to you..

May you experience outstanding growth in the coming year

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Thanks very much @bhoa.

It's all about turning up every day and building bit by bit.

Everybody can get there over time.

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5 years, wow, half a decade here. its a genius idea to have your account created on your birthday, this way, your birthday reminds you of this wonderful community. nice to meet you grandpa.😀

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A 5-year-old kid is already a big boy lol. That's half a decade. You have done yourself well by sticking with hive. Congratulations and happy birthday.

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It is half a decade. Longer than i spent in college or in any relationship and still here every day.

It only works if you enjoy doing it otherwise there is no point.

There are other ways to earn money out there.

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Wish you a very happy happy birthday mate. 🔥 And a really special one. 5 years a long time, you must have seen the evolution happening right in front of your eyes. People and projects may come and go but the network doesn't stop. Those who choose to stay (like you) through thick & thin and keep building, they will have a nice payday. 🍕

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Thanks @finguru.

The time flies by in one way.
It's amazing how much has actually happened in that time and yet we still have such a long way to go.

In the next five years we will all see that nice payday so this is the time to build up your stack while it's still early.

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That first game sounds neat and it's too bad that it didn't stick around. It's kind of weird to see how things have developed since then and I think Hive is going in the right direction.

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There have been a lot of changes since my first steps onto the platform but most of them for the better.

I do miss a few of the people and some of the projects but what we have here now is much better than the first efforts.

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That's quite a journey! And we are expecting the biggest HF from the short history of Hive, probably in August. Congrats on your personal milestones too!

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