Ethereum is hard for most to conceptualize at such an early stage of development. It is kind of like in the ‘first date’ phase of a relationship. Some people decide to dip their feet in and own it while others want to see how the dinner goes before heading home with the person. One thing I will tell you from multiple years of experience is that the longer you wait the more you lose out on everything.
By this, I’m kind of talking about every aspect of life. People that don’t seize opportunity generally get beat to it and are late to the game. You don’t want to be that person! So back to the topic of Ethereum cause that is why you are all here.
The technology is gaining speed and is open source which is my favorite part. When Microsoft decided to go open source for developers they saw innovation greater than Apple. Apple decided to be hard headed and keep the development to their inside groupies which was a loss in ways. In 2015, Microsoft decided to open source the .NET framework. The .NET framework has seen a 61 percent growth in the number of developers engaged in the past year. Additionally, there has been dramatic growth in the Github activity related to the .NET framework.
If you think about exponential numbers you start to understand this weird phenomenon. People from all over the world have access to this system and can develop it to change the world. Just thinking about that sends chills down the back of my neck cause it has so much power.
New DAPPs Coming
The exciting part about Ethereum is the constant innovation and applications coming to support the blockchain. This includes a wide array of apps with many use cases. You can check them out here and see which are still in development.
The one I’m watching close is Raiden which I have stated before. I believe it will change the ability of the Ethereum blockchain to be faster with transactions. If speed is achieved correctly then the rest of the blockchain can be designed and developed at levels we can’t fully see yet.