It is always darkest before the dawn, and winter inevitably gives way to spring—so too will be the ongoing crypto winter that caught the global blockchain industry on the wrong foot this year. As an emerging and disruptive technology, the crypto industry has and will continue to stumble as it grows. We should not see each trip as a bad mistake but rather as a serendipitous opportunity to improve and reinvent.
History has no shortage of lessons that prove humanity’s unwavering drive for betterment always triumphs over obstacles.
History has no shortage of lessons that prove humanity’s unwavering drive for betterment always triumphs over obstacles. In his meditation on human nature, the great philosopher Nietszche once said that “error has made man so deep, sensitive, and inventive that he has put forth such blossoms as religions and arts.” This quote resonates with me, as I truly believe that experimental error is what drives us forward and upward. Whereas societal developments are never perfect, we strive to build towards that perfection as we will never settle for mediocrity.
Time and time again, history has proven that the light of innovation is what humanity can depend on to ignite a torch in the darkest nights. This was the case with pivotal periods such as the Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, and the internet boom during the ‘90s. That is why I will believe in the promising future of the blockchain industry. Blockchain technology promises 1) trustless verification for transactions; 2) immutability and transparency; and 3) instant P2P settlement, among many innovative features.
In recent years, blockchain has witnessed a leap of faith in adoption amongst mainstream organizations, financial institutions, and developers alike. According to statistics from CoinMarketCap, almost four new cryptocurrencies are created every day, and the NFT market has exploded by over 20x since 2020. The blockchain brings together people from all walks of life such as politicians, businessmen, coders, gamers, and artists alike, united under the belief in blockchain and its promise of building a new way of life in the future.
Nevertheless, the blockchain industry’s promise extends beyond its technological breakthroughs. It has the potential to fundamentally transform how we operate as a society in the future; one example is the revolutionary premise of Web3. Equally promising is its ability to usher in the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) as a new form of global organization. Case in point, TRONDAO, one of the most active blockchain platforms, has already transformed into the largest global crypto DAO in less than one year since its origin. It has over 108 million total user accounts registered and over 1,400 decentralized applications built on the blockchain as of August 2022. Indeed, TRONDAO’s mission is to accelerate the decentralization of the internet through the use of cutting-edge blockchain technology, and TRONDAO’s burgeoning ecosystem is nothing but a testament to the unified strength of this shared mission. I’m proud of the people: the thinkers, the developers, the users, and the supporters of the TRONDAO ecosystem all around the globe.
As long as the people continue to innovate and inspire each other to even greater heights, the bright prospect for the blockchain industry is undoubtedly secure. We will never stop fostering new connections across the decentralized web. We will never stop building together. And we will never stop creating a stronger foundation for a brighter tomorrow.