A lot has been happening both on the front line as well as behind the scenes. Whether it's seen or not, just know that the team is putting in loads of work to propel this tribe beyond just a "community belonging to the larger ecosystem on STEEM."
Surely what has been built up until this point wouldn't have been possible without the STEEM blockchain. What's really interesting to me is the amount of growth taking place within just the ReggaeSteem tribe alone. Certainly everyone that has been active here knows the amount of work taking place, which has lead to JAHM-specific advancements propelling ReggaeSteem to new places other tribes would dream of reaching. There are a few other tribes out there that are also making some serious headway, but this post is specifically meant to shill JAHM and ReggaeSteem (sorry about your luck to the other tribes I'm thinking of).
The STEEM blockchain was the perfect place for the birth of ReggaeSteem for a number of reasons. Since all of us here know centralized platforms will be a way of the past in the future, we are all going to benefit that much more when the masses begin to come. Building out and from the ground up is setting the foundation for the those who will come later and still be considered "early."
Decentralized social media platforms and blockchain communities are where things are going to turn in terms of social networking. Communities like ReggaeSteem are at the forefront of disrupting this space and leading this next generation technology by expanding the knowledge in the Caribbean - a place that is already crypto-friendly. By formulating the roots from Jamaica - an active trendsetter for much of the Caribbean region - ReggaeSteem has the opportunity to make Jamaica the first smart city in the entire region. This is exactly what JAHMfest (June 26-28th) - the first independent Blockchain conference in Jamaica - is meant to do. By empowering communities together from around the world, JAHMfest will provide a stage for all to network and connect while removing the trust barriers stereotyped onto Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
I see STEEM and projects like ReggaeSteem as a sort of middle-man when it comes to social media. Decentralized platforms have such a vast means of creating, storing, and sharing tech-based data on the block, which creates a completely open, honest and transparent way for businesses and individuals to operate. The tech behind the Blockchain which ReggaeSteem is built from is specifically meant to store this data, making website design and creation that much easier for devs like @donald.porter. There's no need to build out the application when you can just build right on top of what is already there.
The epic-ness continues, as it for one - has never stopped. Be on the look out for roll outs and more details pertaining to updates from the team as it pertains to JAHMfest - an EPIC 3-day festival in Negril, Jamaica spreading Blockchain awareness in the Caribbean (featuring live music venues and a private island jam session!)
I hope to see you all in Jamaica come June