1 - How does Hive compare to Duniter?
Hive and Duniter are two completely different systems :
Duniter is oriented toward an equitable creation of mone.
Hive community wants to reward the best contents and people who are investing in Hive and propose a blogging platform to everybody.
I understand duniter is also a blockchain (is this correct?), and is also energy-aware (“The least energy-intensive blockchain”)
2 - Is Hive as “energy-aware” as Duniter? (if if it may not be the least intensive)
Hive is a delegated proof of Stack blockchain. Only 21 block producers are rewarded to produce the new blocks. These producers are elected on a one token/one vote basis by the community. So DPOS blockchain are using the energy of 21 servers + 20 candidates for millions of transactions.
Duniter is also using very litle energy per transaction
3 - If I understand right, there are there only 2 subscribers (@Chrisaiki and @HugoTrentesaux in this Hive community, and I noticed the first post was “23 hours” ago). Have you just started using it?
I am a member of Hive since 2016 and Hive has about 40 000 montly active users
I created a community on Hive for the monnaie libre, but people are attached to the existing forum and don’t like the Hive anglo-saxon phylosophy which prefer to reward good work against equitability.
So I am the only active member of the « monnaie libre « hive community.
4 - Is there an existing comparison between the learning curve (for different user “personas” - more or less at ease with IT) to use Hive Blogs and Discourse Forums?
Discourse is probably easier to learn than Hive. Hive is using markdown type of post, three different tokens, you have to save your private keys and to instal an extension to securely access the blockchain.
5 - I also wonder if we can use a better word than decentralized, which is very much focused on centralization. (I’ve been understanding that in what relates to thought processes and derived actions, it helps to focus on what we want and not so much on what we don’t want). What are we aiming at by “decentralizing”? (this probably might be inserted in a different topic)
Hive and Duniter are both decentralized and we want decentralization, at least this is what I understood. Decentralization allows peer-to-peer transactions without a middle man (bank) and all transactions are public, so trust should increase in theory. In facts, hacking and scams decrease trust in decentralized money. Yes, this could be the subject of a new post in the « general forum of Duniter, as this one is oriented toward technical objectives.