RE: Hive Blockchain is launching this Friday
You brought up many interesting points about Hive's potential success and failures. I'm also curious whether Hive can outrun Steem in the future.
When you mentioned about the Steem-Engine tokens, I realized that none of those tokens really surpassed Steem. However, time could be different ~ Blocktrades and the other developers are the ones working on Hive. And the majority of the "real" steemians seems to be backing it as well.
Let's see what Hive can bring to the table.