So, why Golem is the most promising alt? First of all, i say BTC is a relatively safe investment due to the fact we are dangling on in a bear market and volume is quite low. If BTC goes, rest follows. BTC up 1%? Alts go 3%. Down 1%? Alts go down 5%. With GNT, youre not gonna make millions in a few days but you have to be in it for the tech, and believe in adoption of dApps in general.
Less than 50 users a day? I count more than 240 active nodes as of writing this (I am connected to all 241 of them). However, requestors are a bit less in numbers. The team is aware of this and you can follow that on the golemproject reddit (reddit.com/r/golemproject). There you can find a user feedback I wrote. I am defenitely bullish on the whole project, the token, and the future of Golem and cloud computing in general, however I won't spout a bunch of uneducated BS like you may expect, in fact I'm quite critical. In its current state, Golem will never reach mass adoption and the team is well aware of that. It has to do with the fact that the initial projected user of golem is not a Blender artist (which is actually a true user right now), but any form of user that requires computational power (which is like, anyone nowadays). Moreover, the people who currently run Golem (people who are interested in the tech, not your average grandma or anyone) most likely run some kind of software like HyperV or Docker. Problem is that Docker Toolbox is not supported generally anymore and is a legacy tool. It is hard to build web 3.0 on that. Toolbox and hyperV cant run simultaneously, which in itself might block some of those techy (if thats a word) people from using it. On the other hand, the use of docker toolbox includes Windows, Linux and MacOS at the same time so its a logical choice. Without HyperV, you exclude a lot of people. For a non software engineer like me, it was no problem at all, got it running in a few minutes.
How much GNT is spent on the first use case? Hell, idk. In theory you should be able to see all of the transactions. I could not care less to be terribly honest. Why GNT is a good 'investment' (terrible way of saying it) is that it is promising long term. Its not gonna make you rich in a year or even a few. Adoption could take years, but what I and many know is that there are many hardworking and passionate people working their arses off at making a decentralized app that we can all use to our benefit. So if you want to go and go all in on VeChain or something, please do. It is the community that makes this coin so great. Not necessarily this group, hell, it is pretty quiet in here, I suggest heading over to Reddit (/r/golemtrader, /r/golemproject) and chat.golem.network. For stats, head over to stats.golem.network.
Please count the amount of projects in the top 100 that have proper, working products and have a proper team and aren't total shit like TRX or DOGE. No need in spreading a lot of shite without knowing yourself what anything is about 😁
I'm not sure if it's contradictory more than it's simplistic. I'd argue the term state channel is broad so a payment channel can still fall under the definition of a state channel (not a generalized state channel though), except the only state available is the token balance.Specializing the channel to only include token value removes a number of caveats a generalized state channel would have (but it also removes having other types of states, so it's a trade off of pros vs. cons).