With the world teetering on so many levels, I look at the importance of trade and I compare it to the Steem ecosystem. Each tribe is like a little country with it's own unit of exchange. Slowly developing goods and services to be exchanged via blockchain.
Each tribe sets its own inflation, deflation, distribution and printing mechanisms. But that is a huge responsibility and the tribes are VERY young.
Most will not survive and you just need to watch the price of each token.
Have a good one,