I want to let you know a little something about layer 2s. This is sparked by the Tronit thing. People seem like they are freaking out a little, but I would urge some calm.
A layer 2 is in many ways blockchain independent. The steem blockchain has no idea what steem-engine stuff or splinterlands stuff is. It's just text. It's not an executable command to the steem blockchain like a vote command or transfer is.
So, layer 2s are fairly protected and insulated from movements of chains and such. We need the primary chain for ID and a key system. It's a public log of what we do. But we could actually run steem-engine by taking hand written notes and manually entering them into a database if we knew who authored the note, we could run off of Tron, we could run off Steem, we could run off a variety of scenarios.
I'm building what I think of as a powerhouse app
Imagine instead of signing into and registering to facebook, reddit, ebay, amazon, fivver, amazon, monster.com and a bunch of other major sites you just had to log into one. Imagine being able to selectively share parts of your profile with each one. So, your one blockchain account could log you into all those sites. Well, that's the kind of thing I'm working on. We won't have the initial number of people they do, but we'll have
Massively less transaction fees
A single sign on experience to a shit ton of utility
More control over your personal experience
Ability to start a business with essentially a blockchain account and key.
I'm not going to stop building this because of Tronit. I think it's a powerful experience. As long as account names can be verified by keys and I can read headblocks steem-engine is ok.
Long live layer 2.