Blockchain looks abandoned due to very few users, i agree.
Not Grin, but its price that is being traded on the few exchanges left.
I don’t mind that the hords of laser-eye Cryptobros on twitter, who only do crypto because of their hope “number goes up” so they can unload their bags on a greater fool, doesn’t show much interest in Grin. Maybe its for the better.
Activity on Github has little informative value about the state of a project. I don’t know what you are talking about anyway, last commits are 2 days old and originating from yeastplume. I assume you just looked the master-branch up and not the other ones that are being worked on before these changes flow into master.
Yes, the main reason likely being that its easy to support copy&paste shitcoins of other projects you already support. That would explain why a small exchange like Bitforex can support 226 different coins (BitForex Handelsmenge und Markt-Auflistungen | CoinMarketCap) A unique implementation like Grin is a lot harder to support since there is nothing you can copy&paste from. The hardforks making changes nessessary in combination with declining user-count was unlucky though. Another reason for declining Exchange-Support is Grin being privacy-friendly, which can be problematic for exchanges from a regulatory perspective (Anti-Money-Laundering-Legislation).
This is like saying “The road is shit because there are so few vehicles on it”.
Well at least Miners use the Blockchain, no? Lucky them, Grin provides them with a steady income because of its linear emission.
Fundamental research is always hard, failure happens here more often than success.
Every one is well aware that Grin had a much larger community and public attention two years ago. However, at that time Grin was horribly flimsy to use, that has scared off many people. It was a big mistake to have that much publicity when the mainnet launched. Launching an unfinished and rushed product only can have bad outcomes, Grin is no different in this regard.
feel welcome to do so, i really have high hopes that you are the Reincarnation of Grin Boss. We need salty tears, lots of them.