I’ve actually been very busy in the crypto space for the last couple of months. Whilst I’m still extremely new to it all, I do feel qualified in saying the following:
Given the number of companies who are launching / have launched blockchain based asset distribution platforms at the moment, there is probably a good argument for waiting to see what’s up and coming.
Most of the companies I’ve checked out have some excellent ideas for asset storage and distribution, most commonly tied into their own blockchain based currency. There are, however, many different and varied approaches. The one’s I’m keeping an eye on currently are:
https://storj.io/ (good all rounder, already up and running)
https://decent.ch/ (very early days, but promising)
https://sia.tech/ (nicely uncomplicated)
I don’t know if HiFi are still planning their own currency / blockchain / ICO / asset storage and distribution platform, but again, if they are, it may be worth waiting just a little longer to see which companies ideas out of the current crop bubble up to the top. It’s a very competitive space, and if HiFi are to build their own solution from the ground up (as seems to be the way with HiFi), then they will need to find some specialised, talented and experienced developers if they are to compete.
That said, users getting paid for user generated content is the lifeblood of virtual worlds, so for the good of HiFi, the sooner a decision is made, the better!