I am as guilty as anyone of using the word ecosystem to describe activities and projects involving blockchain technology. Why do we use this word as opposed to industry, profession or community? I think it’s because the nature of what’s evolving fits the definition of ecosystem perfectly.
Ecosystem means: ‘a system, or a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.’
This interactive map, prepared by Bitmex, is an excellent resource to explore this ecosystem, it’s interconnectivity and it’s elements.