Mastodon is for example compatible with GNU Social and Pleroma already, which is very neat.
Diaspora in particular, while also decentralised, serves a slightly different purpose, and is hence built on different technology.
We cannot completely abandon commercial social platforms, of course, but as I already suggested we can slowly transition away from them and have more interesting conversations on platforms that have no corporate incentives and cannot be so easily manipulated.
“I’m not sure what the future has in store for this network…”
Probably not much because it looks like a full-fledged scam.
Their website is now a WIX landing page. https://www.hiveway.io
They took their “rebranded” website offline. http://hiveway.net