I cannot wait for the new Update, first off because its a new Update but also because they hopefully introducing new Outposts, these are apparently things in the Starter System which are inhabited by NPCs of all races. they sell or buy your produce or artifacts which you find, it has been mentioned that this is how the Farming branch will take hold, the dream of being a Intergalactic Farmer can now become true by selling the produce you make at these new 'Outposts'
Currently obtained Pixels is a proper grind, also the death loss is actually unreal. but with the new System in place it need not be as much of a problem, they will be able to die, but them after be able to earn them back by selling their produce.
Also it is possible they will be adding a major Update to the Progression system, which adds three branches, first of there is Farming, then there is Exploration and Building. there is rumour that you might be able to build houses and rent them to NPCs, Tiyuri did say this and i personally would LOVE to have this in the game! There is a much more detailed post about it in the link below.