MaidSafeCoin is a proxy token that supports the development of the SAFE Network and allows pre-purchase of its native currency: Safe Network Tokens.
After the Network is complete, MaidSafeCoins can be swapped 1-for-1 with Safe Network Tokens.
MaidSafeCoin is available on both the Omni protocol (MAID) and Ethereum ERC20 protocol (eMAID).
What makes the SAFE Network Unique?
The SAFE Network utilises the spare capacity of everyday Internet connected devices to form an autonomous data networking layer which allows for decentralised, secure, privacy-preserving communications and storage.
It's designed to give people complete sovereignty over their personal data, yet still allowing rich and scalable software platforms, business solutions, and user experiences to be built on top.
The SAFE Network also gives individuals and businesses the opportunity for financial stability by trading their resources, products, content, and creativity without the need for middlemen—in large part thanks to a flexible and highly performant economic system based on Digital Bearer Certificates; a system which also paves the way for a new generation of crypto currency technologies.
How Is the SAFE Network Secured?
Rather than using blockchain, the SAFE Network extends peer-to-peer and distributed hash table technology, forming consensus from decisions amongst small self-governing groups of devices—or nodes.
Data uploaded to the Network is split into chunks, encrypted and randomly distributed amongst these nodes, which must reliably store and serve this data over an extended period before being rewarded. Proof-of-Resource rather than Proof-of-Work.
Rewards are paid to nodes in the form of Safe Network Tokens, which can be spent on Network services such as data storage, transferred as payments, or exchanged for other currencies.
How Many MaidSafeCoins Are There in Circulation?
There are 452,552,412 MaidSafeCoins in circulation. This represents 10% of the total supply of Safe Network Tokens available over time after Network launch.
What are Safe Network Tokens?
Safe Network Tokens are the currency of the SAFE Network; a utility token that can be spent on Network services, and allow for those contributing resources to be automatically rewarded.
The technology that underpins this—based on decentralised Digital Bearer Certificates—provides for advanced digital currency features: fast, scaleable, and private transactions with no fees, and even offline capabilities.
So not only will these power the economic incentives of the SAFE Network, they offer a platform for a new generation of digital currencies and monetary services.
Who Are the Founders of MaidSafe?
MaidSafe are the team behind the SAFE Network, and the core developers of its protocol.
Founded by engineer David Irvine, work began on the project in 2006 with a team based in Scotland. A crowd funding round followed in 2014, and with it MaidSafeCoin.
The project is still headquartered in Scotland, but with a a global team of thinkers, inventors, tinkerers, PhDs, engineers and designers. The mission? To provide security and privacy for everyone.
Where Can I Buy MaidSafeCoin (MAID)?
If you are interested in buying, selling, or trading MaidSafeCoin (MAID), you can do so on the following exchanges: