I don’t mean to be a pessimist, but with a background in Economics and thousands invested in Maid, I can’t help but take off my rose-coloured glasses and analyse all possibilities.
I will begin by saying I am absolutely thrilled and intrigued by what MaidSafe is promising to deliver. I also read David Irvine’s posts and his responses are part of the reason I choose to remain invested in Maid - he is very confident in the results of the project and extremely articulate in conveying given confidence. However, I still can’t help but wonder.
1. Accountability in terms of Time Frame: I understand that a good project may require a lot of time… but it is certainly helpful to give investors a time frame of when we will go into different phases, no? I am not asking for a stop watch as was done by Verge who then failed to deliver on Wraith on time and extremely upset their investors, but a time frame like we see Ada for example setting objectives in terms of quarters in a year. Time frames might even help increase Market Cap and leverage the growth of the value of the tokens…
2. Maid has been in the game for 10 years? The technology of 2007 is nothing compared to what technology of 2017 is like. I frankly think that pitching Maid in this way is actually to its detriment. My question is, is the research that was conducted for example in 2007/8 of any relevance to MaidSafe technology today? If no, then maybe time is really of the essence? (which I think it is)
3. Marketing: While my background is in Economics, my profession at the moment is in Marketing. I can not help but cringe when I go on MaidSafe Social Media Platforms for example and they are extremely dead. We live in a day and age whereby for any business, an online presence is mandatory - of course unless you’re the guy selling hotdogs across the road, then everyone who needs to know you probably already does. We need an ACTIVE online presence. When will there be Marketing efforts? Because at the moment, there certainly are none… We have no content even on Youtube, the last video about MaidSafe was posted 2 months ago, and before that, 5 months ago… What is being done about Marketing?
I am here to play devil’s advocate… These answers do not have to be answered, but I feel they should be reflected upon. I am excited to see MaidSafe perform extremely well hopefully sooner than later. I am even willing to jump help with Marketing efforts for free if need be to get the word of mouth out there. I have a lot of faith in Safe and cannot wait to enjoy the fruits of my initial investment some years from now!