All thoughts are welcome. That’s why we are here.
I guess I should explained my concern in detail. Right now, farmers are encouraged by the prospect of farming safecoin. If we have a coin cap same as Bitcoin, will famers continue to add more storage space after the cap?
The whitepaper “speculates” miners will seek more profitable alt coins for their resources. The same situation may affect safecoin. Hypothetical example: datacoin, a fork of safecoin, offers a higher payout rate. The logic is simple. Because we are approaching a cap, more resource will be needed for less payout. A farmer will see this, take their 20TB drives, and reallocate them to datacoin.
There is one reason I believe this will not be the case. Unlike Bitcoin and its clones, a fork cannot clone the community data already spawned in the SAFE Network. Yes, they may offer storage and similar functionality, but the community data will be invested in the SAFE Network. It would be like asking people to migrate from Facebook to another social network. Google has been trying very hard, but so far has failed to cause a migration. That doesn’t mean it is impossible.
Still, I would like to ensure farmers have a “personal” stake in the SAFE Network, by encouraging them to upload their own personal data. This is why I wanted to adjust the NSL (Network Storage Limit) based on farmer rank. We want them to make it their HOME. In either case, I think we are definitely ahead.