I know this has been talked about before, but I did a cursory search and couldn’t find a relevant topic, so I figured I’d start a new one. It can be merged into an old one if someone knows where the previous discussion stems from.
I realize this is still a while away and can likely change, but it is my understanding that the current plan is for a series of Betas with the potential for full network resets as required, until it is deemed satisfactory, in which case, that Beta will become the “live” network. Does that mean that for all of us that intend to test the Beta, our data will be uploaded to the network essentially for free?
I imagine some balance of TestSafecoin will be distributed to testers to upload their data and perform network tasks. What then happens when the network goes live? Do the TestSafecoin balances get wiped out? What about those that were farming for the Beta? Does all their current data get wiped, as well as their farming balances? I would imagine, at the very least, that the data would not be wiped out, however, wiping out balances while not wiping out data seems to greatly disadvantage farmers for their part of the test. Keeping the data seems like a reasonable way to transition into the live network, almost necessary if we are going to have any sort of real network to display for “launch day”. However, how this balances out with who gets rewarded for their participation seems skewed.