Last we heard about burn rate it was around the £70k per month mark as I remember. The team is bigger now, but they raised a load of BTC in the bnktothefuture round and that has skyrocketed in value. Plus I remember them mentioning diversifying their assets a little after that round. I don’t think any of us know exactly how big the coffers are the moment, but the last time David mentioned it he said he thought we ought to be able to make it to launch on the current budget. They’ve been adding staff so they must have at least 12-24 months of projected burn they can cover I reckon.
I think Maidsafe got used to being rather frugal, being Scots it probably came naturally I’d imagine they feel more comfortable now about money than they have done for a long time. They have access to 8 figures of MAID which is now worth a pretty penny too. Although they’ll have to repay those to the foundation as SAFEcoin so I guess they will only spend those as and when they really need to.
I think the recent crypto boom has given most projects a real boost. Certainly any that kept their money in crypto have seen crazy jumps in the size of their war chests.
Sorry I can’t give you any more detail or links, I had a quick scan/search but couldn’t find the references I remember reading and I don’t have the time to dig.