Sorry for starting a new topic, but I wanted a question answered I should probably know the answer to, but it’s a complaint that someone had about SAFE when I showed him the main YouTube overview video. He seemed really adamant that, “it will definitely be this way once the Network is finally created----since that’s usually how these types of things work.”
Basically: he thought you would be Required to donate your excess hard drive space to the Network, before you can ever think about using its many benefits. “Why would I store stuff on everyone else’s computers if I have to contribute my own space? I’d rather just use my own personal hard drive.”
I obviously will do this without a sweat since I’m such a big fan of the project.
But that’s not a necessity for everyone, is it?
Obviously you have to pay in Safecoin in order to PUT on the Network. But I don’t think I was thinking clearly when I was conversing with the guy I showed the overview video. I can’t recall ever telling him all about the built-in token/safecoin system (and I don’t think the video really touches on it?).
Even so, well, obviously a lot of people are going to want to have some Safecoin to be able to store their data. You have to get Safecoin somehow. In that way, yes, it’s actually required to farm for Safecoin in order to get.
However… there will be other ways: by trading, or fulfilling orders in an exchange.
But I just hope these features are quickly added to the Network—and easily—in order to quicken mass adoption, to the point where certain large groups of people feel way more comfortable just Buying Safecoin somewhere to use this new SAFE storage/Internet system, rather than “competing” with other farmers—no matter how Actually Easy/Simple that will be. Some % of people might be very averse to bothering with farming.
In any case, mainly I wonder if I’m missing something, and you actually Have To contribute some space to use the Network. I’m 99% sure that’s not the case (especially with the recent TESTs having a separate Vault from every other aspect of the SafeNet), but just wanted to be clear—if only to assure that any further people I introduce to SAFE won’t have a similar assumption.