Is there now an estimate of remaining man hrs to beta? Have to be getting close. Talk of ‘products’ is off putting. If SAFE is a product that can be productized for sale that sounds like there will be no revolution? Are there remaining problems that have uncertain or possible unworkable solutions? And if not why can’t the entire project be done open source- Torvalds helped launch an OS that way.
Seems the coin may be in some way be holding up the launch of the desperately needed network.
And yet it seems the network should be able to stand alone.
More and more I don’t see the value of crypto coin. If it is a currency more stable and less subject to speculation, inflation and deflation and with less friction and less subject to arbitrage fine and great. But thinking its is going to be a tool of tax evasion and private tax rent seeking seems delusional. The idea that a currency can retain its value without a state’s guns and butter behind it and a state’s power to issue, collect and distribute by spending seems like a currency that won’t have the mindshare and belief behind it to act as a viable commons for exchange. It becomes more games like tokens at laundromats but without the abuse of money constraints that public vouchers enable. As for tax states will just hit tangibles with penalties when people come up for air.