Continuing the discussion from Farming Rewards, free space for new users, and processing power rewards:
When visiting Scotland, I had the opportunity to spend time with David and talk about various topics with him. One of them being the likelihood of no default free space in the network. It just makes sense to remove the potential for folks to take advantage of this system and avoid having to force people into proof of human exercises.
We should instead be focusing on way to help others have easy access to safecoin and incentives for charity to those who cannot afford access. I am reaching out to a couple of cryptocurrency exchanges to support safecoin and @dallyshalla is working on a distributed exchange but it will be equally as important to get safecoin in the hands of as many people as possible and find ways to fund access for others.
The Ripple fork, Stellar had this process of linking a Facebook account to earn some stellar then send a certain amount of stellar to another person and earn the same amount you gifted back. But with that we run into the proof of human situation again. However, if the amount of safecoin necessary to get basic usage out of the network was minimal, I don’t imagine it would be hard to convince folks to donate small amounts if it was easy for them to do so… especially if it would get others to join the network to interact with.
David mentioned in an email the concept of splitting creation and activation of accounts. Basically the idea would be that creating an account would be free to do and activation requiring a small cost (ie $0.50). Creating an account would allow individuals to farm safecoin so eventually they would earn enough to activate, even with the smallest device.
What other ways can we create incentive for getting more folks onto the network without giving default free space? Tip bots? How can we best encourage charity and gifting safecoin?
I would personally love to see charity projects focused on getting nodes out so others can farm safecoin and use the network.