Introduce yourself

Hey all,

I’m Magnus and I came across this network one day during my chat with a Redditor. I joined the network today and wanted to check out what are happening here. Glad to part of the community!


Hello all,
I am Joost from Holland. I joined the forum in 2018, and have been following this project since the beginning of 2017. I will join the Vaults from Home test when it is up and running again, so I can say I am a tiny part of history in the making!


Hi everyone. I have been following the project for a few years. Found it while looking for secure internet options. Something about seeing user data traversing networks in the clear motivated me to look for something better.
Looking forward to running test nets and eventually moving to a decentralized internet. I still have the old launchpad app on my MAC. Thank you MaidSafe Team.


Hi guys, my name is Fred and I have been in crypto for some time. I am mostly interested into privacy, new technologies, and freedom of speech. Long time ago, this project caught my attention but I haven’t invested, lost attention, and eventually assumed the project is dead.

Today, while reading this article and I thought - I know those guys, they still do live. :smiley:

It appears to me you are reaching exactly what’s needed. Now I need to look around here, do some digging, ask some questions, and found out where I can help.

Happy to see you alive. :+1:


Hi Folks,
Been following the project for a couple of years now and regularly read the forum posts - but i’ve never actually posted. Looks like the project is really heating with all the building blocks starting to come together. Great to see!


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Hi, My name is Lucas, I am from Rio de Janeiro. I got to know about MaidSafe 3 years ago when I invested a little bit on this nice project. Now I see it has been developing wonderfully, I look foward to see its launch!

Thanks for your work, team Maid!


Hey all, I’m Alan, I currently live in New York, and I started following MaidSafe maybe 4 years ago or so. I’ve got a little more free time on my hands lately, so I thought this would be a perfect time to dive into open source and some of the technical aspects of SAFE, and I’m hoping to contribute to some of the core libraries where I can :slight_smile: My background is mostly in embedded systems and real-time computing, and I’m kind of a tinkerer. I’ve also gotten into a bit of machine learning as of late. What free time I have left I use for martial arts (Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), and I’m not a bad cook most of the time.

That said, I’ve got a (hopefully not too stupid) question for developers on the core side about what issues are up for grabs and what the etiquette is for proposing solutions. Can I assume that if the issue is not assigned, that it’s open for me to propose an implementation or a fix for it in the comments? I’m a little unsure, as some issues seem to get merged without ever being assigned. The last large code base I worked in was for an established product, code ownership was stricter, and issues were mostly assigned to devs after triage by another team. In comparison this feels like the wild west lol, so I’m just trying not to step on anybody’s feet or accidentally start work on something that’s already got an implementation in the works :sweat_smile:

Anyway, that’s my deal, nice to meet you all!


I am just now starting my Maidsafe learning again.
Daniel Hazelton Waters in Washington



Im SanMig , former Test Analyst for the likes of Anaplan & Frogtrade, former DJ/Producer and Co-Founder of Leeds, West Yorkshire based Digital Society - when I lived a hedonistic lifestyle, once upon a time. Recently I’ve been involved in the property industry where I offered services in the short let space managing serviced accommodation properties nationwide and provided mentoring to other business owners attempting to grow and scale their SA businesses. Covid happened and now Im on a new journey where I have no idea where it will take me. Attained Prince2 Practitioner just before Covid with a view to getting involved in project work although finding it somewhat difficult to land anything right now.

My interests are crypto projects, music, sports (notably carp fishing, snowboarding amongst many other sports), new tech and family life.

Im here to learn more about Maidsafe and how to get involved, contribute and add value where I can.

Feel free to point me in any directions where I can learn any useful info/tips.

In the words of Terry Tibbs, “…much love”.


I’m Dan, and I am part of the Devcoin Project A-Team :slight_smile:

Here is my Keybase, feel free to join our team there it is an OPEN TEAM after all!

I bought and securely stored my MAID after 3.5 years of investment research and learning how to use software and a lot of education on code and reading as much of well… everything as I could. I’m also a huge believer in OTC stock investments for things that are alive by a thread seemingly but without explicit reason. I’m only 32 but I’m deep into some dot com shells, Sears haha, and the obvious when you really start thinking independently. Then again, I believe not everyone with money on earth is trying to screw people. And overall I value the time people have put into Open Source, FLOSS and community forums such as this - they wouldn’t be so informative if it wasn’t worthwhile, but they are also very good people to provide so much information to people. Just to wake up to it all. Give someone $10,000,000 and he or she is a jerk, they’ll probably still treat people like crap. Give your time and make that person realize how much time they put into learning and reading what devs/creators have put out there and they start to learn “hey I’ve spent much time learning all this stuff and it didn’t cost me any money, but it may change my life” - then you have the opposite side of the ledger and thing how much time people have spent putting this information out there for you to learn and if you do care about people (I do) - you realize they’re pretty amazing and incredibly generous. This has been a humbling trip.

Maybe I never get rewarded for my stake investing in all this - but the lesson on humanity and rejection of mainstream thinking (American politics, TV, ugh…) amongst my everyday people has me forward thinking. If they day comes where I can help people it will be a torch I’m ready to carry. This project as far as I know is as old as 2006. I’m sure it is what it is today because of the amalgamation of similar people crossing paths, so I’m happy to make a few posts here and there to express my gratitude for your work.

Happy holidays!

PS - very happy I was able to get two sends of what I withdrew from altilly before they were rear ended by the Galactic RePo people :slight_smile: What goes out must come back right? I guess its all about the Path. For me I figured using a wallet with some trivial satoshi’s I got for free from Australia over a year ago for the world’s simplest lightning wallet to an exchange would be a good route haha. :zap: WoS>altillycom>withdraw to wallet made for the original protocol in mostly JS and with an AGPL3 license would be a great place to store some funds in asset #3 where no one could mess with it. On the bitcoin side instead of joining the Core cult I decided to put my address generated on the Bitcoin side of things as suggested by where I created it in a pre-existing now Blockchain dot com wallet. And that’s how I got here. I invite you to find your way back to Devcoin!


Hello Every One


Hello everyone, my name is Weston Holyfield. I have a 12-year coding experience, mainly in Java, PHP, and Kotlin. I have just started flirting with Rust.

I hope this wonderful project finally sees its usable shape sometime soon. I have about a dozen apps in my mind I would love to work on. See you around.


Hello everyone, been following this beautiful project for a while. My deepest gratitude to all those who have worked so hard for so long. Buckle your belt seats. :slight_smile: :gem: :gem: :raised_hands: :raised_hands:


Hello, I am CEO of PyraPOD Global Inc and I am working together with Richard Nelson, a prolific inventor seeking to learn from nature and work with the nature. We have developed a full line of new greenhouses using the sun to power the heating and cooling of double-layer structures we call PyraPODs. We use liquid soap bubbles to capture solar thermal energy and store it for night use. Liquid soap bubbles are also good media to insulate greenhouse canopy during winter time and acts as good shade in hot summer time.

While we are developing SaniPOD and BirthPOD for Gregory Walker, we heard from him about SafeNetwork. Like the whole idea of SAFE and would like to be the first one to use it along with others who are also interested in it.


Hi, I am Loïc Alejandro. French living in Spain.
I am an Scenari softwares expert. Scenari is a family of FLOSS editorial chains to create and manage documents.
I work 50% feelance making graphical customizations for documents made with Scenari, and 50% director of the french Scenari user association.
I just discovered Safenet and I like the idea.
I’m not a programmer, but I am available for farming tests if needed.


Greetings everyone!

I am a long time quiet follower of this amazing projects, buying my first maid sometime around 2014/2015 when it was hovering around 3700 sats. Bitcoin was around $200/300 at this time. How things have changed. I currently hold quite a substantial amount of Maid as we speak, never selling any of my main bag. Just a bit of day trading on the side here and there a few years ago which helped boost my bag holding even further. Since then, I continue to hodl with complete confidence.

I was originally introduced to this amazing project by a subscription to David Macgregor’s sovereign life newsletter. Thanks David if you’re reading this for the heads up about this project, great find.

To be frank I have quite an extensive background. From your low end job at McDonald’s to living on the streets twice, to learning about business/sales/marketing/investing from scratch the grass roots way, to investing and retiring at the age of 28 in terms of being financially able to support myself without having to work further at that point if I so chose.

I have quietly shared this project to quite a few others as well who I deem to be intelligent enough to understand what a pre beta project means, and also hold experience to endure any wait time necessary for the project to see through to its fruition.

To David Irvine and team:

I have been in your shoes and I among many others understand your position. Your resilience, commitment, dedication, hard work, and resolve to see this mega project through no matter what is nothing shy of brilliant. It is fantastic to see things really coming to a head now after all this hard work. As I’m sure you are well aware, there are many of us in the woodworks who are very enthusiastic about this project. I am one of them and I cannot wait until the time is right for me to put my marketing skills and collaborations with my personal long time business associates along with our networks of hundreds of thousands of like minded friends to help boost this project to adoption when the time is right.

Lastly, my place of residence is Canada, and I have bit of an unconventional viewpoint on many things, being that my mindset coming from a place of freedom based thinking and logic, and am always seeking the most free and independent lifestyle I can achieve. That is what was attractive to me about this project the most. I am always on the look out for tools and resources that can assist free thinking people such as myself, to avoid the current traps of the heavily gestapo run, fascist/corperatized and dictatorial/ruler-ship based world we currently live in.

I have my own projects I have been silently working on for many years. They are freedom based projects and will be a gift to the world given freely when they are ready, and will indeed help many people who are looking to get out of the clutches of mob ruler-ship life. I just needed the right platform to put them on so they would not be taken and shut down by the internet mob. And I’ve known from the day I seen it, that the safe network was exactly what I was looking for. Cheers to you all and long live freedom.


Hi folks, I’m Gavin and based in Scotland.
I bought Maid in the ICO and then I lost track and though the project had failed.
Really great to see it’s progress having recently caught up and be lovely to see this to completion as I always thought the idea was so valid.
Is there a thread on how the ICO worked as I have various notes and tokens here but can’t seem to track down the actual coins?


Hello. I’m Jim. Based in the US. I’ve been involved with BTC since 2013 and bought MAID eons ago. I’m a computer engineer. I’m excited about this project but I do worry that it is too ambitious. I’ve been lurking on the forum but can’t post anywhere. Hopefully posting this intro will allow me to participate in some discussion.