my name is Marius. I have a rather unusual background for this I imagine: I'm a microbiologist and live in
Denmark. Originally I'm from Germany. Like many of you I got here through being obsessed with Bitcoin.
First time I heard about MaidSafe was somebody posting "someting as big as bitcoin just happened
and nobody noticed" or something along those lines. This was about the time the idea of bitcloud was
floatingaround and the concept of "proof of bandwidth" was coined. When I heard about proof
of bandwidth I thought that this sounds way more useful than any proof of work could ever be.
But I figured the implementation would take another couple of years. So when I read about
MaidSafe, obviously my mind was totally blown.
Here comes this team from some place in Scotland that nobody has ever heard of.
And they have been working on this for 8 years already and are basically done... whaaaat?
Given my biology background, what really got me convinced about their approach is when I heard that the
inspiration was coming from ants. Way to go to look at nature in my opinion. Millions of years of
evolution can't be wrong. It is the best proof of concept there can be.
I just love the fact that this is not coming out of silicon valley. The more I read the more I'm convinced
that MaidSafe can pull this off, can't wait to see it in action.
The whole thing makes me wish that I had studies computer science somehow, would love to jump in
here and help out with some actual coding. Not sure what I can contribute here, will definitely start
farming asap and if there's any need for translations into german, I'm glad to help.