Definitely too early to start marketing to the masses. All decentralised projects and cryptos are still at the ‘innovators’ stage, the exception being Bitcoin which I guess may have just about sneaked into ‘early adopters’ by now.
Agree. I’m not convinced they are not interested in SafeCoin, but I would say it’s not the prime motivating force. Thinking about how to get more of them on board I wonder if something like this could work:
MaidSafe offers a small amount of MAID for each new forum member who creates a website on Alpha 2, subject to restrictions. This would have two effects:
- It would show people how easy it is to create a safe:// site;
- It would get them invested in MAID, albiet in a small way.
The restrictions would be:
- Have to join the forum as a new member and reach Trust Level 1;
- Have to read a short background article on the project and answer a few simple questions on ‘How Tos’;
- Have to be verifiably unique (email address / IP address);
- Have to create a safe:// site and post it on the forum;
- A time restriction - I’m thinking this would run for a couple of weeks.
We could also have a bigger prize for the best site.
What would success look like? Well if say 100 people got involved and 2 or 3 interested devs stuck around and worked on other projects and/or spread the word that would be great. We could publish details of the best sites here and publicise them via Twitter and Reddit, then if it works out the exercise could be repeated to increase momentum.
Difficulties that spring to mind are that it would probably have to be administered manually (unless someone can think of a way of automating it), that entrants would have to set up a wallet (eg Omniwallet) to recieve their MAID and would need some Bitcoin in there first, and that there would likely be complaints to deal with due to non-arrival or late arrival of MAID etc.
This certainly needs more thinking through, but how does it sound as a concept? , or