Just trying to work out your thought process with the above statement. Not a criticism at all just seeing where you perceive this project as lacking? The Price? Marketing? The code?
I don’t want to sound like an old grump because you raise a few good points but I see this popping up on the forum quite a bit (not just now after Alpha 2) about how there isn’t enough hullabaloo surrounding SAFE and how this does/can hurt the project long term.
Firstly, everybody including myself needs to take a slight reality check (please don’t think that’s rude I included myself as well here) and realise even though we exist in the space we are actually completely de-coupled from the Crypto Sphere when it comes to SAFE and the end destination.
Our product unless it’s ready to go simply becomes worth not much more than a stepping stone for the next generation to step up and attack the issues SAFE is looking at addressing as well as adding some cool new tech eg: software that increases in speed with more users. The all encompassing viral potential we see in this product simply won’t happen until it’s solid, complete and ready to head off out into the big bad online world.
Let’s say we spent $10 million on marketing Alpha2, had really cool websites, articles in major newspapers etc ad naseum what do honestly think the result would be? This is the bit that hurts @Sam_1, the impact would be minimal, sure lots of eyes would go “ok cool, great idea, show it to me in action/where do I go to use it”, but other than a few smart cookies with an IT or investment background who is going to plonk the cash down on what is still only a maybe???
I sat watching this forum for a good couple of years before joining and initially was like a lot of people here quietly getting frustrated why we weren’t shouting loudly from the rooftops even in our own circles as to the behemoth that was under construction. But as time went by and I actually sat and looked at the actual value proposition of SAFE and just how seriously it’s going to disrupt every level of society I realised quite frankly no one should be messing or interacting with this beautiful thing unless out of pure love (eg: you and I) until it was ready to spread it’s wings and embed itself in our respective cultures.
So I ask again what are we lacking? You can’t say price, you know as well as I do once SAFE works various markets will make this valuable even with zero marketing, You can’t say marketing because well there’s still only minimal to market other than the idea and some basic (very advanced) tech.
I tend to understand people feel this way because they want to make sure we don’t miss the average user on the street who we hope in time will use SAFE. I question pretty aggressively whether we need to be doing that at the moment. Until it gains prominence and is in use and they can click and download the general public are non-starters and let’s be realistic that imo is at least a good 2 years away at least (shudder, everyone won’t like that )
So asking Nick and David to decide what we are lacking is hard, mainly because well I’m sure they ask this question of themselves every day, every time they read our posts, but again until this idea is not just feasible but chugging away a small group of investors looking for a ray of light (better marketing/a price increase) at the end of a very long tunnel are well the last priority here.
Ps: I’m not critiquing you personally just offering an alternate point of view. Best put it to you this way as this is a price/trading topic, what do you want most? a bump/pump each announcement plus the possible risks associated with the wrong eyes converging on SAFE so we all can fist pump our investment temporarily or do you want a rock solid and secure unhackable network that on release and proven to survive in the wild despite external parties attempts to sink it that will make you extremely wealthy and in a position not just to zoom around in a lambo (or whatever wealthy people like to do these days) but also be in a position to change the lives of those close to and around you with freedom SAFE as an investor will potentially give you.
I don’t think you can have it both ways and not expect some type of blowback from the wrong eyes watching this project too early (again though just my point of view, certainly not gospel)
Again I add though you make some important points and I take these all on board just trying to throw the other side of the argument out there so the newer forum members can throw some ideas around in their own heads and come to their own conclusions