On the topic of creating a presently utilitarian use case, I wonder whether the easiest thing might not be to push the whole “currency as store of value” narrative. I mean, at the end of the day, what isn’t a store of value? It’s just that sometimes that value is appreciating, at other times depreciating, and the relative worth differs.
If MAID could a) get more convenient wallet support in a b) more easily transactable format, what stops it from having that form of utility? I guess it would need to have its own ledger, but I think someone around here quipped about forking someone else’s chain and calling that MAID-something or the other. In the future you could say that you can swap your MAID for Safecoin on a 1:1 basis. That way MAID would have utility now and also when the network launches.
These could be pie in the sky thoughts, but it seems at least marginally easier than creating a stand-in network that approximates what the SAFEnetwork is meant to be. Plus, I don’t think it would require core developer attention. There are, after all, so many forked chains out there: BTC & BTH, XMR & Sumokoin, Z-cash & Komodo to name a few. I think the need to find a current usecase for MAID is dependent on just how far this whole “securities” excuse gets pushed/how far away we are from SAFEnetwork launch. A scenario to be avoided at all costs is if the optics deter third party developers from engaging such that when the network launches that crucial ecosystem of apps is barely nascent.