Who cares? In what way could that change reality?
As for how the developers decided about the release of the coins: some sh*t just has to be done, and better do it the upright way even if half the world thinks you’re an idiot. Right decisions can be very unpopular; so what.
I think people are confused (SOP in the crypto-world, so no surprise there.)
If you want to make profit on Polo (etc), figure out some strategy and start trading; buy and hold will not cut it with prices crashing up and down like crazy even in the absence of any reason identifiable. Add to this that MAIDs are just a proxy for something that literally doesn’t even exist, so why all the shock? These coins are purely vehicles for speculation; that is, until the release, at which point they can start fulfilling their purpose. Then we can start talking.
How much will Safecoins be worth? I personally believe a lot, but that’s insignificant, and I don’t need to put my money on it: I can just look at the price and see where it’s going right now. That is, if I want to make money from the coins. I said it before about investing: trying to guess the future sounds utterly silly to me, so no, thank you.
Anyway, some people got hyped up, bought a bunch of coins based on a mistaken belief that reality will follow their expectations, and then the prices crashed; tough luck. What outright pathetic is that some of these great prophets of the market suddenly turned into whining kids and started blaming literally anything for their own stupidity (and who would make better marks than the developers?) Did you not see the future? Deal with it.
The twist is, I’m all for investing, just not in the coins: in the product, the developement, the idea; you have a chance to support something important. Once I have enough money to spare, I sure will. Not as an investment for financial gain (there are better ways for that), but as an investment in something I think can make the world better in a small way Also, please support digging wells in rural Africa; that’s super important, too.