I still think that some big rich SAFE App mega-company (or person) would spring up and make apps that pay for people to get some data free, to help developing countries, poor people here, young people, etc etc or anyone who needs it.
Because look, Google made billions on today’s internet and they did it with Google Drive. And it will be even easier and cheaper for a person or company to do it on SAFE because they won’t have to erect huge buildings, data centers, hire system admins, etc etc etc etc.
tl;dr: Making any sort of free space in the core network is a mistake, it will happen naturally through apps faster on SAFE than it did on today’s internet.
I still think that some big rich SAFE
App mega-company (or person) would
spring up and make apps that pay for
people to get some data free,
to help developing countries,
poor people here, young people,
etc etc or anyone who needs it.
Exactly! But even if they don’t you and me can band together providing 100’000 newcomers with 10Mb each - costing us only a few Tb. And when our space runs out @dyamanaka will join in and donate some of his SafeCoins
Best of all there will be real humans behind it (me and you) deciding how much space to give, which capcha to use, etc.
On the dark side of it as @janitor correctly points out evil Foogle can demand private data in exchange for space, have naive people install adware and force itself as the searchengine. Perhaps some tech measures could partially mitigate this…
Catbert this is how today’s countries are so fxxxed up.
A “solution” to a non-problem creates problems which then require a solution, which creates another problem, etc.
And before you know you’re not allowed to do anything except pay tax to your Community Organizers.
Right now, 1 MAID costs about 1 cent.
Unless you’re a serious pervert, you could store all your porn on MaidSafe for $1.
A modest scholar could store - not just store, but share with the world and do it forever - all his e-books on MaidSafe for a fraction of that amount.
Any ultra-poor nice person can ask nicely for 1 MAID and unless they’re a total asshole someone will send it to them so that they can get started.
One person with some unused HDD space an internet connection will be able to fairly easily earn enough SAFE to get his whole village on SAFE Network.
What is the exact problem that needs to be solved?
What is the exact problem
that needs to be solved?
each new user account registered requires a little space to store the key and settings
it would be nice if each new user was provided with some extra space on top of that for free - for a few emails, basic apps etc
however cheap this space has to be paid for by somebody
if a sufficient amount of space is offered for free this could attract bots registering multiple accounts
I see solving the above as important to SAFE adoption. Obviously many different solutions are possible.
you can join by invitation and the inviter pays
you can start by buying some safecoin in real world - say on www
you can tax all farmers and distribute the tax to any newcomer who can solve a captcha - however then it is not clear who decides on taxation level, choice of captcha, amount of space offered etc; especially tricky is that as time goes by these decisions may need to be adjusted.
As you can probably see I see some issues with all of the solutions listed above.
Any ultra-poor nice person can
ask nicely for 1 MAID
One person with some unused HDD
space an internet connection will
be able to fairly easily earn
enough SAFE to get his
whole village on SAFE Network.
And this is precisely what I purpose to institutionalise. People/organisations willing to do so have an easy way to pay for initial storage for new joiners. The idea was that this may turn out to be the most socially acceptable way to let people join which would facilitate fastest adoption.
It costs 1 cent to buy enough space to store the settings.
Few, if any, of those ideas are worth the poorest person’s time.
Low-end laborer in Bangladesh makes 24 cents per hour. Even he needs to work only 5 minutes to pay full price to access 1MB of space for the most basic SAFE Network use. There’s neither need nor benefit to him to hassle with your marketing tricks.
As far as the minority that does have a PC or phone and money to pay for internet access is concerned, all of them already get 50 GB’s of online space for free and a ton of free (and not just basic) apps without solving any captchas or other tricks. (You’ve heard of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, right?)
I’m with Janitor on this. If bitcoin is anything to go by, the moment the start-up community hears that the Safenet is up and running, there’ll be at least several companies who are clones of each other giving out free storage for using their gimmicky social media clone app of the day.
You do need one to store data, and the network allows you to create one for free, but it will be deleted automatically if you fail to deposit one Safecoin in the account soon after (David suggested 10 minutes as an example - but as there’s no network time I don’t know the actual mechanism for determining this).
I think you could run a vault without an account, but to have its earnings collected you need to provide an ID which obviously you only get from an account, so without this any earnings would I assume be lost.
It seems to me there must be a mechanism to own coins before having an account.
You must have coin to create a long term account, to get coin you must have an account. Catch 22
And having the ability to have an account for mere minutes is not a realistic option for receiving coins. Imagine the lost coins because someone is a tad late sending the newbie a coin to keep that temp account, but it closes itself before the coin is sent/used. Or newbie cannot get coin sent to them quick enough, maybe it will take days for some and newbie doesn’t know exactly when or could happen at inconvient time (asleep/school/uni/work)
Or before anyone has coin. Or when we get MAIDSAFE converted.
There must be a mechanism to have a payment address before account setup, otherwise we have “race” conditions and I imagine a lot of confusion/frustration when trying to get that first coin to keep the account.
Maybe I could send my pal a cryptographic token.
That token would lock in an amount of cash required to setup an account.
Whoever has the token can use it to create an account.
This does raise a question of how exactly to send the token to smb. who doesn’t yet have an address.
And setting up an address costs space too so ideally shouldn’t be done before one has paid for an account.
Perhaps the token could be sent via present day email or on paper. It would also need to be decided if these tokens can be used for other means like topping up an existing account and if this is likely to cause any abuse in the payment system.
###Back to the idea with charities
a newcomer visits the charity’s page on WWW or SAFE
he gets the token via HTTPS or an equivalent
he immediately uses it to create an account on SAFE
Here there is no need to store information in an INBOX for somebody who doesn’t have an account yet.
I agree this is an issue, the fact is: Safecoin is data on the network which has its owner recorded on it.
To own Safecoin without an account I can think of two options:
minted Safecoin which has been sent to you (ie a file), which you can deposit in your account once you create it (but which the issuer or anyone else holding a copy could deposit before you do), or
a way to generate a network ID to which Safecoin can be assigned, much like a bitcoin address, with only the owner of the private key being able to “collect” the Safecoin. I’m not sure if this is feasible or not - I think you would still have to have the corresponding minted Safecoin (file) because you would need to know the address of the Safecoin in order to use it. edit: the advantage would be that only the person with the private key would be able to access the minted Safecoin.