Hello, and welcome to the SAFE Network Forum. Whatever interest has led you here we’re happy to have you join our community! There’s some forum guidelines that you will want to familiarise yourself with. If I could encourage you to read one topic before all others it would be the Network Fundamentals.
Interested in: Just browsing?
First you need to reach Trust Level 1 (Basic user) on this forum. Just read a few articles for an hour or so. You’ll get an email when you’ve achieved it.
Once you’re a Level 1 forum member go to invite.maidsafe.net and set your IP address. (This is a temporary anti-spam measure.)
After that all you need to browse SAFE Websites on the Alpha 2 network is the SAFE Browser.
You can get a step-by-step guide on how to download and install the browser from the safenetwork.tech website.
Once you have the SAFE Browser running just enter
safe://hello into the address bar and you’ll see your first ever SAFE website!
There’s a List of SAFE Websites to get you started.
Interested in: Getting more involved?
In order to do more than just browse, say chat or build a website, then you are going to need an invite token to create an account on the network (this is to prevent spamming while the network is in Alpha).
Some handy links
|Getting Trust Level 1||To get an invite on to the Alpha network you need to get to Trust Level 1 (basic user). This post tells you all you need to know about getting there.|
|Invite server||You need to register your forum account login here in order to get an invite to create an account on the alpha network. If your IP changes you’ll need to update it here too.|
|SAFE Browser||Rather than using a plug-in for existing browsers which could have cookies, trackers and scripts the SAFE Network has it’s own custom browse. It allows you to browse safe://websites, access SAFE web apps, and authenticate other SAFE apps.|
|Web Hosting Manager||Publish websites on your SAFE Account.|
|WebID||Create one or more SAFE Web identities (essentially a document that acts as a placeholder for your online presence). You could have a different WebID for work, for personal use, gaming identity, whatever. Go to safe://webidmgr.dapp in your SAFE Browser|
|Patter||The proof-of-concept, example social networking web app - it’s not Twitter! Why not put your web identity (or identities) to use! Go to safe://patter.dapp in your SAFE Browser|
Interested in: Developing on, or for, the SAFE Network?
The SAFE Network is a scalable, distributed application platform, with baked-in security. It doesn’t rely on third party cloud services, and abstracts away security, encryption and user management to make building truly Decentralised Apps (D-Apps) less complex. You are free to code and build your apps faster with zero infrastructure costs.
If you are a software developer looking to create applications on the SAFE Network platform, or want to contribute to the project then you’ll want to sign-up to the Developer Forum and check out the DevHub website. There’s also a community development conversation available on Gitter.
Interested in: Safecoin/MaidSafeCoin?
Safecoin is the currency that will power the SAFE Network. It will be available to be farmed, used or traded when the Network launches. You can’t buy Safecoin yet as the Network is still in Alpha, but you can buy MaidSafeCoin.
MaidSafeCoin (MAID) is a token that was created in a crowdsale in 2014 to support the project, and each MAID will be exchanged for a Safecoin when the network launches. MAID is based on the Omni protocol (which sits on top of the Bitcoin blockchain). MAID can be purchased and traded, but not farmed.
- Lean more about Safecoin
- MaidSafeCoin on CoinMarketCap - see current price and markets
- MaidSafeCoin on the Forum
Let us know your first impressions!
We’re always keen to hear from as many of the community members as possible, so please don’t be shy. If something isn’t as clear as you’d expect then we can fix it. Leave your feedback as a reply to this topic.
Anyway, we hope you enjoy your time on the forum whatever your main interest is.