Hello everyone, I would like to compile the popular misconceptions that reporters and casual users make when they attempt to research about this project.
It is really frustrating to see these replicated over and over, even when recent efforts have been made to make this information accessible.
I thought that it may be useful to list them to see how to plan a more effective communication strategy, and to have a reference to link to those searching for a quick and dirty answer:
MaidSafe’s SafeNetwork is NOT blockchain based. (Not even indirectly related)
SafeCoin is NOT going to be based on blockchains.
(SafeCoin is going to live on the SafeNetwork, it is an integral part of the network’s security)
The MaidSafeCoin is NOT meant to be the final cryptocurrency of the network.
(It is a proxy token, essentially an IOU for the future SafeCoins for when the network launches.)
The SafeNetwork is NOT just a decentralized storage cloud.
You can’t even compare it with Dropbox, Google Drive or Mega.
(The SafeNetwork is the internet itself, where you can have convenience of the above mentioned projects and every service on the existing internet, but without servers or companies to serve them. A cloud owned by nobody, and accessible only by you. A network that doesn’t need companies to maintain it, but a network that maintains itself.)
SafeNetwork is not equivalent neither in scope nor design to IPFS, Storj, Sia, Tahoe, I2P, Freenet, TOR.
The SafeNetwork may cover every use case of all those projects combined and beyond.
Clarification: MaidSafe is the company, SafeNetwork is the name of the project.
If you guys find some extra around that is consistently replicated, let me know and I will update this.