In looking at a bunch of posts and reviewing my own history of how I’ve thought about it, I’ve seen some confusion about how we talk about the release cycle, MVP, etc., that I think we should clarify.
The SAFE Network Release Cycle blog post does a thorough breakdown of this, but there’s still the term MVP to clarify in association with this. I actually didn’t understand this till David clarified it in our interview.
The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is the result of the Release Cycle, not the start of it. The MVP is when the key, minimum aspects of the network are in place and released to the world. The MVP is what we could refer to as the launch of the network which will exist and be there from that point on–improved and expanded from there, but key features, including safecoin in place.
The Release Cycle as per the post above, is the path from here to there, laid out so we can see where we are on the path.
Hope this helps.