I don’t think restrictions on safecoin are likely to be a problem at all, really.
Bullies in the ruling class can say anything they want, but enforcement is another thing. Banning people from running SAFE nodes on their own equipment will be very hard to enforce, and that’s what it will take to stop safecoin from penetrating any market.
Think about it. Excess safecoin are probably going to be generated by most anyone who runs a vault, right? That means that safecoin will be available for exchange to “Bob’s (or Omar’s, or Fong’s, or Pedro’s) Street-corner Bank and Currency Exchanges” all over the world. A currency with the features of safecoin will be desirable, so local enterprising people will be happy to buy them for local currency, accumulate as much as they can and then take advantage of whatever purchasing capacity or currency swapping opportunity presents itself, almost regardless of many border considerations. And there will be plenty of those opportunities. Organized crime won’t even be able to corner the market on “off the books” currency interactions. It will likely be wonderfully informal, but very efficient.
I remember hearing political/banker types getting their knickers in a twist about how Hawala could be used to move value between Islamic people across borders without government oversight (even while governments and big banks are on record as the biggest supporters of terrorism and the biggest money launderers). Safecoin will likely take Hawala-type exchange activity and make it easy, more economical than any bank or formal exchange and, more important, ubiquitous across all cultures and unstoppable.
People are listening to and crediting the ruling class less and less. Everyone knows that virtually everyone is guilty of violating multiple laws that are on the books for which they COULD be jailed, whether they are trying to “be obedient” or not. So what the bullies say has less and less to do with how people behave. It’s the in-your-face force that gets obeyed, though not necessarily agreed with.
The real evolution is the SAFE network as a whole. That’s where even more progress could be made than we’re even imagining. Safecoin is just a part of the picture. The powers that be are trying to co-opt Bitcoin because they realize they really can’t stop it, and there are aspects of trackability which are actually desirable to central beasties. SAFE, if it gets a foothold and works at all as anticipated will be even more unstoppable, regardless of “adverse” regulation.
So I think, anyway.