Safenet and Electricity Consumption Question


Overall electricity consumption seems to be a hot topic these days. Will the SAFEnet have similar electricity consumption issues like btc?

SAFEnet farm vs btc mine


No, it doesn’t use a blockchain or proof of work, so it’s going to be energy efficient. Only a few nodes are involved in each transaction so it can handle lots of transactions, without fees, at high speed, and using very little energy.


In the safe network people are rewarded for supplying data not for supplying hashes like the miners - so it incentives efficient storage/data supply solutions and not efficient hashing rates =)


This is one of the things mentioned in the Maidsafe Marketing Strategy H1 2018 topic.