Update 4th August, 2022

Just a quick holiday-season catch-up this week as we’re busy with investigating token distribution options and fixing testnet bugs. Should have some more meat to add to those bones next week with a bit of luck.

General progress

Last week we explained how we’re reworking the SectionChain from a secure linked list into a binary tree and combining it with PrefixMap to create a single struct. That’s what’s being occupying @roland this week.

We also think it would be a very nice touch if users could check the contents of their PrefixMap via the console, kind of like having a roadmap that tells you the universe and where you are in it, so @bzee is working on making that info human-readable by converting it to JSON.

The whole team has been deep in thought considering how the network will issue the 70% of total tokens that will be farmable, how this will relate to clients uploading data, what the payment flows will look like, and what this will mean for the UX.

There are a number of competing architectural options for these tokens, some radically divergent such as the choice between using a single genesis object which is the root of the tree from which all subsequent DBCs are derived, and having a forest of trees of the same species, each with its own genesis (we’re tending towards the second option). The roles of the client and the elders in creating new tokens when data is uploaded is also being worked through.

We should hopefully have something more solid to report next week.

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first in a long time! and this update was so short I read then replied.


podium! now to read!


3rd is the new 1st


5th is the new nearly-podium

Thanks for the update. Slightly worried about the fundamental Q raised about genesis object. I hope we get this tied down very quickly.

I’d be interested to hear the rationale for the " forest of trees of the same species, each with its own genesis" - Just when I thought I was beginning to understand this top to bottom ( with some black boxes which are getting smaller)…


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its just a way to distribute later some SNT

as I understand it it may allow for securely generate not distributed remaining SNT, from launch, later on


Thanks so much to the entire Maidsafe team for all of your hard work! :racehorse:


Nice work team :+1:t3::+1:t3::+1:t3:


I’m looking forward to a stable network that the whole world can use and test.

How much runway do we have left at the current pace?


IIRC David said fairly recently they were fine for a couple of years


This is just recognition that we can have genesis events. So SNT can be created based on certain conditions that are not knowable up front. Then these genesis events are in fact a new genesis blocks on the network. It’s a new concept but on we feel has legs. It’s also quite simple and neat.


Thx 4 the update Maidsafe devs

Token distribution
Would be fun if people could learn about SAFE and earn, like

Can’t say if this would help with token distribution getting gamed

Bitcoin beach wallet has a fun quiz to earn tokens

Keep hacking super ants


Sounds like something for the bamboo fund


Thank you for the heavy work team MaidSafe! I add the translations in the first post :dragon:

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