I dare to differ a little here. Both assets have features that can be compared, and some cannot be compared. Both have useful features that work in certain circumstances, and not in other circumstances. I’ll tell you one rather extreme situation where the fragile and complicated infrastructure of Safecoin (and any other crypto currency for that matter) doesn’t help.
A nuclear EMP will bring Safecoin down instantly, for example. Gold and silver can then still be used.
“Russian and Chinese military scientists in open source writings describe the basic principles of nuclear weapons designed specifically to generate an enhanced-EMP effect, that they term “Super-EMP” weapons. “Super-EMP” weapons, according to these foreign open source writings, can destroy even the best protected U.S. military and civilian electronic systems.”