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PricePrice$0.1830
Asset TypeAsset TypeCryptocurrency
StructureStructureFor Profit Company
Project StatusProject StatusWorking Product
OwnershipOwnershipFree
SectorSectorPrivacy
IndustryIndustryBlockchain
FoundedFounded22-Apr-2014
Funds raisedFunds raised6.4M
CountryCountryUnited Kingdom
Key personKey personDavid Irvine

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We're building the new internet.

Blockchain based storage solutions that store a data identifier (e.g. hash) in a blockchain, but store the data 'somewhere else' do not improve the security of our data. That 'somewhere else' still needs to be secured, and if this data can be deleted, or our access denied these 'solutions' are not fit for purpose. The SAFE Network will remove people from the management of our information to protect the world's data.

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MaidSafe.net Limited

Company NumberCompany Number No. SC297540
6 Forbes Drive, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9FG

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What is the SAFE Network?
The SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network is a new secure way to access apps that value the security of your data above all else. Downloading the free SAFE software will provide access to: messaging, apps, email, social networks, data storage, video conferencing, and much more. Rather than using data centres and servers which are prone to data theft and surveillance, as is common on today's Internet, the SAFE Network uses advanced peer-to-peer technology that joins together the spare computing capacity of all SAFE users, creating a global network. The SAFE Network is made up of the unused hard drive space, processing power and data connection of its users. It offers a level of security and privacy not currently available on the existing Internet and turns the tables on companies, putting users in control of their data, rather than trusting it to organisations. By providing your unused computing resources to SAFE, you will be paid in a network token called Safecoin.
What is an Autonomous Network?
An Autonomous Network is one which has no human gatekeepers. Anyone is able to join and—crucially—no-one can be prevented from taking part. From the moment you upload your encrypted data, no human is required to ensure that your data remains secure and accessible until you alone choose to access it. Without the involvement of humans, the SAFE Network intelligently moves chunks of your data between nodes that it also constantly reassigns to different groups in order to provide total security and privacy at all times. You decide what information you will store—and the autonomous Network secures it to ensure that you retain total control.
Why should I use the SAFE Network?
Applications and programs on the existing Internet compromise your privacy through advertising and effectively control your data, granting you access when you login. On the SAFE Network, only you control who has access to your data and the distributed security features make your data safer than ever before. If you contribute some of your spare computing power to the network, you will be compensated for doing so with the Network’s built-in token, Safecoin.
Who owns the SAFE Network?
The SAFE Network is open source. Our vision is to create a resource that can be used by everyone to spread all human knowledge and to facilitate sharing across the planet, regardless of country of residence, culture, or economic background.
Who are MaidSafe?
Started in 2006 by Scottish engineer David Irvine, MaidSafe are the core developers of the SAFE Network. It’s a small team comprised of: thinkers, inventors, tinkerers, PHDs, engineers and designers. Although based in Ayr, Scotland, we work remotely with talents from many different cultures and countries, reflecting the users that we serve. Despite this variety, we all share a single mission: providing security and privacy for everyone.
What do I need in order to browse the SAFE Network?
On the SAFE Network, you are free to browse SAFE Websites completely anonymously, from anywhere in the world. To ensure security and anonymity we couldn't rely on existing browser technology used on the traditional internet (Chrome/FireFox/IE/Safari etc.) so we built our own. All you'll need is our new SAFE Browser which you can download using the link below and then you are ready to start browsing the SAFE Network!
How do I get involved with The SAFE Network community?
The Community is most active on the SAFE Network Forum and we’d suggest starting in the beginners section. Please check this link: https://safenetforum.org/c/beginners
What is Proof of Resource?
Proof of Resource is the process that measures a Vault’s ability to store and retrieve data chunks. A User’s computer receives a score based on its CPU speed, bandwidth availability, disk space and time online. Proof of Resource in the SAFE Network uses a mechanism similar to a Zero Knowledge Proof. The checking mechanism does not need to know what data is being checked—it simply needs to know that the correct data is being held and accurately.
What is self-encryption?
Self-encryption is the way in which a piece of data is split and then each chunk is encrypted using the other pieces of that same piece of data. It is a crucial process in the SAFE Network and ensures that the data is unrecognisable and resistant to decryption—even in the event of an encryption algorithm being compromised. All data is self-encrypted before it is reaches the SAFE Network. The process is automatic and happens instantaneously. As data is saved to a User's virtual hard drive, it is broken up into a minimum of three chunks, hashed and then encrypted. To further obfuscate the data, every chunk is passed through an XOR function using the hashes of other chunks. Each chunk is then broken up and key value pairs are added to a table in the Users account, called a data map. The data map contains the locations of each chunk that makes up the file. The data map, with hashes before and after encryption, is used when retrieving and decoding the User's data, as the encryption process is non-reversible. This entire process takes place on the Client (i.e. the User's computer) so that data is always encrypted on the network and only Users with the correct credentials can decrypt the file. This also means that passwords can never be stolen from the network as they never pass beyond the Users computer. For additional security the data map is also run through the self-encryption process.
What is PARSEC?
Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure & Efficient Consensus. PARSEC is the consensus algorithm which allows decentralised networks to reach agreement on a series of events, actions or activities in a secure and reliable manner that is not only highly asynchronous but also Byzantine Fault Tolerant. In other words, the Network is mathematically guaranteed to reach consensus (provided no more than one-third of nodes are malicious or unresponsive for whatever reason).

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Token InformationToken Information
MaidSafeCoin is a token on the OMNI platform using the OMNI Layer standard. The address of the token contract is 3.

Source Code Repositories

maidsafe/crust 865 Stars 41 Contributers 24 Open Issues

Reliable p2p network connections in Rust with NAT traversal. One of the most needed libraries for any server-less / decentralised projects

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Exchange Markets

ExchangeExchange MarketMarket PricePrice DiffDiff Volume 24hVolume 24h SpreadSpread Spread $1kSpread $1k
Poloniex MAID/BTC $0.1828 -0.08% $57,491 0.06% 0.97%
Bittrex MAID/BTC $0.1852 1.2% $4,230.04 4.4% 5.6%
Poloniex MAID/XMR $0.1811 -1% $277.33 2.3%

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8/ As always, make sure you head over for the full update over on the forum and you'll see the sheer amount of work (and passion) that's going into building the #SAFENnetwork?? https://t.co/R8oyl3wsUw

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7/ Updates have been made to the SAFE CLI User Guide so please head over and check it out! We’re always looking for feedback on this so let us know your thoughts on how we can improve it. https://t.co/WloD4zPB9k

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6/ Migration of the SAFE Authenticator to the new data types and API’s has started, with the Authenticator now making use of the new data types and APIs in its internal mechanisms, discarding the older ones ?? https://t.co/WloD4zPB9k

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5/ After the release of the mobile browser v0.1.1, we worked on fixing the bug in iOS that prevented the browser from connecting to the SAFE Network via mobile data and an interim fix has been released. https://t.co/gyvgFPk61a

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4/ We’ve made some updates to the XOR-URL RFC as the new SAFE data types brought some new challenges to the design. Join the debate here: https://t.co/SvQaNYmeSK

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3/ We are now deep into the UX design for the #PerpetualWeb Browser, as we grapple with the nitty-gritty of the inner workings of the interface. We cant wait to show you what this this will look like!

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2/ We published a new article on what it means to be a permissionless network. In a world where gatekeepers reign supreme, we’ve got a solution to address this imbalance by opening the internet up to all. https://t.co/e5R5kBiw5C

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1/ Every week we detail out the progress the team have made and every week it's getting harder to pick out the highlights as there is so much happening! So let's dive straight in

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10 / And that's us done for another week! Enjoy these stories? Then why not join the #SAFENetwork forum discussions, full of individuals are passionate about making the world a better place. https://t.co/LrqqXl97pU

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9/ And last but not least, Edward Snowden is about to release a new book, where he shares his life as a CIA agent/NSA contractor and uncovers the truth about the US government’s pursuit of a mass surveillance system https://t.co/Flpw9luPlo

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