Welcome to the New Digital Economy
Safecoin is at the core of the Network. It’s money that lets you store data and rewards you when you contribute. Only with instant transactions, unlimited scaling—and no fees.
Share resources, get paid
Safecoin is a cryptocurrency like no other. Digital cash with no public ledger. There’s no limit to the number of transactions which can take place instantly, privately and simultaneously.
Earning Safecoin is simple. Choose to become a Farmer and connect your computer to the Network. Watch as the Network automatically and continually moves chunks of data around the world to ensure efficiency. Proof of Resource takes the place of more expensive alternatives, like Proof of Work.
Safecoin can then be used to buy Network resources—like the one-time fee for uploading data—or exchanged for goods and services like any other currency.
Pay Anonymously, be paid privately.
Safecoin acts as digital cash. Unlike blockchain based cryptocurrencies there is no public ledger; only the current and previous owner of each coin are known to each other. So you can be paid in privacy.
And you can even pay anonymously if you require it. It’s your choice.
Contribute and be rewarded
The current ad-supported internet model is broken. On SAFE, popular apps and sites are paid directly by the Network according to how much they get used.
Want to build an app or create content? The days of having to meet your website infrastructure costs are gone. With an open source platform, just build and deploy. Your personal data is no longer an asset for the profit of others.
Whaddaya mean, no Blockchain?
Unlike most cryptocurrencies Safecoin will not have a blockchain. This means it will be highly scalable, unburdened by an ever-growing ledger of transactions.
This, combined with what is known as Close Group Consensus mechanism, provides something truly special: transactions that are confirmed at network speed and with zero transaction costs.
What is Close Group Consensus?
How do I buy Safecoin?
Safecoin is the currency that will power the SAFE Network. It will be available to be farmed, used or traded. You can’t buy them yet, but you can buy MaidSafeCoin.
MaidSafeCoin (MAID) is a token that was created in a crowdsale in 2014 to support the project, and each MAID will be exchanged for a Safecoin when the network launches. Based on the Omni protocol on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, MAID can be purchased and traded, but not farmed.
MaidSafeCoin can be bought and traded at these exchanges. We’re adding new ones all the time.
MAID is based on the Omni protocol and there are no hard wallet options at this stage, so whilst you’re waiting to convert MAID to Safecoin at the launch of the Network, we’d always recommend that you store your coins in cold storage.
Safecoin: Frequently Asked Questions
What is Safecoin?
Safecoin are digital tokens that are generated automatically by the SAFE Network and reside on the SAFE Network. The Network will autonomously confirm account balances to wallets and allow transactions to take place. Safecoin are transferred using the digital signature of the coin’s last owner. This operation is ‘network atomic’—in other words,the Network ensures that all copies update to reflect the transaction. This is a different approach to the blockchain mechanism employed in other projects, such as Bitcoin.
There can be many millions of transactions per second on the SAFE Network and the larger it becomes the more transactions per second can be executed. A Safecoin only records the previous and current owners. By doing so, it ensures that the current owner was transferred ownership properly by the last owner. This allows coins to be transferred between people very easily and without delay.
Please note that Safecoin will not be active until the network goes live. See MaidSafeCoin for current proxy token.
How is Safecoin used on the network?
Safecoin is the currency of the SAFE Network. It is an incentive mechanism that rewards Users and developers, as well as providing access to network services.
Without any human intervention, the SAFE Network pays out Safecoin automatically to Farmers (users who join the Network by contributing their computing resources) and to Builders (application developers, who get paid automatically depending on how much their applications are used).
In addition, Core Developers who improve the core SAFE Network codebase can also earn Safecoin by providing bug fixes and new features.
Safecoin only lives on the SAFE Network. It is stored in a User’s wallet and can be used to buy network services, such as increased storage space and access to network applications. There is no set distribution time for the 4.3 billion Safecoin produced during the life of the SAFE Network.
Please note that Safecoin will not be active until the network goes live. See for current proxy token.
How do I buy Safecoin?
Safecoin won’t be issued until the Network goes live so they cannot be purchased at the moment. Currently you can buy MaidSafeCoin which will be swapped on a 1-to-1 basis for Safecoin when it is released.
What is MaidSafeCoin?
MaidSafeCoin is a proxy token that was released during MaidSafe’s crowd sale and will be swapped for Safecoin on a 1:1 basis when Safecoin is released. MaidSafeCoin is listed on the Bitcoin blockchain and can be purchased on a number of exchanges including:
How do I buy MaidSafeCoin?
In essence all we have to do is buy bitcoin and exchange it for MaidSafeCoin. There are a few simple steps required to do this.
Create an OmniWallet.
Purchase bitcoin using your preferred vendor.
Create a trade account on an exchange which lists MaidSafeCoin (e.g. on ChainRift).
Send bitcoin to the trading account.
Trade bitcoin for MaidSafeCoin.
Withdraw / Transfer to OmniWallet.
MaidSafeCoin is now in your OmniWallet!
Where can I store MaidSafeCoin?
As MaidSafeCoin is built using the Omni protocol on the Bitcoin blockchain, it can be stored in any wallet. They may not be visible within all wallet software (due to lack of Omni support) but the MaidSafeCoin will be OK there as long as your machine and private key for that address are secure. You will be able to view them using omniexplorer.info.
To create a new Omniwallet or open an existing one visit omniwallet.org.
What is Farming?
Safecoin are given as an incentive to users for providing their resources to the Network. These resources are their: storage space, CPU, bandwidth and online time that enable the encrypted chunks of network data to be stored and retrieved from their computer.
The process of providing resources and receiving Safecoin in return is called ‘Farming’.
Each piece of encrypted network data is stored in a Farmer’s ‘Vault’, a data storage and management location on the Farmer’s computer which they cannot read, or access. The SAFE Network is designed to self-manage these resources.
How will Farming work?
When a user of the network requests some data, for example by browsing a website, a number of things happen: First, the client software makes a request for the required data chunks. This message (a GET request) is then propagated across the Network and when the chunk is found there is a competition between the Vaults in that Section to deliver it to the Network where it will be routed back to the requester. The first Vault to deliver will have a chance of being rewarded with one Safecoin. This is described as a Farming Attempt.
Farming Attempt means: by delivering data chunks when requested, a Vault occasionally gains the opportunity to make a Farming Attempt. This consists of sending a validated request to a random Safecoin address. If an owned Safecoin already exists at that address, the Attempt fails. If there is no Safecoin there, one is created and awarded to the requesting Vault (i.e. a successful Farming Attempt has been made).
Farming is therefore when a Vault delivers data chunks that it is storing to the network and earns Safecoin in return. The probability of gaining a Farming Attempt is dependent on the farming_rate, which is a variable related to the quantity of available storage resources in the Network.