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What is SAFE Network?

SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network is a fully decentralized P2P infrastructure that replaces dependencies on servers with the spare computing resources of the network users.

Inspiration for the SAFE Network was found through the study and observation of nature and the social structure of ant colonies. These studies have inspired simple yet profound solutions to complex networking issues that are integrated into the core of the SAFE Network allowing the network to be fast, secure, scalable and highly efficient.

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What is SAFE Network?


SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network is a fully decentralized P2P infrastructure that replaces dependencies on servers with the spare computing resources of the network users.

Inspiration for the SAFE Network was found through the study and observation of nature and the social structure of ant colonies. These studies have inspired simple yet profound solutions to complex networking issues that are integrated into the core of the SAFE Network allowing the network to be fast, secure, scalable and highly efficient.

SAFE NETWORK FEATURES


The SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) 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. A number of features make this possible:

LOGIN AND SECURE YOUR DATA WITH NO MIDDLE MAN

LOGIN AND SECURE YOUR DATA WITH NO MIDDLE MAN

No need to give your password to anyone, or ask a third party’s permission to access your data. Your information, and access to it, belongs to  you!

DATA AVAILABILITY AND BUILT-IN REDUNDANCY

DATA AVAILABILITY AND BUILT-IN REDUNDANCY

The network is programmed to keep duplicate copies of each piece of data at all times. As users turn their computers off, the network  makes more copies and stores them on other machines, ensuring that users always have access to their files.

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK WITH OPPORTUNISTIC DATA CACHING

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK WITH OPPORTUNISTIC DATA CACHING

The SAFE Network is fully decentralised, with files distributed and stored all over the world, on a different devices. This allows the network to be robust to attacks, with no central point of  weakness.

UNNEEDED DUPLICATES ARE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED

UNNEEDED DUPLICATES ARE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED

Once a file is uploaded, other users who upload the same file will be automatically referred to the original, limiting the number o copies and reducing the computing resources needed to.

THE SERVICE THAT PAYS YOU

THE SERVICE THAT PAYS YOU

By providing your unused computing resources to SAFE you will be paid in a network token, called safecoin.

DECENTRALISED APPLICATIONS

DECENTRALISED APPLICATIONS

The ecosystem around the SAFE Network is already starting to blossom and a number of exciting apps* are already being built by third party developers using the SAFE APIs

Self-Encryption
Data which encrypts itself, with itself.


Files uploaded to the network are broken into pieces, encrypted and
distributed across the network. This process is called Self-Encryption.


Safecoin is a digital token. It can be thought of as the oil in the engine of the SAFE Network, a built in way of ensuring that all users of the network are compensated for the value they provide. Let’s find out how it works…

Global distribution without human intervention

Global distribution without human intervention.

Safecoins are distributed entirely by the algorithms within the SAFE Network. Human beings are not involved in the process. Only 4.3 billion coins will ever be in circulation at one time and each will have its own unique identity. Safecoins will be recycled when users exchange them for network services, ensuring there is always a supply for users to earn.

Farming: an incentive for a crowd sourced Internet.

Safecoins are given as an incentive to users for providing their resource to the network. This resource is 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 resource 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.

Farming
Resource based economy

Resource based economy.

As network data is retrieved from a computer, the network pays safecoin to the user. This payment doesn’t take place every time data is retrieved, instead it is more like a lottery, where the Farmer is rewarded at random. The safecoin is automatically paid by the network into the user’s safecoin wallet address that is tied (cryptographically) to their vault. The amount of safecoin a user can earn is directly linked to how much resource they provide to the network and how often their computer is available to the network (turned on).

Proof of resource.

The resource provided by each Farmer is continually checked by the network to make sure that it is still available. It does this by attempting to store a random piece of data. Should the network find that the resource committed to the network is no longer available, it reduces the rank of the vault thereby reducing the earning potential of that specific Vault.

Proof of resource
A new market place

A new market place.

Safecoins can be used to access and use network applications, with part of the ‘payment’ going directly to the application developer. Safecoins can also be bought by users unwilling, or unable to provide resource to the network. This creates a market of buyers and sellers so that farmers can sell the coins they earn for another currency. These transactions will take place on an exchange, another SAFE Network application, or directly between individuals.


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