The SAFE network is a public chain works similarly to the TOR network, which means all online content is distributed and accessed through a peer-to-peer (P2P) mesh network.
MaidSafeCoin is a proxy token that supports the development of the SAFE Network and allows pre-purchase of its native currency: Safe Network Tokens.
After the Network is complete, MaidSafeCoins can be swapped 1-for-1 with Safe Network Tokens. MaidSafeCoin is available on both the Omni protocol (MAID) and Ethereum ERC20 protocol (eMAID).
The SAFE network ultimately wants to “create a secure, autonomous, data-centric, peer-to-peer network as an alternative to the current server-centric model.” There will be two main users of the network: clients and farmers. The client accesses the various features of the network, such as browsing, storing data, or transferring money. The farmers store and look after your data until it’s needed, at which point they might receive a reward for their efforts. The SAFE network is an “encrypted layer that sits on top of the current internet, allowing for autonomous data storage and networking by replacing three” of the OSI networking layers.