Meet Maidsafe CEO David Irvine. Maidsafe is a revolutionary new web application with a bold mission to provide privacy, security and freedom to everyone on the planet. MaidSafe runs without a dedicated server on the decentralized Safe Network and aims to bring a faster, better and safer web experience without any boundaries, anywhere in the world.
In this episode of the podcast I was lucky enough to interview David Irvine, the CEO and software engineer behind the MaidSafe project. From as early as 2002, Irvine understood that the internet had the utmost potential to be as much of a runaway success as a catastrophe. In his eyes, it only made sense to liberate the world from the private, centralized networks, services and corporations that rule the internet. Today his decade-and-a-half long vision has now become a reality.
David’s plan is to shift the world towards a server-less, decentralized and completely ad free network where users have the freedom to surf the web without anyone manipulating your data, your experience and your right to information. The SAFE Network distributes and stores users files all over the world, on diﬀerent devices. This constant movement of data (called churn) is a key part of the security that the SAFE Network offers because there is no central point for hackers to target as the data locations keep changing.
Sounds pretty exciting right? This man is literally taking on the world and showing the naysayers that anything is possible. His passion and drive are catching, and it’s people like this who really do to make the world a better place. I am a firm believe that David is going to revolutionize the way we surf the net.
So get yourself comfortable and press play now!
In this episode you’ll discover:
0:55 – The advantages of using the Safe Network over today’s version of the ‘internet‘.
6:30 – How the MaidSafe network operates without a ‘middleman’ stealing your personal information.
09:40 – How you can and always will be able to safely store all your data on the MaidSafe network.
17:58 – How David plans to launch the Alpha release and the amazing reward system to pay developers for building app’s and contributing to the network.
21:30 – How the app’s will be integrated into the system (ie) app stores.
24:10 – David’s take on the bitcoin block size debate.
28:50 – The backstory, history, the how and why MaidSafe was started.
“With MaidSafe you can’t attack it, you can’t punch it, it’s like punching holes into the sea.”
“Internet service providers store our personal information and data in centralized servers, out of necessity. Companies like Facebook and Google snatch up data and use it for advertising.”
“With Opportunistic Caching popular websites and other data feeds will actually speed up as they get more visitors, rather than slow down and crash as they do on today’s web.”
“People are almost apathetic, they say “oh, of course, I got hacked… Of course, I lost my emails…Not with MaidSafe.”
“Find the stuff that people say can’t be done… And just do it”
Important notes from this episode:
- Download the latest version of Maidsafe today HERE!
- Invest in the future of finance with BnkToTheFuture
- The Server Needs to Die to Save the Internet
- Safecoin: why it’s safe and what it means to us
Connect with David:
- Follow Maidsafe on Reddit
- Get the latest clips on YouTube
- Read the blog at Metaquestions
- Connect with Maidsafe on Twitter
- Join the conversation on the SafeNetwork forum
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