I’ve been thinking a lot about the implications of Safex from an economic and societal point of view. Doing a lot of reading on economic schools of thought, economic mechanisms/principles, ideological political theory, the history and function of money, and historical civilization’s control and devaluation of currency.
Safex has the revolutionary potential to radically change and improve society through a decentralized marketplace, sound money, and further enabling individual enterprise.
I think it’s very important for us as a collective to identify, understand, and agree upon not just a token name, but our vision.
Is Safex to be merely in the exchange provider market acting as a more traditional business, or will it pursue it’s potential as never-before-seen disruptive technology that will play a role in the emergent redesign of our world?
What are the core values held by Safex? We may have a vision for our marketplace, but what about our vision for our role in society as a whole?
We’re doing something that’s never been done before. Safex is going to become an anonymous, decentralized global, marketplace. Perhaps the first true free market. With a finite supply in the spirit of bitcoin, the new token will be sound money. I’ve read that Dan’s vision for Safex was for it to become some sort of DAO. I hope you can see where I’m going here.
Independent, decentralized projects as Safex have been theorized within certain ideologies. Safex may actually be one of the first implementations of these independent systems (with the obvious exception of bitcoin).
Having a clear vision of the greater societal impact of the project is important to keep the community focused and to prevent the fragmentation we’ve seen in the bitcoin experiment.
I would like to go on, but I would like to hear what you guys and @dandabek think.