It looks like MaidSafe may have some really cool tech, but I haven't seen anything likely to make their tokens increase in value. Mostly they seem to be building "common good" infrastructure with no idea how to align the incentives properly. It would be cool if they partnered with us: we have the model to maintain that infrastructure development, but they seem to be ahead on DHT routing and related network services, as well as data hosting.
My crypto portfolio now is pretty much all Bitshares, Maidsafe and Bitcoin.
I'm not saying SafeCoin will be worthless, just that I don't see why the value would increase significantly. SafeCoin is backed by storage and network resources, and MaidSafe is designed to make access to those resources as cheap as possible by greatly reducing market friction.
There are at least three options with MaidSafe:
1. Buy hard drives and network resources to earn SafeCoin.
2. Buy SafeCoin and wait for it to appreciate.
3. Invest elsewhere and wait for MaidSafe to save you money by making storage cheaper.
Option 1 seems like a bad idea, because until saturation, you'll be undercut by people with currently wasted resources, and after saturation you'll be undercut by larger farms due to economies of scale.
Option 2 will only be profitable if the value of the resources commanded by SafeCoin increases faster than the supply of SafeCoin, which seems contrary to the MaidSafe design. Or if speculative value dominates backing based value in SafeCoin.
That leaves me really excited about MaidSafe, but entirely unmotivated to buy any SafeCoin. I'd like to want to buy SafeCoin, so please explain if I'm in error.