Welcome to the new Internet, where privacy, security and freedom are the default.

Privacy. Security. Freedom.

Our vision is to replace today's existing server centric and intrusive systems with a fully decentralized and secure network.

The SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network is an open source project developed by a company called MaidSafe.


Ask questions

SAFE Network Forum

This is the main discussion forum for the SAFE Network community.

Before asking a question, try doing a search. You will find a lot of good content!

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SAFE Network Chat

We are currently using Slack, but we might move to a self-hosted instance of Rocket.Chat in the near future.

There are also a few IRC channels, but they are not very active at the moment.

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SAFE Network subreddit

/r/maidsafe is currently more popular, but ideally we should be using /r/safenetwork to make it clear that it's called the SAFE Network and not the "MaidSafe network".

Stay up-to-date

SAFE Network News

A weekly newsletter featuring the most significant news in the SAFE Network community.

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Blogs & podcasts

Development updates, announcements, articles, interviews, etc.

David Irvine and Nick Lambert


There haven't been many meetups recently but perhaps that will change soon!

Erick Lavoie and Francis Brunelle (October 2014)

Get involved

Core libraries

Previously, the SAFE Network was being developed in C++.

Now, all core libraries are written exclusively in Rust, a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents nearly all segfaults, and guarantees thread safety.

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SAFE apps

Using the SAFE protocol, you'll be able to build scalable, decentralized applications.

Stay tuned for the release of the various SAFE APIs (NFS REST API, POSIX API and Messaging API).

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MaidSafe is committed to help catalyze collaboration and cooperation by setting up developer pods in various places around the world.

These “SAFE Pods” will focus on distributing core development and bring together creators of applications which will run on top of the SAFE Network.

Francis Brunelle and Daniel Dabek (October 2014)