We are building a 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 Network is an open source project started by a Scottish company called MaidSafe.


SAFE Network Wiki

We recommend that you start by reading the SAFE Network Wiki.

Alternatively, you can also listen to a reading of the wiki via a podcast called SAFE Network School.

Educational videos

If you want to get a high level overview of the SAFE Network, you should watch the SAFE Network Introduction video.

The other videos are also very good. Some are presentations, others are FAQ questions or tutorials.

Ask questions

SAFE Network Forum

The SAFE Network Forum is the main discussion forum of the SAFE Network community.

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

SAFE Network Chat

Slack is currently the main chat software of the SAFE Network Community.

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But it has many limitations, which is why we are slowly transitioning to Discord.

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

SAFE Network subreddit

We are currently in the process of transitioning from /r/maidsafe to /r/safenet.

Stay up-to-date

SAFE Network News

A weekly newsletter featuring the most significant news in the SAFE Network community. Click here to subscribe!

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Blogs & podcasts

Development updates, announcements, articles, interviews, etc.

David Irvine and Nick Lambert


Meetups, presentations, hackathons, etc.

Erick Lavoie and Francis Brunelle (October 2014)

Get involved

Core libraries

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

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

SAFE Network apps

The SAFE Network enables you to build scalable, decentralized applications.

SAFE DNS Example

To access the SAFE Network, your apps can communicate with SAFE Launcher via a JSON API.


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

Francis Brunelle and Daniel Dabek (October 2014)

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