All this type of discussion always gives me a thought, and I’ll make a more detailed thread on the main forum, but here’s the jist:
Why is MaidSafe even working so hard on these types of problems?
Isn’t the main goal right now to create the SAFE Network? I always wonder why MaidSafe doesn’t just focus 100% of its finite resources on that (crust vaults SafeCoin etc).
Leave it to the Authys, facebooks, reddits (/ @Seneca 's ), and all the independent developers all across the world to figure out things like messaging, authentication, chatting, email etc on their own.
Just give them a secure SAFE Network to do it all on.
I kinda think that using any resources on anything besides the core SAFE Network Ave its release is a waste, personally
Although I see that self-auth is a great idea and the world should be aware, I still think that 100% focus on the main safe network is the best, most efficient way forward. Period.