At the moment, investors cannot trade Pi coins. If you expect the project to successfully launch an accessible cryptocurrency that does not exclude everyday users, you could participate in mining the coin. Alternatively, you could wait to buy it on an online exchange. Start earning cryptocurrencies today with our free, low-power mobile app.
Pi's core team does not control when cryptocurrency exchanges (such as Binance, Coinbase, Kraken, etc.) trade cryptocurrencies. However, Pi may be traded in Phase 3 of the project (i.e. at that point, exchanges may choose to list Pi. I can see you addressed this with this comment - "There are hundreds of posts online saying that the Pi network can't be a scam because users don't put any money in.
We also launched the Pi Browser - the new Pi utility platform interface - which will allow Pi Apps to be easily built, tested and accessed. While PoW mining requires a lot of energy consumption for nodes to "work to solve mathematical puzzles that help the algorithm reach consensus, Pi mining requires a distributed trust graph". The Pi network project is apparently being developed by the conscious effort of a team of four Stanford graduates, Chengdiao Fan, an anthropologist, Nicolas Kokkalis and Aurélien Schiltz, computer scientists, and Vince McPhillips, a business student. At the moment there is no certain prediction of the price of the Pi network because it is not listed on any stock exchange.
While the contribution of PoW miners to these blockchains is energy, the contribution of Pi mobile miners to the Pi Blockchain is their trust relationships and active confirmation of those relationships. The Pi network incentivises its early members to reward their contributions to the development of the network by allowing them to mine at higher rates than new members. That is, if Pi is a scheme and can be proven to be a scheme because of your accurate research and understanding of it. It is true that the Pi coin is currently worthless as it is not yet listed on any exchange, but the project promises to deliver a lot of value to its holders, and especially, to its early contributors.
Unlike the myriad of other blockchain projects, there is very little information about Pi Network online, even on crypto news sites. Users can have a Pi account as long as they have the necessary identification documents to open an account and can use a smartphone. Community developers can participate in the online Hackathon to build Pi applications on the new Pi utility platform, showcase their progress and win prizes. Based on the aforementioned lack of response from Pi support, it appears that they do not have a dedicated support team, except for the community.