Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #43: The ‘We Need More’ Edition

Jun 24, 2022

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Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #43: The ‘We Need More’ Edition

Originally posted here.
By: Pierre

Overview

After stormy weeks it seems that, at least for a while, a more peaceful era has settled in. People seem to look more into the fundamentals of different protocols and value the networks that are truly putting the decentralisation trait to work. As a result, if you’ll search “arweave” on Twitter you will encounter a […]

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After stormy weeks it seems that, at least for a while, a more peaceful era has settled in. People seem to look more into the fundamentals of different protocols and value the networks that are truly putting the decentralisation trait to work. As a result, if you’ll search “arweave” on Twitter you will encounter a lot of accounts verifying their new wallets and a lot of newcomers exchanging ideas about Arweave. This new attention didn’t disturb the projects from their already established path: KYVE continued to expand, EverPay forging its way to the Permaswap DEX , so, building as usual.

Read more about what happened on Arweave below.

I. Arweave Network

We need more

In days of relative calm, it becomes more obvious that we need more. Arweave is not your everyday chain. Transactions are carrying exponentially more metadata than a basic blockchain. In order to navigate the block weave in detail and to have a clear image of its development, we need to create new tools on top of the primary explorer. Viewblock already does an excellent job in hoarding a lot of useful pieces of information. The data is there, we only need new products to aggregate it in meaningful ways. Web3 index is a very good example of what you can do with only the data available on Viewblock and some price data from RedStone oracles. What about creating a simple UI that will let users check what was the biggest block size in the last week or month? Little bits of information that could offer a more clear view inside the blockweave.

Arweave in comparison with the rest of the Web3 storage protocols

Fundamental Labs released one of the most extensive and in-depth analysis of the decentralised storage landscape. The 89-page paper covers the fundamentals behind the idea of decentralised storage and then dives into the mechanics of 6 different solutions, Arweave included. If you want to have a holistic view of this newly emerging phenomenon, this read is a must. By the way, the paper itself is stored on Arweave. You can check it out here . Yeap, the team that studied the whole decentralised storage landscape, among all the other protocols, chose to upload the results on Arweave.

Check the most Comphensive Research piece we’ve seen about Decentralized Storage by @0xPhillan & @FundamentalLabs

Covering:@Filecoin @ArweaveTeam @Storj @CrustNetwork @Sia__Foundation @ethswarmhive

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Need for DS

Challenges

Network designshttps://t.co/NngcRk6FPs

— TokenInsight (@TokenInsight) June 21, 2022

An earthshattering-level idea was born

A moment ago a Twitter user asked the Solana co-founder if their new phone will support the Google App store. The answer was affirmative, but that’s not the news. The news is what Sam Williams, Arweave’s cofounder proposed: a decentralised app store, using Arweave for storage and with the app reputation written on-chain. A fully transparent and decentralised environment. This idea alone, if implemented correctly could represent the tilting point that will break Web2’s gatekeeping.

Open to supporting a decentralized app store on the device?

Solana payments + Arweave storage (via Bundlr for SOL-denominated uploads), with app reputation on chain could be a huge win for ensuring an open ecosystem

— Sam Williams (@samecwilliams) June 24, 2022

II. Arweave Ecosystem

USHER is alive and kicking

Since the end of Open Web Foundry#6 there were barely any news about Usher , one of the OWF#6 finalists. Usher is one of the projects with a lot of potential inside the emerging Web3. It has a clear and necessary use case: they are creating a transparent, trustless, and decentralised layer of affiliate marketing services that will hopefully curb some of the bad practices that currently plague the crypto space. Given their strong fundamentals, the apparent silence that engulfed the project in the past couple of months seemed uncanny. The “mystery” was solved pretty easily: During this period they were building stealthily and the time for Usher’s release is close.

Update: I’ve been building silently @usher_web3 . More work to do — but it’s close to release. For anyone that’s marked to receive our UAP NFT, it’s coming and you’ll earn more for supporting campaigns. Anyone marked to receive AR, a process for claiming this is devised. Wagmi

— ryanwould.eth (@ryan_soury) June 19, 2022

RareCandy 3D has an actual place in Metaverese

RareCandy 3D , the NFT marketplace that was one of the OWF#6 participants, now owns a CryptoVoxel parcel and has big plans with it.

Straight out of metaverse — our new Cryptovoxels parcel in Pastel Island is online! Located at 11 Piglett Ear Place , near Forget-Me-Not Forests  in Pastel  (2858W,4020N), the fresh plot will be a two-story showroom for crypto art, physical NFTs, Music, and Voxel assets, such as wearables, decorations, and accessories.

Although the final build is yet to be released, you can experience an intermediate version to have a little taste of how the final showroom will look. Also, there is a treasure hunt game for those who like riddles. Enjoy your candies.

Have you checked our new CV parcel at Pastel Island? Participate in the interactive scav hunt, join our voxel creators program, get POAPs, $RCDY , and voxel wearables along the way

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