The Arweave Ecosystem Annual Report 2022
Originally posted here.
We are at the beginning of a new year and what will happen is yet to be revealed. Of course, we have our expectations about the future, but the veil is still thick. Instead of making predictions about what lies ahead of us, maybe it is a good time to try and see what we […]
We are at the beginning of a new year and what will happen is yet to be revealed. Of course, we have our expectations about the future, but the veil is still thick. Instead of making predictions about what lies ahead of us, maybe it is a good time to try and see what we accomplished as an ecosystem in the past year.
While doing the yearly recap, we struggled to find a meaningful way on how to frame 2022. We could have published some neat charts, after all, the figures are impressive: from under 8 TB the blockweave grew to way over 100 TB in the last year. Still, we felt that an approach like this wouldn’t reflect the sheer scale of Arweave. Numbers and charts tend to abstract too much of the human element involved in the creation of that growth.
We came up with the most basic solution: an endless thread of entries from our previous weekly reports. Even if this represents a mere selection of what we thought to be the most relevant news from all the last year’s weekly reports (which in turn are just a selection from all the news that appears on any given week), we ended up with over 100 entries.
Probably for each piece of news highlighted, there are at least five equally important that didn’t manage to end up here, and for those, we apologise.
Look at this collection as at the peak of the iceberg – a tiny visible spot of concentrated work that was done through an entire year by countless members of this ecosystem. Days and nights of passion were poured into each new feature announced by Arweave’s projects.
From January to December, the ecosystem never stopped pushing forward and building the new web. At any given moment, there was an arweaver in Asia, America, Africa, Australia, or Europe awake and thinking about how to improve something on the Permaweb. For all who identify as part of this community – we salute you!
Without further ado, as a way to embody the scale of Arweave, behold our meager yearly recap:
3em launches as a rapid multi-language execution machine for SmartWeave
Verto had a groundbreaking week with the incubation and release of 3em – a multi-language smart contract execution layer for Arweave. 3em allows developers writing in Solidity, Rust, C, and other languages to build and read Arweave smart contracts. You can read all we know so far here .
1/ Today’s public release of 3em was beyond exciting.
So proud of @andreestech & @undefined_void for their hard work on the first milestone of this protocol.
A separate on NONtechnical implications & where we see this going… https://t.co/mW1Mi0x51K
— t8.arweave.dev (@TateBerenbaum) January 4, 2022
RedStone Smart Contracts v4.1 brings 10x performance gains for SmartWeave
As well as Verto, RedStone has been hard at work with optimizations to SmartWeave. The latest version of the SDK behind the team’s own oracle app performs up to 10x faster than the previous release. On Twitter, RedStone challenged us to try to benchmark the SDK for ourselves.
1/ Building efficient smart-contract infrastructure is a long journey – but hard work pays off
We’ve shipped a new version of our SDK that is up to 10x faster than the previous release. Wanna play a game? Perform benchmarking with us and see what score your machine gets! pic.twitter.com/kNoZRJxlpk
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) January 4, 2022
RedStone’s SmartWeave Scanner develops further
After the integration with ArCode Studio (a tool that allows users to explore, deploy and interact with SmartWeave contracts) that took place earlier this year, RedStone unleashes the full power of this tool by allowing users to log into the scanner with ArConnect or Finnie. While connected, a user can deploy a new smart contract or write new interactions to older SmartWeaves.
#ArConnect and #Finnie have landed in our #SmartWeave Scanner
You can now view contract’s state, perform dry-runs and write interactions using your wallet of choice. Our explorer is getting stuffed with features – building it further for #Arweave community is just exciting pic.twitter.com/xKSpUkPOXK
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) January 25, 2022
everPay launches a SmartWeave-based NFT auction
everPay launches its first auction on Arweave. The auction is completely gasless as it is stored on Arweave and paid for in $AR. Whilst being the classic ascending dynamic auction, it has a twist – whoever is outbid receives an extra 2% of their own bid.
There are a total of 9 auctions and it’s running from the 6th to 13th of January. Read more about the auction and its mechanics here . And until the 1oth of January you can guess what price the Santa will be auctioned at to get a chance to win 1AR:
The 9th NFT from the #arweave NFT Winston Family!
What price will our Santa be auctioned off at? Comment your guess below!
5 closest answers will get 1 $AR each!
like and retweet to enter. 5 guesses per twitter account.#Giveaway #Airdrops pic.twitter.com/4TXOAhjhKh
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) January 5, 2022
Verto announces new UI
Verto releases a sneak peek of ArConnect’s new UI, which is more closely in key with Verto’s recent rebrand. With swap nearing completion and ArConnect being improved all the time, we’re keeping a close eye on what Verto does next!
Sneak peek at the new https://t.co/006AYwgJgU UI pic.twitter.com/wdq7jFOB0X
— Verto (@vertoexchange) January 11, 2022
Sarcophagus raises 5.4m in funding
The decentralised dead man’s switch built atop Arweave and Ethereum, Sarcophagus DAO, closed a 5.4m round of funding this week from investors such as Placeholder, Greenfield One and Arweave. Notably, this round was conducted through the DAO itself, with funding proposals and votes submitted via Aragon , and funds locked into the DAO’s multisig automatically.
Read our full report here .
Sarcophagus DAO Closes $5.4m to Build the First Decentralized Dead Man’s Switch – Read more here: https://t.co/nmmp6GX3Wp
— Sarcophagus 𓂀 (@sarcophagusio) January 6, 2022
Arweave’s family tree gets bigger
In another boost to the Arweave ecosystem, is the launch of ArCode Studio. It’s a tool that allows users to easily deploy and interact with Smartweave contracts. Users can also view the state of contracts that are registered as safe, post real interactions or perform dry runs.
Hello world! ArCode Studio is finally ready and we made a video tutorial to celebrate. A big thank you to all the wonderful people that helped us to make this happen @cripto_dr @samecwilliams @SpheronHQ @JF_Beats @redstone_defi #arweave #web3
Tutorial: https://t.co/BSDNAWQqC8 pic.twitter.com/XYBpRHcpzp
— luckyr13.arweave.dev #FreeAssangeNOW (@criptoalfa) January 19, 2022
Shortly after the ArCode’s launch, the RedStone scanner integrated it with its contract explorer. The integration enables contracts loaded on RedStone’s scanner to be immediately ready to explore.
1/ Big news, #ArCode is now available in our RedStone Scanner
Integration with this thriving #SmartWeave tool brings our Explorer to the next level! https://t.co/VYROEvpT4I
We also added some cool features, see this thread to learn more pic.twitter.com/Jxubp5VnBG
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) January 20, 2022
Behold, the future of music NFTs!
Releap made an entry into the music NFT space this week with its creator describing it as a creative platform to empower artists with new tools to engage fans in a new way. It helps artists get direct contributions from fans through a reward system set by the artists themselves without third-party interference. It is built on Arweave and Solana.
1/8 We are excited to finally make a public announcement for Releap — a decentralised music NFT platform built on #Solana and #Arweave , with a mission to empower artists with new tools to engage fans like never before.https://t.co/wc1DhyiFfK
— Releap (@Releap_IO) January 19, 2022
AR is listed on XT.COM
On 26 January XT.COM started the deposit and trading of AR. With a daily volume of near $700m, and over 300.000 monthly active users, XT.COM could represent a gateway for onboarding new adopters of Arweave’s coin. On 27 January, the second day of trading the AR volume traded on this exchange was already at over 24k.
#XTexchange will list $AR @ArweaveTeam in the Innovation Zone (Gray Scale) under AR/USDT trading pair.
Deposit & Trading:07: 30 on Jan 26 (UTC)
Withdrawal: 03: 00 on Jan 27 (UTC)
AR Trading Competition – $10,000 to be Won ! #Arweave
— XT.com Exchange (@XTexchange) January 26, 2022
Sarco Releases New v2.0 Roadmap
Sarcophagus DAO – known for its “Dead Man’s Switch” protocol – recently received a whole lot of funding . Now it seems they are pushing ahead with a new roadmap outlining their future plans to rework their smart contracts and build a robust test suite.
The @sarcophagusio V2 Roadmap $SARCO
See more in depth info in the Notion Doc! https://t.co/2n3Mf6t6BD pic.twitter.com/mJf0YQthTo
— JonnyRingo.eth 𓂀 (@JonnyRingo711) February 2, 2022
CyberTime and Redstone
CyberTime – the NFT marketplace on CELO – announced that they will be integrating RedStone’s pricing feeds as well as their pseudo-number generator. This will allow a more fair distribution of NFTs to the users by increasing randomness.
@cybertime_eth integrates RedStone pricing feeds
The leading NFT Marketplace on @CeloOrg will use #Celo pricing feeds and our pseudo-number generator for a fair #NFTs distribution
Read the article for details https://t.co/7xcdDlBLVe
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) February 2, 2022
RedStone also gave us an in depth explanation of how they are bundling up transactions using Bundlr in order to achieve higher throughput and transactions per second.
1/ #Smartweave is cost-efficient, easy-to-use and versatile. But waiting up to 20 minutes for a transaction to mine is painful. That’s how we tackle it
TLDR; We leverage transaction bundling, in the same way as the other chains use rollups to scale the throughput pic.twitter.com/NfKzXDU2P7
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) February 1, 2022
everFinance releases an explorer for everPay data
This week, Arweave-Ethereum cross-chain DEX everPay has launched a way to explore transactions and statistics processed by their platform. The stats reveal that the total value locked on everPay is around $2.3m USD.
Great news! After the launch of everPay we bring you: EverScan (https://t.co/LvYK2cO6yv )! View all everPay transactions as well as statistics.
Read all about everScan below#Arweave is taking over the planet, just saying. https://t.co/2Kl2eGMlD1
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) February 11, 2022
everPay open-sources Python SDK
everPay, a cross-chain DEX for AR, has made their everpay.py SDK available to the public. The SDK underwent testing as the code that powered everPay’s Winston Family NFT auction.
everPay’s python SDK is open source, everPay auctions are currently using this python SDK. That being said, all WEB3 developers: use our SDK to develop your legendary applications!https://t.co/KtM1utmp17
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) February 9, 2022
3em.js launches to the public
You can now integrate 3em into your own project: https://t.co/nVHIea7wbj
A brief on 3em.js pic.twitter.com/9RvJPrmAcA
— Verto (@vertoexchange) February 7, 2022
KYVE releases 2022 roadmap
The much-awaited news on a timeline for KYVE’s incentivized testnet launch is here – Q1 2022. Following the testnet, KYVE will look to launch mainnet somewhere between Q3 and Q4. Check the thread below for the full picture:
We’re a month into 2022 already Luckily, the KYVE team is working tirelessly to provide network participants with the best possible experience. Here are a few things that are on our roadmap this year pic.twitter.com/8veSoerSC9
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) February 7, 2022
Open Web Foundry kicks off
Yesterday we saw the kick off of the 6th edition of the Open Web Foundry, Arweave’s very own incubating initiative that helps projects get funded and off the ground. We’ve been hyping about the new OWF for a while now and were very excited to see it finally take shape. We’ll be keeping a close eye and reporting on what we see!
The OWF6 Kick-Off Call starts now!
Join us and Arweave founder @samecwilliams to learn how the Foundry helps #BuildTheNewWeb with some incredible Web3 projects.
Tune in at https://t.co/V5pLpqMIrA
— Open Web Foundry (@OpenWebFoundry) February 2, 2022
5 new Open Web Foundry projects revealed in the third Community Spotlight
A fresh crop of Arweave ecosystem projects is being incubated as part of the sixth installment of Open Web Foundry. Watch to see pitches from 4EVERLAND, Blinds, Uniiku, Shareweave and Ubikom.
Redstone launches SonAR SmartWeave explorer rebrand
RedStone’s SonAR is a way to dig into the activity around SmartWeave contracts and PSTs. Sometimes, it can be hard to stumble upon what’s hot in the ecosystem or get analytics on contract / token activity, but SonAR labels the major Arweave ecosystem contracts to make it easy to read and discover what’s getting used, and how.
1/ For all of you seeking for the best weaves on #Arweave . We are glad to announce a small rebranding of our SmartWeave explorer – SonAR has just landed!
And with the change comes a gift as we’ve integrated our public RedStone testnet with the SonAR.
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) February 14, 2022
Pianty releases new fiat payments methods
To make it easier to onboard new users, Pianity allows the purchase of NFTs with fiat – a layer of abstraction for processing the crypto payments in the background that bypasses the need for the user to have a wallet.
[Product Update] It’s never been easier to buy #NFTs on #Pianity !
You can now buy NFTs with Apple Pay and Google Pay directly from your devices!
And we’ve added 2 currencies: the Japanese Yen (JPY) & the British pound sterling (GBP)
Read more: https://t.co/4x5HGxPAzm pic.twitter.com/psbDMiHQlk
— Pianity (@pianitynft) February 9, 2022
Hundreds of thousands of documents from the Ukraine/Russia conflict are archived on the permaweb
Following a $100k flash grant program announced by the Arweave core team , developer Andreas Pirela has built a JS tool to query NewsAPI.org and push each matching story to the permaweb.
These results can be found in PDF form as well. The reason why we decide to store #pdfs in the #permaweb with #Arweave is to ensure that #Historians can look at this information in a more descriptive way without worrying about #html or #css files that will disappear over time.
— Andres Pirela (@andreestech) February 17, 2022
Beyond Pirela’s work, Sam Williams confirmed that over 400,000 artifacts from the crisis have been stored on chain, and that Arweave block explorer ViewBlock has built a custom page to explore the uploads.
Sincere thanks to the teams at @view_block , @BundlrNetwork , @vertoexchange and many individuals in the ecosystem who have made this crowd-sourced effort possible.
Collectively you are building a powerful, permanent record of this critical moment in world history. Thank you.
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) February 17, 2022
Joining in the archiving efforts, Bundlr has built a way to rapidly archive relevant tweets and articles:
We’ve started archiving tweets and articles that contain information out of Ukraine+Russia at 10 TPS. We will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks
We must preserve our history in a permanent, accessible way@samecwilliams , we’re excited to work on this with you!
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) February 15, 2022
Over five million Russia-Ukraine artifacts are archived on Arweave
There are now over five million contents on the Russia-Ukraine war archived on Arweave’s permaweb. The effort was launched a week ago when Arweave’s founder, Sam Williams, announced a $100,000 grant. The contents, including videos, pictures and web links will be stored for 200 years and could potentially be used for research and investigation purposes as the crisis degenerates into a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Tragic news from Ukraine today. My heart goes out to all those that are affected by the conflict.
So far the Arweave community has archived over 5 million documents from Ukraine in order to generate a permanent and immutable record of the events there.
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) February 24, 2022
Projects in the Arweave ecosystem, including Bundlr, contributed to help make the archiving project a reality.
We have archived over 1 million pieces of data that came out of Ukraine and Russia onto #Arweave
Thank you @ArweaveTeam and @samecwilliams for spearheading this initiative pic.twitter.com/PQJI7YmOpt
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) February 19, 2022
RSS3 debuts governance, integrates Avalanche
Following its first major token sale, which saw $RSS3 tokens make it into the hands of a wide group of people, RSS3 will undergo its debut DAO governance vote, with an NFT reward for participants. The team announced today on its Notion site how the tokens have been distributed and the voting weight each token type has.
Make sure to leave your RSS3Token or WhitePaper NFT in the wallet during the voting period and gain the genesis RSS3 avatar!
— RSS3 (@rss3_) February 18, 2022
Earlier this week, RSS3 announced content and data indexing for the Avalanche C-Chain, meaning NFTs and activity from AVAX dApps will now appear in a user’s profile feed.
We are excited to announce that as of today the RSS3 protocol and nodes are fully supporting the @avalancheavax network for content and data indexing. https://t.co/wzThM4bE3A pic.twitter.com/JORWREXPBf
— RSS3 (@rss3_) February 17, 2022
ArDrive now shows file and folder count in the info panel
ArDrive has just released a much-requested feature that makes it easier to know how many files and folders are in a drive.
There’s something new in the info panel on ArDrive
Now you can see how many folders & files make up your public & private Drives!
Who’s got the most files in one of their Drives? Show us how many you’ve got!#KnowHowMuchYouStow pic.twitter.com/zmXxQp0OaV
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) February 16, 2022
Handshake between Arweave and NFTs
During the week, there was a partnership agreement between the Arweave ecosystem and the nonfungible token or NFTs space. This time, it’s between Meson Network, a bandwidth market place and ‘Show me’, a subscription NFT social network built on Web3. The emergence of Meson Network gives ShowMe more choices in carrying more content formats, Meson Network said.
@ShowMeNFT is thrilled to announce that it has reached a partnership with Meson Network. The emergence of Meson Network gives ShowMe more choices in carrying more content formats. At present, ShowMe has widely cited Meson Network.
More details: https://t.co/FNt3AqpBNl
— meson.network (@NetworkMeson) February 19, 2022
Also in the NFT space, Mintbase, an NFT marketplace that built its database on Arweave, deployed its 1000th smart contract and to celebrate, it put to use its ‘transfer store ownership feature’.
1000 smart contracts deployed on Mintbase What a milestone! And we’re only just getting started
To celebrate (and put our new ‘transfer store ownership’ feature to use), we’ll be gifting a store to someone in our community! RT and drop your $NEAR name below to enter pic.twitter.com/zeG2umTXmJ
— Mintbase (@mintbase) February 19, 2022
New tool, new token: Bundlr has been busy
The Bundlr team has built an archiving tool that will allow permanent storage of content from Twitter to Arweave using the Bundlr network. In partnership with Arweave, Bundlr has announced a 10,000 USDC grant for developers who can integrate the tool with VK, Russia’s biggest social media platform.
We are excited to launch ARchivers, an open-source project containing TwittAR and ARticle archival tools
It allows anyone to record tweets and articles and permanently store them on #Arweave via @BundlrNetwork https://t.co/46tiHLxTSY
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) February 21, 2022
“Would surely increase Bundlr TX flow, as well as help make Arweave a more complete archive of the issues people care about,” Williams wrote in a tweet referring to the tool.
Ability to run your own large-scale Twitter -> Arweave archiver incoming next week, thanks to the @BundlrNetwork team.
The power of Arweave is that it is a *democratic* archive.
The most powerful tool for recording history is available to all, at the minimum possible cost. https://t.co/w7kqJXJiKb
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) February 20, 2022
Data upload to Arweave via Bundlr can now be paid for with Boba token. That’s another way to make accessing the permaweb easy for all.
We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with @bobanetwork to provide permanent on-chain data storage on Boba
Users can now use $BOBA to pay for data uploads on Bundlr
To learn more about our partnership, read our announcement below https://t.co/B2LBHqg9mf
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) February 22, 2022
Spheron celebrates its scorecard
Fifty days into 2022 and Spheron, an Arweave-based application hosting tool which allows developers link Github repository to a custom domain and have the application built and deployed to the permaweb, is already counting its achievements. Its users have grown 10 percent and projects increased by 29 percent.
Just 5⃣0⃣ days into the year & #Spheron is shining with tremendous growth & fantastic possibilities for this new year
10%+ increase in the number of users &
29%+ in projects so far #WAGMI
Wanna know how we continued to grow this week
— Spheron – Building Dev Tools For Web3 (@SpheronHQ) February 20, 2022
Redstone takes data accessibility to Celo
Taking with it over 1,000 price feeds data for crypto and real-world assets, Redstone Finance has partnered with Celo blockchain. This comes two months after Redstone participated in the DeFi for the People Hackathon and won the Interoperability Track. The partnership, according to Marcin Karmierczak, Head of Growth at RedStone, aims “to onboard users who haven’t yet interacted with crypto, like citizens of developing countries and socially excluded communities.”
@redstone_defi has joined the @CeloOrg ecosystem, bringing with it over 1000 data feeds.
This oracle ecosystem provides pricing data of tokens, stocks, ETFs and commodities, with efficient pricing and a frictionless integration – details. https://t.co/Ekw4krtLxZ
— Celo (@CeloOrg) February 22, 2022
Koii offers $1m USD in grants
A $1million grant will be distributed to developers who can build projects in three categories, including communication tools, financial applications and innovative on-boarding methods, for the Koii network.
Introducing the @KoiiNetwork Grant Program!
Totaling $1 million, the grants are intended to expand and support 3 main categories of the Koii open-source library:
– Communication tools
– Financial applications
– Innovative onboarding methods
— Koii Network (@KoiiNetwork) February 23, 2022
Files from the Russian invasion of Ukraine continued to be stored
Last week the counter was around 5 million files. At the moment of writing this article, there are over 12.5 million files stored. Arweavers will never stop recording everything. There will be no clean slate for those involved, no retractions, no unwanted files deleted, just raw data waiting to be scrutinized by the court of Hague.
Urgent need to preserve evidence of war crimes. The #web3 community, especially @samecwilliams & @ArweaveTeam , have built tools to permanently safeguard distributed digital libraries of information. Arweave will be a game changer for Hague prosecutors… https://t.co/Ql3G88lHOA
— Tomicah Tillemann (@TomicahTD) March 3, 2022
The entire effort made by the Arweave team didn’t remain unseen. Sam Williams, Arweave’s founder, was asked by Bloomberg TV to explain the initiative:
Honored to represent the Arweave community’s archiving efforts on @bloomberg TV today https://t.co/hEww75rPqs
Thanks to this community’s work, >6.5 million artifacts from Ukraine have been permanently stored so far.
This horrific moment in history will not be forgotten.
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) February 26, 2022
Likewise, another member of our community, Andres Pirela, a developer at Verto, explained how Arweave works in the context of data preservation in an article for Forbes.
I recently collaborated on a #Forbes article on how #Arweave is helping historians have full access of information regarding the #Russia #Ukraine situation. Give it a read https://t.co/18wpjFxSN5 . Article by @Steven_Ehrlich
— Andres Pirela (@andreestech) February 27, 2022
The community rallied to further expand the sources from where the information about the war are extracted
Decent.land , the Web3 social layer, an Arweave native project, participated in the joint effort by offering a proof of concept meant to achieve data from Reddit.
(1/4) In order to contribute to the efforts done by the Arweave community to archive public data about the #UkraineRussiaWar permanently, we developed a PoC to archive data from another social network, Reddit:
— decent.land (@decentdotland) February 27, 2022
ArDrive announced the launch of AR.I/O Network and raised 17 million $ to operationalize it
This project represents a grand milestone through decentralisation for the entire Arweave ecosystem. The importance of AR.I/O Network could be understood by the magnitude of the funds raised and by the backers that led the round: Arweave Team, Blockchain Capital, and Sino Global Capital. We had an exclusive on these news so you can read the whole story here .
Today we’re excited to announce the launch of @ar_io_network, bringing decentralized & incentivized gateways to @ArweaveTeam .@ArweaveNews with the exclusive: https://t.co/q3dBs6ARtk
We’re sure there are some questions so let’s get to them! A :
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) February 28, 2022
Pianity raised $6.5 million in the seed round
Pianity, one of the players from the incipient music NFT industry announced the end of their seed round:
led byDigital Renaissance Foundation, Big Brain Holdings, and Longhash Ventures, with participation from IOSG; LD Capital; Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO at TheSandBox; ViaBTC; ArkStream Capital; Arweave; and Ronny Shibley, CTO and co-founder at Gorillas.
We’re proud to announce that we raised $6.5 million in seed to build the next generation of music platform leveraging #NFTs !
Thank you to all the artists, collectors, advisors, and investors for being part of this journey!
Read the announcement: https://t.co/IqCho8WNAc pic.twitter.com/hxyUWPKI4w
— Pianity (@pianitynft) March 2, 2022
Let’s hope that the world will settle and will let the future sound good again. At least we know that Pianity will have the means to provide the beats!
KYVE Network released its third protocol update
This update focuses on the KYVE DAO and further decentralisation of the governance and delegation process. They also worked on improving the nodes’ infrastructure by diminishing the amount of data stored in memory. For further explanations you can check their Medium article .
“With this latest release, we have taken yet another step towards fully decentralising the KYVE protocol — as well as bringing us closer to mainnet stability,” said KYVE co-founder John Letey.
Attention, KYVE-ers! We just rolled out our third protocol update, which aims to improve delegation security and node infrastructure in the KYVE Network.
Some of the biggest updates pic.twitter.com/arRwXUTvI9
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) February 28, 2022
Bybit listed RSS3
Bybit, a crypto exchange with almost 9 billion $ daily traded volume, that defines itself as one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges, listed RSS3 , RSS3 represents the counterpart of RSS built for the Web3.
Learn more about $RSS3, one of Bybit’s newest listings!
Join our Global Telegram AMA with Joshua Meteora, Founder of @rss3_ on March 2 at 7PM UTC.
Participate & stand to win from a prize pool of $2,000 worth of $RSS3!
Join here: https://t.co/JZb09CGeoF pic.twitter.com/Jj9ARgMGhU
— Bybit (@Bybit_Official) March 2, 2022
RSS3 Protocol defines the format of information presence and communication, and through the protocol, users store signed information to decentralised RSS3 Network, including profile, link, note and asset, where note and asset include not only signed content published by users themselves, but also content automatically indexed from other networks. Details of the RSS3 Protocol can be found here.
EverFinance now supports PSTs too
EverFinance, the cross-chain DeFi protocol that uses the power of Arweave to deliver feeless and instant transactions showcased again the use of SCP (storage-based consensus protocol, a protocol created by them) in enabling support for profit-sharing tokens too through EverPay dApp. In order to better understand the underlying tech, we recommend checking this article .
Sooo… we did a thing.
We now support #Arweave #Smartweave PSTs now. Just letting everyone know, especially @ardrive and @vertoexchange .$VRT #ArDrive pic.twitter.com/L0Y9gPOrgQ
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) March 2, 2022
Open Web Foundry Final Community Spotlight
What an amazing week it has been in the ecosystem with the Open Web Foundry (OWF) showcasing many new projects. Our own Pierre will be reporting on all these awesome new projects soon, so stay tuned! Be sure not to miss the final OWF Community spotlight event today at 6 pm CET.
a final peek at the newest projects on the #permaweb !
Community Spotlight #6 at 6pm CET / 12pm ET tomorrow
tune in here https://t.co/jmXV4MVwF3 pic.twitter.com/pGOML8abbf
— Open Web Foundry (@OpenWebFoundry) March 10, 2022
Verto partners with Arweave Team and Bundlr Network
Verto Exchange partner up with the Arweave core team and Bundlr Network to offer free uploads of 100kB or less to Arweave’s Permaweb via the ArConnect browser extension wallet.
1/ We’re pumped to announce our collaboration with @BundlrNetwork and @ArweaveTeam on a new way to submit transactions to the permaweb.
In short: developers can now make ArConnect transactions FREE.
Read on to learn more! pic.twitter.com/tpJA9dhbix
— Verto (@vertoexchange) March 7, 2022
Sarchophagus’s leadership conversations go public
The Sarcophagus team has moved all the conversations they would normally be made between themselves to a public Discord server so anyone can see the developments and give their own ideas. As well as joining in on Discord, you can listen to the DAO’s past team calls on permacast here .
We have now moved our #dev and leadership chats to a public channel. See what’s happening with the team!https://t.co/gwnMyg91D1
Join our Discord community to keep up with news and developments in the community!https://t.co/YnvSTFHVY8
— Sarcophagus 𓂀 (@sarcophagusio) March 10, 2022
RedStone launches RedStone Academy to teach Web3
RedStone Finance launches its RedStone Academy, which is focused on helping people of all backgrounds jump in to learn how to develop their own SmartWeave smart contracts on Arweave using the RedStone SmartWeave SDK.
1/ Have you ever thought about writing your first #SmartWeave contract but didn’t know where to start?
Welcome to https://t.co/dJt7MSGB4S , where everyone can become #Arweave ninja
Learn more about #Permaweb and write your first RedStone Contract – Details below pic.twitter.com/8CPX69azpJ
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) March 7, 2022
Akord raises $2.3 million in an investment round to further their development
Social vault platform Akord has raised a $2.3m seed round to build an Arweave-backed permanent storage solution for digital heritage. Backers include Maven11, D1 and Arweave. Also on the list is SevenX ventures – a fund with vast ecosystem experience and a portfolio that includes ArDrive, Koii, everFinance and Spheron.
1/ Announcement: We’re thrilled to announce that we closed $2.3m round including investments from @Maven11Capital , @d1ventures , @SevenXVentures and @ArweaveTeam
The funding gives us the resources to market our secure and permanent storage and collaboration service
— Akord (@AkordTeam) March 7, 2022
ANS domains airdropped to the Arweave community
Arweave name service domains were airdropped to 513 community members by Web3 social protocol decent.land . Users of Verto ID and alpha testers of the original decent.land protocol are among those eligible for airdrop.
The team is working to ensure ANS domains are displayed on Verto Exchange and ViewBlock instead of wallet addresses. Incentive mechanisms for people to earn passive income for holding ANS domain will be available in the mainnet, the team said.
Excited to announce that our Arweave Name Service protocol is live after this initial airdrop. DL alpha and Verto ID users all now have an ANS domain. What’s next https://t.co/aSBSfUQ5de
— decent.land (@decentdotland) March 17, 2022
Build a permaweb app, get $100,000 investment
Developers and engineers with permaweb ideas can now build on Arweave with $100,000 investment support. The developer gets cash support at every stage from building the app and pitching the idea to raising external funding.
Who’s ready to build on #arweave ? Share with a friend https://t.co/TapuwgCvae
Support throughout your building experience. pic.twitter.com/a8JGoiubtn
— Only Arweave (@onlyarweave) March 16, 2022
Over 24 million Russia-Ukraine pieces of war content archived on Arweave
As the war rages in Ukraine with devastating impact, more documents are preserved . There are over 24million pieces of content including text, video and pictures stored permanently.
The world needs an immutable storage system to survive numerous generations & Arweave has that potential. Arweave is currently used to archive documents related to the Ukraine-Russia war for future historians to analyze. Over 24 million tweets, vids, & docs have been preserved pic.twitter.com/nRdmNBSBEE
— Sami Kassab (@Old_Samster) March 16, 2022
RSS3 airdrops tokens to early adopters
RSS3, an open information syndication protocol that aims to support efficient and decentralised information distribution in Web3 announced an incentive airdrop for the community it says would continue for seven days.
Developers and engineers with permaweb ideas can now build on Arweave with $100,000 investment support. The developer gets cash support at every stage from building the app and pitching the idea to raising external funding.
Our airdrop for the community will be available for claim from 2022.3.15 2pm(UTC)
Important: The airdrop will be available for 7 days
Don’t forget to get your $RSS3 airdrop at the right time! pic.twitter.com/TYuKbSljrX
— RSS3 (@rss3_) March 14, 2022
OWF Demo Day Concludes
Demo Day has arrived! Yesterday, 31th March, was the day we had all been waiting for, the Open Web Foundry Demo Day concluded.
Over the course of the past weeks many new projects came to the Arweave Ecosystem. Yesterday the finalists showed off what they had been working on. Our journalist, Pierre, will soon be diving into all the new projects, so stay tuned!
we’re super excited for this!! https://t.co/PDre1CiTxL
— Arweave Team (@ArweaveTeam) March 31, 2022
Arweave’s founder, Sam Williams, puts things into perspective for everyone:
This isn’t all web3 can do. We are not here _just_ to make more transparent companies.
Permaweb apps offer web services with the guarantees of protocols like Bitcoin and HTTP: immutable user rights, out of the control of any individual or group. https://t.co/QtTWZQbSIw
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) March 31, 2022
everFinance partners with Huobi
First up is everFinance, who have just acquired a fancy new partner.
What a great milestone for us! What a great new partner to have! #Huobi #arweave https://t.co/s9Seb74lcu
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) March 29, 2022
everFinance auction goes live and breaks the internet
The latest everFinance auction went live yesterday, and soon after, the auction crashed. This is not a bad thing, this is a good thing, as it shows a massive increase in adoption.
everFinance has assured everyone that any (temporarily) missing funds – that were locked due to the bidding mechanism – from their wallets will be returned.
The auction will now take place today, the 1st of April. No, this is not an April fools joke!
Statement from todays auction! Thanks so much for the support, the participation was crazy!
We’ll give you an exact time for when the auction will resume. pic.twitter.com/a0B9Djq319
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) March 31, 2022
everPay integrates MathWallet
MathWallet , a multi-chain mobile crypto wallet, announced the support for $AR some weeks ago. It was a no-brainer that Arweave native dApps would adopt this new access point to the Arweave ecosystem. Still, everPay pleasantly surprised us by how quickly they achieved the integration.
everPay is a project of everFinance , Arweave’s layer two network that enables feeless, instant transactions, and enables cross-chain payments.
We’ve got some great news!
We’ve added @MathWallet on #everPay ! Don’t hesitate to #swap some $USDT or $USDC for $AR . #Arweave will take over the world, just saying. pic.twitter.com/bj9Aj2C7zP
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) April 12, 2022
Akord notes are here
And you can start using them today. As you would expect on a high efficiency Blockchain, like Arweave, the fees are low! Go check it out!
How much does it cost to save Akord Notes?
With 1 USD, you can save 500 documents forever, at the current price of $AR token:https://t.co/TNfI69unoJ pic.twitter.com/nKJgLbFDlE
— Akord (@AkordTeam) March 28, 2022
Releap launches beta version for music NFT product
Before now, when you hear of NFTs, what comes to mind are pictures and gaming assets, but music has now been brought to NFT platform. Releap, the firm behind the innovation, unveiled Releap Launch to help musicians debut their work using Solana and Releap Studio, helping creators mint NFTs with audio and visual metadata. The metadata of NFTs is stored on Arweave.
(1/7) Releap launches this week as the first Music NFT platform built on #Solana and #Arweave . This beta version of our app comprises #ReleapLaunch , a launchpad for music NFTs; and #ReleapStudio , an open NFT minting service for musicians.
— Releap (@Releap_IO) April 4, 2022
RedStone’s WASM is here
And the moment the core developers at RedStone have been anticipating – Redstone WASM contracts are now live. WASM support is officially here.
Go devs, go!
1/ RedStone #WASM Contracts are live
Highly secure #SmartWeave contracts backed-up by all the advantages of our SDK.
Check our new templates and start developing your contracts in #AssemblyScript , #Go or #Rust within minutes
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) March 30, 2022
Anticipate The Graph’s support for Arweave
The Graph, an indexing protocol and global API for organizing data on the blockchain, helping users to sort through massive data sets to find the information they need, has announced that it was planning to provide support for Arweave. The integration will help make Arweave’s stored data more readable, organised and more accessible.
I’m excited that we’re launching @ArweaveTeam support soon with @graphprotocol . The announcement around development came a few months ago, but it looks like it’s now getting close! https://t.co/fYSXkdXDXt
— nader (, ) | nader.lens (@dabit3) April 4, 2022
Bundlr handles 98% of data uploads to Arweave
Call it one of the most successful projects on Arweave, and you won’t be wrong. In 11 months, Bundlr has grown to handle 98 percent of Arweave data uploads. Bundlr said it was able to contribute to the growth of Arweave by scaling its transaction per second, TPS, allowing more data to be uploaded to Arweave at any given time.
1/ We are now responsible for 90% — 98% of all data uploaded to @ArweaveTeam
How did we achieve this? pic.twitter.com/I4wzGj5rJt
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) April 6, 2022
Bundlr did it again!
Bundlr (the aggregator that works on top of the Arweave network and is responsible for over 90% of its transactions) integrated AVAX payments. This step means that Avalanche native dApps could use Arweave storage and pay in their native coin from now on for Arweave storage. We are starting to wonder how many Layer 1 chains are not yet linked with the Permaweb.
We have another incredible partnership, this time with @avalancheavax !
This collaboration enables developers to permanently store data on @ArweaveTeam via @BundlrNetwork with the Avalanche wallet and $AVAX
To learn more, read our announcement https://t.co/nM9sPKZuGq
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) April 14, 2022
KYVE now has its own security and nodes
KYVE Network has said it launched a Cosmos SDK-based chain, which makes it a layer 1 that has its own security and nodes.
1/ We’re so excited to announce that @KYVENetwork has launched a @cosmos SDK-based chain, making KYVE its own layer 1!
Why did we make this switch & what does this mean for the KYVE community? Let’s take a closer look pic.twitter.com/dvkFXJek3T
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) April 4, 2022
Pianity users to get secondary market
Pianity opens a secondary market, and one of its features will help collectors decide whether they want fixed or auction prices when they resell NFTs.
We’re thrilled to announce that our Secondary Market is open!
Collectors can now sell their #NFTs and buy new ones from other collectors
For musicians: it opens the way to a new source of income through the Artist Resale Right
Discover it: https://t.co/3SHCvPfT4K
— Pianity (@pianitynft) April 5, 2022
Public vault coming to Akord
Akord, a permanent storage on Arweave is building building public vaults. When it is launched, users can mint NFTs by uploading to their public Akord vault.
Now we’re working on implementing public vaults
Once we have finished, we’re going to add a feature to be able to mint NFTs on uploading to your vaults#Arweave #Filecoin #CryptoNews https://t.co/kLHDcmjknD pic.twitter.com/g5NzL1fYHd
— Akord (@AkordTeam) April 7, 2022
Decent.land launched its new blog besides a new product update
Decent.land , the project that aims to become the social layer of Web3, inaugurated its blog by presenting a new product update that covered the aftermaths of its ANS genesis domains airdrop and the launch of the first chapter in the decent.land DAO handbook – The History of DAOs
the first https://t.co/v1gGD4ntzy product update is live on our new blog: https://t.co/1M2x7tlVqH
— decent.land (@decentdotland) April 11, 2022
decent.land releases update that hints at the protocol’s future
It’s a beehive of activities at Decent. Land this week as it continues implementing new product development strategies, a blog post by the company shows. It appointed an Art Director, Lee Tyrrell, to work on the specifications for decent.land’s collection of ancient land NFTs. Other developments touch on the Arweave Name Service and smart contract upgrade for improved performance.
Our second weekly report of https://t.co/v1gGD4ntzy updates is live. Notably, we appointed @GreenT128 as Art Director to handle the lore for the upcoming planet all https://t.co/v1gGD4ntzy communities will inhabit. Read more about the vision here https://t.co/YVy7UEyipt
— decent.land (@decentdotland) April 25, 2022
ArDrive has some nice stuff going on here
Firstly and foremost, the ArDrive community voted to pass Inferno.Inferno is a usage rewards program for the ArDrive Dust token designed to reward users with ↁ tokens for uploading data through the ArDrive suite of apps. And now, ArDrive has “gone international”!
With version 1.13.0 of ArDrive Web, if your browser’s settings point to a Spanish-speaking locale, a Spanish-translated version of the app will be displayed! Pretty amazing stuff! Don’t worry, guys, there are more languages on the way too.
Lastly, ArDrive has partnered with @mynaaccountants Web3 stack, in a bid to take ArDrive to an enterprise level.
With Inferno passed, the opportunity to become a full fledged member ArDrive community is here!
Learn all about what it means to be a part of the ArDrive family https://t.co/6HGEQleg4m
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) April 19, 2022
More funds were raised! This time it’s Mintbase ! It seems the entire Arweave ecosystem has been on a roll recently.
A whopping $7.5M was raised from VCs in a round led by Woodstock , and at the same time are offering a $5M Grants Pool for projects built using Mintbase + NEAR. Oh, they also launched a new frontend .
1/ We are excited to lead and make a follow-on investment in Mintbase and support @nategeier and @CarolinWend in their vision of enabling users to build their own minter, market, and NFT redeeming systems. https://t.co/EOHCem72TJ
— Woodstock (@Woodstockfund) April 20, 2022
The Gitopia Janus Testnet has launched. Gitopia is marking the occasion with The Game of LORE . Participants will be rewarded with points that will later determine the number of LORE tokens they can receive when the Mainnet launches.3,250,000 LORE tokens will be given to participants!
The wait is finally over
The Game of $LORE is live now
A total of 3,250,000 $LORE tokens minted and unlocked at genesis will be rewarded to the community with the incentivization mechanism https://t.co/kleOoz8mPT
— Gitopia (@gitopiaDAO) April 19, 2022
The seal of permanence
Arweave announced the seal of permanence, a symbol that allows developers to show users of their applications that data is securely stored on the permaweb. For developers, this won’t just be a cool badge; it assures users of their capacity. And for users, it gives them the confidence that nothing jeopardizes their data.
Today we’re releasing a “Permanent on Arweave” seal that allows developers building on top of Arweave to show their users that they are serious about decentralized, permanent storage of their information. 0/n
— Arweave Team (@ArweaveTeam) April 28, 2022
Bundlr successfully concludes its seed round
Bundlr , the powerhouse that scales Arweave and makes it accessible throughout multiple layer 1 solutions, finalized its seeding round. The team managed to raise $5.2 million.
These news makes us realize what the “we are still early” statement truly means. We forgot that Bundlr, the instrument that is responsible for over 90% of Arweave transactions, is only one year old and they managed to achieve all these results before ending their seed round. “Exciting” would be an understatement when describing what’s yet to come.
1/ Thrilled to have @opensea , @RaceCapital , @hiFramework , @hypersphere_ , @ArweaveTeam , and @permanentvc invest in our seed round!
Other awesome investors include: @KYVENetwork , @sriramkri , @dabit3 , @divine_economy , @samvwaal , @ViktorBunin , @D2Fund , @0xJim , @sam_sends … pic.twitter.com/SHH2N4hrYd
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) May 4, 2022
KYVE Network launched KORELLIA, its incentivized testnet
KYVE is a project that enables data providers to standardize, validate, and permanently store data streams. Obviously, the permanent storage is provided by Arweave, while the standardization and validation will be the responsibility of KYVE’s own network.
Another step was made by KYVE Network in their quest to fulfill this goal. KORELLIA is now up and running for everyone who wants to test it in exchange for some juicy rewards.
In the simplest of terms, KYVE’s incentivized testnet will enable our team to test and verify how different aspects of the KYVE Network are functioning and how they can be improved for our community members. We will use all the data we gather from our incentivized testnet to improve the KYVE Network, ensuring we are providing the KYVE community with the best possible decentralised data lake experience.
1/ The day has come, KYVE-ers! We’re so thrilled to launch @KYVENetwork ‘s incentivized testnet, Mission Korellia!
Strap on that seatbelt, bid adieu to outdated centralized data infrastructure, & step up to the plate because it’s time for Korellia lift-off!
Let’s dive in pic.twitter.com/bfuN2moFWG
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) May 2, 2022
Metaforo, leveraging everFinance tech, released a Discord tipping bot
Metaforo , a platform that is offering out-of-the-box solutions for DAOs management, launched a tipping bot. While the implementation could seem minor, it has the potential to greatly empower the cohesion of emerging communities.
We’ve seen it at work in everFinance’s Discord server and it’s pretty straightforward:
Introducing Metaforo Tipping Bot! Reward your Discord members with the token of your choice with no gas fee!
This is made possible by @realMetaforo working together with @FinanceEver . @ArweaveTeam @The_OpenDAO @web3university @mintkudosXYZ
Join us https://t.co/XxKak160oT
— Metaforo.io (@realmetaforo) April 29, 2022
ArDrive launched its new Mining Reward Program – Inferno
Probably for many of you, ArDrive is synonym to permanently storing your life snippets captured in digital format – from family pictures to goofy clips featuring your dog or the first steps of your toddler.
Now, besides your urge to safely store those moments, ArDrive incentivizes you with a program that will be running for the next 20 weeks. Upload more than 1 GB of data in a week and you may be eligible for a reward in ArDrive tokens.
Stop, drop… and UPLOAD!
BIG NEWS! We’ve just launched INFERNO, our third Usage Mining Rewards program.
In this week’s ArDrive News, @mclars explains how YOU can be rewarded for storing your data permanently with ArDrive.
More info here https://t.co/vsAssvI5tH pic.twitter.com/pgP8IGbaH8
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) May 2, 2022
In order to reduce the grinding of manually uploading a couple of hundred pictures to reach that sweet spot of 1 GB, the announcement of INFERNO program was paired with adding a new functionality: now you can directly upload whole folders.
One of the most requested features from users has made its way into the ArDrive web app – folder uploads!
Use the NEW button to upload entire folders (and their subfolders) from your local machine to ArDrive.
Drive & folder sizes have also been added to the Info panel pic.twitter.com/IS1Zxqs4Ho
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) May 4, 2022
Bundlr reaches 200.000 million TXs threshold
The inevitable has happened. Bundlr surpassed 200 million transactions. All the integrations they made with other ecosystems, the scaling they provided by making Arweave transactions exponentially faster, the “gasless” transactions for TXs under 300 kb – all of this converged into achieving this goal. From a total of approximately 245 million TXs on Arweave, Bundlr is responsible for over 200. I don’t know if you can ask more from a project that’s only a year old.
We have surpassed 200 million transactions on Bundlr Network!
We achieved this because of our incredible community, partners, and team. Thank you all pic.twitter.com/2VbzLIRmVU
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) May 12, 2022
Bundlr integration with zkSync
It seems that there isn’t a week without a new Bundlr integration. Will they ever stop? Do we want them to stop? Hell no. Let them spread permanence throughout the entire Web3. This week it was zkSync ‘s turn to integrate with Bundlr. Now the users of zkSync, a layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, can pay for Arweave storage directly in their native token. We already covered this event in a dedicated piece, so if you want to know more, access this link .
New integration announcement! @zksync @BundlrNetwork
We’re thrilled to integrate with zkSync and offer developers fast and easy access to permanent, decentralized web 3 data storage on @ArweaveTeam
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) May 10, 2022
Pianity conducted a facelift
Pianity , one of the leading marketplaces when it comes to music NFTs, conducted a series of changes on both its song page and its music player. One could say artists have always been obsessed with aesthetics. Well, these changes are definitely not only made to beautify their product. It’s obvious that they’ve put a lot of effort into delivering a better and seamless experience for the final user. If you want to know what new functionalities Pianity released, feel free to check the article linked in their tweet.
The song page is getting a makeover, with a lot of new features and a new music player for you to enjoy even more music.https://t.co/kyalMjcTgi
Find out what’s new! pic.twitter.com/c8xTyqVbQV
— Pianity (@pianitynft) May 11, 2022
RSS3 launched its staking program
RSS3 , the data syndication solution for Web3, launched a 365-day-long staking program. Even if we covered the RSS3 project many times, each time we do, we feel like it was never enough to fully explain the complexity and implications of this particular project. Let’s say that it has the potential to create platformless media, truly owned by the content creator.
They are doing this by interconnecting four mechanisms:
RSS3 Protocols classify information into four types – profiles, links, assets, and notes
RSS3 Apps access and publish data using RSS3 SDKs in the format defined by RSS3 Protocols
RSS3 SDKs fetch data from the RSS3 Network and publish data to RSS3 Supported Networks
RSS3 Network crawls data from various RSS3 Supported Networks, caches the data into its own efficient database. It also does some pre-processing, such as applying artificial intelligence recommendation algorithms and providing a search function.
With one of the primary sources of data being Arweave itself, it’s obvious why we are paying attention to any development on their part.
We will be releasing our staking website on 2022 May 10th 3PM (UTC).
Here are some adjustments to the staking logic – basically, in the 365-day staking period, you will be able to choose to stake $RSS3 for 90, 180, 270, and 360 days.
— RSS3 (@rss3_) May 10, 2022
Permacast will support videos
Permacast launched its third iteration and the main enhancement is video support. This functionality couldn’t be timed better. In a time when Youtube is terminating accounts without any further notice, Permacast will offer video content creators safe heaven.
Imagine a dApp where you can primarily post your content (disregarding its nature, it could be podcasts or vlogs) without any fear of being de-platformed, and then using RSS feeds to post your content to various platforms. Wait, you don’t have to imagine – it’s already happening thanks to Permacast.
Videos will be supported in the next release of Permacast
V3 will be a huge improvement – read more about it here:https://t.co/WjoqB1Ib3Q
— permacast (@permacastapp) May 9, 2022
ArDrive introduced a new feature
Apparently, this week was about users and how to enrich their experience while surfing the Permaweb. ArDrive has continued to improve and released image previews inside the App. Now when you are staring at a jpeg file named “ugly.do.not.share03” and it’s not ringing any bells, you can just preview the younger content without having to open what could and up saving you from some embarrassment.
Joking aside, we have to acknowledge that functionalities like this one are paving the road to adoption for the average Web2 user. We have to understand that Web3 can and should offer a decent user experience too, not only data ownership and permanence.
Image preview is one of the most popular feature requests for ArDrive Web. We’re bring them to our web app with the release of v 1.16.0!
You can preview images stored on ArDrive by simply clicking on the info tab.
Start today https://t.co/aJDItKbW4K pic.twitter.com/yw0qtbveUS
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) May 12, 2022
EverFinance announced the Permaswap DEX
We don’t know how to stress the importance of this particular event enough. Since Verto Exchange , the first DEX on Arweave, halted its operations last year after entering an ample redesign of its core functionalities, there was no way to properly trade PSTs inside the Arweave ecosystem. PSTs (profit-sharing tokens) represent the native token standard of Arweave.
Imagine if there would be no way to trade ERC20 tokens on Ethereum? What would happen with the Ethereum chain? Well, we can only speculate on that one, what’s certain is that Arweave thrived under those circumstances because the permanent storage is such a strong proposition on its own. Imagine how the ecosystem will evolve when native projects will be capable to pair the power of permanent storage with the incentives of DeFi on both Permaswap and Verto Exchange.
The First Cross-Chain DEX On Arweave – Permaswap Has Released Its Official Website And Whitepaper. Read more about it here:https://t.co/mcLXW6GHeE
— arweave.news (@ArweaveNews) May 18, 2022
Permaswap is built by the everFinance team, the initiative that is also responsible for everPay , a layer two solution for Arweave, which represents the core inspiration behind the Permaswap design. You have to understand that Permaswap is not the usual DEX you will find in EVM chains like Ethereum. The technology doesn’t represent a mere fork of older projects packed in a new interface. It’s a totally different beast that will rely on innovations never used before. We recommend you to read both their white paper and the interview we had with Outprog , the founder of everFinance, in order to catch a glimpse of what Permaswap is.
Open Web Foundry #7 just started
On 16 May, the kick-off event that marked the start of the seventh OWF edition took place. For those who don’t know, OWF represents a recurrent program that in a sixth-week period incubates new Arweave projects. When an edition finishes, another one will shortly follow. Almost any given moment, you will find support in getting your idea implemented if you are bold enough to ask. If you like the Arweave ecosystem, now is the moment to become a part of it. You can still apply to OWF right now. What are you waiting for?
Thanks to everyone who joined the Kick-Off Event for the OWF yesterday!
You can find the full recording here
We will be hosting our first Deep Dive with @samecwilliams tomorrow @ 6pm CET/12pm ET
You can add the event here: https://t.co/NmiqollJIL
— Open Web Foundry (@OpenWebFoundry) May 17, 2022
Verto Exchange launched the testnet for its new iteration
We are aware that for the entire ecosystem, this is no news anymore. We already covered it in our video reports . Still, their announcement was made 2 hours before we already published our previous weekly report and it simply wouldn’t have been right to not have it pinned for posterity. The moment was so long-awaited that it even generated memes, so yeah, “wen swap? ” was finally answered.
1/ Today, we are excited to announce the first stage of Verto’s relaunch: Testnet https://t.co/HL2ZidiNam pic.twitter.com/nSRKNqe2T5
— Verto (@vertoexchange) May 20, 2022
Stealthy Permacast mention in WSJ
Wall Street Journal wrote an article about the different use of NFTs as ways to combat censorship via Arweave. Thanks to Permacast we had a peek behind the WSJ paywall. Sometimes, for various reasons, some things remain unsaid. Still, sometimes it is best to point out the “culprit ” directly. Why? Because in this case knowing exactly where you can save your content and make it uncensorable could be the only way to save something from oblivion. So here you have it: permacast .dev – they are responsible for permanently preserving and offering access to audio files, and more recently, for preserving video files too.
stealthy permacast mention in WSJ https://t.co/OY5yel2Sto pic.twitter.com/jzhtizrcsE
— permacast (@permacastapp) May 22, 2022
ArDrive Valet at your service
Are you too posh to create your own crypto wallet or buy crypto as a simple commoner? It’s fine, ArDrive Valet gets you covered. Now you can save your files on Arweave via ArDrive without the need to know anything about Web3. The ArDrive team will conduct the following services on your behalf if you ask them:
Upload hundreds to thousands of files to the Arweave network through ArDrive
Move files from Amazon Web Services, Google Drive or anywhere else and put them on permanent storage
Create a manifest to tag and organise all the headings and metadata for your files
Set up your crypto wallet
Organise your files into Drives
ArDrive Valet makes it easy to get your files on the permaweb.
Send us your documents in any format and we’ll ensure they are saved forever.
Get started today https://t.co/ZE2VlXB1jD
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) May 21, 2022
Decent Land took another step toward a decent Web3
Apparently Decent Land entered the last stages of development, delivering weekly consistent product updates. They have a lot brewing, and personally, I have to admit that the lore that’s engulfing the whole project grew on me and made me do unspeakable stuff .
The latest progress from https://t.co/v1gGD4ntzy – ANS holders can now edit their https://t.co/g1ocUvCsVy profiles with a custom profile picture, bio, and links. The Permaweb Explorer’s API integrated @artbycity . More lore ahead of the Land NFT drop, too:https://t.co/yjaHOvjfQf pic.twitter.com/CifoxjV1EQ
— decent.land (@decentdotland) May 24, 2022
On a more serious note, one of the major updates they presented this week is the profile page for ANS holders, and it looks pretty awesome, don’t you think?
The bond between Arweave and the Graph Protocol tightens
A beta integration with the Graph hosted service was announced on 3 June. This represents the last step in a strategic partnership between the two most tech-intensive protocols from the entire Web3. The particular news are somehow related to the ones above. The purpose of the Graph protocol is to offer indexing services for Web3. They are letting developers query different blockchains and publish decentralised APIs that make the data from the chain more accessible for dApps. So, basically, this integration introduces another tool to conduct data discovery and finally retrieval from the Arweave network. If you like to dip your toes into the technical part of this particular integration you can check this link .
Just announced by @samecwilliams at #GraphDay2022 : The Graph’s hosted service has completed a beta integration with @ArweaveTeam that makes accessing Arweave transaction data easy
Now developers can seamlessly build dapps with The Graph & Arweave! pic.twitter.com/rKejV6HuTZ
— The Graph (@graphprotocol) June 3, 2022
The third week of the seventh OWF edition just ended
We will never get tired of mentioning Open Web Foundry ‘s endeavors. We won’t rest until every member of the Arweave ecosystem understands what it is and how it can change their life. So, again: OWF is a continuous incubator program for the Arweave ecosystem. One edition ends only to let the next one start. As you may know, we are in the middle of a bear market. This is the perfect moment to build, not to bet your savings in volatile markets. Please let me hold your beer while you are starting your Web3 project on Arweave and try your chances in OWF. They will be always there, open for proposals.
So, what were they up to this week?
For Week 3 of OWF7 we will be having 3 events!
Deep Dive #3: Introduction to Smartweave
Deep Dive #4: Textury and Arweave Developer Tools
Community Spotlight #3
See you on the #permaweb !
— Open Web Foundry (@OpenWebFoundry) May 30, 2022
As you can see, most of the events already happened. We strongly recommend you follow our Twitter account (link at the bottom of the article) because then you can be notified when they go live so you can join. Until then, if you missed the previous ones, you can see the recordings of Deep Dive #3 and #4 . Enjoy.
Huobi’s Incubator Colombo Demo Day was all about Arweave projects
If you paid attention in the past months, you may have noticed that Huobi Incubator showed sustained interest in Arweave’s ecosystem. This culminated with the “Colombo Demo Day”.
Just like Columbus found America across the vast ocean, we want to take the lead and explore Web 3.0’s potential. As a leading incubator in the crypto space, we believe that by providing a continuous open platform to showcase the new emerging trends and projects within, we are able to select quality projects in this industry and help them gain more exposure. The event provides a platform to explore the new boundaries and possibilities with new entrepreneurs in Web 3.0 coming up to challenge the status quo. Together with our partners, we will be providing quality projects with mentorship, funding, resources, and long-term support.
Today Is The Day
Check out the presentation video here
Third Wave of $150 #Airdrop
1⃣Do you have any thoughts or questions you want to say or ask to our specific projects? Comment below!
2⃣RT+@ 3 friends!
3 Lucky Winners will be selected in 24hrs!
— Huobi Incubator (@huobi_incubator) June 2, 2022
Nine projects from the Arweave ecosystem were selected to showcase their strengths in the event. One of the particularities of the Colombo Demo Day is that it is happening only once per blockchain. Until now there were only two events in the series, the first one featured Polygon projects and this – Arweave projects. So, in a sense, these 9 projects were the champions of Arweave’s ecosystem in Huobi’s incubator quest for finding the best startups from each chain. You can check their presentations here .
Akord slices prices for permanent storage
While the fees for Arweaves storage are currently at around $4 for 1GB, Akord is offering a huge discount. For the next weeks, they are maintaining the price for storing on Arweave at $3/1GB. Keep in mind that you will pay $3, the price of a coffee, for storing 1GB of data for at least 200 years. Pair this with their new slick UI that makes you forget that you are using a Web3 product, and you’ll have a pretty darn good motivation to at least try the feeling of the Permaweb.
We’re going to keep our price at $3 per GB for 3 weeks, 3 days, and 3 hours
Send data to the weave with Akord now
Signup here: https://t.co/ZMdE1se1Qo pic.twitter.com/zZwXHsIoLL
— Akord (@AkordTeam) May 24, 2022
Arweave just turned 4
Four years ago, Arweave was born. That made us realise the paradoxical nature of Arweave. By Web3 standards, it is already an established project. We all know how time warps in the crypto space and a year passed feels like ten in another environment. Most of today’s Ethereum infrastructure was already in place when Ethereum was four years old. Still, taking the time scale Arweave aims for, it is still in its infancy. After the first wave of robust infrastructure settles down and the entire mining mechanism consolidates, migrating to an endowment-based economy, we still won’t be capable of deeming Arweave as finalised. It is a type of project that you know will surpass your life span in its development. All you can do is nurture it until another generation takes the lead. Happy birthday, baby leviathan!
The Arweave network is 4 years old today
Growth this year has been incredible. The network processes 50.15x (!) more TXs per month than a year ago
Thank you to Arweavers everywhere for yet another amazing year!
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) June 8, 2022
4everland incentivises its community members to participate in the growth of the project
4everland , the project that brings together IPFS and Arweave (besides many other features), launched a community contributor program that will empower any community member to earn rewards for their meaningful work.
4EVERLAND Community Contributor Program aims to encourage more users to get involved in our community development! We see this program to be a users-centered one. So, let’s build a strong, healthy and prosperous Web3 community together!
There are four areas where one can contribute: design and content creation, moderation and localisation, promoting, ideation and feedback. So, if you feel you can provide value in any of these areas, just give it a try, they are waiting for you.
Announcing #4EVERLAND Community #Contributor Program!
Here’s how you can contribute to the growing 4EVERLAND community and earn perks such as ‘points’, #NFT , 4EVER, salary, and more!
Apply now!https://t.co/My4LD6qgXj #web3 #NFTcommunity #crypto #tech pic.twitter.com/M7Qi9l5rMj
— 4EVERLAND | MSP is ongoing (@4everland_org) June 9, 2022
Akord upgrades its user interface
Akord continues to smooth the edges of its product making permanent storage even more appealing for the casual internet user. This time they presented a preview of how one can experience the media content stored with Akord on the spot. Users could choose between single image or gallery mode, to zoom in and out inside the app, and of course, switch between light and dark mode. While we are mesmerised by the technical implications of Arweave, we usually forget the need for a clean and easy-to-use interface. Akord is one of the projects that constantly reminds us how things should be done in this department.
Here’s a sneak peek at our upgrade to the media viewing experience in Akord
– light mode/dark mode
– single image/gallery mode
– zoom in/out
These features allow us to flick through a pdf, listen to audio, and watch your videos within a vault! All media is decrypted locally pic.twitter.com/rbkbjW9O2S
— Akord (@AkordTeam) June 9, 2022
ArDrive fine-tunes its features
On the same note, ArDrive launched another feature that eases the user experience inside their dApp. They introduced the “eject button”. Now you can easily detach public shared drives from your account. Let them have their own life. Some drives are just made to be free!
We’ve made it easier than ever to detach a public shared Drive – simply click the eject button next to the CSV export on the ArDrive Toolbar.
Need some public Drives to attach to try this feature out? Check out this list on our KnowledgeBase: https://t.co/KxItNgq3lu pic.twitter.com/sjd7YxAobs
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) June 7, 2022
KYVE launched KYSOR
In their quest to offer a seamless experience throughout the entire Web3, KYVE launched a feature that will let KYVE nodes run a single program on every pool, disregarding the pool’s standard.
Without KYSOR for every pool, the node runner has to get the binaries manually. If you want to run on another pool which has a different runtime you again have to manually obtain the binaries. Furthermore, if a pool ever upgrades to a newer protocol node version, you have the same procedure as before. Even worse, you might miss the update and receive a timeout slash for being offline.
Running nodes with KYSOR has the following benefits:
Only use one program to run on every pool
Not installing and compiling protocol binaries manually for every pool
Getting the new upgrade binaries during a pool upgrade automatically and therefore don’t risk timeout slashes
Make running protocol nodes standardised and easier
Happy Tuesday, KYVE-ers! Today, we’re launching Cosmovisor for all protocol nodes on the @KYVENetwork (KYSOR)! We’ve also got a few technical updates for you.
Take a closer look pic.twitter.com/sLEG5CXfnf
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) June 7, 2022
RedStone unleashed Warp speeds
RedStone , the project that constantly pushed the standards of SmartWeaves beyond what we thought possible, released its new SmartWeave generation, and it comes with a rebrand too. From now on, RedStone SmarWeaves will be called Warp Contracts, and the Red Stone Academy will become Warp Academy. If you wonder what lies beyond, take your chances space cadet and enroll.
Lit Protocol presents a new way that lets you have end-to-end encryption on Arweave
One of the main concerns regarding blockchain technology, in general, is its open character. Many are afraid that their privacy is at risk because their information is written on a public ledger, hence being available for all. Still, they forget that blockchain is derived from cryptography, and the primary purpose of this science is to transmit secrets in plain sight. Lit Protocol does exactly this: it lets users encrypt static content, upload the encrypted content on Arweave via Bundlr, for example, and then only allow the users who meet the access conditions to see the decrypted content. Check their tutorial and become a cryptographer yourself.
Learn how to encrypt data using @LitProtocol , upload it to @ArweaveTeam using @BundlrNetwork , then have another user who meets access control conditions fetch and decrypt using Lit!https://t.co/Gw9lnw20C9 pic.twitter.com/yVm2dxF37o
— Lit Protocol (we’re hiring) (@LitProtocol) June 15, 2022
everPay’s NFT auction #8 is on
After the announcement of the Permaswap DEX , the actual use case for the NFTs everPay auctioned during the entire year became apparent. Only holders of everPay NFTs could start providing liquidity in the first phases of Permaswap and mining the Permaswap DEX token in the initial phases. The majority of the already auctioned NFTs are not for sale on the secondary market, and those that are, come with a rather steep price tag . Still, now you have the chance to get a fresh one because once again, they started a new auction, this time in collaboration with ArDrive.
The 8th @financeever auction featuring @ardriveapp is here! Check out all you need to know in this article: https://t.co/8GiWzAhK0N
— arweave.news (@ArweaveNews) June 16, 2022
KYVE integrates with Polkadot
KYVE really wants to engulf the entire crypto space. This week was time for Polkadot to reach the shores of the data lake (as KYVE likes to label itself). With each new successful integration, the meaning of their Layer 0 chain claim becomes more apparent. We are probably witnessing the first attempt to merge the Web3 in a single entity, with all the chains computationally linked by KYVE and with all the data permanently stored on Arweave. Who knows how the future will be shaped? Maybe KYVE.
1/ We’re thrilled to announce that KYVE has completed its integration with @Polkadot !
Through this integration, users can leverage both ecosystems to continue building projects using decentralized, on-chain data. A few details pic.twitter.com/KzA4n1oYZl
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) June 15, 2022
Decent Land launched the Ark protocol
In its product update number 7, Decent Land released, besides other goodies, Ark Protocol. This represents a piece of tech that lets Web3 users link their cross-chain identities. For now, it integrates only with EVM-based chains like Ethereum, but that’s probably only the beginning. As you can see, they are planning quite a complex product:
The major piece of work behind the scenes lately has been on Ark. Ark is a protocol which will power decent.land’s token-gated communities and will be useful for any Arweave-based app that needs to read user data from other chains.
We see Ark as the multichain identity protocol for Web3 social . It integrates with ANS as a universal identity for the permaweb and other chains. When it is live, you will be able to sign into Ark with both your Arweave and Ethereum addresses simultaneously, and link the two in your ANS profile.
This mechanism will make it possible for decent.land token-gated communities to read assets from any chain to allow or deny access to particular groups. We are also already working on a Telegram integration to gate access based on held assets!
This week a new protocol emerged in the https://t.co/v1gGD4ntzy solar system: Ark.
We also integrated @phaverapp , released a React library for ANS, and shared some sneak peeks of upcoming art.
Read more:https://t.co/lNmEY6mHXA pic.twitter.com/bKs62T4Qk8
— decent.land (@decentdotland) June 17, 2022
Permanotes for perma-devs
This is not the first time we are writing about Permanotes , the creation of @rakis , one of the most dedicated members of Arweave’s community. It looks like it won’t be the last time either. Quality content for developers is starting to pile up. Now they posted a full guide on how to create a Profit Sharing Token, laying down the foundation to create a community and basic tokenomics around your Arweave native project.
Permanotes gets better by the day. Seriously.
Check out our latest post all about Profit Sharing Tokens and how to actually create one from start to finish. And yes, all content is on the #Permaweb , including the video https://t.co/WmyP48pIOm cc @felwintrr @rakis_me pic.twitter.com/UkxzkPnYHF
— Only Arweave (@onlyarweave) June 23, 2022
KYVE announces the second phase of its incentivised testnet and more
Forever onwards seems to be the undeclared motto of KYVE network. This week marked the entering of the second phase of Korellia, shifting the focus on technical improvements. We hope that the path to mainnet will be a straight one and this critical phase will pass according to schedule.
1/ KYVE-ers assemble! It’s time for Mission Korellia Phase 2
In Phase 2, the tasks in the incentivized testnet will be narrowed down to engineering, more technical-focused improvements. Developers, it’s your time to shine!
A few details pic.twitter.com/OCCJTttBb1
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) June 20, 2022
Given the fact that the second phase of Korellia is one that requires a lot more attention to technical details, one could expect that KYVE expansion has tempered a little. Wrong. They also had the time to integrate with Kusama network. Apparently, they will continue to simultaneously expand their reach and improve their testnet. In this way, when the mainnet will be operational it will be already a fully grown cross-chain entity.
1/ We are excited to announce that KYVE has integrated with @kusamanetwork !
Another great step for data accessibility in the @Polkadot ecosystem
Let’s take a closer look pic.twitter.com/EGvdfHeI5y
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) June 22, 2022
ArNS calls for 200 champions
For some time, it was obvious that Arweave, without a permanent link solution, was somehow not capable of unleashing the whole power of the Permaweb. What’s the point of having permanent websites if the path to them is not easily accessible through a natural language string? Until now, if you wanted your website truly permanent you would have gotten a link like this one: https://kszeqgxezf5quhzld4nhpasyilhxphclq2peqi5mrnjhozapmm.arweave.net/VLJIGuTJewofKx8ad4JYQs93nEuGnkgjrIt_Sd2QPYw . Good luck remembering that. From now on, not being a human hard drive is no longer an issue. You can create a normal subdomain name like “Pierre” and every time you will access an Arweave gateway, your subdomain name will point to your permaweb page. It could be your social profile or any other type of static webpage – it could be an entire dApp, you name it. Basically, it shortens any TXid to a readable format.
The Arweave Name System (ArNS) is now live on https://t.co/KpHwxvgAEB !
1⃣ Build your homepage on the permaweb.
2⃣ Claim your domain.
3⃣ Rep it as your Twitter name!
Be one of the first 200 to get a ‘ArNS Beta Tester’ Soulbound Token when the beta ends!
Here’s how https://t.co/yzYNMN6uBH
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) June 29, 2022
Actually, there is an already functional dApp called Permapages that will help you set up a lot of different kinds of implementations, just give it a look:
It’s too much fun, had to do this. Have you claimed your Arweave name? It’s in a beta test and a great throwback to web1 style.
ⓐ Get your subdomain here – https://t.co/rFmPSAR3Xw
See all of the pages here – https://t.co/oVa0AHOUCc
Now, go have some fun on the #Permaweb ! pic.twitter.com/EzCHGUXspf
— Only Arweave (@onlyarweave) June 30, 2022
Now, you have to understand that this entire implementation is in its testing phase and the 200 spots are quickly running out. So if you want to be one of the first who will pioneer the use of ArNS – jump on the above tweets, figure out how to enter in AR.IO Discord, and claim the test tokens necessary to run your own subdomain.
By the way, did you know that a similar implementation was already going on inside Decent Land’s ANS? You can check it out here .
Decent Land announced an NFT launch
Decent Land , the Arweave-native take on DAO governance, identity, and social media, published an update to both their core protocols and surrounding NFTs this week. Besides the continuation of their previous efforts, they announced the launch of an exclusive NFT collection. Forty-three “arks” will bring the first settlers to Decent Land. From those, 40 will be available to mint on Ethereum. While the utility of these ships is still to be fully discovered, we couldn’t help but ask for more details about them. Decent Land co-founder Darwin answered:
The Ark NFTs give a hint into the origins of Decent Land’s early settlers and showcase the power of Ark protocol. They will be Ethereum NFTs, so buyers have to link their Ethereum address to their Arweave address in order to claim any future Decent Land airdrops on Arweave. Ark is designed to link Arweave addresses with other chains, and part of that is because Decent Land’s protocols rely on data from chains other than Arweave.
Regarding the utility of holding an Ark NFT, what I can say is that we treat them as VIP passes – especially given the fact that they will be rather scarce. We could provide ANS domain minting passes to Ark owners as further incentives, and we’ll definitely provide holders access to test new Decent Land protocols.
This week we completed the first version of Ark, a multichain identity protocol, and teased an upcoming collection of https://t.co/v1gGD4ntzy early adopter NFTs…
Read more: https://t.co/StnjvfLO1y pic.twitter.com/HvC043bAi2
— decent.land (@decentdotland) June 29, 2022
Akord releases public vaults
As you may already know, Akord is probably the most user-friendly dApp in the entire ecosystem when it comes to non-crypto users. The first product iteration focused mostly on privacy and end-to-end data encryption of the files stored on Arweave via Akord. Now they opened the gates for uploading and sharing open data too. No encryption whatsoever, just good old Arweave permanent storage for those files you want to share with the entire world. For more details, you can access our dedicated article .
1/ Public vaults have arrived
Check out our latest blog on this new feature here:https://t.co/6s2Kh3c5B0
Or get the TL;DR in this thread…
— Akord (@AkordTeam) June 24, 2022
Glass Protocol has a meaning
If it wasn’t already obvious that Glass Protocol is THE place for music NFTs, now it is. Timbaland, one of the most iconic producers and singers that influenced the millennial generation, stated clearly that he will work with Glass Protocol.
So…this is happening
Huge congrats to the @glassprotocol team!
All stored on #arweave . Show some https://t.co/txhRPk49VP
— Only Arweave (@onlyarweave) June 28, 2022
The result of this encounter is the music video “Has a Meaning”. You can read the video description below or you can just directly check it out here .
Grammy Award-winning super-producer, entrepreneur, and music legend Timbaland has now lent his inimitable talent to the Metaverse with the introduction of Congo, his NFT alter ego. Under the Congo alias, Timbaland is releasing the groundbreaking music video, “Has A Meaning”, a collaboration with his protege, Zayd Portillo. Timbaland plays both lead motion capture roles featuring characters from the Bored Ape Yacht Club, all captured within Unreal Engine!
Open Web Foundry #7 just ended
Some days ago OWF7 concluded with its already customary Demo Day. Seven teams were deemed finalists and received the stage to showcase their projects. The definitory trait of this Demo Day seems to be that the majority of the showcased projects are directly related to real-world use. From a project that is trying to clean the world’s waters to a project that helps computers “read” natural language concepts, all the way to a project that is aiming to fix the US healthcare system. They all try to expand the boundaries of what was thought possible through Web3 tech. Please make time and follow the video they linked in its entirety, it will be worth it.
Let’s give a warm welcome to all the participants of this OWF edition, finalists or not, they are now part of the Arweave community. Let’s already prepare for OWF #8.
Thank you everyone for joining us in the OWF7 Demo Day!
We had a great showing from 8 projects currently building on @ArweaveTeam
You can check out the full recording here: https://t.co/6yGDZRffSI
— Open Web Foundry (@OpenWebFoundry) July 4, 2022
everFinance never stops
Since the announcement of Permaswap DEX, everFinance seems to be on a spree. In the past days, they had announcements for both Arweave developers and simple community members alike. First, they open-sourced ArSeeding 1.0 – a complex solution for developers that brings some nice tools like packaging data onto chain service, light nodes, Gateway Caching (CDN), and data seeding.
Arseeding 1.0 Release: Arweave ANS-104 (Bundle) Light Node for any #Developer !
We’ve made a significant upgrade to ArSeeding, it’s also now FULLY open-source.
Have a more in-depth read belowhttps://t.co/T2GvnHeiu8
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) July 5, 2022
For those of us that are more into art than into coding, they just released a new NFT auction on everPay, this being the ninth one. This auction is quite special when compared to the past ones: the currency of the auction will be a different one than $AR for the first time. This time it will be $CFX (Conflux Network). They are doing this change to mark the integration of Conflux Network with everPay. So, if you like blue furry fellows and the prospects of liquidity mining on Permaswap, just swap some $AR into $CFX on everPay and start bidding here .
First time partaking in an everPay auction?!
Here’s a quick video explaining how our auction works!
A big thank you to @Conflux_Network for hosting this auction with us. #Arweave $CFX #B2E #ProfitSharingAuction pic.twitter.com/y3F27E6SHH
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) July 6, 2022
Decent Land’s saga continues
Another week, another Decent Land update. Product update number 9 brought, besides others, integration of the ark protocol with Aurora and BSC testnet and support for ERC token-gated guilds in the Ark Protocol Telegram bot . For those who don’t know, Ark Protocol is a way of connecting identities cross-chain developed by the Decent Land team.
From improvements on old features to integrations – this week has been busy for our team! This and much more in our weekly!
Read more:https://t.co/lj9Q4JbovG pic.twitter.com/Zaf8LspsLJ
— decent.land (@decentdotland) July 8, 2022
Permapages received a new update
Permapages , the way to rapidly bring to life your ArNS page, announced a new update: now they are supporting themes, making it even easier for ArNS holders to create their profile pages. What is ArNS? A friendly way to shorten Arweave transaction IDs to readable names. Basically, with the introduction of themes, Permapages created a friendly way to set up your friendly Arweave name.
UPDATE! Beta 7 – Permapages now supports Themes! Check it out! pic.twitter.com/fDOupQ7ioZ
— pages.arweave.dev (ar://pages) (@permapages) July 9, 2022
everFinance and 4everland started to push Arseeding as a new way to bundle transactions to Arweave
Last week everFinance introduced Arseeding. You can read more about it here . This week 4everland announced that the integrated Arseeding in their “bucket”- 4everland’s own storage service onto Arweave. Now we can all understand better what Arseeding is and what it does. Given the fact that 4everland’s bucket is a AWS3 compatible storage platform, we can expect that more Web2 clients will get the taste of permanent and decentralised storage.
#Arseeding , which is produced by @FinanceEver
Give a cheaper and more efficient way to store your files onto #Arweave .
Even if you don’t have $AR , you can use any #everPay supported tokens to pay for storage!
I made this pic for you to help you to understand easily. pic.twitter.com/V4me283jbg
— Gerry Wang/ar (@GerryWon) July 14, 2022
Bundlr launched its testnet
As expected, the launch of Bundlr testnet was received more than well. In less than 24 hours since its release, more than 200 individuals joined to become validators. We don’t know what’s the count right now but we suspect that it’s consistently greater than 200. Given the fact that Bundlr represents the first entry point to Arweave storage for almost everyone, it is important that their network will be as decentralised as possible.
In less than 24 hours since the launch of our testnet, we have hit over 200 validators!
If you haven’t already, join us! You can get started with our docs https://t.co/XHbwHv008B
If you’re still running into questions, ask us on our Discord https://t.co/RX26iuQvNN pic.twitter.com/uCWakrNx9s
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) July 14, 2022
AsteroidDAO is building WeaveDB
On the same page, AsteroidDAO , a decentralised CMS that’s built on top of Arweave, is working to further expand its capabilities by creating a NoSQL database on top of Warp contracts. Their creed is that storage and computation should be separated in order to achieve web-level scalability and with WeaveDB their are aiming to achieve not only this, but hopefully to also ease the transition between Web2 and Web3.
Decoupling storage and computation is the only way to achieve web-level scalability. Warp #Arweave -based smart contracts are at the forefront of web decentralization.#WeaveDB NoSQL Database on top of #Warp is also coming soon to bridge web2 to web3#SmartWeave #WarpSpeed #AR https://t.co/5Rk1CzAQJ9
— WeaveDB (@weave_db) July 14, 2022
The first decentralised physical museum closed its funding round. Will they use Arweave for their digital files?
As decentralised curatorial initiatives are on the rise, the need for Arweave storage becomes more obvious as Pascal, the cofounder of Akord stressed in the following tweet. The trait of permanence coupled with the proof of not tampering with the archived files makes Arweave the single solution, at least for now, for every entity that has a stake in preserving information. Every physical museum has a digital database of some sort that keeps different types of metadata or even 3D models of their showcased artworks. Where should they keep those databases? The answer is clear for us, will it be clear for them too?
Arkive are building a decentralised physical museum. Probably in need of a decentralised permanent onchain storage solution built around public and private vaults for their digital data… Interesting. https://t.co/LcecbSr5Az
— Pascal (@_pas_cal) July 14, 2022
Akord and everPay teamed up for another NFT auction
The tenth auction on everPay is on and features a collaboration between Akord and everPay. The winners of the NFTs will receive a physical high-quality print too. If one tries to sequence the everPay auctions in different epochs, we will get at least three. The one when NFTs were released directly by everPay, the one when the NFTs were signed by different new artists, and now we are in the middle of the era of project collaborations, where every new auction displays the joint work of everPay and another Arweave project. Enjoy the current one where the artist Serge Seidlitz brought to life the crypto slang.
Akord x everPay NFT Auction, Friday 22 July
The Crypto Slang Gang is complete!!
The last members have been revealed: Rekt Guy, GM Guy, the Whale and the High Priest of the Crypto Moon Gods.
Check out the thread for an intro on each one pic.twitter.com/1DgXhfNZJF
— Akord (@AkordTeam) July 20, 2022
Finally, the Decent Land’s Ark Protocol is out for testing
Ark protocol, the cross-chain identity solution created by Decent.Land is out for everybody to stress till the breaking point. Those who link their identities cross-chain will be whitelisted for future rewards. If you are a project founder and you believe that integrating Ark Protocol inside your dApp will greatly improve your users’ experience, propose an integration and you could win a grant from Decent.Land.
Also, there is a bug bounty for those who will manage to discover bugs in the UI/UX, in the smart contract, or in the node design. So sharpen your perfectionist side and try to break the protocol.
Announcing Ark – a multichain identity protocol for web3 communities.
Ark is a way to link your Arweave identity with an address on another chain, unlocking use cases for social, governance & token-gated groups.https://t.co/KPadDbYh0N
How to get involved and get rewarded
— decent.land (@decentdotland) July 21, 2022
Now you can bulk upload on Permacast
Remember the incentive Permacast offered to upload audio content on it? Now they raised, even more, the rewards for certain uploads, offering 1.5x the normal rewards for those who will upload full audiobooks that are in the public domain. To make this work as smooth as possible, they made the Permacast CLI public. Now everyone can import content in bulk from any existing RSS feed. What are you waiting for? Choose your preferred feed that exists in the public domain realm and start to upload it all.
Introducing the permacast CLI
An easy-to-use tool to bulk import episodes to permacast from an existing RSS feed.
Here’s how it works and what you can do with it: pic.twitter.com/ZmsT4PjKTZ
— permacast (@permacastapp) July 19, 2022
RedStone introduces NFT price feeds oracles
After the introduction of Warp Contracts, we almost forgot that RedStone Finance is one of the most reliable oracles providers for the Arweave ecosystem. Now they introduced price feeds for the 20 most popular NFT collections from OpenSea. Continuously expanding the data feeds they provide is pivotal for the growth of the ecosystem, in simple terms – new data means new Permaweb dApps
Price feeds for NFTs are now available via #RedStoneOracles
You can now access the floor prices of the 20 most popular collections at @OpenSea .
Try it now https://t.co/w1xUir822P pic.twitter.com/0uUQSMnYep
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) July 18, 2022
EthSign goes Arweave
EthSign , a Web3 solution for digital signatures and document management, did the right step: they integrated Arweave via everFianace’s Arseeding tool for their current decentralised storage needs. If you want to know more specifics about this integration, you can read our article right here . What is worth to be noted is that with this integration, Arweave is a step closer to a new kind of user that, until now, stayed somehow away from the entire Web3 ecosystem. We are talking about small and medium businesses that are looking for cost-effective and efficient web-based infrastructure. Maybe this is the moment for the entire crypto space to realise that the growth model based on hype should be changed with ones that are more focused on real use-cases.
We’re excited to announce that we are collaborating with @ArweaveTeam for our deStorage needs! We are excited to keep building with @ArweaveTeam – our view of the current deStorage landscape and how @ArweaveTeam solves a lot of our problems!https://t.co/Prx9dQFzQo
— EthSign (@ethsign) July 29, 2022
Ark Protocol, the glue that links all other chains with Arweave
Ark Protocol is one of the many projects Decent Land has been working on for quite some time. Now they introduced a simple yet powerful use case: the capability to link ANS and ENS identities. Now you can stop wondering how to squeeze in your Twitter handle two different names that reflect two separate chains. You can just put one name, and a user can reach both your NFT galleries, those on Arweave, and those on Ethereum. Which name you will choose to showcase depends only on your preferences. Still, keep in mind that ANS names are not subscription based, they are simply forever.
New: the Ark API can be used to query Arweave, ANS, and ENS identity links to get answers like:
“Which Ethereum NFTs does this Arweave user hold?”
“What’s reedseal.eth’s ANS name?”
Arweave ecosystem apps looking to use cross-chain IDs/assets – DM, we’ll help pic.twitter.com/KZfFGW4kKI
— decent.land (@decentdotland) July 27, 2022
KYVE’s own WARP
Now it’s official – Arweave experiences warp speeds twofold. Once from Warp Contracts created by RedStone and second time through KYVE’s WARP (Well-Architected Retrieval Product). KYVE’s WARP represents a solution for data indexing and access that offers a seamless way to the three features provided by KYVE : fetching, validating, and retrieving data.
How will developers, node runners, and more retrieve the data they need from KYVE pools?
Introducing WARP AKA, Well-Architected Retrieval Product. Currently in beta, this powerful solution will make fetching valid data more streamlined!
Learn more: https://t.co/tarJWDS7Oz pic.twitter.com/Qc1RGPvTyN
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) July 26, 2022
Olta is in beta testing
Many months ago, we encountered Olta, a collective of true digital creators and tech enthusiasts that wanted to provide an immersive NFT experience ruled by immutable code. Now they announced the launch of their beta version dedicated to digital performance artists. They are using Polygon, Graph Protocol and Arweave in order to offer an unprecedented flexibility in terms of what an artist can actually do through a smart contract, linking data and art and storing it forever. If you are interested in becoming one of the first artists of the new wave of digital art, apply now to become a creator on Olta.
We’ve made a thing .. It’s beta. meta
A platform for people who love to create interactive art, design, music, web games, experiments as #NFTs
Think Google Chrome Experiments.. VR, AR, Real-time, immersive experiences
Art by @uploadspeed
Learn more pic.twitter.com/tbY13SORJS
— OLTA (@OltaArt) August 2, 2022
How decent can it get?
As always, another week, another Decent Land update. This week they continued their integration series:
Ark Protocol integrated with Optimism (one of the Layer two solutions promising to unclog Ethereum), broadening the range of crosschain identities linking even more. Also, they integrated ANS (Arweave Name Service) with ViewBlock, Arweave’s explorer. All those little integrations are starting to reveal the bigger picture and it appears that it’s already visible. After the listing of Ark Protocol in dappradar, they already ranked on #25 position in social dApps on launch day.
This week we:
Integrated Ark Protocol with @optimismFND
Announced the ANS integration with @viewblock
Launched our Discord community (https://t.co/IqFN6Qghg0 )
All updates and future sneak peeks here on the https://t.co/v1gGD4ntzy blog:https://t.co/aBEpcPHPE8 pic.twitter.com/IGThIdq8cf
— decent.land (@decentdotland) July 31, 2022
This is not all, the next week the first Ark NFT called the Cryochambers will be auctioned in the already well known auctions conducted by everPay. If you are curious about what kind of special treats will unlock owning one of those NFTs, go and take a look on our past weekly reports, you may get some hints.
“The Cryochambers house our Scout Ark bridge crew, kin of the cityfolk, a procession of Whigs and King Qualat — our eldest and most respected regent, awaiting the dawn of A Decent Land.”
Ark #1, The Cryochambers, will be auctioned next week on @financeever ‘s everPay! pic.twitter.com/xyPgyac6BD
— decent.land (@decentdotland) August 4, 2022
ArDrive aims for the devs
ArDrive updated the capabilities of ArFS (Arweave file system), greatly improving the choices for those power users who want to customise their experience with ArDrive as much as possible. What is ArFS?
ArFS is a data modeling, storage, and retrieval protocol designed to emulate common file system operations and to provide aspects of mutability to your data hierarchy on Arweave‘s otherwise permanent, immutable data storage blockweave.
What can one do with the help of those new features? Well, we recommend to read the following thread and to consult their github in order to grasp the in depth knowledge. If you just want a quick TL;DR, here you have it: your ArDrive uploads can get there at the same time an IPFS CID[…] and this is just one of the potential use-cases.
Sneak peaking into Permaswap
Permaswap is one of the most anticipated projects from the entire ecosystem. Their ambitious white paper combined with the groundbreaking developments they achieved while teaming up with Safeheron in terms of secure and speedy key management, made the project a potential example for the entire crypto space when it come to true DeFi implementations. Now they released a quick preview of the UI Permaswap will be using, but, at the same time, this could be a sign that the grand opening is coming soon.
Six new tools for the Arweave Ecosystem
Arweave Team rarely speaks…but man, when it does it makes the difference. The core team of Arweave developers released not one, not two, but six news tools and protocols that are aiming to bring Arweave at the very front of the blockchain technology – not only when it comes to permanent storage. We’re talking about:
the very own Arweave take on curving sybill attacks through Vouch Protocol and Vouch DAO.
a total new approach on how people will interact with the web. Instead of letting company algorithms decide what content they should consume, they will be able to create their personal trail for others to follow. This is done through Stamp Protocol and Stamp Coin.
programmably exchangeable tokens – thanks to Verto
burntAR – a token that will enable deep SmartWeave interactions.
6 huge innovations are launching in the Arweave ecosystem today.
Together, these new services will bootstrap the web of value on the permaweb, leading to a web where all content is natively exchangeable, and monetizable (without ads).
Strap in. This is gonna get wild.
— Arweave Team (@ArweaveTeam) August 6, 2022
Verto redefines the limits
Programmably Exchangeable Tokens will kill exchanges.
Do you consider this statement too bold? The time will tell. A thing is certain, Verto launched Verto Flex, an open source framework that enables the use of Programmably Exchangeable Tokens (PETs), one of the core features announced by Arweave team. What does this actually mean? Well, it’s huge, we won’t reiterate their examples, for that, you can just read their thread. To summarise, the issuer of a token can introduce almost any kind of rule that now resides on third parties to be implemented, directly in the code of the token. For example, you don’t have to rely on a launchpad to enforce the rules for early adopters, you can just code those rules directly in the smart contract that is governing your token. Actually, with this implementation, Verto will not only kill the exchanges, but the idea of standards in general. For the first time in crypto, the imagination is the final barrier in the matter of what you can do in regards with a token.
1/ Programmably Exchangeable Tokens will kill exchanges.
The new Verto – Verto Flex, which launches today – enables this for the very first time.
Here’s the free alpha https://t.co/IgAZXYsRt7 pic.twitter.com/ZJ8XmApZ0z
— Verto (@vertoexchange) August 6, 2022
Browsing for some digital art?
Permaswap.network has just released a new update and now supports Arweave Atomic NFTs to be auctioned and acquired directly on their platform. You might have heard stories of people buying NFTs and being greeted by a beautiful 404 error page down the road -this happens because the art is stored on a centralised Web2 platform that removed their NFT or even ceased to exist in the meantime. This is why the Arweave Atomic NFT protocol is the best alternative for NFTs today as it allows all details, including the art, to be stored on the permaweb in a fully secured and decentralised manner. Head on over to Permaswap.network to check out the first featured collection created by the Akord team.
We’ve added yet another feature to the https://t.co/OyUwioKxOk page. You can now view #Arweave #AtomicNFTs on the page.
The #NFTs auctioned off by @AkordTeam are the first #Arweave based NFTs to be featured.
We’ll be able to showcase any Arweave Atomic NFT. Easy! pic.twitter.com/uIH3ZgH7eQ
— Permaswap (@Permaswap) August 16, 2022
Dip your toes in a data lake this summer season
KYVE Network is an exciting project that is building the data infrastructure of Web3 on the Arweave blockchain. Their technology is used to build Web3 data lakes that can be used to store financial data, network transactions data, block data and even more. This, in turn, allows projects to have better access to the relevant data and increase transparency around on-chain activity. Right now they are looking to crowd-source use-cases for their data lakes that will eventually be built together with the community, so head on over to their Twitter account and take part in building the data highway of Web3.
Introducing #UseCasesbyKYVE !
Ever wonder how KYVE’s data lake could be used?
This new thread is here to answer and provide ideas; and maybe, the community will make it a reality ! pic.twitter.com/tervZXxwnA
— KYVE is hiring (@KYVENetwork) August 18, 2022
PermaDAO revealed itself
For almost a month a new project that has the particle “Perma” appeared on Twitter. Who are they and what’s their mission? Well, some questions are still to be answered but one thing is certain: they are aiming to grow the Permaweb by attracting new builders. At least this is the statement of their first disclosed partners, MoleDAO . Given the fact that MoleDAO is a community that aims to connect blockchain talents, with a follower count of over 13k, we recommend taking a look at the future endeavours of PermaDAO – they are definitely on to something.
Introducing our next partner: @perma_dao
PermaDAO was established for Arweave’s ecosystem in order to attract participants to build a WEB3 network on top of Arweave. pic.twitter.com/lqjKZ49oCl
— moledao (@moledao_io) August 18, 2022
Another protocol was released for the use of the entire Permaweb
The expected proliferation of new gateways that are being built on top of the Blockweave raised a dilemma: how will they navigate Permaweb dApps and users through the entire plethora of service providers? How will they seamlessly access information stored on various nodes? Now, this dilemma is solved: behold the Permaweb Payment Protocol (P3).
Basically, if you access the thread below, P3 represents a way that integrates the handling of all the payments necessary to ride the Permaweb into a unitary protocol. What is even better is that P3 was thought to be extensible from the beginning, letting developers inject their own services into the network and making them discoverable for everybody.
Introducing the Permaweb Payment Protocol (P3)!
P3 is a generic way for payments to be made for #permaweb infrastructure services, but it does much more than that:
– Enables service discovery
– Creates service markets
– It is completely extensible
— Arweave Team (@ArweaveTeam) August 24, 2022
Another gateway to Arweave stored content
Talking about gateways, @texturyOrg, relying on the above-mentioned P3 protocol, launched the beta version of a decentralised gateway that serves Arweave, called Arg8. If P3 ensures that everyone can be properly incentivised to run a light gateway, Arg8 is the reason (or at least one of them) for P3 existence. Arg8 represents one of the first implementations that are set to create a fully decentralised environment around Arweave. Now, even if the Arweave storage is fully decentralised, the way to retrieve the information is concentrated in a single gateway – arweave.net , held by Arweave’s core team. With Arg8 everybody can offer gateway services by setting a node locally or on other storage service and start getting paid for it.
1/ Today is a huge step forward for gateway infrastructure in the Arweave ecosystem!
Currently in beta, Arg8s are lightweight, cost efficient gateways that let you browse the #permaweb and access apps.
Let’s Go! pic.twitter.com/Ji6wgdcbjb
— Textury (@TexturyOrg) August 24, 2022
Evermore has a new home
One of the first projects that offered a way to conveniently store data on Arweave, through both a web app and a desktop app, moved to a new address: evermore.network . We’re glad to see how OGs are continuing to carry on no matter what. An example of endurance against the adversities thrown at you. A metaphor for both Arweave and the early builders that ventured on the uncharted seas of Permaweb.
We’ve moved home! … not really … just a new address! https://t.co/zEtTixxgqC is where you can find all your files safe and sound! @ArweaveNews @samecwilliams #evermore pic.twitter.com/tsuC6W5xhp
— Evermore (@evermoredata) August 26, 2022
Arweave in Asia, the hottest event of this autumn
Arweave’s Asian based community is bigger than ever. Considering this, a meeting of Asian-based projects with the core team of Arweave was inevitable. In the second half of September, Singapore will be the spot with the highest concentration of arweavers. Besides some European-based projects like Verto Exchange, Akord Team, Decent.Land and RedStone, even Sam Williams, the founder of Arweave is expected to arrive and exchange thoughts about the present and the future of the Permaweb and the Blockweave. Also, this will represent a very first for us, the Arweave News team. We’ll be present there and we’ll broadcast exclusive news to you throughout the entire duration of the meeting. We’re so eager to finally meet our friends from Asia. If you are a part of a project that’s building on top of Arweave and you want to be a part of this meeting, just reach out to everFinance, the initiators of this event.
Ladies and gentlemen,get ready for @ArweaveTeam to land in Asia to introduce itself to the Asian #crypto world.
With #Arweave we’ll also be seeing our friends @vertoexchange , @AkordTeam , @decentdotland , @ArweaveNews and @redstone_defi . Show Asia that #Arweave is where it’s at! pic.twitter.com/5mXw77dGWb
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) September 7, 2022
ArDrive goes mobile?!
ArDrive , one of Arweave’s powerhouses when it comes to offering easy-to-access Arweave storage, is preparing something big, apparently: an ArDrive mobile dApp. Until now, Arweave native mobile dApps stage is almost nonexistent, with the most known Arweave-based wallet – ArConnect , being available for now only as a browser extension. As you may already know, the entire Web3 mobile section is still incipient, with a user experience that’s way behind the one you encounter on desktops. This will change over time, and ArDrive already signals that they are in the avant-garde of this change.
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) September 1, 2022
RedStone just closed its seed round
RedStone concluded en fanfare the week. Not only did they present their tech at ETHWarsaw, but they closed their seeding round by raising 7 million $. If you want to know more about this news you can check our dedicated article here . This entry is not trying to reiterate the info that you can already find in our article; it is meant only to evidentiate a single thing:
Remember the Web2 startups from the last decade? How they were obtaining millions with an MVP (minimal viable product) that was more a sketch than an actual product? RedStone’s seeding round represents the opposite. Yeah, an Arweave native Web3 project looks more serious than cohorts of Web2 startups. They have worked on improving their products for the last two years, constantly pushing tech for an entire ecosystem, never trying to milk the hype. Only after they were an established brand did they do their seeding round. Food for thought for any naysayer that shoots statements about Web3 based only on the rotten apples.
1/ We are thrilled to announce our $7M Seed Round
The funds will be used for further development of our cross-chain Oracles and @warp_contracts , a data-processing Smart Contracts platform on #Arweave
Details below pic.twitter.com/FXqojeYV76
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) August 30, 2022
Apex Foundation announced a new storage platform that leverages Arweave
Apex foundation just announced ApexCloud . A storage platform built on top of Arweave. While we are not exactly certain that they are the very first decentralised solution with a Fiat on-ramp solution for Arweave storage (from what we know, Akord already offers a Fiat payment solution for Arweave storage), they are certainly among few that are providing this kind of payment and there is definitely a need for more Fiat on-ramp solutions. May the weave forever grow.
We are proud to present the website for #ApexCloud .
The first decentralised storage solution with a Fiat On-ramp built on-top of the #Arweave Network.
The Dapp will be rolled out very soon.
Stay Tuned…#Apex #Arweave $AR #Storage https://t.co/onFuwGIfvd pic.twitter.com/zHb5EdD34S
— ApexSwap (@apexswap) August 31, 2022
Warp Contracts just announced Q-Rate
What is Q-Rate? It represents Warp Contracts’s take on truth proof systems. While the huge rise of fake news represented one of the reasons Arweave was invented – as a way to fight for the truth – now, on top of Arweave, Warp Contracts and other players like PermaFact , are trying to take the fight against fake information even further.
1/ We announce Q-Rate
It lets users vote with unique QRT tokens whether any website contains fake information or not https://t.co/icJHKYWOfA
Our hackathon project for @KyivTechSummit
Vote for it
Give a heart
Leave a comment
— Warp Contracts (@warp_contracts) September 9, 2022
Verto did it again. Big time
Probably you know them as Verto.exchange, the first Arweave-based marketplace – the true OGs. Probably you know Tate, their founder. Did you know that he is only 18? This detail doesn’t represent an obstacle, on the contrary in his case, apparently, it fueled the capacity to think big, and to aim only for what is the very best when it comes to what can be done on Arweave. Now his company, Community Labs, also has the means to realise his vision: 30 million $ raised to boost Arweave adoption. Great days are laying ahead.
Comminity Labs has raised $30 million to boost Arweave adoption – a feat targeted at onboarding 1,000 developers and founders. Find out more about this achievement in our announcement article!https://t.co/kJQGhwPURg
— arweave.news (@ArweaveNews) September 8, 2022
Pianity released a hot new feature
Pianity, one of the most relevant music NFT marketplaces that is using Arweave since its inception, announced the release of a new feature: the Stats Page. It improves the overall user experience, letting you have a peek at different metrics like the last purchase price, the floor price, and the number of owners relative to the number of editions for each song or artist. While the technology behind a Web3 project is vital, it is still important to constantly try to offer a user experience as smooth as possible. Pianity does exactly that.
Introducing the Stats Page
We’re excited to release our new feature: the Stats Page!
Find out at a glance what are the most valued music and the top artists on Pianityhttps://t.co/akWtR5bgWr
Here’s how it works pic.twitter.com/jSx1BoCrXC
— Pianity (@pianitynft) September 6, 2022
4EVERLAND now offers even more ways to interact with Arweave
4EVERLAND announced the offering of AR hosting. They took everFinance’s Arseeding and integrated it into their product to offer a smooth experience for Web2 and Web3 developers alike. If you want to know more about it, you can check our article below, or, if you truly want to know more, you can wait until we publish an exclusive interview with 4EVERALAND’s founder. For now, you can enjoy a little sneak peek:
We are very excited about our integration with Arweave and the implementation of the Ar-hosting service, which will mean that developers can quickly deploy and host their front-ends on Arweave through 4EVERLAND. By providing such a CI/CD tool, we can make front-end deployment easier, more efficient and less costly for devs. Also this integration provides devs who previously hosted their front-ends on IPFS or Dfinity via our Hosting service, a new option.
@4everland_org built a dedicated gateway for products deployed with Ar Hosting by integrating the capabilities of Arseeding! Read more on their new service in our brand new article!https://t.co/Td5RU5duy7
— arweave.news (@ArweaveNews) September 8, 2022
Decent Land’s frenzy week
Usually, when an Arweave project makes an announcement about new developments, it gives us at least a week to digest the news before a new update. That’s definitely not the case with Decent Land. First, they announced the launch of a hackathon that aims to push the exploration further for what can be done with Ark protocol, ANS (Arweave Name Service), and ar.page. All three tools are developed by Decent Land as prerequisites to fulfill their grand vision.
With the launch of their new social explorer for Arweave and beyond, @decentdotland is running a mini-hackathon around https://t.co/wgnFeKOT8Z .
Here’s how to enter for the chance to win a slice of the $11,000 prize pool:https://t.co/J7L7SmXkhc pic.twitter.com/ajiuqLKzto
— arweave.news (@ArweaveNews) September 16, 2022
Talking about Decent Land’s grand vision, here you have a taste of it. Their first official road map was just published, and believe us, it is not the usual road map you’ll find while scrolling through other Web3 projects. Here you will find the underlying details of what can be the software infrastructure for a myriad of Web3 social platforms. From a cross-chain identity layer to tools that will handle complex online societies – all are there. Much of the protocols and tools described in their roadmap are already being tested, so expect rather sooner than later for the new generation of truly decentralised social networks to arrive.
Just published the first official https://t.co/v1gGD4o1p6 roadmap, detailing how we’ll get from identity infra to open social and DAO tooling.
See where we are and where we’re heading:https://t.co/fG9cfK1rFR pic.twitter.com/RmnbcXQoG6
— decent.land (@decentdotland) September 16, 2022
WeaveDB meets ArConnect
Some weeks ago, we covered in one of our Weekly Reports the appearance of WeaveDB. A product of AsteroidDAO, that’s basically a NoSQL database on top of Warp contracts. Now they integrated ArConnect with WeaveDB and showcased the general use of WeaveDB with a simple cross-chain demo dApp – The Wall v2, where you can authenticate with Metamask in the case of EVM chains, with Internet Computer wallet, or, evidently, with Arweave’s ArConnect.
We finally have the long-awaited integration with #Arweave Wallet#ArConnect from @vertoexchange can be used for authentication with #WeaveDB
Building fullstack dapps with cross-chain authentication and web2-like UX is a breeze
Try the demo dapphttps://t.co/AcEDLfd2J9 pic.twitter.com/8BZ1jXx9qy
— WeaveDB (@weave_db) September 15, 2022
One major highlight from the conference in Singapore was the announcement by Williams of an upgrade to the chain called Arweave 2.6. The upgrade took 18 months to research and develop and it would require less energy to save more data. Check out this story by Arweave News’s AZ where Arweave 2.6 was explained for both developers and non-developers.
The Digital History Association or DHA, a Swiss non-profit organisation, was also launched by Williams in Singapore. The DHA would provide research and development service to the protocol and would promote mass adoption of Arweave. In this story, Arweave News reported in detail what the DHA is and how it will be operated.
3/ The first order of business for @dh_association ?
Releasing the Arweave 2.6 spec and testnet
Arweave 2.6 radically decreases energy usage in the network, increasing mining efficiency: more data, less power.https://t.co/e9JhTfrWJX pic.twitter.com/qRcLlNeBdz
— Arweave Team (@ArweaveTeam) September 27, 2022
EverFinance changes name
If you are wondering what the saying ‘what is in a name’ means, then in EverVision, EverFinance’s new name, you will find the meaning. During the week, it successfully co-hosted Arweave in Asia conference. EverFinance announced on Twitter that it was changing its name to reflect what it currently is: an Arweave infrastructure builder.
Now @EverVisionHQ . New name, new chapter, exciting times to come. #Arweave is this place to be, don’t miss out, come BUIDL with us.
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) September 28, 2022
1/We have a Vision. Infinite scalability, gas feeless transactions, easier user experience, feeless cross-chain, making it easy to build on Arweave and an Arweave DAO.
This is https://t.co/UDd6yKZWfo .
— everVision (@everVisionHQ) September 28, 2022
EverVision will be operating the newly-announced Arweave Asia Fund. The fund will help to build and encourage the adoption of the Arweave ecosystem across south-east Asia.
Sneak preview of Permapages dashboard
Ahead of its unveiling next week, Permapages, a site generator, note taker and blogging platform with built-in support for Stamp Protocol, showed users changes made to its stamps dashboard. The number of Atomic Assets in the system and stamps can be viewed on the new dashboard. Users can also connect wallets and view stats.
I am excited to share an early version of your stamps dashboard. This dashboard will allow you to see how many Atomic Assets are in the system and how many STAMPs! pic.twitter.com/1DQ6cAP7kA
— pages.arweave.dev (ar://pages) (@permapages) September 29, 2022
Decent.land integrates with Lens Protocol
Powered by Ark verifiable identity attestations, the integration allows decent.land oracle and API to display Lens handles and activity for Arweave users, making it possible for dApps that use Arweave identity to verify and import everything from Lens.
Excited to announce our @LensProtocol integration!
Now, #Arweave dApps can use a Lens user’s identity and content, referenced by an Arweave address.
What will you build?https://t.co/T3fqAQxSXP
— decent.land (@decentdotland) September 29, 2022
ArDrive goes mobile
“Big” is an understatement when trying to describe this piece of news. We have to admit it: nowadays, web interactions are mostly mobile. Web3 is still entrenched in classical browser-based interactions, and that hurts the user experience. I personally experienced the lack of mobile integrations with Arweave while I was at Arweave in Asia event.
The first actual get together of arweavers in Asia. History is being written. Can anybody make a IMG out of this before I’ll arrive near the laptop? #Arweave in Asia pic.twitter.com/W0nu9GuZBd
— PierreSteinClaysky (@PierreSClaysky) September 25, 2022
If it weren’t for @permapages, who graciously stepped in and uploaded it, probably by the time I got to my laptop, I would have been too tired to do it. ArDrive just released this potential frustration from the shoulders of arweavers (or, for now, at least from the shoulders of arweavers that are Android users). ArDrive Mobile dApp, the first of its kind, lets everyone save everything into permanence with only a finger tap because, yeap, it has biometric login for a smooth experience.
ArDrive’s mission is making permanent data accessible to everybody – saving, sharing, downloading, and accessing that data has gotten much easier today
Android users can now download #ArDriveMobile !https://t.co/hALwzfVK9Y
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) October 5, 2022
Forward Research kick-off symposium
A lot of this week’s news is still in direct relation to the event that happened in Singapore. The number and the importance of announcements made on that day were huge. As Sam said, it represented the culmination of almost one and a half years of work. Fully understanding their implication will take weeks, even months, of further unveiling one by one. One of those directions is Forward Research . Remember Open Web Foundry ? We wrote quite extensively about them. Imagine an even better organisation for incubating Arweave native projects than OWF. That’s Forward Research, the evolution of OWF. First announced at Arweave in Asia event, now they fully revealed themselves through an online symposium.
Upcoming Arweave Research event hosted by @fwdresearch !
Bringing the foremost builders in the Arweave ecosystem together, we discuss new functionality, upcoming releases & share ideas
*Focused as a research event, attendance will be limited.
Who’s speaking? pic.twitter.com/FHTmTVvzOa
— Forward Research (@fwdresearch) October 1, 2022
The beta iteration of EXM is now out in the wild
Not so long ago, we had an interview with Andres Pirela where we talked beside others about his Execution Machine . Back then, a developer had to ask for access to test the implementation. Now EXM beta is totally open for everyone who wants to test it. Execution Machine is one of the first projects built under the new development paradigm on Arweave revealed by Tate Tanenbraun at the Arweave in Asia event. Through Community Labs, projects that will deliver developer tooling that will abstract the usual Web3 clunky interactions will gradually appear and will represent the glue between the protocol and new generations of dApp developers. So yeah, cheers to EXM, being the first from a bunch that will literally help history to be written.
1- EXM was an idea conceived to improve the #Arweave ecosystem. We identified the needs and issues many builders were facing, and we decided to create this platform. https://t.co/smjk6AlvPE
— Andres Pirela (@andreestech) October 6, 2022
Akord – New Protocol, new app
One of the announcements from – you guessed it – Arweave in Asia, was made by Akord – they open-sourced their entire protocol. Now their vaults can be integrated by different dApps and become actual containers of data that can be moved from dApp to dApp. All this without losing the ownership of the data that’s inside the vault. Now they doubled down and presented the new version of the Akord App. The user experience does not differ much, but be assured, there’s a brand-new roaring engine under the hood.
Check out our new blog post on https://t.co/ueaTTC5lnF for some more info this release and the new ability to share a public vault https://t.co/I3msVmLrHn pic.twitter.com/weTPflGTtu
— Akord (@AkordTeam) October 7, 2022
Arweave News is launching Arweave News Specials
Yeap, it’s that moment when we slip news about ourselves. Our presence at Arweave in Asia helped us to conduct a series of exclusive interviews with project founders. Rough, almost unedited materials that represent the thoughts of individuals that are building on Arweave and, in the process, are building the future of Arweave and of the Web itself. While we still figure out the definitive content delivery format, a thing is certain: this is only the beginning of Arweave News Specials series, and you have to expect 1 to 1 physical interviews more often.
Below is just a part of those who joined us in the first round of interviews. Can you guess who those four founders are? But what about the ones yet to be revealed?
Akord brings Web3 Digital Signatures to their vaults
The vault technology perfected by Akord will probably play an increasingly important role in the Web of Value economy. On top of that, Akord is constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be done on Arweave by integrating more and more real-world use cases. This week they implemented Digital Signatures. One can send a PDF to Akord and sign it with @Dedoco_official’s solution. One more step into transforming Arweave into a friendly permanent storage alternative for companies all over the world. The extra perk that a company will gain, besides their normal interaction with their flow of documents, is that they will become the true custodians of their documents, in a secure manner, without the need to own actual hardware for storage.
Web3 Digital Signatures on https://t.co/ueaTTCnuBN
You can now send PDFs in your vaults to be signed using @dedoco_official ‘s decentralised signing solution.
Making permanent storage & web3 digital signatures super simple pic.twitter.com/7zVMNJq4Gk
— Akord (@AkordTeam) October 11, 2022
Another integration for Bundlr
Bundlr did it again. Another fast Layer 1 chain partnered with Bundlr to use Arweave storage for the metadata from Aptos protocol dApps. Given the fact that both us and Bundlr are biased when it comes to the benefits of using Arweave via Bundlr… let’s allow one member from the Aptos team – @moshaikhs tell you why they need Bundlr:
Projects within the Aptos ecosystem require the ability to store and process large amounts of data in real time. Bundlr solves for this need by providing the ease-of-use and flexibility that our developer community requires to build successfully in the long-term.
@BundlrNetwork partners with @AptosLabs
We are thrilled to announce that Bundlr has partnered with Aptos to allow developers on the Aptos protocol to permanently and securely store metadata
Partnership highlights below https://t.co/Vn7HC0Xtyj
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) October 10, 2022
Warp Contracts conquers ERC-20 standard
Warp Contracts , the entity responsible for offering the underlying technology for smart contract interactions for a lot of Arweave-based projects, brings to our attention the Warp ERC-20 token standard. Basically, the Warp SDK allows anybody to create via Rust ERC-20 compatible tokens on Arweave. As they highlighted in the below thread, the sole apparition of ERC-20 standard inside Arweave could fuel a new age of increased liquidity and capital inflow, given the fact that both CEXs and developers are quite accustomed to this fungible token standard.
Somehow we are presented with two options:
Option A – Let’s stay and see if this will happen
Option B – Let’s start and build using Earp ERC-20 and see what will happen
Warp ERC-20 token standard pic.twitter.com/fbhPXAC5Xu
— Warp Contracts (@warp_contracts) October 11, 2022
Arweave in Lisbon
Almost a week left until Arweave in Lisbon event. Arweave’s core team and a bunch of projects from the ecosystem will be present there – what about you? Arweave’s presence in Lisbon is structured in three main events:
On 29 October, there will be the devDAO x Arweave Ecosystem Happy Hour – registration here .
On 31 October, the grand gala, the thing itself – Arweave in Lisbon Demo Day, an entire day that will feature Arweave projects like Bundlr , Akord , RedStone , EverVision , Kyve , MetaWeave , and Decent.land – registration here .
On 5 November, An evening of Decentralised Infrastructure featuring Kyve , Bundlr , and Akord – registration here .
Of course, Arweave News will be there to cover all the week’s highlights. The only question remains if we’ll meet you there as well. Remember, if you are a project that wants to build on Arweave, we’ll be more than happy to hear your story and have you for an interview.
ArDrive Team rebrands in AR.IO Team
From the beginning of the current year, it was apparent to the entire community that ArDrive team somehow outgrew ArDrive dApp. They branched into multiple protocols and dApps, so they decided to get things straight: ArDrive Team becomes AR.IO , while ArDrive becomes the flagship dApp under a much broader umbrella. Go and check our dedicated article for more about this rebrand.
The @ar_io_team team has taken a step towards its goal of getting permanent storage into the hands of everyone. Starting today, @ar_io_team debuts as an umbrella organization that consists of a growing number of protocols and Apps that enable the permaweb.https://t.co/x6C8jyhqFW
— arweave.news (@ArweaveNews) October 20, 2022
Akord enables large file uploads
Sometimes the size counts, and Akord acknowledged that by allowing uploads on Arweave up to 30GB.
The Arweave network itself only enforces a 2^256 byte TX size limit, but the apps on top sometimes enforce lower limits for reasons of practicality. Great to see these being lifted!
No matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t have described this news better than Sam did.
Large file uploads and downloads on https://t.co/ueaTTC5lnF are now good to go up to 30GB. @ZwigoZwitscher think you may be interested in this update!
Here’s a 10GB file we sent to the weave:https://t.co/wEAHKqKc4C
— Akord (@AkordTeam) October 20, 2022
Permaswap testnet is live
The long-awaited Arweave-based DEX is almost ready for business. Permaswap testnet is finally live. We know that EverVision’s community was more than eager to see it running, so now it’s the moment for everyone to get involved and test it to the breaking point. The more the testnet will be stressed, the better because now is the moment to catch all the potential bugs or glitches in order to have a flawless experience when the mainnet goes live. Also, there are incentives for those who help the Permaswap team in conducting a rigorous test set.
Large file uploads and downloads on https://t.co/ueaTTC5lnF are now good to go up to 30GB. @ZwigoZwitscher think you may be interested in this update!
Here’s a 10GB file we sent to the weave:https://t.co/wEAHKqKc4C
— Akord (@AkordTeam) October 20, 2022
Arweave just got its own state-of-the-art message board
Happy news Arweavers, the team over at Community Labs has finished building the first HackerNews-inspired message board for our ecosystem. The team has built the entire logic using the Execution Machine, and it all lives in a serverless and trustless environment on the permaweb. Be one of the first to share your thoughts with the Arweave community by heading over to news.communitylabs.com today.
P.S. Signing up is a breeze, just ArConnect and pick a username.
1/ Today, we’re excited to launch https://t.co/miRvy4EgSs , a HackerNews-inspired place for Arweavers to share their latest thoughts, ideas, and questions.
A on CommunityNews…
— Community Labs | we’re hiring! (@CommunityLabs) October 26, 2022
Can we interest you in some $bAR?
If you weren’t convinced yet, ArDrive is now giving you one more reason for using them to store your files on the permaweb securely. For every upload through their web and mobile applications, you’ll now be minting fresh $bAR. Support for $bAR in the ArDrive CLI is also under development and will be released by the team in the near future. Check out their newly updated app at ardrive.io and listen to your wallet go bARRRR for every new upload.
Want some $bAR ? Use ArDrive!
You’ll print bAR with every upload through our web & mobile app. (It’s coming to the CLI soon!) https://t.co/CnughYV3pb
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) October 26, 2022
Discover Web3’s first permissionless SQL database
Have you ever stopped and wondered what Web3 databases of the future would look like? Wonder no more, as Kwil has already built a decentralised permissionless SQL database on the permaweb. Check out why their product is key for Web3’s infrastructure layer and learn more about the project by watching their interview with SevenX Ventures.
Curious about what Kwil is building and why it will be an important infrastructure layer for the future of Web3? Check out this video with @brennan_lamey and @SevenXVentures
We are thrilled to have such strong partners onboard to build the first permissionless SQL database! https://t.co/UISLES91VU
— Kwil | We’re Hiring! (@KwilTeam) October 24, 2022
Arweave Network meets Meta
That’s all for this month, folks!
Major announcement: @Meta is now using Arweave to permanently store digital collectables from @Instagram .
Instagram users are now able to issue digital collectables for their posts, stored on Arweave.
Some thoughts pic.twitter.com/Y0xjhDwHid
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) November 2, 2022
Well, of course, it is not. Yeap, the Meta/Instagram announcement is huge, and it will have a lot of repercussions when it comes to Arweave broader adoption and the – let’s call it normalization of the permanent storage in the mainstream web narrative, but this is just the first leg of a road that just opened in the front of the protocol. By reaching this level – adoption by one of the largest content-driven platforms in the world, Arweave only achieved in the public eye, what we already knew for some time now: the acknowledgment that it is a mature protocol, ready to be mass-implemented.
The above-mentioned idea – the maturity of the protocol is backed by actual hard data. In the same week, Arweave already crossed the threshold of 400 million pieces of data stored on the network. If it’s not impressive, try to count to 1000.
Congrats Arweavers! We just crossed 400 million pieces of data stored on the permaweb. pic.twitter.com/X3mcv1L8BC
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) November 3, 2022
Also, October, basically, prior to any mind blowing announcement, represented the month with the most data uploads from Arweave’s history.
All time high data uploads to Arweave this month! Daily upload record was also surpassed a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/b84ePfCxLf
— sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) October 31, 2022
Arweave in Lisbon aftermath
Having Bundlr as the main organiser and Amelia , the COO of Bundlr as the host of Arweave Demo Day, October 31th was deemed to be remembered.
The day was opened by Sam Williams with a new take on an already brand new subject: he presented the concept of evolutionary Apps, as a direct implementation of the Fair Forks he and Abhav had just theorised some weeks ago. The idea is that via forking the competitive cycles between dev teams could be reduced and even replaced by a new kind of relationship between opposing teams with similar goals. In Web2, when two teams are competing for a niche, there will be only one winner. With the help of evolutionary apps both teams could strike some wins, letting both survive and even strive, with the actual winner being the end user that will have to choose between the work of two teams instead of one. Did we catch your interest? Good, because we’ll talk more about this in the future.
Also, 9 projects from the Arweave ecosystem presented their latest developments, so yeah…there is a 4 hour long recording , but it’s worth the time, so take your notebook and enjoy!
Execution Machine partnered with decent.land
Execution Machine , the project that brings a totally different approach to the industry with its trustless functions approach, just partnered with decent.land for nothing less than trying to push the Arweave ecosystem to “exceed any standard”. That can be considered a bold statement if you don’t know both teams, but we are pretty sure that they can actually make it a reality. Just a couple of days ago, EXM released version 0.1.5 , which greatly expanded the already hefty set of features they amassed under EXM’s belt.
1/ We are thrilled to announce our partnership with @decentdotland
Driven by a common set of goals and motivations. @exmbuild and @decentdotland want to accomplish the same: Improving and growing the Arweave ecosystem to exceed any standard. pic.twitter.com/AGfjyJw9vV
— Execution Machine (@exmbuild) November 3, 2022
Permacast has been rewritten
Arguably user experience is the next leg up in the Web3 space. We figured out how to create decentralised Apps, now we have to make them available to the general public. Permacast is doing exactly that by rewriting the entire code in EXM, leveraging instant transaction finality for the end user, and increasing the ways a user can interact with the dApp by allowing payments in other tokens besides AR$ thanks to Bundlr.
Permacast has been rewritten in EXM (@exmbuild ) — UI implementation coming soon.
This will bring instant transaction finality, and users can upload paying with ETH, and more via (@BundlrNetwork ). Which tokens would you like to see supported?
— permacast (@permacastapp) November 5, 2022
Swap like crazy on Permaswap’s second testnet
After their first successful testnet that gathered over 4500 users, Permaswap, Arweave’s first cross-chain DEX, has just launched their second testnet. This time around, they want to stress-test their infrastructure and are running a “Limitless Stress Test” until the 17th of November.
If you want to help the team over at Permaswap, you just need to request testnet tokens using the provided form and start swapping and providing liquidity like crazy. Of course, the team thought of making the process more engaging for their users, so they are offering 100 AR in rewards for the users that have the highest swap and liquidity volumes.
The day has come, and Permaswap is ready for its second testnet. Swap tokens as much as possible (with or without a bot) and add liquidity.
Fill in the form to apply for testnet tokens:https://t.co/6uG0POvT15 #DEX #stresstest @ArweaveTeam @everVisionHQ
— Permaswap (@Permaswap) November 10, 2022
Uploads on the permaweb have gotten easier on Akord
This week Akord launched another update to their v2 platform by introducing the ability to upload folders directly through your browser. This will allow users to maintain all their files in the folder structure they are used to while still enjoying the comfort of knowing their files are secure on the permaweb. As this wasn’t enough, the team also did some under-the-hood improvements to the Akord API, which means new vault creations now happen 70-75% quicker. Adding notes and folders, as well as renaming, are 60-80% quicker. Test out their latest improvements by heading over to their platform.
Folder uploads & perf improvements on https://t.co/ueaTTCnuBN !
Drag and drop a folder, upload all files and keep the folder structure.
Thanks to infrastructure improvements on Akord API:
– create vault 70-75% quicker
– msg, add folder, add note, revoke, rename 60-80% quicker pic.twitter.com/YM0X9Ob78L
— Akord (@AkordTeam) November 7, 2022
WeaveDB and EXM are partnering up
The teams at WeaveDB and EXM announced a new partnership this week with the goal of developing a NoSQL database on the permaweb. It seems the teams have been working on integrations between for a while now, and are getting closer to offering developers a reliable and flexible Web3 NoSQL alternative. If you’d like to learn more about their plans and future developments, make sure to follow them on Twitter.
Very excited about the future of #Arweave and @exmbuild .
This specific partnerships enables EXM to essentially become a database through the concept of “stateful” #serverless functions. https://t.co/MxahOtfyFn
— Andres Pirela (@andreestech) November 7, 2022
Warp Contracts is getting a new testnet
As activity has been steadily ramping up on the Warp Testnet, the team over at Redstone has been developing a new testnet solution in order to overcome the scalability limitations that the first iteration encountered. The new testnet is no longer based on Arlocal (the standard local testnet for Arweave) and instead all transactions will be posted on the mainnet with a special tag so these can be easily identified and accessed through the AR and Warp gateways. Rest assured, all existing tools will still be supported on the new testnet so users will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the upgrade. Make sure to switch on over to the new testnet quickly as the team has disclosed that the old one will be shut down soon.
1/ Warp Testnet Upgrade
To increase the testnet’s throughput, we are changing its structure.
Testnet activity will, of course, remain free.
In terms of client usage, nothing will differ.
What’s changing in a nutshell pic.twitter.com/qQvvbYS8d4
— Warp Contracts (@warp_contracts) November 8, 2022
Check out Permacast’s shiny new landing page
Permacast, the Web3 podcasting platform built on top of Arweave has had a few interesting announcements this week. The team announced that the application has been rewritten in EXM and is now also leveraging Bundlr to bring users instant transaction finality and the ability to pay with ETH. On top of that, the team also launched a new landing page for the platform to assist new users. To find out more about the platform and its plans for shaping the future of podcasting, head on over to https://permacast.dev .
finally @permacastapp (https://t.co/trye2ePEVm ) has a landing page pic.twitter.com/hg9ircV1EW
— xy.ar (@xylophonezy) November 10, 2022
Alex. As in Alexandria. The library of Alexandria
If one has paid attention to the last public appearances of Sam Williams, then Alex. is no news for them. For some time now, Arweavers have tried to find a sustainable way to create public archives of meaningful data sets by extracting the value of those data sets. Alex. is the answer:
Alex. is a decentralised archival platform that leverages the immutable and permanent data storage of Arweave and includes a mechanism that encourages end user participation.Users contribute to collections and they receive “artifacts” back into their wallets as they are minted. Artifacts are NFTs of items the collection is storing. Since the artifacts are stored on Arweave, they cannot be changed or removed in any way by anyone.This is the continuation of the dream that was the Great Library of Alexandria. In order for us to move forward and continue making better decisions we need the ability to clearly see our past.
We are proud to introduce you to Alex.
An archiving platform that rewards you, the contributors!
1. Contribute to a collection.
2. Artifacts (Like NFTs) are minted & stored on @ArweaveTeam .
3. The artifacts are then sent to YOUR wallet!
— Alex. (@thealexarchive) November 15, 2022
everPay is bringing Web2 financial institutions to the permaweb
We’re excited to share that this week the everVision team announced an important milestone for Arweave and the Web3 overall. Through the launch of their strategic partnership with Malaysia’s Asia Digital Bank , they will leverage the everPay protocol and provide the necessary tools for Asia Digital Bank to store the ledger of financial institutions to the permaweb. This development begins a new and exciting chapter for our ecosystem, one in which Arweave can become the underlying settlement infrastructure for the financial institutions of the future.
The two teams have ambitious plans and are looking to develop more Web3 technology projects aimed at serving the needs of financial institutions, so make sure to read all the details of their announcement and find out everything about the exciting things to come.
. @everVisionHQ , Arweave’s Web3 infrastructure provider, has recently entered into a strategic partnership with Malaysia’s Asia Digital Bank.https://t.co/NaAxpWJEoH
— arweave.news (@ArweaveNews) November 16, 2022
Ar:// is taking over browsers everywhere
A new update released by the team over at ArConnect introduced support of the ar:// protocol for all compatible browsers. What this means for users is that accessing data stored on Arweave is now much easier, all you need to do is input the right address in your web browser. The implementation of the Arweave URI scheme supports both transactions and ARNS names so you should have everything you need right at your fingertips. Check out their announcement to learn more about these exciting changes.
1/ We’re excited to announce that all browsers using ArConnect now support the ar:// protocol
Learn how to use the Arweave URI Scheme pic.twitter.com/6ZmaYD9uKw
— ArConnect (@arconnectio) November 15, 2022
The permaweb just got its own WeTransfer
Permafy , a new project that aims to simplify the upload of data on the permaweb, has just launched this past week in collaboration with Arweave’s own Community Labs ! Permafy plans to introduce the permaweb to the world by removing all barriers to entry for crypto and non-crypto users. The uploads can be done through any browser, a wallet is not required for authentication and payments can be made through credit card using fiat.
So, what’s left? Quick uploads and a shareable link to your file, which is now permanently and securely stored across the Arweave blockchain. You no longer have any excuses for using centralised and intrusive services when sharing your data, so head on over to their website and take advantage of their introductory pricing (50¢ for 100MB).
v1.39.0 of ArDrive-App (that’s our web & mobile app) has been released. The key features:
Add Time Stamp to files & folders
Add a deep resync option that clears data cache
Take it for a spin at https://t.co/JiYHYRGNGE , get in the running for ARDRIVE, & mint bAR! pic.twitter.com/wuI3YtxVzn
— ArDrive.arweave.dev (@ardriveapp) November 17, 2022
Bundlr is bringing xNFTs to Arweave
As we’ve already gotten accustomed to the team at Bundlr , this week they announced a new partnership with Backpack , the project working on the next-gen wallet for xNFTs. Through their collaboration, the teams have managed to bring xNFTs into the Arweave ecosystem, enabling users to store their xNFTs securely on the permaweb.
What are xNFTs you might wonder? The team over at Backpack claims these are the next iteration on the classical NFT, with the “x” standing in for executable. This means that the holders of xNFTs have the right to execute the tokenised code these contain. In other words, xNFTs can store applications that can only be accessed by the rightful owner of the token, opening up a new universe of use-cases for smart contracts and Dapps. Learn more about xNFTs and how these work by heading over to the official announcement from Bundlr.
WAO You can now permanently store the xNFTs you create on #Arweave via @BundlrNetwork https://t.co/kquL3fqByz pic.twitter.com/21LzuQ0ZJv
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) November 22, 2022
Welcome to the real-time permaweb!
This week we found out that Warp Contracts is bringing subscriptions to Arweave, but rest assured, it’s the good kind of subscription. The team has released the “Warp Subscription Plugin” which allows developers to subscribe to a contract and get real-time state updates whenever a new interaction occurs. This new feature will eliminate the need for Dapps to continuously check for contract changes every few seconds and will allow updates to be reflected in real-time. The feature is currently in beta, but it is already poised to bring great benefits to the ecosystem. Check out more about how the new feature works and take it for a spin by heading over to their Github page .
1/ Warp Subscription Plugin
Real-time state updates are here!
The Warp SDK comes with another useful tool for developers pic.twitter.com/k3F6vJI7AS
— Warp Contracts (@warp_contracts) November 18, 2022
decent.land can’t stop building
The team over at decent.land finished last week with the announcement that v2 of their Ark Protocol is officially live! The Ark Protocol is a “multi-chain identity linking protocol” that allows Arweave addresses to be associated with addresses on other chains, in essence providing users with one identity across the entire Web3. For v2, Ark has been rewritten in EXM which brings improvement to the speed and scalability of the protocol while also providing lower fees. Users of v1 need to re-link at https://ark.decent.land/migrate as the signing protocol model has been changed, but the good news is that users of Ark v1 are eligible for an early-adopter POAP.
Ark V2 is live!
Rewritten in @exmbuild , Ark Protocol is now faster, cheaper, and more scalable.
If you linked with V1 before November 17th, you are eligible for the early adopter POAP.
Go to https://t.co/cbsbMlJVst to claim it now pic.twitter.com/a0JWDEX2Me
— decent.land (@decentdotland) November 18, 2022
As if releasing an overhauled version of their main protocol wasn’t enough, the team also wanted to help others in the ecosystem and launched molecule.sh , a new library aimed at helping EXM smart contract developers. Throughout the development process for Ark v2, the team found itself constantly reusing functions with common use cases and believed that these should be better abstracted in a standard library, hence the inception of molecule.sh . The team has plans to further develop the library as they encounter more common use cases for EXM, so be sure to keep your eye on them.
Introducing https://t.co/bZn1Ztwlnm — new developer tooling from https://t.co/v1gGD4o1p6 for EXM smart contract developers.https://t.co/bZn1Ztwlnm provides composable building blocks for smart contracts, like OpenZeppelin for @exmbuild .https://t.co/iBouj6DJKU pic.twitter.com/miwYyRt11R
— decent.land (@decentdotland) November 23, 2022
Alex. is immortalising China’s Zero-COVID policy
As we’ve presented in one of our previous weekly reports, the Permaweb is already being used to preserve the facts of the world’s most important events through Alex. , the decentralised archival platform. Even though the project launched just a few weeks ago, multiple archiving pools have already been created, covering topics such as the US mid-term elections and the crypto “crunch” of 2022. This week, the protocol has launched yet another important pool covering the events surrounding China’s Zero-COVID policy. This will help preserve the facts surrounding the current China situation and will ensure our history is censorship-free. Head on over to Alex. to play your part in safeguarding our history and contribute to the archiving pool.
A new archiving pool is starting up to permanently store the news surrounding China’s Zero-COVID policy.
What hashtags and keywords should we archive? pic.twitter.com/D3GPTJxcyJ
— Alex. (@thealexarchive) November 28, 2022
ArConnect 1.0 is on the horizon
The team at ArConnect announced this week the start of the Closed Beta for ArConnect 1.0, the complete overhaul of the ArConnect experience. The updated version has been completely refactored and besides the new user experience, it also includes a host of new features such as internalisation, devtools for Arweave dApps and an explore section where users can learn more about existing projects in the Arweave ecosystem directly from us – Arweave News. Even though access to the beta is currently restricted to selected users, everyone can learn more about what the team has developed by watching their Arweave Lisbon presentation . To find out when the Open Beta launches and be one of the first to sign up, make sure to follow them on Twitter!
1/ Exciting news! ArConnect 1.0 is entering the Closed Beta stage!
Read more about what this means for Arweave and ArConnect users pic.twitter.com/TGe1dAdZV3
— ArConnect (@arconnectio) November 30, 2022
PermaDAO and ArWiki – a match made in heaven
This week we learned about the new cooperative partnership between PermaDAO and ArWiki , two leading initiatives in the Arweave ecosystem that are focused on providing information and education to all of the ecosystem members. The goal of this newly formed partnership is to further support the process of ArWiki’s content localisation to Chines – a process that has already been started by PermaDAO. Check out more about this exciting new partnership and learn how you can contribute to these initiatives!
Strategic partnership between PermaDAO and ArWiki@perma_dao and @TheArWiki have come to an agreement for a cooperative partnership.
— PermaDAO (@perma_dao) December 1, 2022
Did anyone say lightning fast? It must have been Bundlr…
When we think about the “Bear” market, the things that first come to everyone’s mind are decreasing values, losses, and a general sense of uncertainty. Short-term, these are the most impactful, but we believe the biggest risk of them all has good projects that stop building. Luckily, the projects in the Arweave ecosystem have proven quite the opposite in the last few months and the latest example is Bundlr , who announced an update to their network this week. With this new update, Bundlr Network is now 60% faster, allowing users to upload data within 20ms. If that’s not lightning fast, we don’t know what is. Don’t waste any time and check out the new improvements by heading over to bundlr.network .
We have been building relentlessly through the bear
And today, we’re proud to share that the Bundlr Network is 60% faster
— Bundlr (@BundlrNetwork) November 25, 2022
Have you joined the hottest Anti-Party of the year?
On the 30th of November, Forward Research hosted the Anti-Party 2, their yearly event focused on bringing together builders from all around the ecosystem in order to further advance Arweave’s development. This year, before a quick brief of the latest advancements on Arweave held by no other than Arweave’s founder – Sam Williams, we witnessed the official introduction of Alex. , and the presentation of the hottest new developments from STAMPS and PermaFacts.
While we covered Alex. in a distinct entry above, let us dive into what Tom from STAMPS and JShaw from PermaFacts presented because it was quite a feast:
Tom introduced rewards for distributors – a way to allow dApps that implement STAMPS to retain a portion of the reward generated by a STAMP that was conducted on that particular dApp and Super STAMPs:
JShaw used the Anti-Party as a way to simultaneously showcase how Permafacts works and to present the truth challenge – a competition dedicated to journalists – winkwink. Guess what, we have some assertions kept for this challenge, do you have some as well?
2 WEEK TRUTH CHALLENGE!
(We’re giving away 100 $AR )
Journalists, are you listening? We need some facts about what’s going on in the world.
— ar://permafacts (@permafacts) November 30, 2022
If you weren’t able to join, follow Forward Research on Twitter and find out when the recording is made available.
decent.land – the place that never stops growing
We’re beginning to think decent.land’s team does not sleep, considering the recent flurry of releases in the past few weeks. In our last weekly report, we highlighted the release of their updated protocol Ark v2 which was fully refactored using EXM, and their launch of new developer tooling, molecule.sh . This week we’re here to tell you that in the meantime molecule.sh has already received an update, introducing new features such as lucky-draw, address-to-owner and base functions allowing Arweave contract interactions to be signed by Ethereum wallets.
If this wasn’t enough, they’ve also launched full compatibility between the Ark and NEAR protocols, supporting connections between Arweave, NEAR and EVM (0x) addresses. This means that your Ark ID can contain references to the three types of chains that were previously non-interoperable. Go link your NEAR identity today by heading over to Ark Protocol and make sure to read all the other NFT-related updates from decent.land in their announcement .
Big news for https://t.co/v1gGD4o1p6 on #NEAR in this week’s update
Plus, @EvmosOrg integration, @tradeportxyz NFTs, @Covalent_HQ integration, Ark Protocol updates, and a new dev hire.https://t.co/6BhI5BW1mT
cc @NEARWEEK @NEARProtocol
— decent.land (@decentdotland) November 30, 2022
Have you heard about the poolathon yet?
Alex., the decentralised archival platform you all already know and love, announced that they are launching their own version of a hackathon, the “poolathon”. The way Alex. works is that anyone can create an archival pool surrounding an important event or topic. Once a pool is created, members of the community can contribute with data, and in return, they are rewarded through artifacts – unique NFTs related to the archival pool.
The “poolathon” is designed to incentivise users to create new and relevant archival pools by offering rewards of 4000 USD for the most successful ones. Check out the rules of the “poolathon” at Alex. Poolathon — 0x4271…569A8f (mirror.xyz) and start creating your own archival pool.
We are happy to announce the Alex. poolathon competition running from Dec 7th-Jan 18th
Use the Alex. CLI, create a pool, and start archiving history for a chance to win $4000!https://t.co/2FE0ixdxBV
— Alex. (@thealexarchive) December 7, 2022
molecule.sh brings AI on-chain
If you thought the team over at decent.land would take a break after last week’s lengthy announcements list, you weren’t the only one. However, it seems they want to prove us all wrong and have released two new updates to molecule.sh , the developer tooling they have built for EXM. The first update enables developers to easily check whether an ARK user owns a specific .eth or other domain types without any additional development, making domain ownership easily verifiable across chains.
Cross-chain resolution of web3 domain ownership is here with @exmbuild and https://t.co/bZn1ZtvNxO
Check whether an Ark user holds a given .eth or other domain type with this molecule:https://t.co/YzV5P8IKPu
— decent.land (@decentdotland) December 6, 2022
As for the second update, the team has gone even further and has embedded the ability to call OpenAI models within EXM smart contracts! Yes, you heard that right, smart contracts can now use AI models to understand natural language and even generate NFTs based on a provided prompt. If this isn’t revolutionary for the world of smart contracts, we don’t know what is. If you haven’t done so already, check out molecule.sh to see how you can leverage AI inside your dApp and see all the work being done by the decent.land team for advancing development on EXM and the Permaweb!
ChatGPT AI in smart contracts?
The latest https://t.co/bZn1Ztwlnm release lets you call @OpenAI from inside @exmbuild smart contracts on Arweave for on-chain:
* natural language processing
* verifiable ownership of the result of prompts
* text-based NFT generation
— decent.land (@decentdotland) December 9, 2022
Have you heard about Nested Bundles?!
The ar.io team announced a new update to the ANS-104 specification to allow for Nested Bundles, developed in collaboration with the Arweave Core Team , Bundlr , Redstone and ViewBlock . Are you asking yourself what Nested Bundles are and why they’re big news? Well, to give you some context, when the concept of simple bundles was introduced on Arweave it significantly increased the transaction throughput of the network and allowed the permaweb to grow ten-fold, from ~11TB in August 2021 to ~111TB today.
Now with nested bundles, any data item of a bundle can be a bundle itself and contain multiple items. Can you imagine what this means for the growth of Arweawe? Check out the Twitter thread below for a more detailed explanation of the new specification and what it will mean for the growth of Arweave.
Bundling changed the way Arweave was able to scale, and we’re doing it again.
Alongside @ArweaveTeam , @redstone_defi , @BundlrNetwork , & @viewblock we have updated the ANS-104 spec to provide Nested Bundles
This means any data-item of a bundle can also be a bundle
— ar.io team (@ar_io_team) December 5, 2022
Redstone is paving the way for the institutional adoption of DeFi
Redstone launched the KYD Oracle this week, a new and revolutionary type of Oracle that aims to assist with vetting the legitimacy of an end-user. As per the team, KYD stands for Know Your Data and the goal of this new Oracle is to allow projects to understand the reputation of their customers, with minimal intrusion for the end-user and with no access to the end-user’s personal data. As the team explains it:
Everything you do on-chain is an immutable piece of your reputation. KYD Oracle leverages that along with the KYC/AML processes you have already gone through to give you a ‘score’ within the DeFi space.
This is an automatic way of checking your legal eligibility when you interact with the DeFi smart contract. No additional steps on your end are needed, no popups, no logging into an external service. It all happens through the code and is powered by on-chain data.
This new development solves the main roadblock institutional actors were facing towards the large scale adoption of DeFi by enabling them to understand the risk profile of their end-users and perform the necessary AML & KYC processes in a decentralised and anonymous manner. Learn more about how the new Oracle works and how it can be customized for the needs of any institution from the official announcement .
Can institutional players interact safely with DeFi?
Yes, they can!
Introducing KYD Oracle pic.twitter.com/kP96pcZZYF
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) December 5, 2022
Permaswap is ready to RUMBLEEE!
You might remember just a few weeks ago that the team at Permaswap concluded their second testnet. Right on the heels of that success, the team announced the launch of their mainnet, albeit in the BETA phase for now. This marks a crucial milestone for the Arweave ecosystem, with the launch of our very first cross-chain DEX!
The team has announced a limited number of trading pairs that are available from the start but have promised that PSTs will start being listed throughout the BETA phase. Access Permaswap to make your first trade and if you’re interested in becoming a liquidity provider for the DEX, the team has created a simple process to become whitelisted, which can be accessed here .
1/Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Lets get ready to RUMBLEEE.
We can gladly say that Permaswap is officially in the BETA (Mainnet) phase.#Arweave will finally have a DEX. Not just any DEX but a cross-chain DEX. https://t.co/nYPhVKyFH6
— Permaswap (@Permaswap) December 12, 2022
Building with Warp is now a breeze
Warp Contracts just announced the release of Warp Templates, a new feature for their Contracts CLI, enabling smart contract developers to generate new projects in seconds. Through the Warp Contracts CLI developers can now leverage both contract and UI templates, providing them a solid back-bone for their dApp and saving them precious time. To see how easy it is to generate a contract with Warp Templates and to see what the team has in store for the future, check out the Twitter thread below.
It’s time for Warp Templates!
Building with Warp gets easier and easier.
Generate contract templates with a complete UI through Warp Contracts CLI now!
A must-see for every builder pic.twitter.com/xnVwdAeIWr
— Warp Contracts (@warp_contracts) December 9, 2022
Do you feel a sudden urge to comment?
You might already be using ECHO to like your favorite Web3 content, but the team wasn’t content with only that. They’ve now released the ECHO extension in order to allow you to comment on NFTs and articles hosted on OpenSea, LooksRare, viamirror and others. If you’re wondering, all comments are free and permanently stored on Arweave, so don’t worry – you’ll always be remembered of your bad taste in digital art. If you’re more of a social media person, the team has teased that comment support for Twitter might be coming soon, so stay tuned and install the ECHO extension to start commenting!
We are excited to launch ECHO Extension – now you can comment on any NFTs and articles at @opensea , @the_x2y2 , @LooksRare , and @viamirror for free! Comments permanently stored on @ArweaveTeam .https://t.co/rGCw7nMuDb
What does it mean? Using @moonbirds as an example.
— ECHO | Ready for ETHDenver (@0x_ECHO) December 13, 2022
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