Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #15: “Polygonal Edition”
This week, Arweave hits 30TB stored, integrates with Polygon, and edges closer to another batch of permaweb projects graduating from the Open Web Foundry.
Outside of the core protocol, it’s all happening in the ecosystem. We have plenty of podcasts, videos, and updates to share from the most exciting PSTs and DAOs that make up the thriving Arweave community.
Let’s get polygonal.
I. Arweave Network
Pay for storage on Arweave with MATIC (and others?)
Via the Bundlr Network – a super-scalable Arweave L2 with guaranteed transaction mining – it’s now possible to store any data on the Arweave network using MATIC tokens, not just AR.
For now, this means in practice that application owners can deposit MATIC into their bundler instance, and cover that cost for end users. With the ongoing grant to integrate with Polygon-compatible wallets, this will soon be an option for application users, too. Learn more about the grant and integration here.
P.S., keep up with updates with everFinance, who are looking to introduce the option to pay with any token, asap.
Details below 👇 https://t.co/mZXLdeisrx
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) November 19, 2021
Permaweb exceeds 30TB stored
The total weave size has hit a new milestone, tripling since August.
The introduction and adoption of bundles via Bundlr Network has massively increased network scalability. Bundler nodes have processed over 43 million files – in far fewer than 43 million transactions, due to the bundler submitting large batches of files as a single transaction.
The total weave size just surpassed the 30 TB today!
30TB of data are stored permanently on the Permaweb 🚀 pic.twitter.com/Ls27bA8Jz5
— arweave.news 🐘 (@ArweaveNews) November 25, 2021
OWF hosts final spotlight before demo day
The sixth edition of the Open Web Foundry is coming to a close, with Demo Day scheduled for December 2nd. Today, the OWF will hold a presentation of established teams from previous iterations and new entrants.
Come join us for the last Community Spotlight tomorrow @6pm CET/12pm ET before✨Demo Day✨on December 2nd!🚀
— Open Web Foundry 🐘 (@OpenWebFoundry) November 25, 2021
Watch the previous Community Spotlight from last week, featuring Argora, WorkerDAO, Art by City and more, on YouTube here:
II. Arweave Ecosystem
everFinance open-sources transaction sync tooling for Go developers
everFinance’s arsyncer library for rapid transaction syncing has been released on GitHub. The tool uses 100 concurrent threads to read transactions from Arweave at high speeds. The library is being used currently in everFinance’s products as a way to massively improve speed and scale of graphql queries.
The golang developer can use this library to quickly and consistently synchronize transactions on Arweave.https://t.co/vj9hD9kDHL
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) November 22, 2021
KYVE announces Celo pool, delegation, and plans to rewrite contracts in Solidity
KYVE is on a roll lately, adding a new blockchain pool to the app each week. When a chain is added to the pool, it ensures that all historical data is stored straight to Arweave, backing up the thesis that Arweave is the layer 0 across chains.
Last week, it was Solana. This week – joining Avalanche, Moonriver and Cosmos, it’s Celo. Celo’s historical data will be stored forever on Arweave, enabling any app like a block explorer or DEX to call upon Arweave rather than forcing the L1 itself to up node requirements and burden miners with that archival data.
🎉 Glad to announce our fifth pool!
🤝 Start using our newly launched delegation feature now with the @CeloOrg pool and take part in our testnet!
— KYVE (@KYVENetwork) November 24, 2021
On top of this, KYVE also announced this week a change from SmartWeave to Solidity, the ability to delegate $KYVE tokens to another user, and a visual rebrand.
We are super excited to share our latest development update! ⚒️
What have we been working on? A delegation feature, a change of our smart-contracting layer, and a brand new visual identity 🎨✌️
Read more about it below 👀👇:https://t.co/YdSdqBvXC5
— KYVE (@KYVENetwork) November 23, 2021
ArDrive’s ArCast features Sam Williams
The latest episode of ArCast, hosted by MC Lars, hosts a lively conversation with Arweave founder Sam Williams. The show discusses everything from the philosophical background to the network to surprising questions that Sam has never heard before.
I recently spoke with the co-founder of Arweave about the philosophical impetus of my favorite blockchain project. Thank you @samecwilliams!
— MC Lars (@mclars) November 23, 2021
everPay has a record day, facilitating $300k in volume for AR/USDC swaps
everFinance’s DEX everPay hit a new record this week, seeing $300,000 worth of AR/USDC in swap volume. If you haven’t already, check out everPay’s new redesign and keep a look out for exciting new developments – everFinance is developing quickly!
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) November 25, 2021
Permaweb Pioneers publishes second panel show recording
The latest panel from Permaweb Pioneers is now live, and it’s a news edition covering everything from The Graph and Verto NFTs to Koii and the latest from RedStone. Read the show notes here.
The latest Permaweb Pioneers Panel episode is live!
Listen here: https://t.co/CHz2Zg7PRC
We focus on the growth of #Arweave and what's latest 🤩 🎧
— Only Arweave 🐘⚡️ (@onlyarweave) November 25, 2021
Arweave-based CDN Meson Network partners with BCA Network
Combining Arweave with Meson Network’s decentralized CDN enables “permanent and efficient storage paths for all kinds of digital assets on its NFT marketplace” for BCA Network. BCA provides a bridge from web 2.0 to web 3.0 for creators, and aims to collect and curate crypto visual culture.
BCA Network & @NetworkMeson have reached a strategic partnership on integrating decentralized storage for Web3.0 users from anywhere in the world. Meson offers an efficient gateway for people to retrieve files from @ArweaveTeam
— BCA Network (@BlockCreateArt) November 25, 2021
Permacast is hiring front end developers
After building and launching a V2 update for permacast, the team is looking for front end developers to help build the future of permanent podcasting.
Permacast is hiring a front end developer – React experience necessary, SmartWeave proficiency is a bonus! DM to apply 💌
— Permacast (@permacastapp) November 23, 2021
Sarcophagus hosts DAO meetings on Arweave
In the interest of keeping DAO communications open, available and permanent, the Sarcophagus’ meetings are now being hosted on the permaweb. Listen to the Scarab Sessions to hear open job opportunities, bounties, future plans and more.
— Sarcophagus 𓂀 (@sarcophagusio) November 18, 2021
Logseq merges Arweave support for ar://
Popular open source knowledge base tool Logseq has accepted a pull request from Arweave developer David Whittington which will enable native support for ar:// urls for links and images. The protocol ar:// takes a transaction ID and routes it to a gateway to fetch the content.
— David Whittington 🐘 (@djwhitt) November 19, 2021
CryptoTrunks NFT project freezes assets and metadata on Arweave
Carbon-negative, Ethereum-powered NFT project CryptoTrunks has moved to Arweave by popular demand.
CryptoTrunks has seen over 500ETH in sales volume since launch.
We've just fulfilled one of our community's most requested features—our entire collection's images and metadata are now officially (and permanently) frozen to @ArweaveTeam decentralized storage! ❄️🌲❤️
— CryptoTrunks (@thecryptotrunks) November 23, 2021
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