Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #17: “Declaring WAR on Uniswap” Edition
The Arweave ecosystem is building more utility for dApps and the AR token every week. The recent launch of a WAR/ETH liquidity mining pool on Uniswap brings the whole Ethereum ecosystem within reach of the AR token, and offers a way to passively earn from holding AR. The new BitKeep mobile wallet brings every Arweave dApp cross-platform.
These building blocks bring new utility for Arweave users, just as the ecosystem blossoms with new projects, integrations and use cases. In this report, we take a look at everything that’s happening on the permaweb, and how it’s forming bonds outside of its usual realm.
I. Arweave Network
everFinance launches WAR/ETH liquidity mining on Uniswap
The tireless everFinance team has been hard at work on bringing liquidity to the Ethereum-based Arweave token, WAR (wrapped AR). This week, a WAR/ETH liquidity mining pool went live on Uniswap V3 with a current APY of 144%. On top of this, the top LPs of the month will win an exclusive everFinance NFT featuring the Arweave elephant mascot, Winston.
An audio tutorial can be heard here on permacast.
APY: 144%, If you have 1,000 $AR, you can earn over $10,000 in a month at current APY.
There will also be a chance to win an NFT piece about Winston.
Winston will bring endless possibilities. 🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/b4wuD54kX3
— outprog.eth 🐘 (@outprog_eth) December 8, 2021
BitKeep unlocks mobile support for Arweave dApps
Any Arweave dApp that uses the ArConnect or Finnie standard for login is now supported via BitKeep’s mobile wallet and browser. Download BitKeep, fund your new Arweave wallet with AR, then use the dApps section of the app as a browser to log into apps like permablog.net, everpay.io, and verto.exchange! Initial user experiences point to this being much faster than the wallet-connected mobile browsers offered by other apps like Metamask.
— BitKeep Wallet (@BitKeepOS) December 8, 2021
Open Web Foundry posts full Demo Day recording
You can now watch every OWF5 finalist’s demo day pitch in one video. Featuring all of the projects we covered in this announcement.
II. Arweave Ecosystem
KYVE adds a pool to archive the NEAR blockchain
KYVE, the PoS network for archiving any stream of data, has added NEAR to its lists of pools alongside Solana, Moonriver, Celo, Avalanche and more. KYVE is turning Arweave into a global layer 0, acting as storage for chains that choose not to burden nodes with terabytes of historical data – will Ethereum be next?
🎉 We are excited to announce that KYVE and @NEARprotocol team up to bring permanent data availability to the NEAR ecosystem!
🚀 NEAR developers can now use KYVE to store and verify data streams, enabling higher scalability.
💡 Read more about it here: https://t.co/NcqsiLDGrE
— KYVE (@KYVENetwork) December 8, 2021
Pianity hits $1,000,000 in NFT sales in one week
Pianity, the NFT marketplace for music, has seen rapid growth lately with over 5,000 sales in one week. Totaling over $1,000,000, this means around $600,000 worth of Pianity’s governance token, $PIA, was airdropped to users as part of the 60% cashback promotion being offered.
⭐️Over 5000 #NFTmusic sold in a week on Pianity, representing more than $1 000 000 !!
— Pianity 💎 (@pianitynft) December 8, 2021
Verto hints at potential Ledger hardware wallet support
In the “Wen Ledger” edition of the Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report from the middle of October, we previewed a new Arweave wallet, arweave.app, and its beta Ledger support. Now, the ArConnect web wallet which integrates with every major ecosystem app, is adding support too, meaning dApp interactions may soon be compatible with the Ledger hardware wallet.
Woke up yesterday morning to find @undefined_void didn't already have a Ledger despite needing one for his work.
Instead of asking for one, he created his own ("Ledger-compatible" 🤯) firmware to run on hardware he already had: https://t.co/BYN0vRciyb
— Tate Berenbaum 🐘 (@TateBerenbaum) December 9, 2021
everFinance publishes a design document for an Arweave seeding server
everFinance is developing a sort of layer 2 on top of existing Arweave gateways to solve some reported long-standing problems with the main arweave.net gateway. According to everFinance, arweave.net “accumulates a large number of txs, but the other outgoing nodes do not have transactions to pack”.
This seeding server is their proposed solution. It will be designed to broadcast pending and seeded transactions across more nodes, and the team says it will be particularly useful on a per-application basis. For example, Mirror could run their own seeding server to package transactions faster and store everything sent to Arweave as a way of being able to re-sign and re-send failed transactions.
🐘We've designed an #arweave data light node service solution that is available for all project parties in the @ArweaveTeam ecosystem. If you are interested in this solution or want to build it together, please contact us@ardriveapp @viamirror https://t.co/QaCO9wcHhB
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) December 6, 2021
Sarcophagus adds support to bridge SARCO to 6 new chains
Sarcophagus DAO’s governance token, SARCO, has now been bridged to a variety of new L1s and 2s including Solana, Polygon, Optimism, and BSC. The team plans to take a further vote on which pool to incentivize first, but current consensus points towards Polygon.
We found out the details:https://t.co/qO1YQAenQB
— arweave.news 🐘 (@ArweaveNews) December 6, 2021
Glass auction closes at 11 ETH; next sale goes live with 35 editions for 0.1 ETH
The auction for the Two Feet x grandson 1/1 music video for Until I Come Home closed recently for 11.11 ETH (~$46,000), and the next is now underway. This time, it’s All In My Head from Josh K and Jeremih, and there will be 35 editions to buy for 0.1 ETH each.
ArCast publishes episode 3 with ArDrive CTO
MC Lars hosted another episode of the ArCast this week, this time with ArDrive CTO Ariel Melendez. The show digs into everything from the fundamentals of the permaweb to the ArDrive co-founding team’s high school band, and how they met.
— ArDrive 🐘 (@ardriveapp) December 3, 2021
Permaweb Pioneers shares recording of live panel with Sam Williams
In this episode of Permaweb Pioneers, Arweave founder Sam Williams appeared alongside Only Arweave, Arweavers, and Arweave News to talk about the new hard fork, the future of mining, content filtering, and Arweave’s place as the world’s permanent record.
1/ Permaweb Pioneers Panel featuring Sam is live!
Listen here: https://t.co/W6A6s5JDQp
A 🧵 of key takeaways👇
— Only Arweave 🐘⚡️ (@onlyarweave) December 9, 2021
Permacast archives historical speeches forever
A full archive of American historical speeches is being stored forever on Permacast. The upload brings the total size of all Permacast shows to around 1.2GB. Anyone with a podcast who wants to be funded to upload to Permacast can submit their show via the grants form.
— Permacast (@permacastapp) December 7, 2021
ArDrive announces next public drive bounty with a 2 AR prize
The second ArDrive bounty is underway, and this time the theme is Winter. The most complete, well-organized public drive stored on ArDrive fitting this theme will win 2 AR if submitted before December 13th. ArDrive shared an example submission recently:
here's an entry for our Winter #ArDriveBounty – some good stuff in this one about the Winter Olympics, solstice, & public domain Christmas movies.
— ArDrive 🐘 (@ardriveapp) December 8, 2021
Figment launches a course to build a Mirror clone on Arweave
Figment is a PoS validator and learning hub which claims to be “one of the world’s largest blockchain infrastructure and services provider”. A new course was published to the site’s Learn section this week with a tutorial on building an Arweave and Polygon-based decentralized blog platform.
Reading & writing is fine…but building your own decentralized blog platform like @viamirror is great 🔥
— Figment (@Figment_io) December 9, 2021
One day left to get free Arweave storage from Akord
Encrypted storage tool Akord has so far distributed 128GB of Arweave storage to users who have filled out their feedback survey. The survey has allowed Akord to find out more about its users needs and plan a roadmap of must-have features. One of the most requested so far has been public files.
1⃣2⃣8⃣GB dropped to Akord users who have helped us get a better understanding of how our product is used.
Survey closes end of Friday⌛️
Give a little and get your permanent storage cheddar here: https://t.co/F2rLnURPZ2
— Akord (@AkordTeam) December 9, 2021