Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #35: The ‘Seal of Permanence’ Edition
How would you know whether content or an application is saved on the permaweb? You don’t by default, but guess what – Arweave has some good news for ecosystem awareness.
This week, the team released a seal that lets people know if the content is stored on the permaweb or not. Also, cross-chain collaboration was announced that will further broaden the reach of $AR and PSTs, and decent.land shared fascinating updates. Here are some exciting happenings in the ecosystem this week:
I. Arweave Network
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
After successfully building tools that directly archive news articles and Twitter content on the Arweave, developers are now asked to create the same for Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. And there is a $10,000 grant raised by an anonymous group to motivate developers willing to take on the task, Sam Williams, Arweave founder, announced.
The initiative was triggered by a video reportedly presenting a compilation of voices of residents of Shanghai complaining about the hardships they have to go through due to the Covid-19 lockdown. While the video was reported to be censored by the Chinese authorities, ArDrive saw a 40 times increase in traffic to its platform following the video being archived on Arweave’s permaweb.
We need do everything possible to archive the history of these events.
A group of anons from the ecosystem are now offering a $10k grant to devs…
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) April 22, 2022
AR price sees turbulence in line with overall market volatility
The week began with the Arweave token opening at $30.31 and continued to shed price throughout the week, hitting a low of $24.99 by midweek, according to data by RedStone. The price recovered from the fall to rise to $27.06 and closed in the negative at about 11.70 percent as of writing.
II. Arweave Ecosystem
Arweave’s cross-chain handshake
The Arweave ecosystem is now linked with yet another public chain. The integration between everPay, a payment protocol on Arweave, and Moonbeam, a Polkadot smart contract platform, will see assets flowing into the Arweave ecosystem. Arweave assets, including AR and PSTs (Profit Sharing Tokens), can get liquidity with DeFi apps on Moonbeam.
— Moonbeam Network (@MoonbeamNetwork) April 25, 2022
KwilDB’s user base is growing
According to its founder, Brennan Lamey, Ninety-seven data sets have been created on KwilDB, a tool that helps developers build apps on the Permaweb. This is an indication of its growing user base. Lamey’s comment prompted a reply from Arweave’s founder, Sam Williams, who cited the example of Arweave in its early days, noting it was hard to get first users when projects were newly launched.
97 data sets have been created on KwilDB 🤯. I'm sure most of them are simply users testing the network, but still, pretty damn cool.
— Brennan Lamey (@brennan_lamey) April 22, 2022
Lightning speed app is coming to Spheron
Spheron is set to reduce upload time to Arweave from four minutes to 20 seconds. The lightning speed upgrade will be released in the Aqua version of its app. Its new web app will come with redesigned user interface, easier navigation and integrations with both Gitlab and Bitbucket.
Spheron is also partnering with Koi Network, a protocol that seeks to make the internet more open and transparent, for their proprietary tool, including Koii-X templates that makes building decentralized applications easier.
As Spheron grows, it is also keeping track of its development, and the figures are impressive:
- 3,000 users
- Nine percent growth in total project count
- Five percent in deployment count
We have just reduced @ArweaveTeam upload from 4 mins to 20 secs… it’s going to be way faster in new release coming on AQUA version of the app. Be ready to see lightning speed 👏 pic.twitter.com/GQeIvyXFn9
— Prashant Maurya 🇮🇳 (@prashant_xyz) April 25, 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
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