Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #4: A September to Remember
Arweave – the network and the ecosystem – maintained steady growth in the first week of September, benefiting from Arweave’s community of supercoders, Solana’s “NFT Summer”, and increased search engine visibility.
I. Arweave Network
New peaks for Arweave
Arweave network saw a new peak in transaction volume in the first week of September due to high network usage from NFT projects, especially Solana-based dApps.
August had yet another all time high transaction volume on the Arweave network! Up another 15.5% from prior peaks. pic.twitter.com/nnN8SwUnGk
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) September 2, 2021
Arweave is trending in search
According to Google Trends, Arweave keywords were trending this week. New end-users and developers are discovering the innovative potential of the permaweb.
Cool to see so many people discovering the permaweb 🙂!
Definitely nothing. pic.twitter.com/tDYVrcz3EG
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) September 3, 2021
Record highs for bundled transactions
The Arweave team recently released major improvements to a bundling feature which allows an extremely large amount of data (2^256-1 bytes) to be sent in a single transaction – far more safely and reliably than was previously possible. This week, Arweave processed almost as many bundled transactions as it did unbundled.
Arweave transactions since Saturday: 198,785.
Bundled Arweave transactions since Saturday: 148,411.
The bundle flippening is almost complete! 🚀🚀🚀
Why are bundles so important? They make Arweave's throughput virtually infinitely scalable. Details 👇https://t.co/bGTQyjHdFz
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) September 7, 2021
100k Solana NFTs backed up on Arweave
According to Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO of Solana Labs, thousands of Solana NFTs are permanently stored on the Arweave’s Permaweb.
— anat◎ly 🦀🤿🏒 🤙 (@aeyakovenko) September 4, 2021
ArGo integrates ENS with Arweave
All credit to the ArGo team for working on Arweave content hash support in the ENS protocol and enabling .eth domains to point at permaweb sites.
— Spheron (previously ArGoApp) (@SpheronHQ) September 3, 2021
II. Arweave Ecosystem
arkb: new features implemented in the latest release
Today, Textury, as known as Arweave’ tools swiss knife, releases a new version of arkb (v1.1.23) featuring the support of two crucial features: Arweave fee multiplier and Arweave bundler. See documentation updates in GitHub here.
We've released arkb v1.1.23 🚀
— Textury (@TexturyOrg) September 7, 2021
New pricing calculator from ArDrive
ArDrive released a handy new pricing calculator aimed at helping its users understand the cost in $ and AR of archiving a file.
— ArDrive 🐘 (@ardriveapp) September 1, 2021
Protonmail or Wevemail
It doesn't have to be this way.
Permaweb apps simply never change after launch.
Just as there will never be more than 21m BTC, https://t.co/ITEjrIcx4T will simply never betray your trust.
The service is incorruptible.
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) September 7, 2021
Davatar, the avatar of your Web3 profiles
Davatar.xyz is a new project released under TBDAO. The project is built on top of ENS and Arweave to give users one unified avatar for all of Web3.
Introducing davatar: One avatar for everything Web3
It's basically decentralized gravatar for web3/crypto, built on top of ENS and @ArweaveTeam with gas-less avatar updates
More details 🧵 https://t.co/yGp484EFWe
— davatar (@davatar_xyz) September 2, 2021
ArGo migrate to new URL after GoDaddy takedown
After ArGo’s original domain was suspended, “due to a suspected phishing attack”, CEO Prashant Maurya announced migration to argoapp.net is underway, and that they will be doubling their pace towards truly permissionless and decentralized name services.
Here is their latest response. Their customer support is the dumbest I have ever witnessed. They don’t have clue about what they are doing. They are trying to stop the #Competition that is getting built in #web3 I would request all the leaders of the #dWeb to help us out in this pic.twitter.com/Jm8ftcUmqA
— Prashant Maurya (@prashant_xyz) September 5, 2021
Hence, have started migrating to our new domain https://t.co/MAFC41MtnQ 👈
Here is the plan 👇
📌 Migrate our app first so that our users are able to easily access deployment
📌 Migration of our landing page
📌 Migrating the rest of the URLs
— ArGo (@argoapplive) September 7, 2021
Archaeologist bounty program by Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus, a decentralized dead man’s switch application built on Ethereum and Arweave, is running new program rewarding $SARCO tokens for setting up and running nodes. Tap here to learn more!
On-Chain agreements by Ricardian Fabric
Ricardian Fabric is a new project (OWF applicant) built on Arweave that implements Ricardian Contracts and introduces on-chain agreements. This fresh project has released its MVP recently.
Ricardian Fabric, the MVPhttps://t.co/G6xoKigGV3
— Ricardian Fabric (@RicardianFabric) September 6, 2021
Valkyrie upgrade by fQR Weave
fQR Weave, an anti-counterfeiting solution built on Arweave, released new major project upgrades taking it from product to protocol, and improving decentralization.
fQR-Weave Valkyrie Update: From Product to Protocol
Sharing about: aNFTs implementation, workflow enhancements, use-cases, and more. Have a full read! 😄https://t.co/YWLf6Pk8DE
— fQR Weave (@Fqr_Weave) August 25, 2021
$VRT bounty for PSC creators
Massive announcement coming soon… 👀
100 VRT to each profit-sharing community that adds an "X-Community-Contract" header with the PSC ID to their frontend(s).
Reply here once you've done it, and please pass the message on!
— Tate Berenbaum 🐘 (@TateBerenbaum) September 6, 2021
RSS3 releases Web3 Pass
RSS3, the decentralized RSS protocol that is building an integration with Arweave, released Web3 Pass, a way to allow users to interact with their RSS3 files, show off cyber assets, and attach a persistent identity to their RSS3 content. This persistent identity uses RSS3 Name Service, or RNS, “a special type of ENS developed by us, granted to any address when registering for the Web3 Pass”. The announcement can be read here on their blog.
The KYVE Q&A
KYVE continue to answer user questions submitted with via #WeAreKyve hashtag campaign that puts developers better in touch with users.
Would it be right for us to perceive KYVE as data mining in the future? pic.twitter.com/LxKiH9kR0X
— KYVE (@KYVENetwork) September 6, 2021
Traxa.io releases Explorer and MVP preview
III. Save The Date
Arweavers Koii AMA: Sep 8th
— Arweavers Community (@Arweavers) September 7, 2021
The Arweavers community will have the founder of Koii, Al Morris, on September 8th at 1700 CEST on the voice chat in the Arweavers Telegram group.
Sanctor Turbo Demo Day: Sep 14th
Sanctor Capital organizes a demo day for “Alpha Class” projects to show their products on a virtual stage. The founders of Arweave and Koii, Sam Williams and Al Morris respectively are guests.
We are excited to invite you to Sanctor Turbo Demo Day. On September 14th between 1:30pm – 5:00pm EST projects of the Alpha Class will take the virtual stage to show their products. pic.twitter.com/J6UvlW5AtG
— Sanctor Capital (@SanctorCapital) September 3, 2021
ArDrive Community Call: Sep 15th
The ArDrive team is going to host a community call on September 15th at 12:30pm EST to go over the basics of what the ArDrive token is and how it is used.
37% of respondents to our poll last week didn't know what an ArDrive token (ↁ) was. Let's fix that!
We're going to host a #CommunityCall on September 15th at 12:30p EST to go over the basics of what the ↁ is & what the ↁ does.
Save the date, more info later this week! https://t.co/73l6MhbRN9
— ArDrive 🐘 (@ardriveapp) September 7, 2021
– Permablog V2 has been released!
– Weekly report of the end of August
– Beginner’s guide: how to upload data to Arweave
– Why NFTs on Arweave and Solana Took Of This Summer
– Not A Single Week Passed And Verto Team Is Killing It In September
– AMA With Koii Founder Al Morris