Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #6: “I’m BOOONDLING” Edition
It’s barely been three months since the standard for ANS-104 (bundled transactions) was committed to GitHub, and around three weeks since a stable library for bundles was released. But, once again, so much of the big network and ecosystem news this week comes from platforms adopting and breaking records with this new way to reliably commit massive amounts of data to the permaweb in a single transaction.
In Arweave land right now, it’s the age of the boondler.
I. Arweave Network
Weave size spikes – 11.5% of all data ever uploaded to the network was uploaded this week.
While 4.7% of total Arweave data was uploaded the week before last, this week the weave size grew at over double the pace: from 11.6 to 12.9 terabytes; an increase of 11.5% to the total.
Bundled transactions hit 4.5M in September
Bundles alone overtook the total number of Arweave transactions in August by almost 3x. A large chunk of this can be attributed to Metaplex’s candy machine tool – more on that later.
Arweave TXs last month: 1,677,364.
Bundled Arweave TXs so far this month: 4,562,300.
— Sam Williams (@samecwilliams) September 20, 2021
47GB of data sent in one bundled block
Arweave bundled transactions are enabling gargantuan chunks of data to be sent through in a single block. Last week, we found a bundled block carrying over 13GB of data, but the record has since been broken by block 772863.
II. Arweave Ecosystem
Mintbase upgrades to bundled transactions, improves reliability
After the volume of transactions being submitted to the Mintbase platform caused performance issues, the team quickly implemented bundles as a way to guarantee every minted NFT will be mined and stored properly.
Minting is back on!
— Mintbase 🌿 (@mintbase) September 18, 2021
Glass improves video streaming performance with bundles
Decentralized video hosting platform glass.xyz switched to bundles this week to enable adaptive streaming (Netflix style).
ahh it's for @GlassProtocol our video format uses a bunch of smaller video segments (adaptive streaming) so we'll bundle them to reduce congestion
— Sam Sends (@sam_sends) September 16, 2021
Over 10,000 Metaplex Candy Machines deployed – 8,000 added in one week
Metaplex’s candy machine tool enables batch uploads of NFTs to Solana, backing up the assets and metadata on Arweave. It is used by several of the top NFT projects on Solana and is one of the key drivers of the recent network all-time highs.
The method to count candy machines is described here.
ArGo launches $ARGO tokens and HNS integration
The launch of ArGo’s new native token allows developers to pay for ArGo deployements in $ARGO, which is being given away as a reward to newly deployed applications. ARGO tokens can be staked to earn yield or spent for deployments.
In partnership with HNS, ArGo is also giving away 10 HNS domains to the first 10 apps, and argoapplive.hns-branded subdomains to every participant. Each participant also will get 100 $ARGO to either stake or spend.
#ArGoApp 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝘀𝗲 🗓️
It's that time of the week 👓
When we look back & appreciate what we have achieved 😇
& Share the highlights with you 🗣️
Sit back & relax 🧘
It was a good week with positive outcomes & awesome results 📈
— ArGo (@argoapplive) September 18, 2021
Sarcophagus announces the improvements they made in September
Decentralized dead man’s switch Sarcophagus recently published their September update, detailing what has been done by the team to make the platform better. This month, there’s a particular focus on UX, but also an outline of longer term plans.
— 𝙹𝚘𝚗𝚗𝚢 𝚁𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚘 𓂀 👨💻 (@JonnyRingo711) September 10, 2021
ArConnect hits over 4,000 users
The Arweave ecosystem’s answer to Metamask – ArConnect – has reached the milestone of 4,000 users. Using ArConnect, users can seamlessly log in to Arweave dApps without exposing their keyfile. It’s also possible to transfer AR between addresses, view PST balances, and check collectibles.
4000+ ArConnect users!!
— Marton (@martonlederer) September 16, 2021
Akord reveals roadmap of upcoming products
Digital heritage platform Akord revealed several upcoming features including Facebook photos migration, a gallery tool, a dead man’s switch, and a blockchain explorer for Akord.
Akord Roadmap 🛣️🗺️⚠️
Future goal – the DAO. But why wait for governance procedures?
Let's start building our beautiful community right now.
This 🧵highlights 6 roadmap points. Agree/Disagree? Love/Hate? Missing anything? Don't hold back… this is Twitter after all 🙃
— Akord (@AkordTeam) September 20, 2021
ArDrive extends rewards program
ArDrive’s user reward program, Dust, which distributes small amounts of ArDrive token to users based on volume of data uploaded, will be extended past the previously set deadline. See the link for the daily upload reward statistics in the below tweet:
our Rewards program Dust will run past the original October 16th deadline. Upload your data and become an ArDrive token holder! Check out the numbers here: https://t.co/3sjYIsMYXL
— ArDrive (@ardriveapp) September 18, 2021
Kevin Abosch uploads first atomic NFT to Koii
Keven Abosch, creator of 1111, 888, COMMENT OUT, and other Arweave-stored NFT projects, has minted his first atomic NFT. Read more about the atomic NFT standard here.
— Kevin Abosch (@kevinabosch) September 19, 2021
Pranksy backs up NFTBoxes on Arweave
Pranksy’s monthly NFT loot box project, NFTBoxes, will now be stored on Arweave. Each box contains ~10 NFTs around a curated theme.
There will be 500 boxes available, priced at 0.65 ETH and a 1 per ETH address limit.
— Pranksy 📦 (@pranksy) September 18, 2021
- Permacast and Permablog now live on ArGo domains – no matter the version, our apps have a permanent home 🏠
- ArWiki published a big update
- We take a look at RedStone’s new implementation of the SmartWeave SDK
- everFinance enabled USDT/AR swap via the everPay DEX
- ArGo’s Prashant joined the Arweavers community for an AMA
- David Whittington streamed Clojure/Arweave development