Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #9: “Wen Ledger” Edition
This week rounds up with a new Open Web Foundry kicking off with $100,000 in total investment opportunities. On top of that in the wider ecosystem, Verto releases arlocal-utils to help test SmartWeave contracts with arlocal, Redstone releases a tutorial for SmartWeave migration, and SolSea announces Arweave support.
In other news – wen Ledger? We’re pleased to tell you: “Ledger soon”. Development is underway for a direct integration between Ledger and Arweave, and there’s even an early proof-of-concept.
Let’s look at the rest of the exciting news from this week:
I. Arweave Network
A new Open Web Foundry is kicking off
The fifth OWF is starting this week – Friday, October 15th. Open Web Foundry is a six week event that guides founders through the process of launching a startup on Arweave. It’s a great chance for founders to learn how to develop on Arweave and meet others to network with in the ecosystem. At the end of the six weeks everyone gets to demo their product and the best gets funded by Arweave.
The fifth edition of the Open Web Foundry is almost here!🚨 We will be investing $100 000 into projects building on @ArweaveTeam😎
Sign up here👇 https://t.co/LggVQ6M0tA
And join our OWF5 kick-off call tomorrow @ 7pm CEST/ 1pm ET 👇https://t.co/diBjNgGBgA
— Open Web Foundry (@OpenWebFoundry) October 14, 2021
Arweave Wallet Connector and Ledger integration webapp underway
A WIP Arweave Wallet from ecosystem developer JF is able to be demoed here with a UI indicating Ledger support – the in-progress Ledger integration will bring Arweave to hardware wallets for the first time.
Arweave’s bundle-dissector tool in progress
The Arweave team GitHub is apparently working on a tool to analyze and unbundle ANS-104 transactions (bundles). The in-progress project is written in Rust and Go, and can be found here.
II. Arweave Ecosystem
RedStone’s innovative Smart Contract SDK V2
RedStone has made a Migration guide to RedStone Contracts, as SmartWeave SDK V1 is slower on big contracts and contracts that interact with other contracts. To solve that they have made a new version of SmarWeave SDK that leverages caching to improve performance and uses modular architecture to allow adjusting the SDK. To learn how to use the new version watch the super easy-to-digest video in the tweet.
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) October 14, 2021
SolSea’s upgraded Minting is out, with an Arweave integration
This week, SolSea announced a fully-fledged integration with Arweave, SolSea is Solana’s answer to OpenSea – an NFT marketplace based on Solana. The platform migrated to bundles to make it faster and more reliable to store assets.
New upgraded minting is LIVE! 🎉
We implemented uploading directly to ARWeave, and added static preview and animated preview for video NFTs. Limit is 40mb for the main file. Hopefully no more missing images.
Minting video NFTs is now live on SolSea 🎥🎞️
— SolSea (@SolSeaNFT) October 13, 2021
Verto releases arlocal-utils
Verto’s back end developer Marton Lederer has released arlocal-utils to help test SmartWeave contracts with arlocal. The library “enables developers to easily copy transactions and contracts from any Arweave gateway to an ArLocal testing gateway.”
"arlocal-utils" is a small testing library that enables you to copy any Arweave transaction or SmartWeave contract from an Arweave gateway to an ArLocal server…
— Marton (@martonlederer) October 11, 2021
Listen to the Arweavers AMA with Sarcophagus
Arweaver Rob held a discussion this week with Jonny and Zach from Sarcophagus, a decentralized dead man’s switch built on Arweave and Ethereum. The team spoke about the tool’s current use cases and future vision of enabling any API to interact. Listen to to the recording to find out the team’s exciting plans.
— Arweavers Community (@Arweavers) October 14, 2021
Arweave Name Service documentation released by decent.land
In preparation for the full launch of ANS (Arweave Name Service), the decent.land team has published documentation including a spec, overview of the incentive design, and minting tutorial.
Excited to mint your universal identifier? Check the guide to CLI interactions.
Nifty Pixels uses Arweave for storage
Nifty Pixels, a pixel art drawing tool, launches on Arweave. Nifty Pixels lets you draw pixel art which you can then mint as an NFT and sell it in their marketplace. You can also browse and buy other art pieces here.
This is a good time, and all stored on #Arweave!
Create pixel art in the browser and mint right after you've created your piece of art. You can also browse and buy other's art as well.
— Only Arweave 🔮⏳ ⓐ (@onlyarweave) October 13, 2021
everPay rolls out new UI
everFinance has made a separate website for everPay and made some cool updates to it. The features area now includes real-time transfers, free transfers, multi-chain connectivity, and smart accounts. It is generally more easy to use and is visually more explanatory.
💠You said it, so we did it!
💠What did we do?You know, just casually revamp the entire website because our wonderful users thought our website was not user-friendly, no biggie
💠What did we do exactly?Glad you asked, below you'll find all the juicy infohttps://t.co/gWTJ69XYg6
— everFinance (@FinanceEver) October 14, 2021
ArDrive publishes archiving tutorial
ArDrive published a video this week, explaining how to archive a webpage in 3 simple clicks. While it doesn’t archive images, it includes the links which can be clicked and if the link location still exists, direct you to the page. It also shows the easy sharing mechanism and how to organize your files by folders. Check out the full guide here.
Glass announce bounties in Discord
Arweave-based video streaming platform Glass announced its bounty program in Discord to incentivize marketing and community building. Beyond USDC payment, contributors have the opportunity set the next round of bounties, too. Join the Glass Discord to take part