Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #26: “Old Gods” Edition
The Arweave ecosystem witnessed partnerships with nonfungible tokens or NFTs and other blockchains. With Russia invading Ukraine, Arweave is poised to archive every event and action for future use and so that no one tampers with history. Plus, Arweave News gets a 3D NFT gift. Here is a roundup of happenings in the Arweave space this week:
I. Arweave Network
Over five million Russia-Ukraine artifacts are archived on Arweave
There are now over five million contents on the Russia-Ukraine war archived on Arweave’s permaweb. The effort was launched a week ago when Arweave’s founder, Sam Williams, announced a $100,000 grant. The contents, including videos, pictures and web links will be stored for 200 years and could potentially be used for research and investigation purposes as the crisis degenerates into a full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Tragic news from Ukraine today. My heart goes out to all those that are affected by the conflict.
So far the Arweave community has archived over 5 million documents from Ukraine in order to generate a permanent and immutable record of the events there.
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) February 24, 2022
Projects in the Arweave ecosystem, including Bundlr, contributed to help make the archiving project a reality
We have archived over 1 million pieces of data that came out of Ukraine and Russia onto #Arweave
— Bundlr Network (@BundlrNetwork) February 19, 2022
II. Arweave Ecosystem
everPay’s NFT auction live, featuring artworks by Arweave News’ PierreSteinClaysky
The week ended with Ever Finance’s third NFT auction going live. Of the 1,346 people entered that competed for an opportunity to be added to a white list, only 20 were shortlisted.
Being on the shortlist allows a bidder access to the auction 30 minutes before others.
Clay artist, PierreSteinClaysky, who is also a writer for Arweave News, featured in the auction with nine pieces. Ever Finance features the works of one artist in the auction every month.
“It is the final stage of a personal project that lasted for almost 6 months. NFTs, combined with Arweave storage, give resilience to the pottery pieces I’ve created from the physical space to the digital one,” PierreSteinClaysky said.
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) February 23, 2022
We now own NFTs!
In addition to a collection of contents that promote the Arweave ecosystem and help audiences make sense of emerging technologies, Arweave News now has 3D NFT pieces of its own, gifted by PierreSteinClaysky.
“A certain piece from the #OldGodsRemastered collection won’t be put through @FinanceEver’s auction. This is a gift for @ArweaveNews. A team like no other. Thank you guys for bearing me so far,” PierreSteinClaysky wrote.
A certain piece from the #OldGodsRemastered collection won't be put through @FinanceEver's auction. This is a gift for @ArweaveNews. A team like no other. Thank you guys for bearing me so far 🙂 #3DNFT pic.twitter.com/JzS9QkvTV2
— PierreSteinClaysky 🐘 🎏 (@PierreSClaysky) February 23, 2022
Handshake between Arweave and NFTs
During the week, there was a partnership agreement between the Arweave ecosystem and the nonfungible token or NFTs space. This time, it’s between Meson Network, a bandwidth market place and ‘Show me’, a subscription NFT social network built on Web3. The emergence of Meson Network gives ShowMe more choices in carrying more content formats, Meson Network said.
🎉@ShowMeNFT is thrilled to announce that it has reached a partnership with Meson Network. The emergence of Meson Network gives ShowMe more choices in carrying more content formats. At present, ShowMe has widely cited Meson Network. 🎉
📃More details: https://t.co/FNt3AqpBNl
— meson.network (@NetworkMeson) February 19, 2022
Also in the NFT space, Mintbase, an NFT marketplace that built its database on Arweave, deployed its 1000th smart contract and to celebrate, it put to use its ‘transfer store ownership feature’.
1000 smart contracts deployed on Mintbase 🤯 What a milestone! And we're only just getting started 🚀
— Mintbase 🌿 (@mintbase) February 19, 2022
Polygon x Bundlr x Arweave Hackaton
A contest for developers across the world to build projects with applications that would use the Arweave and Polygon chains was opened during the week. The hackathon creates an opportunity to expand the Arweave and Polygon ecosystems. Winners will be announced on March 11.
— 🟣 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐲𝐠𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 🟣 (@Polygon_Space1) February 19, 2022
New tool, new token: Bundlr has been busy
The Bundlr team has built an archiving tool that will allow permanent storage of content from Twitter to Arweave using the Bundlr network. In partnership with Arweave, Bundlr has announced a 10,000 USDC grant for developers who can integrate the tool with VK, Russia’s biggest social media platform.
We are excited to launch ARchivers, an open-source project containing TwittAR and ARticle archival tools
— Bundlr Network (@BundlrNetwork) February 21, 2022
“Would surely increase Bundlr TX flow, as well as help make Arweave a more complete archive of the issues people care about,” Williams wrote in a tweet referring to the tool.
Ability to run your own large-scale Twitter -> Arweave archiver incoming next week, thanks to the @BundlrNetwork team.
The power of Arweave is that it is a *democratic* archive.
The most powerful tool for recording history is available to all, at the minimum possible cost. https://t.co/w7kqJXJiKb
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) February 20, 2022
Data upload to Arweave via Bundlr can now be paid for with Boba token. That’s another way to make accessing the permaweb easy for all.
🎉 We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with @bobanetwork to provide permanent on-chain data storage on Boba
🧋Users can now use $BOBA to pay for data uploads on Bundlr
To learn more about our partnership, read our announcement below 👇https://t.co/B2LBHqg9mf
— Bundlr Network (@BundlrNetwork) February 22, 2022
Spheron celebrates its scorecard
Fifty days into 2022 and Spheron, an Arweave-based application hosting tool which allows developers link Github repository to a custom domain and have the application built and deployed to the permaweb, is already counting its achievements. Its users have grown 10 percent and projects increased by 29 percent.
Just 5⃣0⃣ days into the year & #Spheron is shining with tremendous growth & fantastic possibilities for this new year✌️🤩🚀
⚡️10%+ increase in the number of users &
⚡️29%+ in projects so far #WAGMI
Wanna know how we continued to grow this week😃
— Spheron Protocol (@SpheronHQ) February 20, 2022
Redstone takes data accessibility to Celo
Taking with it over 1,000 price feeds data for crypto and real-world assets, Redstone Finance has partnered with Celo blockchain. This comes two months after Redstone participated in the DeFi for the People Hackathon and won the Interoperability Track. The partnership, according to Marcin Karmierczak, Head of Growth at RedStone, aims “to onboard users who haven’t yet interacted with crypto, like citizens of developing countries and socially excluded communities.”
This oracle ecosystem provides pricing data of tokens, stocks, ETFs and commodities, with efficient pricing and a frictionless integration – details. 👇https://t.co/Ekw4krtLxZ
— Celo 🔦 (@CeloOrg) February 22, 2022
A smoother UX for CommunityXYZ
If you have ever felt frustrated with using CommunityXYZ – a dashboard and governance platform for all of the Profit Sharing Communities that are built on the permaweb – that should now change, according to an announcement by Textury. A caching mechanism has been added which makes the loading of community pages far faster.
https://t.co/xob22XVvyG has been updated with a new caching mechanism. It now loads our biggest community page instantly, compared to almost an entire minute it was taking without the cache in place! Create your PSC today, it costs only $0.004 USD for the execution!
— Textury (@TexturyOrg) February 22, 2022
Koii offers $1m USD in grants
A $1million grant will be distributed to developers who can build projects in three categories, including communication tools, financial applications and innovative on-boarding methods, for the Koii network.
🗣️Introducing the @KoiiNetwork Grant Program!
Totaling $1 million, the grants are intended to expand and support 3 main categories of the Koii open-source library:
– Communication tools
– Financial applications
– Innovative onboarding methods
— Koii 🎏 (@KoiiNetwork) February 23, 2022
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