Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #30: “We’re #1” Edition
This week marked the storage of another >10 million files related to the war in Ukraine, a confirmation of protocol strength, a stealth launch of a new section on Arweave News, a new mobile wallet integration, and some other events that we invite you to discover in the current report.
I. Arweave Network
Network usage revenue is booming
Arweave is the leading protocol on web3 index. The value of the permanent storage proposition is proved once again, this time by the revenue generated by the usage of the protocol on a 90 day period. A steady revenue, even in a period that some have considered as a bear market, means that the protocol itself doesn’t need a quasi-toxic hype to thrive – its fundamentals are enough.
1/ As the permaweb ecosystem has continued to grow, @ArweaveTeam ‘s network revenue reached new all-time-highs. The network also generated higher network usage revenues than any other Web3 protocol listed on the Web3 Index, including Sia and Storj. pic.twitter.com/7ThvKhlxsM
— Kryptos Official (@kryptos_news) March 24, 2022
The war in Ukraine continues; so does Arweave’s watch
At the moment of writing this piece, over 33 million files regarding the war in Ukraine were permanently preserved on the blockweave. The conflagration does not show signs that it will stop soon, neither does Arweave from its mission to store all the pieces that the internet provides.
The evidence used in the Nuremberg trials consisted, besides official third Reich documents, of several hours of footage and 25.000 photographs…still the crimes against humanity were proven. Imagine how thorough will be the trial that will conclude this war with more than 1 million potential evidence pieces collected per day of conflict.
II. Arweave Ecosystem
ArDrive introduced the easiest way to create Arweave Manifests
Probably every Arweaver is accustomed by now to the original way in which ArDrive chooses to explain its features. This week they explained with a rap rhythm how easy is to create Arweave Manifests with the help of ArDrive. On a slightly dull note:
An Arweave Manifest is a mapping of Arweave Transaction IDs and friendly names. This map is put into a standardized, JSON structure and permanently stored on Arweave, and it allows users to create logical groupings of content. Arweave Gateways can interpret this structure, so users can then reference individual transactions by their file name and/or path.
If the above definition didn’t spark your interest, just watch their clip and spot the differences.
We've officially got the easiest way to generate an @ArweaveTeam Manifest. It only takes is 2⃣ clicks!
— ArDrive 🐘 (@ardriveapp) March 23, 2022
Metaweave.xyz, formerly Argora, launched its wallet identity protocol
Metaweave.xyz, “an on chain and decentralised social network hosted on arweave’s blockchain”, announced on 18th March the launch of Account.
Account is the next generation of arweave-id and Verto ID combined together.
The account protocol aim to satisfy essential needs for social interactions between users: an avatar, a unique @handle, a name and a bio. It also includes the possibility to add accounts from the well known social networks such as Twitter, Discord, Github, Instagram and Facebook.
Today, we're excited to launch Account: a permaweb dApp & protocol pair to manage your wallet identity.
It's designed to be a scaleable and reusable component for the Arweave ecosystem 🐘.
Please have a try: https://t.co/3eSt2f1TJU
Why do we need it and how you can use it? 👇 pic.twitter.com/zVCyRCTYtn
— Metaweave.xyz 🐘 (@MetaweaveTeam) March 18, 2022
Arweave News launches a new section
From now on we’ll not only visit projects from Arweave’s ecosystem but we’ll have the door open to receive guests! Any web3 initiative that is part of the Arweave community could be featured on AN with their own original articles, written by their own teams. There is no better way to understand a project than from its own creators’ words!
everFinance, a layer two solution that bridges $AR to other ecosystems, was our first guest with a technical piece about GoAR, an SDK they had developed for permanent data storage.
— arweave.news 🐘 (@ArweaveNews) March 24, 2022
Mathwallet supports Arweave
Remember our Weekly Report #22? After 8 weeks of waiting, the announcement we noted back then materialized! Mathwallet, the multi-platform, multi-chain wallet, with dApp support, finally integrated Arweave, so now, besides Bitkeep, there is another wallet in town that will let users to connect from mobile devices with Arweave native dApps.
🚀MathWallet5 supports Arweave @ArweaveTeam !
User Guide: https://t.co/zVz3ERx48e
Open your MathWallet5, you may:
— MathWallet (@MathWallet) March 21, 2022
An improved UI awaits Kwil DB users
Kwil committed to releasing an updated article about its new DB user interface in the immediate future, so why not through our guest section? Yeap, that’s an open invitation.
One of our devs has been busy 👀
Visualizing relational #Arweave data has never looked this clean 🐘 🔥
— Kwil (@Kwil_App) March 24, 2022
A new threshold smashed by RSS3
Slowly but surely the future of media transits to the platformless media envisioned by RSS3 creators.
— RSS3 (@rss3_) March 23, 2022
AR.IO is hiring
AR.IO, the project that aims to create the decentralized gateway to Arweave’s stored content is looking for new developers, in order to make this feat a reality. Let’s find them the best possible arweavers!
We're building out decentralized access to the Arweave permaweb! 🐘
— AR.IO Network (@ar_io_network) March 21, 2022