Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #56: The ‘Arweave 2.6’ Edition
It was an activity-filled week in the Arweave ecosystem as the founder of Arweave, Sam Williams and founders of protocols and applications built on the blockchain met in Singapore, Asia. The event, co-hosted by Arweave and Everfinance, had presentations and several announcements of funding, partnerships and new initiatives that are aimed at growing the Arweave space.
In this weekly, we will give a run over all that happened at Arweave in Asia and other updates across the space.
I. Arweave Network
One major highlight from the conference in Singapore was the announcement by Williams of an upgrade to the chain called Arweave 2.6. The upgrade took 18 months to research and develop and it would require less energy to save more data. Check out this story by Arweave News’s AZ where Arweave 2.6 was explained for both developers and non-developers.
The Digital History Association or DHA, a Swiss non-profit organisation, was also launched by Williams in Singapore. The DHA would provide research and development service to the protocol and would promote mass adoption of Arweave. In this story, Arweave News reported in detail what the DHA is and how it will be operated.
3/ The first order of business for @dh_association? 🤔
📣 Releasing the Arweave 2.6 spec and testnet 🎉
Arweave 2.6 radically decreases energy usage in the network, increasing mining efficiency: more data, less power.https://t.co/e9JhTfrWJX pic.twitter.com/qRcLlNeBdz
— Arweave Team (@ArweaveTeam) September 27, 2022
II. Arweave Ecosystem
Arweave News’s Coverage of the Arweave in Asia Meeting
To keep the ecosystem up-to-date on events and happenings at the meeting in Asia, our reporter, Pierre, went to Singapore. In days to come, we will be publishing interviews with major participants at the meeting. Before then, we did a Twitter thread on the Arweave in Asia meeting.
Arweave in Asia – a recap as it unfolded, from AN reporter @PierreSClansky on location. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/YA0Q3wQILT
— arweave.news 🐘 (@ArweaveNews) September 29, 2022
EverFinance changes name
If you are wondering what the saying ‘what is in a name’ means, then in EverVision, EverFinance’s new name you will find the meaning. During the week it successfully co-hosted Arweave in Asia conference. EverFinance announced on Twitter that it was changing its name to reflect what it currently is: an Arweave infrastructure builder.
Now @EverVisionHQ 😃. New name, new chapter, exciting times to come. #Arweave is this place to be, don't miss out, come BUIDL with us.
— everVision🐘 (@everVisionHQ) September 28, 2022
1/🐘We have a Vision. Infinite scalability, gas feeless transactions, easier user experience, feeless cross-chain, making it easy to build on Arweave and an Arweave DAO.
This is https://t.co/UDd6yKZWfo.
— everVision🐘 (@everVisionHQ) September 28, 2022
EverVision will be operating the newly-announced Arweave Asia Fund. The fund will help to build and encourage the adoption of the Arweave ecosystem across south-east Asia.
Sneak preview of Permapages dashboard
Ahead of its unveiling next week, Permapages, a site generator, note taker and blogging platform with built-in support for Stamp Protocol, showed users changes made to its stamps dashboard. The number of Atomic Assets in the system and stamps can be viewed on the new dashboard. Users can also connect wallets and view stats.
Happy Thursday! 😀
I am excited to share an early version of your stamps dashboard. This dashboard will allow you to see how many Atomic Assets are in the system and how many STAMPs! 🪧🐘🚀 pic.twitter.com/1DQ6cAP7kA
— 🐘🔗pages.arweave.dev (@permapages) September 29, 2022
Decent.land integrates with Lens Protocol
Powered by Ark verifiable identity attestations, the integration allows decent.land oracle and API to display Lens handles and activity for Arweave users, making it possible for dApps that use Arweave identity to verify and import everything from Lens.
Excited to announce our @LensProtocol integration!
Now, #Arweave dApps can use a Lens user's identity and content, referenced by an Arweave address.
What will you build?https://t.co/T3fqAQxSXP
— decent.land 🏞️ | Arks minting now! (@decentdotland) September 29, 2022
To Avoid Outage, Move to Aqua, Spheron Says
If you use Spheron’s app.spheron.network to host your website and connect your domain, you are advised to move to aqua.spheron.network to avoid suffering an outage beginning from October 1, Spheron said in an announcement this week. Websites on the old deployment platform will see broken links until Aqua is turned into an app. Spheron said the product upgrade was part of its process to move from beta to main.
Hi there, users!🚀
🌐For #users of https://t.co/wZ5AvFDKX4, we have a significant product upgrade!🥳
🌐We wanted to let you know that the https://t.co/ruq8wNfLrL has had all of its #services suspended, making it impossible for users to access the #subdomain any longer.🚫
— Spheron – Building Dev Tools For Web3 (@SpheronHQ) September 29, 2022
In other updates from Spheron, building partnership is crucial to the network’s expansion growth and expansion in Web3, hence, its collaboration with Reef Chain where applications on the chain are hosted on Spheron and Reef provides technical support in exchange.
🚀Reef will attach its #domain & use #Spheron to #decentralize its user interface.
🚀Reef agreed to offer #Spheron technical help whenever required.
🔗Check out the entire #blog for more: https://t.co/pqwguseOuP
— Spheron – Building Dev Tools For Web3 (@SpheronHQ) September 27, 2022
Permacast Video Platform
Permacast will soon launch a platform to store videos permanently on Arweave. This follows its success in storing podcasts on the permaweb. Now it calls for content creators to register to access the upcoming product.
Video on permacast is just around the corner! We're opening up registration for beta testers!
Are you a creator with an existing channel you'd like to store on Arweave?
Use the form to get access: https://t.co/2TJOKIMVdP
— permacast (@permacastapp) September 23, 2022
Kwil Bags $9.6 million Capital Injection
In a funding round led by cryptocurrency exchange FTX’s venture capital arm and Digital Currency Group, Kwil raised $9.6 million. As of now, It is not clear how the funds will be expended, Kwil has said an official announcement and round details would be released.
Decentralized databases on Arweave, via @KwilTeam, just recieved a significant capital injection.
Huge congrats on the progress and good luck on the road ahead, @brennan_lamey and team! https://t.co/cudTHRG8VT
— 🐘🔗 sam.arweave.dev (@samecwilliams) September 24, 2022
III Things you won’t encounter on Arweave
This week, the hashtag Renew Final Space trended on social media. Final Space, an adult animated, intergalactic comedy television series which follows Gary’s and Mooncake’s adventures to unlock the mystery of “Final Space”, where the universe ends was cancelled for renewal and taken off the internet in the United States by Warner Brothers Discovery who owns it as a tax write off.
Programme creator, Olan Rogers said when the licence is up internationally, Netflix would take it down and “and then it will be gone forever. There are no more physical copies of season one and two and no physical copies of season three were made.
“Your memory of Final Space will be the only proof it ever existed unless you own a copy,” Rogers said.
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