Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #20: “Winston Madness” Edition
This week marks the close of the first ever auction where bids were made using Arweave’s AR token – and bidders certainly went crazy to get their hands on one of nine unique Winstons. On Monday Arweave broke 2m daily transactions, the ecosystem breaks records of raising, auctioning, downloads and followers and we’ve definitely broken a record of the amount of the new projects created in the last 3 months.
Not to mention, we’ve collected a list of everyone in the ecosystem we know of who are hiring, so if you’ve wanted to join and leave your job in web2 – this is your chance! Read below to find out what’s happened during this busy week.
I. Arweave Network
On Monday Arweave broke 2m daily unbundled transactions
After a quiet start of the year, Arweave transactions are picking up. This Monday, with 2,780,526 transactions in one day, marks it as the third busiest day of all time. It was also the third busiest week, with over 7.6m transactions total. This is not even counting data uploaded via Bundlr, which regularly exceeds 2m items daily and currently sits at almost 75m total.
II. Arweave Ecosystem
everPay’s Winston Family auction concludes with over 21,000 AR in volume
everPay’s first NFT auction was the first to bridge Arweave and Ethereum to enable bids in AR. Nine cartoon elephants went up for grabs, representing Arweave’s Winston mascot. The most expensive item, Enola, went for 126.8 AR (~$6,500). Beyond proving that the Arweave community will jump right on a Winston-themed NFT drop, everPay proved that their tool can easily facilitate bidding in AR and the bridging of assets from SmartWeave to Ethereum.
Congratulations to the final winner! 🎉🎉🎉
There were 439.6 $AR distributed in real time during the auction.
The remaining 0.3% of the revenue will be distributed equally to the top WAR/ ETH LP provider. pic.twitter.com/xA0p7ACuy0
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) January 13, 2022
Sarcophagus raises 5.4m in funding
The decentralized dead man’s switch built atop Arweave and Ethereum, Sarcophagus DAO, closed a 5.4m round of funding this week from investors such as Placeholder, Greenfield One and Arweave. Notably, this round was conducted through the DAO itself, with funding proposals and votes submitted via Aragon, and funds locked into the DAO’s multisig automatically.
Read our full report here.
Sarcophagus DAO Closes $5.4m to Build the First Decentralized Dead Man’s Switch – Read more here: https://t.co/nmmp6GX3Wp
— Sarcophagus 𓂀 (@sarcophagusio) January 6, 2022
RSS3 partners with ShowMe
On Thursday, RSS3 announced a partnership with ShowMe to display NFTs and POAPs on a user’s profile.
— RSS3 (@rss3_) January 13, 2022
Evermore becomes a free service and plans to retire the desktop app
With 2022 being a year of them moving in a different direction, Evermore announces that it’s becoming a free for all service. The only costs you pay are to the Arweave network for uploads. The desktop client will be removed but the web based client stays and is free of charge. The support for payments will be removed but you will still have permanent download access to your files and NFTs.
Read more here.
— Evermore (@evermoredata) January 2, 2022
Verto announces new UI
Verto releases a sneak peek of ArConnect’s new UI, which is more closely in key with Verto’s recent rebrand. With swap nearing completion and ArConnect being improved all the time, we’re keeping a close eye on what Verto does next!
— Verto Exchange (@vertoexchange) January 11, 2022
Spheron upgrades infrastructure to deliver faster loading times for deployed apps
Spheron (ex ArGo) is testing a faster way to serve web apps to end users, soon to be rolled out to all developers using the platform. Spheron currently offers the simplest way to deploy a full application to Arweave and attach a custom domain, so performance upgrades are yet another bonus.
The new release will help all the web apps deployed on @Arweavers @SkynetLabs to get loaded at a much faster rate than today. Take a look at these two links and give us your feedback https://t.co/8gN4sCI5Rfhttps://t.co/r2Zu1V5tDC
— Prashant Maurya (@prashant_xyz) January 12, 2022
RedStone’s SmartWeave SDK hits weekly download ATH
RedStone announces a new weekly ATH at 5,700 downloads of their contracts SDK. The package, redstone-smartweave, is currently the most optimized way to interact with SmartWeave contracts and offers an improved testing suite and richer documentation. Read more about the SDK here.
New weekly ATH with over 5700 downloads of our Contracts SDK 📈
We're amazed by the results and more's to come – internal writes are on the way (https://t.co/SQOW0dUY41). They'll improve performance, reliability and accuracy 🎯
Soon we're also coming back to WASM – stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/6tXK2WNoV4
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) January 10, 2022
On top of this, RedStone is collecting benchmarks to help continually optimize performance. Their whole product depends on executing SmartWeave contracts as rapidly and efficiently as possible, and this mission helps both them and the Arweave community at large.
Last week we got a dozen of performance checks of our upgraded SDK – great to see your machines at work 🖥️
— redstone.finance (@redstone_defi) January 11, 2022
Verto prepares state of ecosystem for January 2022
Verto releases its “State of Ecosystem” graph for January 2022. In just three months the amount of projects has almost doubled, from 34 to 63. As Arweave gets faster and easier to build on, and more developers come on board, we’re certain to see this increasing exponentially over time.
— Verto Exchange (@vertoexchange) January 12, 2022
Koii breaks 20k followers
On Tuesday, Koii announced breaking 20k followers in less than a year. Koii has had a fantastic year, releasing the final atomic NFT standard, a bridge to Ethereum, a 10k drop in the form of Atomic Zombies, and more!
In less than a year we have broken 20K followers!🥳
We would like to thank all of you for the support and inspiration you give our team as we build the tools to make #web3 cross-chain interoperability a reality.
The Koii wave is just beginning. 🌊🌊 pic.twitter.com/5uErXn54rl
— Koii 🎏 (@KoiiNetwork) January 11, 2022
Job opportunities in the ecosystem
If you want to work in the ecosystem, this is the time as Akord, Bundlr Network, Darkblock.io, Spheron, Pocket Network and RSS3 are all hiring.
- Akord, a tool for permanently preserving digital heritage in a social vault, is hiring a Community Manager. The position is full time. You can read more about it here.
- Bundlr Network, a layer 2 scaling solution for Arweave, is hiring Rust developers. Join their Discord to find out more.
- RedStone, a project building a decentralized oracle network on Arweave, is a looking for Content Writer to help create educational materials on contracts, kicking off the blog and writing technical documentation. Email Marcin your CV and writing samples to apply.
- Darkblock.io, a project working on unlockable, programmable NFTs is hiring for 3 positions.
- Spheron, a tool for deploying any web app to Arweave, is hiring for several roles:
- Pocket Network, a decentralized bandwidth provider, is hiring for a few positions:
- RSS3, a project building tools to index and connect content across web3, is hiring for several positions. Read more here.
- Android Developer
- Front-end Engineer
- Back-end Engineer
Arweave News is now available in 4 languages
Recently, arweave.news has been expanding and some of our articles are now available in Japanese and Russian. We are working hard on translating our most read articles and articles that perform well each week so we can reach even bigger audience. You can keep up with the latest articles on the community led Japanese Twitter and Russian Twitter accounts.
We also have created a section on our homepage for all of our Chinese content which is our most populated section in a non-English language. Like other supported languages, Chinese articles have a community lead Twitter account. You can also join our Discord community to read the articles real time.
In the near future we are planning to expand in other languages too so stay tuned!
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