Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #24: The “Means of Communication” Edition
Context matters. And with what’s happening in the world currently, this tweet from founder of Arweave Sam Williams spoke to me:
We either decentralize the means of communication, or we fall into authoritarianism.
These are the options.
— Sam Williams 🐘 (@samecwilliams) February 11, 2022
Arweave isn’t just another token or a blockchain, it’s also an ecosystem of uncensorable solutions to preserve history, and ensure freedom of communication. Arweave is the stepping stone for solutions that the world so desperately needs right now.
With that sentiment, we invite Arweave based projects that we don’t often cover or maybe even follow on Twitter to reach out and let us know more about yourselves so we can be the most useful to the community and the ecosystem. From time to time, we attempt to map the entire ecosystem. But as it often is – the best work can be done together, especially in this fast-growing environment.
This week, as the OWF kicks off, and as we approach introductions to new projects we also need to remember the existing ones. So let’s take a look at how Arweave has done this week.
I. Arweave Network
Open Web Foundry 6 kicks off
“[..] it has the chance to completely change your life [..] and we, frankly, on the Open Web Foundry team, and the Arweave team can’t wait to help you and back you and see your journeys as they grow” – with these words Arweave founder Sam Williams opend the new OWF. Watch the Kick-Off Call here to find out more about what OWF is and why it is useful to build on Arweave.
You should also not miss out on Community Spotlight here.
— Ty Kroh (@ty_kroh) February 5, 2022
II. Arweave Ecosystem
everFinance releases an explorer for everPay data
This week, Arweave-Ethereum cross-chain DEX everPay has launched a way to explore transactions and statistics processed by their platform. The stats reveal that the total value locked on everPay is around $2.3m USD.
🐘Great news! After the launch of everPay we bring you: EverScan (https://t.co/LvYK2cO6yv)! View all everPay transactions as well as statistics.
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) February 11, 2022
ArDrive weekly is out and a few days left in the bounty
ArDrive has just published the latest installment of ArDrive News, a weekly series showcasing the new NFT projects using ArDrive.
— ArDrive 🐘 (@ardriveapp) February 7, 2022
There is also only a few days left to submit your manuals to their public bounty for a chance of winning some $AR.
the #ArDriveBounty is taking submissions until Sunday 2/13 – we're looking for Public Drives with interesting user manuals. Here's a recent submission that includes manuals from #videogames, a #car, & #musicalinstruments!https://t.co/bM04NWy4B9
— ArDrive 🐘 (@ardriveapp) February 10, 2022
3em.js launches to the public
You can now integrate 3em into your own project: https://t.co/nVHIea7wbj
A brief 🧵 on 3em.js 👇 pic.twitter.com/9RvJPrmAcA
— Verto Exchange (@vertoexchange) February 7, 2022
everPay open-sources Python SDK
everPay, a cross-chain DEX for AR, has made their everpay.py SDK available to the public. The SDK underwent testing as the code that powered everPay’s Winston Family NFT auction.
everPay's python SDK is open source, everPay auctions are currently using this python SDK. That being said, all WEB3 developers: use our SDK to develop your legendary applications!https://t.co/KtM1utmp17
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) February 9, 2022
Spheron crosses 500 total projects, integrates Koii
Spheron is the easiest way to deploy a webapp front end to Arweave and connect a custom domain. Now, over 500 web apps use Arweave to host their UI.
— Spheron (previously ArGoApp) – We're hiring! (@SpheronHQ) February 7, 2022
Spheron supports KoiiX
KoiiX, an app framework that allows developers to integrate Koii attention rewards into anything, is now integrated with Spheron, too. This means it’s easier than ever to reward creators in KOII tokens for getting attention on their work.
It's official, you can now deploy #KoiiX apps with @SpheronHQ – fully decentralized, fully on-chain, censorship resistant and unstoppable. Check out https://t.co/jr4HT6WNgo to see how you get up and running in under 10 minutes
— al 🎏 (@al_koii) February 8, 2022
KYVE releases 2022 roadmap
The much-awaited news on a timeline for KYVE’s incentivized testnet launch is here – Q1 2022. Following the testnet, KYVE will look to launch mainnet somewhere between Q3 and Q4. Check the thread below for the full picture:
We’re a month into 2022 already 🤯 Luckily, the KYVE team is working tirelessly to provide network participants with the best possible experience. Here are a few things that are on our roadmap this year 🧵⬇️ pic.twitter.com/8veSoerSC9
— KYVE (@KYVENetwork) February 7, 2022
Spheron discontinues staking program
Spheron will discontinue ARGO staking ahead of an airdrop to ARGO holders and the creation of a new token under the Spheron brand. Check in with the ARGO token on CoinGecko.
It's a bittersweet moment for us at #Spheron (previously #ArGoApp) as we feel proud for what we were able to achieve with our $ARGO token staking & at the same time, we have to announce that we are discontinuing our #Staking Program from today🛑
— Spheron (previously ArGoApp) – We're hiring! (@SpheronHQ) February 9, 2022
Traxa.io offers free NFT minting
Shipping container tracking tool Traxa.io has just launched a way to mint NFTs for free on Arweave, with a map that shows where each user mined their NFT from. This comes with the close of their ETH Global hackathon event to expand the contributor team which ended this week.
Hey @ArweaveNews – help us get people minting free NFTs using genuine decentralized #arweave. Judging for the @ETHGlobal #hackathon begins for our contributor team in just 12 hours from now!
Click here: https://t.co/1lvjqCoXfw
— Traxa.io (@TraxaIO) February 7, 2022
Pianty releases new fiat payments methods
To make it easier to onboard new users, Pianity allows the purchase of NFTs with fiat – a layer of abstraction for processing the crypto payments in the background that bypasses the need for the user to have a wallet.
💳You can now buy NFTs with Apple Pay and Google Pay directly from your devices!
🪙 And we’ve added 2 currencies: the Japanese Yen (JPY) & the British pound sterling (GBP)
— Pianity 💎 (@pianitynft) February 9, 2022
Koii’s Finnie can be used on everPay
everPay has integrated Finnie authentication on the platform, meaning that users of this popular ArConnect alternative can now easily log in.
— everFinance 🐘 (@FinanceEver) February 10, 2022
Verses announces pluriverse.world
Verses, who published interdependence.online – a “declaration for the interdependence of cyberspace” on Arweave, has just revealed pluriverse.world. The site shows a writing which condemns the corporate takeover of the metaverse, and encourages systems with the value of plurality: “where choice is meaningful because difference and divergence are possible”.
Today, we invite you to read and engage with our second artifact—a call to imagine, steward, and create a digital pluriverse: a world in which many worlds may fit.
This work is participatory; we invite you to contribute at https://t.co/KBBAnnm4d6 💫
— verses (@verses_xyz) February 9, 2022
Permacast posts a 10AR bounty to build a bulk-upload feature
Permanent podcasting app Permacast has put out a bounty for a developer to build a feature that makes it easy to upload multiple episodes at once. The first developer to successfully propose a working solution wins 10 AR.
This bounty is being picked up, but here's another (slightly bigger) one:
Design a way for users to bulk upload episodes to their show.
— Permacast (@permacastapp) February 3, 2022
Darkblock announces partnership with Sigh Ducks
Sigh Ducks, a Solana-based NFT comic book with unlockables, has partnered with Darkblock to store its assets on Arweave. As part of the promotion, Darkblock airdropped exclusive NFTs to contest winners.
The wait is over! Our first ever partnership with @sighducks is live! 🎉 Winners have received an exclusive comic content airdrop to their existing NFT. Any lucky ducks out there?!? 🦆 #NFT #unlockables https://t.co/qyp30SqdD9
— Darkblock | We’re hiring (@darkblockio) February 5, 2022
Everpedia releases monthly update
Everpedia, a web3 encyclopedia which stores entries on Arweave, has published an update with more information on the IQ token, and chances to win NFT prizes.
January was an exciting month for the $IQ token 🧠 , get up to speed with the IQ Monthly News!
— Everipedia (@Everipedia) February 9, 2022
Nil DAO announces Niliterium
Nil DAO, which stores NFT assets on Arweave, has announced a new way to track Discord bounties on a dedicated site, the Niliterium. The site features a leaderboard, and will the be the home for future Nil DAO missions.
Announcing the Niliterium ⚔️
A sovereign empire offering a HQ to metaverse enjoyors.
A place where those who align with Nil DAO's principles can play their part to ensure everyone thrives in the ecosystem that we're building.
Care to join us? https://t.co/QVsXCg71I0 ↓
— Nil DAO (@Nil__dao) February 7, 2022
After an initial launch with DeSo’s native DESO token as the only money on the platform, Supernovas gas recently announced that both ETH and SOL are going to be options. As well as that, Supernovas is adding social features to the app.
so what’s happening with Supernovas right now?
we are now
🔥integrating both Ethereum and Solana minting & trading to our marketplace
🔥building important social features, like feeds, decentralized group chats and more
🔥+ making a lot of improvements to make it all smooooth
— Supernovas (@withsupernovas) February 8, 2022
CrypNote teases first public release
CrypNote has revealed that its first public release will be made available to holders of their debut NFT drop soon. The NFT drop, which featured quill-themed characters with customizable text, featured 1024 1/1s minted on Ethereum.
— CrypNote (@CrypNoteio) February 7, 2022
Meson Network and ShowMe will host a Valentine’s day event
Decentralized bandwidth network Meson has partnered with ShowMe to promote a challenge across 9 puzzles and 9 different web3 apps. Details of the puzzles can be found here, and the prize will be a Flamingo NFT.
— meson.network (@NetworkMeson) February 11, 2022
Bundlr is hiring a Telegram manager
Bundlr, an L2 scaling solution for Arweave, is looking for a community manager to handle their growing Telegram channel. The L2 has seen increased popularity amid the NFT resurgence.
We’re looking for someone to manage our telegram. It has ~100 members right now.
— Bundlr is hiring (@BundlrNetwork) February 10, 2022
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