Welcome to the future of data storage
A new data storage blockchain protocol based on a novel proof of access consensus mechanism that creates truly permanent data storage for the first time. Now data is finally permanent, low-cost, and truly censorship free.
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Arweave has solved the millennia old problem of decentralised data availability.

Pay Once, Store Forever.

Arweave makes permanent data storage a reality for the very first time. As the $3 trillion data-storage industry is growing, the need for cheap, distributed, permanent data-storage on the blockchain has become an urgent necessity.

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The New Backbone of the Decentralised Internet

The Arweave Protocol

Arweave is a new data storage blockchain protocol based on a novel proof of access consensus mechanism.

The Blockweave

The blockweave is a new distributed ledger, its technological innovations elevating it beyond current blockchains, and positioning it to become the backbone of the $3 trillion data economy.

The blockweave revolutionises the traditional, useless, high-energy output of typical blockchains. The Arweave is based on a new consensus mechanism called ‘proof of access’, which instead of producing the negative externality of high energy consumption, produces a positive externality; that of low-cost, permanent on-chain storage for the very first time.

Self-Organising Network

The Arweave introduces a new self-organising decentralised algorithm (‘wildfire’) that allows the network topology to adapt autonomously to the most efficient routes of information distribution. The Arweave self-optimises for low-latency, high bandwidth data writing and recall.

High Transaction Throughput

The blockweave has radically improved the way transaction speeds are computed on a decentralised blockchain. Years of research has paved the way for what we call ‘block shadows’, which allow the weave to reach speeds of 5000 transactions per second.

Simple Decentralised App Development

From day one we have focused on making it as easy as possible for developers to adopt and build on top of the blockweave. As Arweave is built by developers for developers, we have created our own REST APIs, allowing builders to create Arweave apps in any programming language they desire. This has allowed the Arweave development community to start building apps even before our mainnet launches.

This is just the beginning

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What Our Community Thinks

Jesper Noehr Founder of Bitbucket (Exit to Atlassian)

Decentralised storage is an inherently difficult engineering challenge, and in my opinion, the Arweave team is not only uniquely suited to take on this problem; I've been very impressed with everything they've produced, as well as their insights.

Jeremy Epstein Author of The Book “Decentralised Marketing Organization”

Having worked with the founders of world-class projects like Zcash, I’m proud and excited to be an advisor of Arweave. I believe this unique technology, along with projects like SALT, Endor, and DAOstack, will form the foundation for the next-generation of a truly global, distributed, scalable ecosystem that will improve the lives of millions of people. The passion of the team gives me confidence in their ability to realize the vision.

Rob Johnson Founder of Makers Academy, and Managing Director of Techstars Berlin.

Having started Europe’s largest coding bootcamp I’ve seen a lot of developers. The Arweave team, whilst young, are some of the most innovative and original thinkers around what's possible with blockchain technology that I've ever worked with. I have 100% confidence in them, which is proven by the technology they’ve already built unlike a lot of other blockchain companies.

Our Friends And Partners

Our Ecosystem

Our mission is to connect the world in an open, trustless way. Here are some featured apps that have already been built on top of the blockweave.

The Journal of Raw Data

Charite, one of the largest Hospitals in Europe has partnered with Arweave to build a brand new open access journal.

A Permanent Internet Archive

By permanently, immutably archiving the internet at various points in time, we are preventing the possibility of intentional censorship or accidental data loss far into the future.

Legal Document Storage

You can now permanently store all your legal files. Simplify your compliance archiving by digitally, reliably, and verifiably storing your legal documentation for the truly long-term.

Verifiable Democracy

A private voting system for government elections. With this system, every vote in the election is cryptographically entangled with every other vote in every other election, ensuring no party or individual can ever subvert the election results.

Build Your Dreams

Our existing REST API allows developers to start creating their Arweave-based projects in any programming language, today.

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Meet the team

Sam Williams Co-Founder & CEO Sam is a PhD candidate with extensive experience in decentralised system design and implementation, having delivered a variety of projects including a distributed operating system.
William Jones Co-Founder & CTO William is a PhD candidate in the intersection of computer science, graph theory, and neuroscience. William spent a significant time studying distributed systems in the form of deep neural networks.
India Raybould CCO Having published research in prestigious scientific journals, India's keen organisational mind rounds the team's skillset. India's role as coordinator of the company helps the team deliver an exceptional service and product.
Damon Sweeney Developer
Kyle Beckles Senior Developer
Matt Lockyer Developer Evangelist
Joanna Zhang Web Developer
Adam Kennedy Digital Artist

Our Advisors

Anthony Ryan Advisor Anthony is the Head of Growth at Quantstamp, mentored at Startup Weekend, first employee at Australia's largest robo-advisor Clover.com.au, sold numerous online businesses, and has been investing in crypto since 2014.
Jesper Noehr Advisor Jesper is founder and former CEO of Bitbucket, previously employed with Opera, Atlassian, and multiple hedge funds. Jesper has specialist expertise and interest in distributed systems, cryptocurrencies, quantitative trading and economics, among many others.
Jeremy Epstein Advisor Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, has 20 years of international marketing experience in helping to bring innovative technologies into the mainstream. Passionate about crypto, blockchain, and decentralised technology, Jeremy is a former adviser to IOTA and other successful cryptocurrency projects, and blogs voraciously about related topics.
Bruno Meireles de Sousa Advisor High performing executive, with 20 years’ experience as a global business leader who has succeeded in delivering significant results and business change in B2B, B2C & B2G across multiple cultures and multiple sectors.
Julian Lenz Advisor Julian is a serial entrepreneur (marketing & tech companies), angel investor, Techstars mentor, and a crypto investor since 2013.
Rob Johnson Techstars Mentor Rob co-founded Makers Academy and grew it into Europe's largest coding bootcamp. Rob is now working as the Managing Director of Techstars Berlin.
Fabian Dudek Techstars Mentor Fabian is an entrepreneur and investor working on creating net positive companies. He is the former CEO and founder of nestpick - a platform allowing users to rent and let their homes entirely online. Fabian founded his first company when he was 14 and since then has launched 4 ventures.
Christian Eggert Techstars Mentor German tech entrepreneur and product advisor. 10+ startup and product launches, gaining a vast experience building and growing VC-backed startups.

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