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.Find out how
Arweave is a new data storage blockchain protocol based on a novel proof of access consensus mechanism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Charite, one of the largest Hospitals in Europe has partnered with Arweave to build a brand new open access journal.
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.
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.
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.
Our existing REST API allows developers to start creating their Arweave-based projects in any programming language, today.Check it out
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