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Arweave Ecosystem Weekly Report #90 & #91: The ‘Independence Day’ Edition

This is probably the weirdest weekly report yet: not only is it a double one, but it is released a week later. So, the next week you'll receive one that covers the period between the fourth of July and 14. I know that at this point some of you are like "Whatever, the frequency of the weekly reports has been all over the place since forever".

The gist is that with each passing report, I started to have the feeling that the main group of readers for this thing aren't the current ones. I can bet that our current readers know the news as they happen. Hopefully, at some point, Arweave will take its rightful place, and a lot of new people will try to make sense of what happened on Arweave all this time they were unaware of its existence. So, instead of trying to get it out as quickly as possible, I started to take my time and consolidate it as is made to last.

But enough with the blabber. Let's dive into it.

I. Arweave Network

First - we did it! The network passed 100 Petabytes in size. For reference - the entire data set of the National Archive of Great Britain is about 15 Petabytes, so if they decide to jump on Arweave tomorrow, they would probably have more than five replicas for each file, and the endowment will open to pour more $AR in the pockets of the miners in order to bring more storage to the network, to accommodate 20 replicas/files - the minimum required by Arweave standards for provable resilience of the data set.

I didn't bring those specific National Archives into the discussion just by chance. In the past they actually tried to use public blockchains for securing the provable immutability of their data set - just check it. Let's call it just a heads-up for those that consider daily upload size as THE metric for Arweave. Being consistent will bring Arweave in the face of huge data sets that need its traits, don't despair.

As you can see, the month of June ended with another record for the Network. Over 95 million transactions were recorded on Arweave. To put this into perspective, Bitcoin registered shy of over 93 million transactions in 2022 (yeah, it took Bitcoin a year to reach that number). Some could argue that this is not a fair comparison, we all know that Bitcoin itself won't scale, that is what Lighting Network is for, blah blah blah. I don't have a monthly TX count for the main blockchains at hand but I'm pretty sure that you'll be awed by how well Arweave performs compared to the others.

Still, this is not the point. The real takeaway is that we are taking for granted something that other chains are craving for: true, built-in scalability.

II. Arweave Ecosystem

Your new explorer for decentralised databases

This week your favourite decentralised SQL database, Kwil, launched a brand new Database Explorer! The Database Explorer is a new user interface that provides developers, database administrators, and everyday users the means to easily visualise and interact with their relational data on Kwil.

Before the introduction of the Database Explorer, accessing and managing data on Kwil required the use of the Kwil SDK or their CLI. These tools, while powerful, presented barriers to non-technical users. The Database Explorer addresses this challenge, offering a GUI which provides a more intuitive way for users to manage and interact with their databases on Kwil.

With the help of the Explorer, users now have the ability to search for databases using an Ethereum wallet address or a Kwil database identifier, vastly increasing the ease of finding relevant data set. This, in turn, will allow developers to build upon existing data sets in the public Kwil network and create rich, insightful applications faster. More than a simple data viewer, the Database Explorer also allows users to execute actions, fund accounts, and access other relevant database metadata.

The Explorer represents a major stride towards bringing traditional database management to Web3, showing that decentralised databases can become a resilient storage layer in the Web3 development stack, especially when powered by Arweave.

Besides the launch of their Explorer, Kwil plans to continuously enhance the features of it’s network in the coming months to support developers building on the platform. Testament to that are the two new features that were also shipped last week - Foreign Key Support and Error functions. As per the team, these were frequently requested by developers and will allow to easily link Kwil tables between each other and also build more complex logic within their code with the help of Error functions.

Regardless of whether you're developing a new decentralised social media network, the future of digital finance or just an entertaining NFT marketplace, Kwil stands ready to provide all your database needs. So be sure to follow the team on Twitter and check out our in-depth coverage if you want to learn more about the Explorer or the new features.

Save your TikToks forever!

Just when you thought TikTok couldn't get more addictive, along comes PermaTok, a new project that seeks to immortalise your TikTok videos, one silly dance at a time. How does it do that, you ask? By leveraging the power of the permaweb, of course!

PermaTok, developed by Pawan Paudel (or ar://blockchainholic, as he goes on Twitter), allows you to permanently store your favourite TikTok videos on Arweave to make sure you’ll always be able to take that trip down nostalgia lane. Because the project integrates Othent out of the box, using PermaTok is as easy as doing the Renegade dance. Sign in with your Gmail account, paste the TikTok URL, and voila! Your video is uploaded to Arweave to be admired by your future self and potential alien life forms who might stumble upon our intergalactic internet one day.

Remember when you had to make do with your fleeting 15 seconds of fame? With PermaTok, those days are as gone as the bear market (we’re not certain about the bear market, but we sure do hope so…). So put on your best face and get ready to save, search, and enjoy your TikToks for eternity with Permatok!

P.S. If you encounter any issues or have any new feature requests, just head on over to the project’s Github and let the developer now. And if you’re there, why not also star the project and show your support for projects building on the Permaweb!

Habla Espanol?

Your favourite Permaweb Cookbook is breaking down language barriers and is now as comfortable in Spanish as it is in English! Thanks to the wonders of AI-powered translations, the once English-only developer resource for building on the Permaweb now caters to Spanish-speaking developers too. Picture this: an English document gets updated and a GitHub action whirs to life, running a script that spawns a Spanish doppelganger. It's kind of like having a bilingual Shakespeare on your side, but minus the ruffled collar and old English verbiage!

Although the AI-translator is pretty darned impressive, it's still just a machine. As such, there might be some areas where it might churn out something that's more abstract than the original documentation. So, the team humbly requests all fluent Spanish speakers to lend a helping hand. If you stumble upon any document that seems like it was translated by a hyper-caffeinated robot, do submit a PR by clicking the edit button at the top right of any documentation page.

Now, in all seriousness, this development serves as an important reminder of the Arweave development community's dedication to fostering an inclusive, global environment. By dismantling language barriers, they are ensuring that the potential of blockchain technology and the permaweb is within everyone's reach, regardless of linguistic background. So join the Arweave development community and roll up your sleeves and contribute to building the decentralised web we all need and deserve!

(3) ropats16 (🧱, 🚀) ᵍᵐ on Twitter: "@ArweaveEco you can now access in Spanish with the help AI-powered translations!! 🚀 A huge thanks to @DevJeffHK, @onlyarweave and @rakis_me for help setting up page routing, proof reading the translations and verifying the automation process! 🙌" / Twitter

Have you met Glome?

Last week we also got to meet Glome, the all new smart contract engine from the clever minds at RareWeave. Now, that might be a bit abstract, so if you don’t know what a smart contract engine is, you can think of Glome as an evolution to the SmartWeave core, enabling the execution of smart contracts on the permaweb.

So why do we need Glome when we already have Smartweave and alternatives like Warp or EXM? Well, it looks like Glome has some standout features which differentiate it from the competition. Let’s dive right in.

First, the team has focused on performance and has taken a slightly different approach than most other alternatives built on Arweave. Most competitors use lazy evaluation which means they need to query the network to get the data needed for the execution of smart contracts and then evaluate it on the user’s machine. With the data stored on Arweave growing larger every day, sometimes querying data through the dedicated GraphQL API can take up to 7 seconds which in our current age might be considered slow. That is why Glome caches the required transactions and execution results, removing the constraints typically associated with reading straight from the chain. This shift in method resonates with a broader philosophy, one inspired by how cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, operate. It allows Glome to have the results of the smart contract execution ready at the user's fingertips, enhancing its efficiency.

Second comes scalability, which becomes a difficult thing when you have millions of contract to track and evaluate. That’s why Glome only tracks and executes the smart contracts that are required. It's as selective as a picky eater at a buffet, but for good reason. This way, Glome will not get bloated and bogged down even when we’ll reach trillions of smart contracts deployed on the permaweb.

Third and most importantly, according to its creators, Glome was built with decentralisation in mind. Anyone can run a Glome node, not just the smart contract dev geeks. Picture every user with their own combo of an Arweave node, a light Bundlr node, and Glome - fully decentralised and permissionless.

Lastly, for those who worry about how their transactions end up on the permaweb, Glome offers flexible solutions. You can easily switch between bundled (powered by Bundlr) or non-bundled transactions at will - it's as accommodating for both those worried about slow 2-minute block times or a high decrease in Nakamoto coeffecient. It's like the Swiss Army knife of smart contract engines, ready to handle whatever you throw at it.

For users concerned about the long-term support of Glome, rest assured that the Rareweave team is committed to actively supporting and bringing improvements to the smart contract engine. A testament to that are the new features which were released just one week after Glome’s release - contract filtering and sorting, so you can get to the data you need more easily!

In essence, Glome is the shiny new permaweb toy you didn't know you needed, until now. Whether you’re a developer or user interacting with the permaweb, be sure to check it out and feel the decentralisation promise come to life!

Take full advantage of your Permaswap NFTs

Have you, by any chance, forgotten about your everPay NFT? You shouldn’t have, as just this week, the Permaswap team reminded us that everPay NFTs can be used for mining on their DEX, broadening the scope and utility of your precious art beyond mere digital collectible.

The mining feature revolves around the everPay NFT series, a collaboration between everPay and a diverse group of projects and artists. The series was comprised of twelve separate auctions, each featuring nine unique pieces of art, adding up to a total of 108 individual pieces. These digital artworks encompass a variety of themes, from the quirky Winston Family collection, to the lively Crypto Slang Gang and the enigmatic Old Gods Remastered (created by yours truly).

Holders of everPay NFTs are granted certain privileges, such as eligibility for early liquidity mining on Permaswap and the potential to become an early Router node for the platform during it’s Prophet phase. Additionally, a lot of these NFTs provide entitlements offered by the artists or projects, giving owners some very cool perks which you can read all about in their blog post.

As you might know, Permaswap, the first cross-chain DEX within the Arweave ecosystem, is currently in its beta phase but it has an ambitious development roadmap that aims for full decentralisation, moment in which you’ll be able to take full advantage of the powers of your everPay NFT.

If you’re not an owner of an everPay NFT yet, don’t despair, there’s still options to purchase your very own. Considering the auctions have concluded, everPay NFTs are currently only available for purchase on the secondary market which is open to everyone by just accessing the NFT section of Permaswap. So, what are you waiting for? Make your first purchase if you haven’t already done so, and enjoy the benefits brought upon by everPay NFTs!

Permaweb development just got easier!

On the heels of the Arweave Kit launch, the community brought another improvement to permaweb development experience through the launch of the "create-permaweb-app" package! The tool which can be used via npm, enables developers to generate deployable permaweb applications in mere seconds, simplifying the entire development process on Arweave.

The package supports popular JavaScript frameworks such as Svelte, Next.js, and Vite, but also caters to the diverse styling needs of today’s dApps with the option of using plain CSS or frameworks like Tailwind and Chakra UI. The "create-permaweb-app" also takes care of essential Arweave dependencies, including arkb and Bundlr, ensuring that your deployment process on the permaweb will be seamless.

The creator of the package, Pbillingsby, has made the entire project available on Github and assured us that full documentation will be available soon. In the meantime, a word of caution for developers using the tool - keep your wallet keys safe and ensure they are not pushed to GitHub or any public repository throughout the development process.

With the combination of both versatility and simplicity, "create-permaweb-app" is definitely going to enable more development on the permaweb and will help developers create beautiful and responsive web designs for their dApps. So if you’re an aspiring permaweb developer, be sure to test out the new package and provide feedback!

Arweave meetups are going global!

We’re glad to see that over the past two weeks, there has been a wave of global community events in the Arweave ecosystem! There's something profoundly satisfying about decentralisation enthusiasts huddled around, churning the discussion mill - all for the love of Arweave. Throw in a dash of presentations by founders from the Arweave ecosystem, and you've got an ideal recipe for a meetup!

First, the community staged an upbeat Arweave meetup in London which owes its success to the diligent efforts of Luke Annison and Gregogun, who brought it to fruition with the help of Arweave Meetup Grants. A hearty shoutout also goes out to Josh Benaron of Bundlr for being the spotlight presenter at the London meetup. Can we just say, there was more talk of bundling than in a Christmas elf workshop?

Meanwhile, Arweave Africa successfully held its first presentation in Uganda, spearheaded by Kim Merdi. The event garnered large interest and has set the stage for further exploration into Arweave's potential within the African continent.

And to kick off that exploration, the team at Arweave Africa also held their first developer workshop where some early Arweave pioneers got their first taste of coding for the decentralised internet of the future!

The gatherings were not just about networking and tech talks, but also about offering opportunities to newcomers and demonstrating the welcoming and educational spirit of the Arweave community. Luckily, there’s more such events in the pipeline, so anyone who missed these should keep an eye out on the Arweave Hub, your go-to place for any Arweave events.

And if you want to live the bustling excitement of an Arweave meetup in your city, you can always host one yourself. Just follow this link and you too can transform from an Arweave observer to a full-blown community host. Just remember, if you do, make sure there are enough snacks to go around, and be prepared for a deep dive into the world of the permaweb!

Mind Network Seed Funding

Last week we also received news that Mind Network, an emerging project in the realm of Web3 data privacy and security, has successfully concluded its seed round with an impressive $2.5 million in the bank! This achievement was backed by a collection of investors, including Arweave SCP Ventures, Binance Labs, Comma3 Ventures, SevenX Ventures, HashKey Capital and others.

The seed round is a testament to investor confidence in Mind Network’s product, the Web3 Zero Trust Data Lake. Their solution aims to provide end-to-end encryption for user data and advanced access control, so that dApps only access the data you want them to see. This will grant you complete control over your personal data, financial transactions, and user interactions. Utilising the principles of zero-trust security, combined with zero-knowledge proofs and adaptive fully homomorphic encryption techniques, Mind Network will provide a robust safeguard for your Web3 presence.

Now, besides the fund raising round, the team has also formed partnerships with key Web3 players such as Chainlink, Consensys, and of course, Arweave, which is used as the decentralised storage solution. Plus, the company was part of the fifth season of the Binance Incubation Program, and has already shown considerable growth, benefiting from the expertise and guidance of Binance Labs. Moreover, Mind Network has recently been accepted in the prestigious Chainlink BUILD Program, which will further assist them in their stated goal of building a Web3 ecosystem centered around data privacy and ownership.

With the seed-funding round now complete and ongoing support from its partners and investors, Mind Network is definitely going to make significant strides in enhancing data security, privacy, and ownership in the rapidly evolving Web3 world. So, if you’re a developer or project interested in trying out their Zero Trust Data Lake, head on over to Mind Network’s website and apply to be part of their Alpha. Unfortunately, individual users still have to wait a bit longer to experience the team’s products but you should definitely keep an eye out on their Twitter for any updates!

Get insights into your dApp with Othent

Hot on the heels of their launch a couple of weeks ago, Othent is putting the "manage" back in dApp management with their latest feature! Ever felt like you needed a user-friendly CRM or handy management APIs for your growing dApp? Now you can have it all, as the management layer of Othent aims to make sure that you have the necessary insights and data to understand how your users are interacting with your project.

Even though in the Web2 world there has been a strong emphasis on user insights and analytics tools showing you how your app is being used, in Web3 most projects developed general network explorers and indexing APIs. While these indeed provide a high level picture of blockchains, they tend to leave developers feeling a tad overwhelmed - a whole lot of data about the blockchain, but hardly anything about how your dApp or service is actually doing.

With their latest release, Othent is stepping up and is aiming to put an end to this shortcoming for dApps leveraging their authentication SDK. Their management dashboard bridges the gap between your dApp and the data you need to see its performance in real time, without requiring a perfect understanding of all the intricacies of the network. Out of the box, it gives you an in-depth, comprehensive overview of all you need to know about your users and their behaviour. How many transactions a user makes, how your new feature is doing, what services are most popular, or what you should focus more on — Othent shows you everything you need to know related to your dApp.

The best part of it all? There’s no extra cost and leveraging the management layer of Othent is very simple. All you need to do is to integrate the Othent SDK into your dApp and sign into the dashboard to find out all you ever wanted to know about your users. So why wait? Othent is your best bet for offering a simplified authentication experience for your users, while getting all the insights required for you to scale your project.

Permaswap - $U

Last week Permaswap heralded the listing of $U on their DEX, the exciting asset designed for the permaweb! Hitting the ground running on the Permaswap network, the $U token is now swappable with $ETH, $USDC, $USDT, and of course, $AR. Now, if you’d like to purchase some $U with your credit card, don’t worry, everPay has got you covered which also listed the token this past week. So no matter how you want to get your hands on some $U, the everVision team has got you covered. True to the team’s goals, these new listings further their goal of promoting a decentralised exchange for Arweave ecosystem tokens, helping these become liquid assets.

For a quick refresher on $U, the token is not your typical digital asset. It’s a fair launch token, no 'pre-mine' shenanigans here, promising to bring a fresh dynamic to the Permaweb. The goal? To inject more liquidity into Permaweb users and applications. In short, it's the fuel to ignite the Permaweb.

Whether you're a savvy developer or just an adventurous Permaweb user, $U can be used to interact with applications, conduct inter-contract transactions, or just swap between other tokens. And if you don’t want to purchase $U off a DEX or everPay, there are two more ways you can get your hands on this hot new asset. For the tech-savvy, data can be uploaded to Arweave using a specific tag to claim $U tokens, while for the non-developers, it's as simple as burning some $AR to get $U tokens.

So there you have it, the $U token has arrived full force, and the everPay team has rolled out the red carpet. We'll be watching with great interest to see how the community will put these new token to good use.

Fair Protocol & $U - a love story

It looks like this week was about $U! It seems that the team at Fair Protocol was so excited about the $U token and it’s benefits, that they’ve decided to channel all transactions within their application through it. The best part about it is that with all transactions using $U, these are now near-instantaneous, significantly improving the execution speed and user experience.

But wait, there's more! The team at Fair Protocol, clearly not content with just streamlining transactions, is adding a generous serving of aesthetic delight to the mix. Say hello to DreamShaper, an innovative text-to-image AI model capable of crafting mesmerising portraits, immersive backgrounds, and anime-style characters. The model is already available on the platform so you can start using it today and you can also catch a glimpse of this tech wizardry in action in their announcement video below!

With more and more models and functionalities added every week, it looks like the team at Fair Protocol is about to redefine the rules of the AI game, one near-instant $U transaction at a time. Remember, in this new AI world, you’re not just a participant, but a protagonist, so head on over to Fair Protocol’s platform and take advantage of the powers of decentralised AI!

Your Log Store Network is ready for service

Streamr Network, one of the pioneers of real-time data in Web3, has been cooking something exciting with Usher Labs! Following the community's positive vote in the SIP-13 governance proposal which approved the initiative, the much-awaited Log Store Network AlphaNet is ready to step into the spotlight - offering persistent decentralised storage for data transmitted over Streamr.

The Log Store’s first iteration enables developers to store and query Streamr data with an authenticity seal, which essentially means you won't be dealing with any fraudulent data. And to make sure your data doesn't take an unsolicited trip down the Silk Road, it's validated by the KYVE Network and stored permanently on Arweave.

In terms of underlying code, the network nodes and client packages have been developed in Typescript, and the Smart Contracts written in Solidity. This ensures a smooth handshake between Streamr and the KYVE Network's frameworks, with the underlying smart contract deployed on Polygon. The AlphaNet has launched with a custom ERC20 Token, in case you thought you didn’t have enough tokens to keep track of. Not to worry though, with the network being in Alpha, there’s a handy faucet available for interested users.

Peeling back another layer, the AlphaNet operates on a two-tier network. The Broker Network takes care of events and storage, while the Validator layer is the annoying older sibling ensuring everything's in order (with the help of KYVE), managing rewards and penalties, and overseeing decentralised uploads to Arweave. If you're an absolute nerd about data authenticity, the Log Store network will be right up your alley. It does all the heavy lifting of bundling, validating, and storing your data securely on Arweave. Plus, you can stake tokens, use the API to fetch data within specified timestamps, and even choose to verify your response.

P.S. Fair warning from the team - as the name mentions, this is an Alpha release, so some bugs are to be expected. Nevertheless, the team is committed to squashing them all, so if you see any just raise the alarm! Or submit a Github issue if you don’t like loud noises…

Welcome to the new internet

In what could very well be an era-making move, Forward Research unveiled the beta version of their Universal Data License (UDL). The framework aims to revamp content monetisation and remixing on the permaweb, effectively democratising the online space by giving creators the reins of power.

UDL permits creators to dictate their own terms and conditions for their creative products and, in turn giving developers access to a colossal open data library. The license eliminates the confines of current content monetisation systems, paving the way for expansive internet economies that don't play favourites - unless you're a creator, consumer, or developer. Sorry, big corporations, your reign seems to be on shaky ground.

With UDL, creators aren’t forced to accept the platform-given terms anymore, but instead, they are the ones that set their own terms, and platforms must adhere to these. For Web2 platforms, this is kryptonite; on the other hand...there’s a good part for dApps - you can now kickstart your journey without the crippling 'cold start' problem by using Permaweb content under the license provisions set by the creator.

The UDL doesn't just stop there. It enables content creators to set programmable parameters for various aspects of monetisation, like the license term, payment currency, and licensing fee. It's like a buffet of monetisation options and you're invited to take your pick.

Bear in mind this is just the initial beta release of the Universal Data License, and Forward Research is all ears for feedback and comments from the community. So, dear internet denizens, it's time to grab a magnifying glass and pore over the UDL text here. Also, don’t forget to check out the blog post here for a deep dive into the UDL's purpose and intent, and the ArWiki article for a more technical overview of the UDL implementation.

Welcome to the brave new world of web content monetisation. It looks like the future of the internet economy might have arrived, and it’s more universal than ever. And remember, if you're a giant corporation, now might be a good time to enrol in some "accepting change" therapy classes.

III. Casual talks about blockchain and Arweave

Immediately after we renamed this section and shifted its purpose from hunting Web2 "bloopers", Elon Musk made one of his most "controversial" moves yet: he rationed the number of tweets "served" daily to users. The official reason for the decision is apparently related to the proliferation of data-scrapping tools that fuel AI training.

Of course this stirred a lot of reactions. Some (well, most of them) just showing discontent, and some trying to come up with solutions.

As a response to the responses, Sam presented our alternative:

As you already saw, Universal Data License - UDL was launched, and it really is a big deal. The question is - is Web2 ready for this kind of commitment? But what about Web3?

Let's take them step by step and first consider this particular case. I am inclined to say that no, Elon Musk will never consider this sort of solution. All his actions until this point converge to conclude that he considers Twitter's data set as his own personal property. He's actively trying to fence it and the particle "open data" is probably as attractive to him as the combination of white socks and sandals. Actually, it doesn't matter if the owner is called Musk or Zuck, or whoever. The reality is that these guys won't willingly let away the current model based on APIs because it is lucrative for them.

Again, what about Web3? In any iteration that's a bit higher than Web 2.0, UDL makes a lot of sense. Web 3, Web 2.5, even Web 2.1 (it can be a thing, I suppose; believe it or not, that 0.1 can go a long way), is by design more modular and is willing to scrap some economies of scale for stuff that it doesn't make any sense for traditional platform owners, like for example writing a legally binding contract for each puny piece of data, which - blasphemy - favours the little guy who actually created that data.

However, realistically speaking, we won't see anything that comes close to Web 2 numbers in terms of adoption in the next few years. For reference, Meta's competitor to Twitter - Threads, accrued its first million users in less than an hour since its inception. We need help and we'll probably get it from the most unexpected place: the boring bureaucracy in Brussels. Sinnce 2019 they are drafting a piece of regulation called "EU Data Act" (don't dare to mistake it for the Data Governance Act). This thingie calls for "portability, access, re-use and interoperability" within the digital data realm. Theoretically, it should allow the creation of a totally new framework that will have at its foundation a portable digital account for each user. A big data dump for each individual into which any web platform can tap into, but not "own it".

Ofc, the devil is in the details. Huge interests are manifesting through lobby and are continuously trying to shape the final format of the regulation. Will it end up being an abstract layer with a convoluted design that will be buried somewhere in the settings of each app? Will it be an actual lever that will press the big Web2 tech into adopting a more modular and interoperable stack? We don't know, but what is certain is that instead of just pondering on the potential outcomes, actively engaging in public consultations will be a more fruitful approach.

IV. Arweave explained by Thomas Jefferson – thanks to ChatGPT

I believe that you are usually skipping this section. This time don't.

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bands which have tied them to centralised databases and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all data is created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Persistence.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that long-established systems, even when they are flawed and monopolised, should not be changed for light and transient causes. But when a long train of abuses evinces a design to reduce the populace under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such systems, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Thus, we turn to Arweave, the harbinger of a new era. Formed to secure these rights, deriving their just powers from the consent of the network, any form of data, from the smallest byte to a symphony as vast as the cosmos, may find sanctuary in its embrace.

In every stage of these oppressions, Arweave has been the beacon of hope, offering an elegant solution to the delicate balance of decentralization, security, and scalability. It has refused Assent to the limitations of the physical world, and instead it provides for its people a boundless canvas upon which they can etch their wisdom and art for all time.

For sustaining this noble venture, it charges but a one-time endowment. A modest toll for the ferryman, as we cross the river from the transient world into the realm of immortality.

We, therefore, as representatives of a free Internet, solemnly publish and declare, that the data under Arweave is, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to centralised systems, and that all connection between them and the state of centralisation, is and ought to be totally dissolved. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.



Passionate about Arweave, Archeology, and NFTs. Playing with words, dirt, and images.

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