Arweave Newsletter: September

The Arweave Project
Oct 9 · 4 min read

[Hackathons]

In our ongoing initiative to support growth within the permaweb ecosystem, we’ve partnered with DevPost to bring you the online hackathon, Building the permaweb.

Submissions are now open and will run until November 11th! So if you have a burning idea for a decentralized permaweb app make sure you join our hackathon and you could win from a prize pool of $5,000 in ETH, plus: AR bonuses, Arweave SWAG, and more!

Head over to DevPost to get familiar with the criteria, and start hacking now.

[New on the permaweb]

Here are some highlights of the awesome new apps built on the permaweb:🌎 Ar-Wiki
Think Wikipedia, but permanent: The Ar-Wiki platform is for everything, everyone, everywhere. Ar-Wiki offers a space for you to dive into anything you find interesting, connect with people who share your interests, and contribute your own perspective. Dive in and contribute now!

📝Weave Voice Memos

We’re all familiar with recording thoughts, messages, ideas, texts, and other kinds of brain blurb on our phones — but with Weave Memos, you can now trust that your audio notes will be saved forever.

💻 ArBrowser

Easily explore wallet-based content with ArBrowser by pasting a wallet address into the search bar, and scroll through all archived content linked to this wallet address. Top marks for a slick UI! Explore what people are building by heading over to Arweave Apps!

[Community spotlight]

In our recent Community Spotlight series, we get to know a little more about the people behind the hacking and learn what motivates them to join, build, and share their creations within the permaweb. Head over to our blog to find our latest community catch ups with Kostiantyn: the creator of HiringChain, Josh: mastermind of decentralised app store Albatross, and Almaz: chemical engineering student, blockchain enthusiast, and builder of Arweave.Design and WeaveWatcher.

If you’re a permaweb developer and would like to take part in our upcoming community spotlight series, drop us a line!

[Network]

In September, our community’s activity on the permaweb continued to grow 🚀🚀🚀

Monthly data upload grew by 55% and almost reached 23 GB

Daily transactions averaged at 970, bringing the monthly total to over 29,000

(we track these community numbers excluding all the team transactions)

[Arweave in the wild]

The 5 Most Important Blockchain Programming Languages You Must Learn Before 2020. Here, Arweave is featured as one of the examples to be built with the Erlang programming language.

[Events]

Last week we were in Seoul for Korea Blockchain Week. Arweave’s CEO Sam took the central stage at D.Fine with a talk on Sustainable Data Permanence and hosted a workshop on Building Decentralized Web Apps at the nonce community space.

Upcoming:

November 1st — February 16th 2020 | Future of Blockchain

Beginning on November 1st, the Future of Blockchain hackathon will be travelling to universities in Cambridge, Oxford, London, and Berlin, on a mission to educate and discover new talent in the developer and entrepreneurial space. Registration closes on the 1st of November, so be sure to register now!

16th — 17th October | 1kx Cambridge Hackathon

This two-day hackathon hosted by 1kx brings together great international projects for you to hack with and explore. You will get the opportunity to connect with the teams and ecosystems as well as other developers over the course of the event. Register here now.

See you on the permaweb!
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