[Arweave x Grow Ethereum]

We’ve teamed up with GitCoin to sponsor the Grow Ethereum hackathon where you can find a number of specifications set by us, with a prize pool of $3,200 for building DApps. Ready… Set… BUIDL!

Prize: $1,600 in ETH

The challenge is to create a crowdfunding application where the backend is an Ethereum smart contract, and the frontend is an application hosted on Arweave. This creates a completely decentralized crowdfunding app with a verifiable and immutably published project plan.

Prize: $1,600 in ETH

ENS offers a secure and decentralized way to address resources both on and off the Ethereum blockchain using simple, human-readable names. ENS is built on smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain and currently works with IPFS, Onion and BZZ. This prize is for the best integration for ENS + the Arweave ecosystem.

Arweave: connecting our past with our future: Find out more about Arweave’s mission in the latest of our educational video series.

[New on the permaweb]

Here are some highlights of the awesome new apps built on the permaweb this month:

Download Chrome & Firefox extensions from a fully decentralised app store with Albatross: the winning entry in our decentralised app store contest.

Adam is a decentralised family tree built on the permaweb, making your family history immutable!

Easily create, design & publish a personalised website onto the permaweb. Think Wix & Squarespace.

Weavez is a super cool social network based on the permaweb. You can create text posts, add friends, and view your friends’ feed.

Community Spotlight

As the permaweb ecosystem continues to grow, we’re super excited to see the influx of awesome apps being built by our community. Head over to our blog and find the Community Spotlight series, where we’ll be getting to know a little more about the people behind the hacking and learn what motivates them to join, build, and share their creations within our ever-growing permaweb. Explore what people are building by heading over to Arweave Apps!

[Network]

In July, the networks’ growth accelerated 🚀🚀🚀

Community data uploads grew by 721%
Community transactions have grown by 306%

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

[Arweave In the wild]

This month Arweave was featured in bitcoin.com with ‘Bitcoin’s Survival Depends on an Uncensorable Internet. The article spotlights Arweave in a discussion around the future of Web3 and decentralisation.

[Events]

Berlin Blockchain Week is fast approaching and we’ll be out and about attending numerous events, including talks, workshops and panel discussions.

Arweave <> ETHBerlinZwei & DAppCon
We’ll be sponsoring ETH BerlinZwei and DAppCon — Get involved and come say hi to us at the following events:

19.08 / MetaCartel workshop with Fluence: ‘Enabling Decentralised UIs, Backends, and Databases’ / arweave-kyle / Tickets >
20.08 / Web3 Summit Storage panel discussion / arweave-sam & others / Tickets >
23.08 / 1KX Decentralised Storage Summit / Sam speaking on the Decentralised File Storage Panel + Sam giving workshop Building Decentralised Web Apps with Arweave’ / arweave-sam & others / Tickets >
23–25.08 / ETH Berlin Hackathon / arweave-lev & others / Attend >

Head over to Viewblock where you can track wallet addresses to receive email notifications for each incoming and outgoing transaction. You just have to log in and press “subscribe” on an address page you would like to follow. Pretty neat! Stay tuned for more features & updates from Viewblock.

See you on the permaweb!
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