On Friday 14th of August 2020, after 6 weeks of intense work, we celebrated the Open Web Incubator 2020 Demo Day! Ten top permaweb projects showcased their work for a chance to receive a part of the $100,000 investment pool made available by Arweave. Just 8 weeks after the launch of SmartWeave, and only 2 weeks after the launch of profit-sharing communities, we have been blown away by the innovative and diverse projects making amazing use of these technologies.
Besides the core Arweave team, representatives from Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Multicoin Capital, and 1kx were able to attend and participate in investor-only meetings with the presenting projects.
Below are summaries and key resources for each of the amazing projects showcased at Demo Day.
You can watch the whole event here on YouTube, or look below for short videos of individual project pitches!
ArDrive is a private, secure, decentralized, pay-as-you-go, censorship-resistant and permanent data storage solution, for everyone.
The ArDrive app lets you sync files securely from your desktop. The first CLI version lets you import or create your Arweave wallet, upload and download files to and from the permaweb, plus encrypt and protect private files and is integrated with a Profit Sharing Community (ticker ARDRIVE).
Presented by: Phil Mataras
Github repository: https://github.com/vilenarios/ArDrive
Limestone is a data ecosystem for decentralised finance, offering a solution for financial data storage and processing. It is 1,000,000 cheaper than Ethereum offering efficient querying and permanent availability.
Presented by: Jakub Wojciechowski
Github repository: https://github.com/jakub-wojciechowski/limestone
The Evermore app allows you to store your data in the blockchain… Forever! Evermore is designed to be a drop in replacement for apps like Dropbox and OneDrive so that you can store all your files in the Arweave blockchain and avoid all the monthly subscription costs by only paying to upload your data once.
Presented by: Mike Hibbert
Github repository: https://github.com/MikeHibbert/evermore
Nest.Land is an immutable module registry for Deno, on the blockweave.
Nest.land combines Deno with the Arweave. With Nest.Land, users can publish their Deno modules to the permaweb, where they can never be deleted. This avoids a major pitfall for web-based module imports while allowing the developer to maximize on the potential of Deno’s import design.
Presented by: Tate Berenbaum
Github repository: https://github.com/nestdotland/nest.land
Non-Zone is the global storytelling map for experiential and solo-travelers. Non-Zone’s solution uses storytelling, deo-fencing and blockchain to create a profit-sharing marketplace of Stories, a sort of global map of “special places”.
Presented by: Alessandro Perico
Github repository: https://github.com/non-zone/non-zone
With ArGo you are just a click away from the Arweave permaweb!
Pitch: ArGo Demo Day presentation
Presented by: Prashsant Maurya
Github repository: https://github.com/rekpero/ArGo
Outpost provides a platform to create online communities owned by the users themselves.
Users are able to create and govern communities through smart contracts that are built on Arweave. The Outpost team supports these communities with their open-source server and blogging platform so that users can create internet native publishing companies with a familiar user experience.
Presented by: Samuel Hatem
Github repository: https://github.com/OutpostProtocol
OpenBits utilises Arweave’s profit-sharing token technology to enable developers of open source packages to earn from their publications.
Utilising the Arweave blockchain, OpenBits incentivises developers to create those small packages that lay the foundation to all the complex applications we use day by day.
Presented by: Luca Cervone
Github repository: https://gitlab.com/cervoneluca/openbits
Telegram group: @OpenBits_Official
Verto is a decentralized profit sharing token exchange for Arweave.
Verto is a completely decentralized network of trading posts built on top of the blockweave. Anyone can host their own trading post and power the exchange, while also being incentivized to do so. With Verto, you can pick the trading post you’d like to use and exchange your profit-sharing tokens freely.
Pitch: Verto Demo Day presentation
Presented by: Tate Berenbaum
Github repository: https://github.com/useverto
WeaveID allows users to log in to Arweave apps from anywhere!
WeaveID offers a non-custodial wallet for the Arweave blockchain. You can “login” to your Arweave wallet using an email address & password- just like a normal app! The main goal is to reduce friction for Arweave app user onboarding.
Presented by: Seena Zandipour
WeaveID website: https://weaveid.io/
Github repository: https://github.com/instawallet/weaveid
Stay tuned here on Medium or over on Twitter to learn more about what’s next for incubator participants, and find out which projects Arweave has decided to invest in!
See you on the permaweb!