July 06 2021
Arweave – Store Data Forever With A New Type Of Storage That Backs Data With Perpetual Endowments
About the episode
Kevin chats with Sam Williams, Founder of Arweave. Arweave is a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to truly store data forever – for the very first time.
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Links from the episode
Two fundamental issues that needed to be solved for a data storage system and the records residing there to be truly censorship-proof, and the steps Sam and the Arweave team took to find those solutions.[07:27]
Why Arweave isn’t really comparable to other existing storage solutions, and what makes it especially appealing to NFT collectors who want to ensure their investments are around for the long haul.[14:52]
How Arweave and Weve (an Arweave-built, decentralized email network) give the user more control over their own data than Gmail, Facebook, or any of the other entities that habitually update privacy policies to be more invasive than they were at signup.[32:10]
What does Sam see happening to Bitcoin if the US government is forced to react to the dollar slipping from its place as a reserve currency? Why don’t competing governments like Russia and China encourage Bitcoin adoption to hasten the process?[58:39]
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