A biweekly podcast that features interviews and discussions about blockchain, NFTs, web3, and permanent storage, hosted by Andrew Nielsen.  Listen with your favorite podcast apps:

The ArCast

Episode 36

Brennan Lamey

In this episode of the ArCast, Andrew interviews Brennan Lamey from Kwil. They discuss how Kwil acts as a layer two solution for creating and organizing databases on the Arweave network. They talk about the benefits of relational databases, the differences between Ethereum smart contracts and SmartWeave, and the future developments of Kwil, including access control features. If you're interested in building on Arweave, Kwil offers a user-friendly in-browser IDE and documentation.
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Episode 35

Tom Wilson

In this episode, Tom Wilson delves into his transformative journey from a conventional developer to a trailblazer in the blockchain space, revealing how his fascination with Ethereum led him to Arweave. He elucidates the unique concepts behind the permaweb and Stamps, a novel tool for highlighting valuable content and facilitating content moderation. Tom further explores the dynamic processes of content creation and discovery on Arweave, as he and Andrew compare the stamping system to the early years of YouTube, thereby revealing how it empowers content creators by eliminating the need for algorithmic manipulation.

The discussion further probes into the crucial role of gateways in the Arweave ecosystem, explaining how they fuel the permaweb and enable the distribution of decentralized applications, thereby promoting a modern, decentralized user experience. Tom shares insights on the future integration of Stamps into more permaweb apps, an initiative he believes will underscore the worth of stamped content for users, creators, and sponsors.

This enlightening conversation concludes with a look at the leaderboard feature on the Stamps' page, as well as Tom's generous offer to assist developers interested in incorporating stamps into their Perma Web projects. Learn more:

Episode 34 (Live @ Arweave in Denver)


This week's episode comes to you live from Arweave Day at ETH Denver, recorded in front of a live audience at the Woodside Brewery.
Andrew and DMac discuss the Arweave's recent upgrades, and how Arweave 2.6 is made mining more accessible and egalitarian.
They also discuss Star Wars and Star Trek and how it relates to the tension between the hyper-competitive nature of capitalism and the pro-social benefit to humanity that Arweave embodies.

Episode 33

MC Evol

This week on the ArCast, MC Evol talks about her love for web3 and Arweave. She explains how Arweave enables artists to take control of their work and put it out there for everyone to hear without worrying about losing ownership or control.
We discuss the implications of ownership and decentralization, and how ArDrive has helped changed the way we think about ownership and control in the music industry.

Episode 32

Jim Dee

This week on the ArCast, Generative co-founder Jim Dee talks about the way Arweave can be useful in archiving NFT collections.
He talks about how he got involved in web3, why he loves Arweave, and how manifests help make archiving NFTs more streamlined for creators and collectors.
An inspiring interview with a true pioneer in the space; thanks Jim!

Episode 31


This week on the ArCast, G0 discusses his involvement with Only Arweave,, Longview Labs and Fortify.
He also talks about how optimism is a core tenet of Arweave, and how the Arweave protocol itself makes this philosophy inherently pervasive in the ecosystem.
Thank you G0, for your technical and philosophical expertise!


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