Both are decentralized data storage solutions built on blockchain technology. Arweave is focused on the problem of long-term data storage, whereas Filecoin is trying to disrupt the existing cloud storage market.
As the world has entered the information age a new problem has arisen for basically everyone on the planet: How do I keep my data stored for long periods of time?
This New Year’s Eve was different because I spent most of the evening like many evenings of the past 6 months — strategizing about ArDrive, learning from mistakes and plotting what we will accomplish in 2021. For the first time, I wasn’t thinking about personal or family goals, but community goals.
The past decade in IT have shown me so many apps, platforms, vendors and “as a Service’s”. The crypto world has shown me so many tokens, dapps, mining schemes and impossible claims. But there was one particular protocol that I was drawn to as soon as I heard about it and started to use it.