Currency Concerns

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What are ARDRIVE tokens?

ArDrive has a very different business model and structure than we are typically used too. As part of the way it functions, a token was created to help facilitate two things: Ownership and Governance, and Profit Sharing. Ownership and Governance ArDrive is not owned by one person or a small group of investors, but, instead, …

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Does the price ever fluctuate?

Yes. The price of ArDrive uploads can fluctuate based on the computing power available to the Arweave network at any one time. We anticipate that these fluctuations should even out as the Arweave network increases in scope. Arweave is currently in a time of rapid growth with a 23x increase in the amount of data …

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How much does it cost?

Rather than pay subscriptions month after month, with ArDrive you only pay once to store your data forever. Most files such as photos, PDFs and Word Docs may only cost a tenth or hundredth of a cent.  Generally, you will end up paying around one cent for 4-6 MB of permaweb data. For instance, this …

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How does pay-per-file work?

ArDrive will tell you how much a file costs before you upload it to the permaweb. All pricing is based on the size of each file.  ArDrive will check the size of each file you upload and offer a price for permanent storage in AR, the digital currency associated with the permaweb. You can choose …

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How do I get a wallet?

To get started with ArDrive, you’ll need to obtain a digital wallet and a small amount of AR, the digital currency associated with the permaweb. ArDrive’s is based on the Arweave network and AR is used to pay the global network of operators who maintain the permaweb. First 50 MB for free When you sign …

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Can I use USD or Euro etc.?

Not on the current version of ArDrive. We hope to make credit card payments in US Dollars and other national currencies available on ArDrive in 2021.

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Do I have to use Arweave currency (AR)?

Yes. Permanent data storage is based on the Arweave network and funded by AR, the digital currency associated with Arweave, the inventors of the permaweb. AR is used to pay the global network of operators who maintain the permaweb, and all payments help strengthen the Arweave network’s capacity for data storage.