If you have made it this far, you probably know a little bit about what ArDrive does, but let's take a deeper dive to see the power of this Web 3.0 application.
ArDrive is an application that is built on top of the Arweave network and encompasses what Web 3.0 is all about - privacy, control of data, ownership and an alignment between users and developers.
Before we get there here is a little video of ArDrive working in the wild!
As we have looked at Arweave in the last lesson a natural question arises, how do we get our data onto Arweave’s permanent data network?
Well, Arweave is not easy to get your data onto and that is why ArDrive was created – to allow individuals and organizations to get their most important files and web pages onto the Arweave Network and take advantage of permanent data storage.
And with any online storage application you are accustomed to being able to manage and file your documents into a system that you like with a degree of privacy - this is what ArDrive does for Arweave. It organizes it!
ArDrive brings the following to the Arweave network:
We agree that the world does not need another Dropbox or Google Drive. What we need is a different solution to storing data that puts the control back in the hands of the users.
As we have mentioned, the Web 3.0 aspect of ArDrive allows it to be quite different from the other storage apps you are used to. It still has many of the great Web 2.0 features, however it has added the following new Web 3.0 aspects:
Let’s look at how each of these work in the new Web 3.0 world!