Who needs permanent data, anyway?

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The uses for data permanence are going to explode as it becomes more widely known. In these early days we can already see a lot of different types of data being stored on the blockweave. 

Individuals have already put up:

  • Family history - music, photos, documents
  • Digital art (NFTs)
  • Old movies
  • Books in the public domain
  • Important documents that need to be kept for multiple years (taxes, wills, insurance)
  • Podcasts
  • Blogs

From a business, organizational or cultural side the number of use cases seems to be infinite. A few that stand out are:

  • Permanent storage for other blockchain technologies
  • Legal documents (like Supreme court records)
  • Government data such as Land Titles or Records
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Academic Papers and Research
  • Newspaper and blog articles
  • Financial Ledgers 

5 interesting things stored permanently on the Arweave network:

  1. Tim Berners-Lee World Wide Web Source Code
  2. The Orbs project by electronic musician BT
  3. Jay-Z's first NFT
  4. The last issue of Hong Kong pro-democracy magazine Apple Daily
  5. Pulsar 79 - First ever video game fully on the blockchain (or blockweave)

See many more user stories on who is using ArDrive to leverage the power of permanence

Will this new tech make applications work differently than they used to?

The short answer to this is yes. Applications will still have many elements and ease of use of the current applications we are familiar with. However, they will have new powerful features and ways of doing things that we will need to get up to speed on.

Let's turn our attention to ArDrive to see how an application in the Web 3.0 world works and why that helps you out!


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