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On the Tech Powering Decentralized Storage

May 18, 2022, 1:24PM EDT • 10 min read Quick Take Blockchain-enabled decentralized storage is off to a promising start, with rapid adoption in 2021 showing promise for the tech and incentive systems powering P2P cooperative cloud storage Here, we dive into specific technologies conferring unique advantages to decentralized storage networks that may drive their further adoption Topics include low-latency content addressing, object-oriented key-value databases, zero-knowledge proofs, and economic games for providing trustless service guarantees Join The Block Research for …

A Look at Arweave’s Ecosystem Developments

May 5, 2022, 3:33PM EDT • 14 min read Quick Take Development in the Arweave ecosystem builds on the native decentralized data storage capabilities of the network to unlock new use cases. Arweave is used as a storage layer for archiving on-chain data of several public blockchain networks as well as a data persistence solution for dapps, oracles and NFT metadata. Scalability solutions like bundling technology help increase network throughput and provide a better user experience. Profit-sharing communities and tokens …

Arweave: A Technical Overview

April 14, 2022, 11:58AM EDT • 16 min read Quick Take Arweave is a decentralized data storage protocol that is content-agnostic and designed to provide scalable and permanent on-chain storage in a sustainable manner. The blockweave data structure and Proof-of-Access consensus mechanism form the foundations of the Arweave network’s data layer. Mechanisms like blockshadows, wildfire and storage endowment keep the network fast, responsive and sustainable. The permaweb is a decentralized web interface for hosting both traditional and decentralized applications on …

Layer by Layer 2021 Review: Part 2

December 15, 2021, 3:40PM EST • 32 min read Quick Take This is a section from The Block Research’s upcoming 2022 Digital Assets Outlook report L1 chains have undergone significant upgrades this year, with many non-EVM compatible chains specifically optimizing for performance and growth Over time, blockchains are becoming increasingly interconnected as teams focus on enabling value transfer between L1s Cross-chain bridges have grown dramatically this year, becoming major sources of capital movement between chains Join The Block Research for …