The ArNS Pilot Program is now live.
Arweave growth is parabolic
This growth places higher demand on Arweave Gateways. Gateways are the "front door to the permaweb" and essential for apps and users to access their permanent data. But this important service faces challenges:
- High barriers to entry to operating a gateway
- No incentives for providing permaweb access and indexing
- Other access solutions built in silos
- Friction in payments for other permaweb services
- No easy means of sponsored payments to boost adoption
⚒️ THE AR.IO NETWORK IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT ⚒️
The ar.io network aims to democratize and enhance the Arweave Gateway, so you can own and operate a front door to the permaweb.
- Decentralized, open source protocol and service stack that you can run
- Incentivizes data seeding, serving and indexing
- Optimizes price discovery and quality of service choice
- Customizable fiat / crypto payment integration
- Supports fee sponsorship and subsidies