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Arweave: Permanent Censorship-Resistant Storage For The Web3 World

Jul 21, 2021 ⋅  12 min read

In the early hours of June 17th, 2021 the Hong Kong police raided the offices of Apple Daily and arrested five employees. Whatever you may think of Apple Daily’s role in the 2019 protests, crypto networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum were devised initially to prevent censorship and the crypto community is generally hyper-pro free speech. One of the primary original goals in Satoshi’s 2008 paper is for Bitcoin to be censorship-resistant. The emergent decentralized web – termed Web3 – demonstrated its usefulness in countering censorship, in this case of the press, allowing Apple Daily to upload and preserve all of its content and files to a permissonless, censorship-resistant, and permanent storage network, Arweave.

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