Archain is a permanent de-centralised and uncensorable archive for the internet, built on novel Proof of Access and blockweave technologies.
Archain is a perma-net for the internet.
Archain works beyond the reaches of traditional censorship by mirroring data globally.
Archain uses a blockweave structure to cryptographically weave together archived data, making it impossible to remove or alter that data once it has been stored.
Archain allows users to make use of a distributed consensus algorithm to prove the contents of web pages before they are placed in the archive.
Archain is based on an exciting new blockchain-like data structure: a blockweave. The blockweave allows Archain to scale to sizes previously far out of reach.
Archain's revolutionary Proof of Access algorithm incentivizes miners to share the load of the blockweave evenly, resulting in a self-organising permanent storage network.
A cryptocurrency intrinsically linked to a vast trove of invaluable human knowledge.
An archive with contents beyond dispute. Archain records webpages exactly as they existed at the time, leaving their contents cryptographically beyond doubt.
Easily write apps that study and react to history as it unfolds, from automated traders to deep sociological trend analysers.
Archain is a hard-drive that never forgets, allowing you to build a new class of censorship-resistant applications.
Archain uses a revolutionary new blockweave data structure, based on a new Proof of Access algorithm. While maintaining all of the benefits of traditional Proof of Work systems, the novel Proof of Access algorithm solves the problem of blockchain scalability by creating a self-organising data storage network.
Mining a new block in the Archain requires not only the current block in the system, but also a randomly selected previous block, too. This incentivises miners to store as much of the chain as they can, focusing particularly on blocks that are not well-mirrored by others.
Proof of Access and the blockweave allow Archain to reach internet-scale.Read more in the whitepaper
Archain is an irrevocable distributed archive of the internet, seamlessly merging with the normal web. With Archain's browser extension, your favourite web pages can become a permanent part of history with just a few clicks.
Archain empowers citizens to hold governments and organisations to account. When Archain is in motion, it will no longer be possible for politically sensitive documents or news to be altered or removed after they are first published.
Archain is the ultimate tool against the censorship
and repression of political information.
Researchers and citizens will be able to use Archain to rewind time on the internet, and experience history as it happened. As so much of our modern societies occurs on the internet, Archain will not be just a dry historical record, but a visceral recording of events as they were perceived at the time.
Archain provides sources you can trust. Researchers can be mathematically confident that their source is exactly as it existed on the internet, when it was first archived.
Relive the internet's past with Archain.
Using Archain's App Developer Toolkit (ADT), developers can easily build and run custom nodes in the Archain network. Archain apps receive a constant, hand-collated stream of historically important information. This data will be used to support a broad range of applications, stretching from automated stock traders, to uncensorable social networks.
Archain apps are not only deeply flexible and powerful, but are also extremely easy to write in either Erlang or Elixir.
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Unlike many cryptocurrencies (for example, Bitcoin), Archain tokens (ARCs) are backed by the intrinsic usefulness of allowing permanent storage on the weave.
ARC tokens are indirectly associated with all of the information on the Archain. As the importance of the information on the chain increases, so too does the imperative to add further information to the weave, thus supporting the perpetuation of the tokens.
Archain: A cryptocurrency built to last.
You can participate in the development of Archain by taking part in our token pre-sale event. In order to thank our early supporters, we have designed a series of rewards to accompany the ARC tokens (with 25% bonus) that our backers will receive.
Purchasing ARC tokens will give you access to the Archain pre-release web extension, allowing you to get involved instantly. Contributors can use the web extension to queue web pages for archiving. Once the network launches, these web pages will be among the first to be archived.
Make your mark on the corner-stone of our digital history. Your message will be included in the first block on the Archain network when it goes live.
Use your Archain wallet (via the Archain web extension) to authenticate yourself on any supported website, with one click.
Check out the Archain as it develops, and get a head-start on testing your Archain-based apps.
Track the changes in Archain as it prepares for release, with the latest news and updates.
Learn how to build a de-centralised, uncensorable microblogging platform, from our lead developer.
Join us on Google Hangouts for a monthly discussion on Archain and Archain app development.
Come and meet the developers of Archain in London at the first Archain meet-up.
Talk to the Archain developers one-on-one about how Archain can support your apps and ideas.
Sign your name into the first page of our digital history.
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These messages will be included in the first block of the Archain network, immortalising them as a digtial time capsule.