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Arweave Server

This repository holds the Arweave server, as well as the App Developer Toolkit (ADT) and the Arweave testing framework, TNT/NO-VLNS.

Arweave is a distributed, cryptographically verified permanent archive built on a cryptocurrency that aims to, for the first time, provide feasible data permanence. By leveraging our novel Blockweave datastructure, data is stored in a decentralised, peer-to-peer manner where miners are incentivised to store rare data.


In order to run the Arweave server prototype and ADT, a recent (R20 and above) version of Erlang/OTP is required as well as a version of make.

Getting Started

To get started, simply download this repo. You can start an Arweave server session simply by running make session.

You can learn more about building Arweave ADT apps by checking out our documentation here.

For more information on the Arweave project and to read our lightpaper visit

Ubuntu/Debian Linux Quickstart

You can download the Arweave codebase, all dependencies and start mining straight away by opening a terminal and running:

curl | bash && cd arweave && ./arweave-server mine peer peer yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy

Don’t forget to change, yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy, etc to the IP addresses you want to peer with.


TNT (Tiny Network Tests) and NO-VLNS (Never Off Very Large Network Simulator) are the two halves of Arweave's testing suite.

You can launch TNT by running make tnt and NO-VLNS by running make no-vlns.

More information on TNT and NO-VLNS can be found on our Medium blog.

App Developer Toolkit (ADT)

You can find separate documentation for the App Developer Toolkit here.


You can find documentation regarding our HTTP interface here.


If you have questions or comments on the Arweave you can get in touch by finding us on Twitter, Reddit, Discord or by emailing us at


The Arweave project is released under GNU General Public License v2.0. See LICENSE for full license conditions.

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