Arweave is a data storage blockchain protocol based on a novel proof of access consensus mechanism. Arweave uses a new blockchain protocol called the blockweave, which aims to provide scalable data storage on-chain. Miners do not need to store the entire block history of the network, An integrated REST API allows developers to build external applications using Arweave as the data storage infrastructure layer. The native AR token is used as payment for access to data storage features and to incentivize nodes.