ArDrive, a permanent storage alternative to durable NFTs?

With the advent of NFTs, ownership has gone digital. Blockchain has revolutionized the digital world, allowing artists and creators to market their work online. However, their use is accompanied by several questions among potential buyers. It is above all related to the robustness of their storage on Blockchain (a technology for storing encrypted information). ArDrive offers a solution with the Arweave project.

A tweet from Grammy-nominated artist BT announces he is using ArDrive to launch the Orbs NFT project

What does it entail to use NFTs

NFT files can be defined as media files. Each of these tokens has specific characteristics that are unique to them and make them unique. Protected by the blockchain, it can only be manipulated, deleted, edited, copied and pasted via the latter.

Using NFT today offers many advantages. First, they can be used to uniquely represent different types of digital media. They range from code to art, including memes, text, games, gifs, music, and videos. In addition, these encrypted files avoid the use of intermediaries. So creators can directly market their work with the best added value possible.

NFTs and storage issue with ArDrive

NFTs offer definite advantages, thanks to their level of security and practicality. However, it is not always stored securely. Buyers do not guarantee its durability on the Blockchain. In other words, no one can really know if the NFT will still be accessible in twenty years.

Concretely, it is necessary to pay special attention to the operation of the primary storage of NFTs. This, in turn, will condition the proper functioning of these non-fungible (non-fungible) tokens. Otherwise, they will simply disappear. However, the majority of NFTs are archived in temporary storage systems. For a large number of these businesses, the risk of them evaporating into nothingness one day or another is very real.

ArDrive: the solution

ArDrive is a permanent, secure, and always-on data storage application. It has its own protocol, ARFS, destined for its power. In particular, it allows you to take advantage of customizable metadata on files at the Arweave network level. It can be queried by any application that integrates Arweave GQL, it is a flexible and standardized way to define NFTs. It also supports version control as well as parent/child inheritance, with JSON definition properties and databases.

Thanks to Arweave Manifests, each user can organize their own NFT collection in a simplified way:

  • Arweave parameter matching
  • Refer to NFT images with the unique Arweave Transaction ID
  • Refer to your content with the chosen contacts in your drive
  • The most beautiful URLs…


ArDrive’s most defining and revolutionary feature is that it is permanent. Performance and features that it offers NFT fans free from worrying about storing their tokens. This publisher plans to give these users the ability to Minter directly on its platform. It can also be exchanged on other platforms (personal websites, OpenSea, KOII, etc.). In the information age, our data has become a valuable asset. Unlike NFTs, ArDrive provides reliable, long-term storage for all of our files and information.

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