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December 05, 2018, 07:30:43 PM
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Update 2/1/2021 ARA is now on Uniswap

Introducing Ara - Global Decentralized Content Marketplace
Today’s media landscape is centralized and controlled by a few large corporations who have clearly shown to be irresponsible with our data, our content, and most importantly our trust. They can censor us, they can revoke access to content we’ve paid for, they lock up things we own in their service, they don’t pay creators appropriately, and they control the message to billions of people. Our personal information is abused, and we've lost control.

Overview
The Ara Network, which started quietly building in 2017, addresses these issues and more. Once you buy content, it’s yours, and nobody can take that away from you. That purchase is stored on the ledger and not owned by any one company, and your personal data isn't tracked by a central authority. The content is delivered by our P2P protocol, and the peers hosting the content are rewarded in ARA tokens. Anyone can be a peer and take part in the rewards, from a computer with extra storage at home, all the way up to a data center. Our rewards are based on content storage and delivery of content. 90% of the purchase price goes to the creator, 10% of the purchase price is split up among the peers hosting and delivering the content. You purchase and publish content using the ARA tokens, with support coming for more currencies next year.

Details
Ara supports any content type for publishing and consumption. Games, movies, music, software, photos, etc., and you don’t have to give up existing apps. You can import purchased content into Spotify, iTunes, Steam, and more, and companies like those can incorporate Ara in the future to make content discoverable directly. Ara leverages distributed IDs to keep your data safe, and that identity makes it easy for you to take your library of content on the go. Aggregators can also use Ara for its content, much like Binance is a market for cryptocurrencies.

Ara is not a dapp, it’s a platform. Ara is not an Ethereum killer, it’s a new suite of protocols optimized for content delivery, publishing, and rewards. Ara does not use BitTorrent or IPFS, it is a new protocol called AFS, and tier one technology. Ara is launching the initial contract layer on Ethereum, but is blockchain agnostic, with plans for our own media specific blockchain that is optimized specifically for content, storage, payments, and delivery. We are already on testnet with mainnet possible before EOY 2018.

Background
The Ara team includes ex-Spotify, Amazon, Twitter, LimeWire, x.ai, Betaworks, Harvard. We are based in New York City. Come say hi. We’ve built our collective decades of experience and careers on content delivery and consumer apps for music, gaming, VR, movies, and TV, and have been using, mining, and playing with Bitcoin since 2012.

This is a community effort! Please connect with us to discuss testing on testnet, purchasing tokens, contributing to the project, and more.

Info:
Ara.one | Team | GitHub | FAQ’s | Contact

Whitepapers:
English | Spanish | German | Korean | Japanese | Chinese

Social:
Twitter | Telegram | Instagram | Blog | Discord

Press:
Ara Adds a Former BitTorrent Executive as an Advisor
Meet Ara, The Company Transforming How We Stream, Discover And Monetize Content
The Creative Crypto - Ara's Empowering + Creator-centric Marketplace
Venture Beat - Sony and Disney-backed Littlstar launches blockchain media platform Ara
Inc. - 6 Trends in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies I Learned at San Francisco Blockchain Week
Variety - Blockchain for Blockbusters: From Movies to VR Distribution Platforms, Media Is Embracing Decentralization
BitCoin News - Sony & Disney-Backed Littlstar Launches Blockchain Platform Ara Blocks
BlockTelegraph - Ara’s New Content Platform Seeks More Freedom for Creators
CoinCentral - Sony & Disney-Backed Littlstar Launches Blockchain Platform Ara Blocks
KnowTechie - Struggling to get paid fairly for your content? ARA Blocks could be the solution
Smartereum - Movies on Blockchain: Blockchain Trends in Media and Entertainment
TechNewsBeat - ARA Blocks Enlists Blockchain to Give Content Creators Fairer Payments
TechnoFAQ - ARA Blocks Brings the Blockchain to Content Hosting and Sharing
CoinGamma Episode 21 - Distributing Content on the Blockchain with ARA Blocks

Videos:
Introducing ARA - The case for the decentralized web
How the System Works
Ara CEO, Tony Mugavero on content ownership
Ara CTO, Joe Werle on the platform
FIle Manager Demo Video

Launch Partners:
Littlstar | Thematic | 13th Floor | Mokuni | Garou | Faliro House | Naughty America | Cimmerse


edit 12/11 Added discord link, edit 12/18 added Forbes link and Token Sale info.
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December 07, 2018, 09:50:45 PM
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Added Kevin Faaborg to the team.

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Peer-to-peer pioneer, technologist, and author. Has led teams and initiatives at MTV Networks, Lime Wire LLC, and Spotify.

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Let's go!

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Here is the discord link: https://discord.gg/eUMzA4Y
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December 11, 2018, 03:14:39 PM
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it's a token?
need a discord

Yes it has a token, and a platform.

https://discord.gg/eUMzA4Y

I also added to the main post.
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December 12, 2018, 10:23:55 PM
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Principle Engineer, Maddie Cameron, representing Ara this morning. 2 New advisor announcements coming this week.



Want to help us test and get some tokens. Let us know here.

Cheers!
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December 14, 2018, 10:34:54 PM
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Forbes just did a piece on Ara

Meet Ara, The Company Transforming How We Stream, Discover And Monetize Content



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December 17, 2018, 03:28:14 PM
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Ara just launched a file manager for P2P publishing, payments, and mining. On Testnet.

Check it out here.



Looking for testers / feedback! Smiley



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Excited to announce Paul Oostenrijk (@glemmaPaul on twitter) as an adviser. Linkedin



He is a Software Architect specializing in Blockchain & Backend solutions he also Co-founded Glemma and SendCloud.

Woot!


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Excited to announce Paul Oostenrijk (@glemmaPaul on twitter) as an adviser.



He is a Software Architect specializing in Blockchain & Backend solutions he also Co-founded Glemma and SendCloud.

Woot!



It would be better if you put his linkedin profile link so we can confirm that he is working as an advisor with you and see his past experience.

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It would be better if you put his linkedin profile link so we can confirm that he is working as an advisor with you and see his past experience.

Added Linkedin link. Just added him, so will ask him to update his Linkedin with Ara adviser. Thanks for the feedback!!
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Added Kevin Faaborg to the team.

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Peer-to-peer pioneer, technologist, and author. Has led teams and initiatives at MTV Networks, Lime Wire LLC, and Spotify.

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Stoked to be building Ara with Tony and the team!
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January 17, 2019, 08:33:27 PM
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Interview on Yahoo! Finance by Ara creator.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/look-world-virtual-reality-213332838.html

Token sale dates, and new partnership and adviser updates about to drop. Smiley

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Opening up token sale and airdrops very soon (Feb). Sign up to the mailing list / telegram and social channels to hear about it first!

Also a big announcement on a couple app integrations. Smiley
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Added a great new adviser to the project today. Announcement coming in the next day or so.
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February 02, 2019, 07:22:53 PM
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Ara Mainnet contract went live!

Some additional updates on airdrops and ability to buy tokens coming shortly.
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Big Update

Ara adds Simon Morris, former CSO of BitTorrent and author of the BTT whitepaper, as an adviser.

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/02/22/a-new-p2p-content-distribution-platform-adds-a-former-bittorrent-executive-as-an-advisor/

This adds to the already amazing list of advisers on the project.
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Announcing Ara Community Meeting 0 Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm EST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ara-community-meeting-0-tickets-58332081827?fbclid=IwAR2gCH4VFWZcKtMZVQXKuSF0hiErKj3oclFJI1XXlu2tv1-uQtMCieWFapg

Please join us for our first Ara Community meeting this Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm EST. If you are in New York, you can come by in person to our space in Soho or join the live stream!

If you're interested in the technology of blockchain and the peer-to-peer web, come learn how we're building and using these tools.
If you're a cryptocurrency enthusiast, come learn about the Ara token.
If you're a creator, come learn how Ara opens a direct link to your fans.
If you code open source, come learn how you can develop with Ara.
...or just meet all the people building and using Ara, and learn how you can join in.

Hit us up!

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Don't forget about the live stream starting today (Thursday 3/28) at 7pm ET!

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May 07, 2019, 01:44:32 PM
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Ara Rewards has now been open sourced!

Check it out and let us know feedback.

https://github.com/AraBlocks/reward-protocol-buffers

https://github.com/AraBlocks/ara-reward-protocol

Check out full details here: https://ara.one

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ARA is now on Mainnet!

Check out the announcement here:

https://medium.com/ara-blocks/mainnet-say-hello-to-ara-e5468df0b458



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