rchive NFT-based proposal for web archival services running under the Ethereum network October 4, 2020 1 Introduction Non-fungible tokens, also known as a nifty or simply NFTs, are special types of cryp- tographic tokens that represent a unique asset, and are thus non-mutually interchangeable by their individual specification. In other words, they represent tokenized versions of real or digital assets. While NFTs are commonly used within the cryptosphere as a means to illustrate uniqueness, and are currently associated with collectible tokens that can be traded as crypto-collectibles, this identification of uniqueness can be resolved into other purposes. Archive is a focus on web archive services and uses an NFT-based approach in order to selectively archive web data into long-term retention on a tokenized system. Archival Web Services Archival web services, such as Internet Archive (archive.org) and Archive Today (archive.today) work using web crawlers to capture sites and create data clusters or storage for the captured data to retain in. These types of archival storage’s require mass amounts of storage arrays in order to capture all the dense data while crawling the entire internet, and as such is an expensive and extensive task. While these archival services do not take the deep web into account alongside with sites that request archival services to be denied (using a configured robots.txt), it is nonetheless an on-going effort in order to attain a complete archive of the entire history of the internet. Why Archive? Archiving is an important role for the internet. To be able to keep track of all changes of a web page, and to refer back to past versions, is a must in this fast paced society for 2 transparency, security, and accountability while preserving information for future viewers. Archive’s goal is to branch the cost of these services while retaining the properties of NFT as a use case to keep track of all web archival links as tokenized data. This is not just limited to web pages, but images, videos, documents, and other file formats can be considered part of the archival process. A reason to remain anonymous is due to the sensitive and legal nature of archiving certain objects, specifically published journals and articles (e.g. JSTOR) as such actions have caused significant backlash from authorities in the past. Tokenomics Archive is built up from a fork of CBDAO (Bree) using a combination of governance properties, in order to faciliate feedback and direction, and NFT but also implemented with features from other projects in order to create a different token system that can best benefit a project such as this in terms of longevity, stability, and price function while maintaining a steady process of minting. Minting tokens will become an essential part of this project as each archive will be represented by a token involving succession. As an incentive to early adopters, the starting supply will start higher with a burn function to ensure price increase until it reaches a certain limit, from there a constant growth of minting until an epoch of stability when the archival rate process is on par with the minting rate occurs. The information highlighted in this document can only be considered a primer into the project and as such is in no way indicative of the full product. 3 Distribution Presale Public Sale 60 % 10 % Burn Rollout 5% 25 % Team Marketing Public Sale: 6,000,000 ARCHV 1 ETH = 6000 ARCHV Total Cap: 1000 ETH Minimum Cap: 500 ETH Minimum Pledge: 1 ETH Maximum Pledge: 10 ETH Roadmap • October 8th: Whitelist signup • October 8-9th: ETH collection • October 9th: Uniswap Launch • October 10th: Roll out of exchange announcements, website launch • October 12th: End of burn function, launch of farming, forum launch 4 • October 30th: DAPPs, integration with ArchiveTeam Disclaimer Please note that this project is an anonymous startup working with the ArchiveToday team to ensure implementation of our product. Please understand the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and trading through the Uniswap platform before purchasing any tokens. We will only be available to contact through Discord or Twitter as of right now, please forward any issues to us through there. Anything announced outside of those two mediums can be considered fraudulent. Note that no one on the Archive Team or the ArchiveToday team will reach out to you, through private messaging on social media or other forms of contact. Roadmap outline may change depending on circumstances and as such the deadlines of any of the outlined objectives may not be guaranteed. You are responsible for your own understanding of the project and understand that due to the anonymity of the project not all information may be disclosed at this time or in the future depending on the nature of the subject.