The TL;DR:

You can liquidity mine ARA now!

  1. Get ARA in the 🦊 MetaMask mobile app;
  2. Pool ARA with USDC in 🍣 SushiSwap to get SLP;
  3. Stake SLP in ARA’s 💦 Liquidity Mining Gysr to earn more ARA;
  4. Stake ARA for more ARA in the 💎 Hodl Gysr

You can stake in the Gysrs now. Rewards begin 2021-July-24 00:00:00 UTC.

Contract Addresses and Links

0xa92e7c82b11d10716ab534051b271d2f6aef7df5 ARA
0xa0b86991c6218b36c1d19d4a2e9eb0ce3606eb48
USDC
0x81ef0c70fa76c8e7563cb26ee34a2e7f2a77c410
USDC_ARA_SUSHI_LP

🍣 SushiSwap ARA/USDC liquidity pool
💦 ARA/USDC SLP -> ARA Gysr Fountain
💦 ARA -> ARA Gysr Fountain

Announcement

The Ara project is pleased to announce that we’ve chosen SushiSwap and Gysr as platforms for liquidity mining…


It’s the easiest way to get ARA yet — all you need is your smartphone. Here’s our step-by-step guide.

TL;DR: Get the MetaMask app on your phone. Write your recovery phrase on paper. Buy or send in some ETH. Swap to ARA, contract address 0xa92e7c…ef7df5.

Step 1: Get the MetaMask app

On your phone, go to metamask.io. From there, click to get MetaMask from your device’s app store. The app is free, and doesn’t require signing up or entering any personal information.


👋 Hi there! Here’s information about our June 2021 test run on Gysr; It’s correct but history. You probably want to read about the full plan for Liquidity Mining ARA, here 😁

You can liquidity mine ARA now!

  1. Swap in Uniswap, SushiSwap, or MetaMask on mobile to get some ARA;
  2. pool that ARA with USDC in SushiSwap to get SLP;
  3. stake the SLP in Gysr to earn more ARA.

The Gysr will release 1 million ARA over 10 days, starting 2021 June 18 02:00 UTC, which is in a few hours.

This is a first real step to try this…


👋 Hi there! This is our community announcement from March 2021, when the world found ARA on Uniswap, we met some new frens, and began planning liquidity mining; It’s correct but history. You probably want to read about the full plan for Liquidity Mining ARA, here 😁

[Note: The Ara core team made this announcement in our Telegram and Discord channels on the night of 2021 March 29 in American time zones. I’m posting it here in Medium so you can get to it without having to scroll up a lot. Edits from the original include: (1) Linking account mentions…


Coinbase only carries 42 cryptocurrencies? Robinhood can ban things? Should I really feel comfortable giving any of these apps a scan of my passport? I thought crypto was supposed to be decentralized!

It is. Or more correctly, it can be. You can take control of your ETH, access the full universe of Ethereum-based altcoins, and take the power into your own hands. Here’s a step-by-step guide, using our token, ARA, as an example. Follow along to see how to move ETH into decentralized wallet software (using MetaMask and Etherscan), and then turn some of it into ARA (Using Uniswap).

The TL;DR summary

  1. On…


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Earlier this year, we released the Ara File Manager. Today, we’re very happy to announce we’ve also released the Ara File Manager’s source code.

We’re building Ara to let creators and fans break free of platforms that take too much value and control from both sides, and help platforms be better as a result. Last week’s post talks more about the Ara File Manager, the kinds of problems we’re aiming to solve, and our plan for Ara to fix them.

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What is Ara?

Ara is a new content protocol with decentralized rewards and distribution.

The Ara platform uses a peer to peer file system to deliver content through a distributed network, the blockchain to store license transactions for each file, and a decentralized identity for each user and piece of content in the network to ensure all data is secure and not owned by any central authority.

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Ara Blocks

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