Swarm provides a complete stack of essential base layer components for developers. Create and host dApps, NFT meta-data, and media files - all decentralised!


Bee is a peer-to-peer client that connects you with other peers all over the world to become part of Swarm network, a global distributed p2p storage network that aims to store and distribute all of the world's data. Running a full Bee node gives you all the functionalities of Swarm.
1 Welcome to Swarm.... Bzzz Bzzzz Bzzzz
2                 \     /
3             \    o ^ o    /
4               \ (     ) /
5    ____________(%%%%%%%)____________
6   (     /   /  )%%%%%%%(  \   \     )
7   (___/___/__/           \__\___\___)
8      (     /  /(%%%%%%%)\  \     )
9       (__/___/ (%%%%%%%) \___\__)
10               /(       )\
11             /   (%%%%%)   \
12                  (%%%)
13                    !


Bee-js is Bee’s complementary JavaScript library. It’s a powerful tool for building completely decentralised apps with just a few lines of code.
1 $ curl http://localhost:1633/chequebook/cashout/36b7efd913ca4cf880b8eeac5093fa27b0825906c600685b6abdd6566e6cfe8f
3 {
4     "peer""36b7efd913ca4cf880b8eeac5093fa27b0825906c600685b6abdd6566e6cfe8f",
5     "lastCashedCheque": {
6         "beneficiary": "36b7efd913ca4cf880b8eeac5093fa27b0825906",
7         "chequebook": "36b7efd913ca4cf880b8eeac5093fa27b0825906",
8         "payout": "1000000000000000000"
9     },
10     "transactionHash": "0x780cb6a37d1946978087896e1e489c37e30fe3e329510fff8d97360f73529f5a",
11     "result": {
12         "recipient": "36b7efd913ca4cf880b8eeac5093fa27b0825906",
13         "lastPayout": "1000000000000000000",
14         "bounced": true
15     },
16     "uncashedAmount": "1000000000000000000"


Manage your Bee node and interact with the Swarm network in the command line. Upload and download files, folders, and websites, or manage different feeds, identities and nodes easily. Convenient access to advanced Swarm features, including easier coding with swarm-cli, postage stamps management from the command line, and automation.
1 swarm-cli feed upload dist --topic-string "Awesome Swarm Website"
3 ? Please select a stamp for this action. Stamp ID Usage (Use arrow keys)   
5 Stamp ID                                                       Usage
6 (Use arrow keys)
7 72a2d620385ed69fae10ceZadb7b2876b3a79ee0de193075f11973704593afe4 (1%)
8 a699acff6658f1ef44841dZeaZef07f620367bc3c0d791922c546ab07ddccd09 (19%)
9 39ee792a973aa0b28a7a4d8a8cd4b9616f93cb5d365b5d5183113c9f2ffzafb9 (33%)
11 Swarm root hash -> 937c0fc88583e42086737952cee8c6bd394fc8bb4cfd16c68…
12 URL -> http://localhost:1633/bzz/937c0fc88583e42086737952cee8c6bd394…


The Bee API provides a HTTP interface with a rich set of endpoints for accessing data on the network - manage your node resources and get operational metrics and insights.
1 import { Bee } from  "@ethersphere/bee-js"
3 const bee = new Bee("http://localhost:1633")
5 // Be aware, this creates on-chain transactions that spend Eth and BZZ!
6 const batchId = await bee.createPostageBatch(‘100’, 17)
7 const uploadResult = await bee.uploadData(batchId, "Bee is awesome!")
8 const data = await bee.downloadData(uploadResult.reference)
10 console.log(data.text()) // prints ‘Bee is awesome!’

Layer2 tooling through ecosystem initiatives

Below are several ecosystem-based projects that enable faster development while promoting data interoperability and sovereignty. The Swarm Foundation is pleased to support the projects presented, but makes no guarantees about how they'll work. All projects are in an intensive development phase, but contributions are more than welcome. Additionally, contributions to the projects listed below can be supported through [Swarm grants](
fairOS - run a database on top of Swarm
With fairOS, instead of dealing with chunks and separate files directly on Swarm you can work with a distributed file system, key-value database or database doc (multi-index). fairOS provides developers a head start and a decentralised backend.
fairDRIVE - data store for your users
Fairdrive is decentralised “Dropbox / Google drive”, running on Swarm. A UI for dapp and personal data. (D)apps can save and read data from it, which enables users to reclaim, own and manage their data while enabling developers to use it as a white-label and save on development time.
Fair data protocol - interoperability
Swarm imagines a plural future with multiple data stores serving different purposes. FDP is the glue between them, enabling interoperability. Currently, the project is under intense development. The community can contribute to or suggest improvements through Fair data improvement proposals.

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