📰 NEARWEEK EDITION #38 📰
27 DEC – 2 JAN 2022 🌐
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💥 Big things around the ecosystem 💥
- NEAR official looks back at 2021 and towards 2022 with “NEAR 2021: A year in review.
- Aurora got listed on Huobi, TVL hit a new ATH +$600m and +20 projects have launched.
- DeBank integrated Aurora. DeBank is the leading DeFi portfolio tracker providing users with a sleek overview of all their DeFi activities in one place.
- SynFutures partnered with Aurora to bolster DeFi and Web3 innovation. With both projects being core members in the DeFi community, we’re eager to follow the progress of this collaboration.
- Synapse Protocol is live on Aurora. Bridge USDC and USDT via the nUSD pool from any EVM chain. More assets coming soon.
- Crafting Finance, a synthetic asset issuance and trading protocol, is integrating with NEAR Protocol and Aurora.
- OIN Finance and Ref Finance are officially partnering to expand DeFi infrastructure on NEAR. Read all about it here.
- Damo Labs announced sponsorship of the NEAR MetaBUILD 2 Hackathon.
- Get to know why a fully-sharded blockchain is a sustainability imperative with “Blockchain & Sustainability: How NEAR Uses Sharding for a More Sustainable Future“. It is the final installment in the 5-part focused on NEAR’s launch of Simple Nightshade.
- Learn how NEAR’s Simple Nightshade gives dApps infinite scalability.
- Jumbo Exchange announced their official roadmap for the coming year.
- Atocha Protocol is one of the Octopus Star Award winners and receives a grant of $50k from the Octopus Accelerator Program.
- Please take a look at the impressive recap of Human Guild’s work in 2021.
- The NEAR Community Metaverse is live: NEAR Hub is a community-driven initiative aiming to build the first metaverse for the NEAR community.
📈 NEAR’s 2021 by the numbers 📈
- Total transactions: 61,668,406
- Total accounts: 2,201,006
- Monthly active developers: 427 in January to +1700 in December.
- SputnikDAO metrics:
- Total distributed all-time: 989,598 $NEAR
- Total transactions: 17633
- Total DAOs: 253
- TVL: 114,503 $NEAR
- Sputnik / Astro update.
- Read the latest forum proposal from the Aurora DAO: “AURORA staking and the community treasury”.
- This proposal is an in-depth description of the staking approach of the AURORA token that allows for the community treasury use-case previously voted by the Aurora DAO.
- Property Dealer has been accepted into the DAO Cubator Program.
- AstroDAO teases upcoming features of notifications and commenting on DAO Proposals.
- AuroraSwap reached $25m in TVL just after a day of launch.
- Rainbow Bridge now supports bridging OIN Finance $OIN Token from Ethereum. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to get your ERC20 OIN tokens onto the NEAR Protocol.
- Allbridge did a comprehensive overview of bridges on Aurora.
- Jumbo Decentralized Exchange will launch its IDO on UpLift on Jan. 10 at 13:00 GMT.
- Rose got listed on DefiLlama and Coingecko.
- Trisolaris announced the launch of a new boosted $TRI – $USDT pool.
- The 1st double reward pool on WannaSwap launched: $WANNA – $AURORA.
- SmartPad $PAD Token is now available on Aurora. Users will be able to transfer their $PAD to Aurora from Ethereum and Polygon chains.
- The new $Ref, $stNEAR and $Bananas pools are live on Cheddar.
- Odo Ecosystem is a new project on Aurora. They have a suite of products for mobile, payment and farming. Check it out!
- NEAR Core Engineering weekly update.
- Includes dev platform, wallet, node experience, node interface, core, contract runtime and DevRel reports.
- Education Team weekly update.
- Necc is looking for gigabrainz to help redesign NDOL mint and burn algo.
- Learn how to code and build on NEAR with Questbook.
- The NEAR Grants program supports projects that share NEAR’s mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to open technologies by growing and enabling a community of developers and creators.
- Ecosystem Succes Team weekly update.
- ChainScore received a grant from NEAR Foundation. This will bring multi-chain credit data to De-Risk DeFi on NEAR Protocol.
- Uncovering the YouMinter app: Have a sneak peak at some of the features.
- Myriad Social announced their IDO on Jan 15, 2022 and there’s an airdrop.
- Read the IDO announcement here.
- Join the NEAR Games community on Telegram.
- If you would like to experiment with integrating NFT’s into your Unity game during MetaBUILD 2, then check out the Metaseed Unity plugin for NEAR.
- NEAR Guilds’ event calendar.
- Rise and Grind, NEAR ecosystem! is live everyday at 2pm CEST.
- Q&A ~ Open Web Contributors. Every week on Wednesday GMT+1
- Join Aurora Update for weekly alpha leaks and news every Fri. 2pm UTC.
- NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon, Dec. 22 – Feb. 10.
- Jumbo Exchange IDO on SmartPad, Jan. 6.
- Encode Club x NEAR: Building on NEAR pt. 1, Jan. 11
- Myriad Social IDO, Jan. 15.
- Encode Club x NEAR: Building on NEAR pt. 2, Jan. 18.
- Science of Blockchain Conference (Stanford University) Jan. 24-26.
Community and Guilds:
- Auroraswap presents AuroraPunks: a Punks themed NFT collection on the Aurora Chain. 50 numbered Punks to be won, join the contest here.
Open jobs in the NEARverse:
- +40 Current job openings at NEAR – Apply and join the team now!
- + 10 current job openings at Aurora
- NEAR Hub is hiring 3D Animators! Help them build out Near Hub metaverse.
- The NEAR Ecosystem is BOOMING and as one of the most promising crypto projects, it is running into a problem: IT NEEDS MORE PEOPLE. So go on and sign up to join the NEAR Ecosystem!!
Join the ecosystem:
- Check out the NEAR Protocol playlist on YouTube.
- Find out about the NEAR forum and take your first step into the community here.
- Here’s a step-by-step guide demonstrating how to stake $NEAR and earn rewards.
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