📰 NEARWEEK EDITION #39 📰
3 – 9 JAN 2022 🌐
NEAR MetaBUILD 2.0 Hackathon is live.
More than 30 challenges from 15+ sponsors, with a total $1m in prize money.
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💥 Big things around the ecosystem 💥
- NEAR Protocol’s Dev community is growing rapidly: Comparing average monthly active developers between December 2020 and December 2021, NEAR is now the 6th largest ecosystem in 2021, with an impressive 4x+ growth and in the Forbes Crypto top 3 of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency ecosystems.
- Zhu Su updated his Twitter bio and added $NEAR to the portfolio.
- Get to know NEAR Protocol’s new CEO in the Women of NEAR Special Edition: “A Chat With NEAR CEO Marieke Flament”. You can also check out her appearance on CoinDesk Youtube last week.
- $NEAR hits new ATH: $17.6, an ATH TVL of +$730m and new ATH in daily tx: +670k txs.
- $AURORA hits new ATH: $26,9, TVL reaches new ATH: +$600m and is the most active contract on NEAR Protocol.
- Coin98 partners with Aurora to bring +1m users to the NEAR Protocol EVM.
- Celer Network has successfully implemented bridging support for Aurora. Through the partnership, users will be able to bridge USDC, USDT, and WETH in a liquidity-pool-based model directly between Aurora and 11 other chains supported on cBridge
- Allbridge users transferred more than $14m to Aurora in December.
- $OCT reaches new ath: $5.1. Deepen your understanding of Octopus Network with – “How Octopus Network Built A Web 3.0 Incubator”.
- The Octopus Accelerator $50k winners have been found.
- Paras hit almost $300k volume in one day. The floor of NFT collections on the marketplace platform is likewise on the rise.
- The “Farm Me” game is running on NEAR testnet. Get land & a hero for free in the marketplace.
- Be among the first to test and try out the YouMinter NFT app. Sign up here.
- reBaked has been accepted in the first batch to be incubated on Astro’s DAOcubator. This will enable them to present their interesting product lineup to existing AstroDAO product offerings.
📈 NEAR’s week by the numbers 📈
- Total transactions: 66,712,922 ⬆️
- Total accounts: 2,229,629 ⬆️
- Max # daily active developers: 1789 ⬆️
- SputnikDAO metrics:
- Total distributed all-time: 989,598 $NEAR
- Total transactions: 17633
- Total DAOs: 253
- TVL: 113,921 $NEAR
- AstroDAO updates.
- Astro is a DAO infrastructure on NEAR that empowers groups from across the world to make decisions together, collectively.
- CannaDAO is building on NEAR Protocol. Check out their roadmap here.
- CannaDAO is aiming to tokenize the cannabis industry with a permissionless and decentralized member-governed on-chain platform.
- Check out the first NEARWEEK article on NEAR DeFi: “A Guided DEXs Tour”
- Overview: How to Bridge from other blockchains to NEAR & Aurora.
- Ref finance
- Parallel Swap launched on Ref. The Parallel Swap is an algorithm to optimize a swap of two tokens.
- Rewards are live for the new $AVAX, $MATIC, and $BNB pools. The pools are launched in collaboration with Multichain.
- WannaSwap AMM
- Empyrean DAO
- Publicly launched and you can now bond and stake via the dApp.
- Q1 2022 Roadmap.
- Empyrean DAO will launch a USDC-EMPYR pool on Trisolaris.
- AuroraSwap DEX
- Vaporwave Finance is the first yield optimizer on Aurora with +$8m TVL.
- Octopus Network
- Staking Guide for Crafting Finance $CRF airdrop.
- Flippy swap AMM launched on Aurora and farming is live.
- IndexZoo is launching on Aurora. IndexZoo is a DeFi cross-chain ecosystem of index and leveraged token built for utmost accuracy, highest leverage and lowest cost
- Odo Finance now supports Trisolaris, Wannaswap and AuroraSwap.
- Necc Protocol update: A user was able to exploit a bug and withdraw +$1m from the $ETH pool. Dev Eric Juta has proposed to sunset mainnet Necc for now and “revert” back to testnet. Time will be spent to find more full-time contributors as it’s not doable for one lead developer.
- NEAR Core Engineering weekly update.
- Includes dev platform, wallet, node experience, node interface, core, contract runtime and DevRel reports.
- Education Team weekly update.
- 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.
- Thanks to a NEAR grant SimpleFi is upgrading multichain support. You’ll soon be able to get DeFi analytics and optimizations for NEAR-based protocols like Ref Finance.
- Octopus Network. The protocol of the Octopus Network can be regarded as a type of decentralized incubator. The network periodically launches the appchain with the most support from the community and helps it run an IDO on Skyward.finance, a decentralized IDO platform on NEAR.
- Join the NEAR Games community on Telegram.
- OP Games is hiring.
- Atocha’s webapp demo is live and their alpha tester airdrop program launched. Go check it out.
- 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.
- 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:
- Reality Chain has entered a collaboration & partnership with Paras.
- NEARNauts website was down as a dev member blackmailed the rest of the team.
Open jobs in the NEARverse:
- +40 Current job openings at NEAR – Apply and join the team now!
- + 10 current job openings at Aurora.
- OP Games is hiring.
- NEAR Hub is hiring 3D Animators! Help them build out Near Hub metaverse.
- Join Sankore 2.0 & the NEAR Ecosystem in Africa.
- 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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