Newsletters/Edition # 144

NEWSLETTER Edition #144

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 144 ·  MON 22 Jan, 2024

 

 

Dear NEAR community (⋈),


This week, we're thrilled to celebrate two monumental milestones that underscore the incredible impact of public goods in our ecosystem. First, a hearty congratulations to ShardDog for achieving an incredible 100K claims! The game-changing marketing platform continues to empower builders, brands, and creators within the NEAR ecosystem, one digital collectible at a time.


Simultaneously, we're proud to announce that NEARWEEK has reached an impressive 10k approved news submission proposals! A feat reflecting our unwavering commitment to distributing and highlighting the NEAR Protocol ecosystem.


Both achievements are testaments to the power of collaboration, dedication and continuous effort in building a robust and vibrant ecosystem. And the key is you dearest NEAR fam.

Keep supporting public goods (see PotLock) as they continue to play key roles in shaping our shared Open Web future on NEAR. Keep spreading good vibes and stay NEAR <3


 

 

Speak soon,
Mr. News

TOP NEWS

NEAR x POLYGON : POLYGON CDK TO LEVERAGE NEAR'S DATA AVAILABILITY LAYER
We'll let the numbers do the talking: 87,000x cheaper than Ethereum and 30x that of Celestia. The integration offers Polygon developers a robust, cost-efficient platform for building custom ZK-powered Layer 2 solutions. READ


NEAR PROTOCOL : ILLIA POLOSUKHIN JOINS BOWEN WANG TO TALK UPCOMING PROTOCOL UPDATES
NEAR co-founder Illia Polosukhin was live on X/Twitter with Head of Protocol Bowen Wang, for an exclusive deep dive into NEAR Protocol's 2024 roadmap and how it ties to the larger Open Web vision. READ


NEAR CO-FOUNDER & URBIT CTO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE OPEN WEB
Exploring the complementarity between their two structures, Illia Polosukhin and Ted Blackman were live on X/Twitter to share their connected approaches and efforts to building the Open Web. READ


OPEN FOREST PROTOCOL : WINS WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM CHALLENGE
The Carbon consensus layer, developed on NEAR, emerged as one of the 12 winners of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Restoration at Scale Challenge, standing out from a pool of 158 submissions. READ


PAGODA : SUNSETS ASTRODAO, MIGRATES PROTOCOL DAO INFRASTRUCTURE TO B.O.S
After failing to find suitable proposals and retainers for AstroDAO, Pagoda is migrating the ecosystem's DAO infrastructure to B.O.S as Astra+++, maintained by the NDC. READ

DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB

LAVA NETWORK : SOON LAUNCHING MODULAR RPCs & APIs ON NEAR
Following the integration of NEAR's RPC module into their network, Lava is working on the launch of an optimised endpoint for NEAR developers and users. READ



GOOGLE CLOUD : HOW NEAR IS ACCELERATING WEB3 ADOPTION W/ SIMPLIFIED APP DEVELOPMENT
This engaging article from the Google Cloud team details how NEAR is increasing blockchain accessibility for DevOps by optimising data querying via partnerships and integrations with Google Cloud and Databricks. READ



NEAR PROTOCOL : SHARES ZKWASM TRACKER REPOSITORY W/ DEVELOPER COMMUNITY
Developers can now track the progress of NEAR's collaborative zkWASM project with Polygon Labs. The project is meant to deliver a prover for WebAssembly smart contracts. READ



PAGODA : UPDATES COMMUNITY ON THE STATUS OF RECENT TESTNET RPC TIMEOUT ISSUES
The technical unit for the NEAR ecosystem has provided a detailed post-mortem report outlining the issue and work-in-progress solutions. READ



NEAR CAMPUS : HOSTS INAUGURAL NEAR WORKSHOP FOR INTELI BLOCKCHAIN CLUB READ

DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

METEOR WALLET : COMPLETES LEDGER SUPPORT INTEGRATION
Enabling users to now access their wallet and carry out transactions on NEAR using their Ledger via Meteor. READ



SWEAT ECONOMY : LAUNCHES $100K GRANT TO RESEARCH THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
The grant will fund up to five institutions to research the economic, mental and physical benefits of being active. The proposal submission window is open until February 14. READ



META POOL : ANNOUNCES IMMINENT LAUNCH OF THE SIXTH ROUND OF MP GRANTS
Funded by Meta Pool DAO (mpDAO), the grant is open to all builders who have projects that align with the DAO's decentralised vision. READ



REF FINANCE : PUBLISHES RESEARCH ON MEMECOINS
The brief report focuses on some of the more notable memecoins around NEAR, Ethereum, Solana, Arbitrum and Avalanche, looking at their mission, and how they've impacted Web3/DeFi culture. READ



LINEAR PROTOCOL : LAUNCHES GOVERNANCE TOKEN, $LNR, ANNOUNCES GENESIS AIRDROP
The omnichain liquid restaking platform has simultaneously announced the launch $LNR, its governance token, with a total supply of 1 billion, and the genesis airdrop for the token to anyone holding $LiNEAR or using it in DeFi protocols around the NEAR ecosystem. READ



LONK : LAUNCHES TRADING BOT, LONKBOT, FOR TELEGRAM
Degens within the ecosystem can now trade directly from Telegram with zero trading fees. The bot will continue to be improved and layered with more features. READ

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


SHARDDOG RECORD: SAIL NFT FASTEST 1000 CLAIMS
READ


NDC: GRASSROOTSDAO ONBOARDING FEB 2024
A guide to establishing a GrassrootsDAO on NEAR and accessing community funding. READ


NEARWEEK : DAOs TOO, NEED HIERARCHY
This riveting read from NEARWEEK's NEAR intern explores the delicate but necessary balance between hierarchy and decentralisation, highlighting some of the challenges DAOs face in trying to completely cancel traditional structures. READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN : SELF-SOVEREIGNTY IS NEAR
Drawing from personal experiences, Illia highlights the limits of traditional financial systems over time and why he chose a digital self-sovereignty via AI as a vision for what NEAR is building. READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN : TALKS NEAR & CHAIN ABSTRACTION ON BASE LAYER PODCAST
Hosted by David Nage, NEAR co-founder and Foundation CEO shared his thoughts on the chain abstracted future of Web3 and how NEAR is contributing by delivering simplified user experience via B.O.S, FastAuth, and more. READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN : JOINS CASEY CARUSO ON X/TWITTER, TALKS DECENTRALISED AI READ


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-01-19 READ


NEKO : $125K FUND FOR NEAR CONTENT CREATORS
Empowering NEAR-native content creators and their vital role in ecosystem growth: Explore, apply, contribute. LINK

IN OTHER NEWS
WEEK IN ETHEREUM & BEYOND

Dive into the Open Web! 'In Other News' proudly collates a carefully selected assortment of headlines from external Web3 platforms, curated just for you.

SEC DELAYS DECISION ON FIDELITY'S ETHEREUM SPOT EFT READ


TETHER INCREASES BITCOIN HOLDINGS, NOW AT $2.8 BILLION READ


CONFLUX DEVELOPS EVM-COMPATIBLE SOLUTION TO INTERACT W/ BITCOIN READ


EU PROVISIONALLY AGREES TO STRINGENT ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING RULES, ENFORCES CRYPTO DUE DILIGENCE READ

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