Newsletters/Edition # 145

NEWSLETTER Edition #145

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 145 ·  MON 29 Jan, 2024

 

 

Dear NEAR community (⋈),


In today's modular Web3 landscape, NEAR's fast and low-cost data availability layer (NEAR DA) is redefining Web3 scalability, accessibility, affordability of blockchain data, providing a solution that makes blockchain ecosystems more accessible for users, and also more efficient and cost-effective for the builders. The NEAR team delves into the nitty-gritty of the new solution with a comprehensive article – Read here.

NEAR DA is also a piece of the puzzle in the larger chain abstraction vision for Web3, with its potential to be a key player in a more interconnected, efficient and user-friendly ecosystem, and mainstream adoption. This is touched on briefly in the article, but for a full picture of this larger vision we've gathered helpful resources to help you grasp what Chain Abstraction is and why the future of Web3 is NEAR. Read it here.

Don't miss NEAR's upcoming Chain Abstraction Day in collaboration with Agoric and Frontier Research, at ETHDenver 2024. The exclusive one-day event will huddle industry experts to share perspectives on chain abstraction as a new frontier for Web3 via a series of presentations and panels. Save the date, and show up if you can to network, share, and interact with some of the brightest minds in Web3.

The Open Web is incoming!

 

 

Speak soon,
Mr. News

 

TOP NEWS

NEAR : HITS NEW ATH DAILY ACTIVE ADDRESSES
The NEAR Ecosystem experienced another ATH in Daily Active Addresses, reaching 1.87M! READ


NEAR x METAMASK
Thanks to NEAR Snaps built by the HERE wallet team, Metamask users can now seamlessly create NEAR accounts and sign NEAR transactions directly from within their wallets. READ


ELECTRON LABS : ADDS SUPPORT FOR NEAR DA SOLUTION WITHIN THEIR ZK LIGHT CLIENT
This enables rollups to verify NEAR DA's data inclusion proofs directly on Ethereum, without relying on 3rd party security, with little to no increase in gas costs. This effectively serves as a trustless bridge from NEAR DA to ETH, through which one can send DA proofs. READ


NANSEN : LAUNCHES PUBLIC NEAR MACRO DASHBOARD
The dashboard features comprehensive stats around dapps and transactions, that allows users to discover the NEAR ecosystem while staying up to date on the ecosystem's growth. READ


BITCOIN VIRTUAL MACHINE : INTEGRATES NEAR DATA AVAILABILITY FOR BITCOIN L2 DEVELOPERS
Developers building Bitcoin L2s can now leverage NEAR's data availability layer to optimize efficiency, and their operating costs by about 10,000x. READ


ZEEVE : INTEGRATES NEAR DATA AVAILABILITY LAYER
Projects leveraging Zeeve's Rollup-as-a-Service stack can now enjoy even more efficient and low-cost data availability, thanks to Zeeve's integration of NEAR's data availability layer. READ


WEB3GAMEZ : AN OPTIMISM ROLLUP LEVERAGES NEAR DA TO BUILD FULLY ONCHAIN GAMING ECOSYSTEM
Built on Optimism, the rollup already launched its devnet, which users can access and deploy dApps on. READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN : CHAIN ABSTRACTION IS THE NEW FRONTIER FOR WEB3
In this article, Illia (NEAR co-founder) delves into the current fragmented state of Web3 and proposes chain abstraction as the best possible solution to pushing Web3 to mainstream adoption. READ


BTC <> NEAR COMING CLOSER
Built on NEAR, Eastblue.io is focusing on a new programmability layer for Bitcoin designed for consumer apps. Their goal is to make BTC cheaper, faster, and better in order to bring 1 billion people into the BTC ecosystem. READ

DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB

NEAR DEVHUB BIWEEKLY MEGA THREAD
It's time for another bi-weekly update on what's been hot around NEAR Protocol's dev scene. READ


NEAR DEVHUB : ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER DEVHUB TOWN HALL ON JANUARY 31
The call is open to the entire developer community on NEAR, with the agenda focused on what milestones DevHub is setting for ecosystem growth in 2024, among other key talking points. READ


NEAR PROTOCOL : TOP 200 ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPERS AWARDED WITH $LONK AIRDROP
The airdrop leveraged PikesPeak to tally up developers (via wallet address) with the highest number of deployed components on B.O.S. READ


NEAR SPACES : CHAIN ABSTRACTION EXPLAINED
NEAR co-founder, Illia Polosukhin was joined by Zaki Manian (Iqclusion) to unpack their shared vision for accounts that seamlessly interact with multiple chains, aka chain abstraction. READ


DEVELOPER DAO : UNPACKING NEAR DATA AVAILABILITY W/ NEAR FOUNDATION'S ALTAN TUTAR
This latest workshop by Developer DAO hosts Altan Tutar (NEAR Foundation/Dragon bot) as he deep dives into the intricacies of NEAR's data availability layer. Watch here - LINK


ALTAN TUTAR EXPLAINS NEAR'S FAST FINALITY LAYER W/ EIGENLAYER ON CHORUS ONE PODCAST

Watch here - LINK

DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

REF FINANCE : POWERS MEMECOIN SEASON ON NEAR W/ MEMECOIN STAKING COMPETITION
Holders of $BLACKDRAGON, $LONK, $NEKO, and $SHITZU will be able participate in a gamified staking competition organized by REF Finance. The goal of the campaign is to support meme coin projects across the ecosystem, support price stability and enhance liquidity. READ


MONTHLY DEFI SPACE RECAP : ADRENALIMEME RUSH
January's DeFi space highlighted the impact of memecoins on blockchain ecosystems, including their growing presence on NEAR. READ


ORDERLY NETWORK : SOLVING CROSS-CHAIN LIQUIDITY FRAGMENTATION
This thread by the Banyan Collective, explores the security and efficiency challenges of moving liquidity across chains, bridging, and Orderly Network's working solution. READ


METEOR WALLET : LAUNCHES ONE-CLICK FEATURE IN COLLABORATION W/ SHARDDOG
The feature enables users to quickly create a wallet and is fitted with a callback that redirects them back to the site/dApp they were on, to resume their interaction. READ


AURORA DAO : APPROVES EXTENSION FOR AURORA VALIDATOR ON NEAR, SETS UP 10M $AURORA REWARD POOL READ


DRAGONBOT : LAUNCHES TELEGRAM COMMUNITY CHAT
DragonBot users now have an active Telegram community where they can interact directly with the team and each other. Join here - LINK

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


NDC: TO SPONSOR SUPERMOON CAMP AT ETHDENVER 2024
In collaboration with Coin Telegraph, the Supermoon BuidlHouse will welcome 500+ builders for an exclusive three-day opportunity to hack, network and share ideas. Interested builders can apply to attend. READ


NDC: PUBLISHES FINANCIAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER
Compiled by the House of Merit (HoM), the report details the approved DAOs, projects and funding nodes for the last month of the previous year. READ


NEAR HORIZON COHORT 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Check out what these six teams are building in the thread below. READ


ONBOARD DAO : LAUNCHES INNOVATION FUND
The fund focuses on grants for builders and project teams involved in wallet infrastructure and onboarding. READ


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-01-26 READ


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

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.

ONCHAIN CRYPTO USERS GREW BY 62M IN 2023, A RECORD READ


ETHEREUM'S DENCUN TESTNET NOW LIVE ON GOERLI & SEPOLIA, HOLESKY TO FOLLOW ON FEB 7 READ


COMPROMISED SEC TWITTER ACCOUNT FROM JANUARY SIM SWAP HAD 2FA DISABLED SINCE JULY 2023 READ


ALAMEDA DROPS GRAYSCALE LAWSUIT READ

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