Newsletters/Edition # 146

NEWSLETTER Edition #146

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 146 ·  MON 5 Feb, 2024

 

 

GM NEAR community (⋈),


The week on NEAR opens with celebration, as the protocol sits atop DappRadar's ranking for top blockchains in terms of Unique Active Wallets (UAW), a key metric indicating the number of distinct users actively engaging with the protocol. NEAR also ranks third in terms of total transactions over the last month. 

 

These impressive milestones are powered by standout dApps cutting across different niches around NEAR. KAICHING, an on-chain shopping and rewards platform built on NEAR, and HOT, a gamified Telegram wallet built by HERE wallet for the NEAR ecosystem, rank first and third on DappRadar's top blockchain dApps list. MotoDEX, an adrenaline-packed racing game, comes in at fourth, while Sweat Economy's walk-to-earn Sweat dApp also makes the top 10. Four dApps from NEAR's ecosystem in the top 10 highlights the growing power of NEAR's vibrant ecosystem and the impact of the protocol's technology.

As the ecosystem continues to rise, fueled by builders delivering diverse and engaging experience to users, we encourage everyone to join in massively and be part of NEAR's growth story. 


Keep building!

 

 

Speak soon,
Mr. News

 

TOP NEWS

NEAR PROTOCOL : LAUNCHES SHARDING PHASE 2 TESTNET
The most significant update since mainnet launch in 2020, Phase 2 will unlock even more scalability and decentralization for NEAR's network, including a 10x increase of its transaction throughput. READ


NEAR PROTOCOL : ANNOUNCES STAKE WARS IV, ATTACK OF THE TRANSACTIONS
This incentivised community testing initiative is meant to encourage users to test and generate traffic for NEAR's Phase 2 sharding architecture. The program will run in two stages from February 1 to a March 31. READ


ETHDENVER 2024 : ANNOUNCES NEAR CO-FOUNDER, ILLIA POLOSUKHIN AS SPEAKER READ


HERE WALLET : LAUNCHES NEAR WALLET ON TELEGRAM
Users can now create and manage NEAR wallets with custom-named addresses (.tg) directly from within telegram. The wallets' .tg address is fully onchain and non-custodial. READ


HERE WALLET : .TG ADDRESSES NOW SUPPORTED ON BINANCE, GATE.IO & OKX
Telegram users can now execute withdrawals and deposits on Binance, OKX and Gate.io, to their telegram (.tg) wallets. READ


MESSARI : PUBLISHES NEAR Q4 REPORT
The comprehensive report highlights NEAR's massive QoQ growth, high daily active addresses numbers, increased market cap and much more. READ


NEAR SPACES : AI IS NEAR W/ ILLIA & MIRON (COSMOSEAI)
NEAR co-founder, Illia Polosukhin, was joined by Miron Mironiuk (FOunder/CEO CosmoseAI) on X, to talk about the converging perspectives of NEAR and Cosmose on the value of AI. READ

DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB

NEAR DEVHUB SPACES : ROAD TO ETHDENVER 2024
Hosted by NEARWEEK, the DevHub team shared insights into their plans for the upcoming ETHDenver, including activities and bounties for developers. READ


NEAR DEVHUB : PUBLISHES FIRST-EVER DEVHUB TOWN HALL
The Town Hall revisited the successes of what was DevHub's 2023, including HackBox and NEARCampus, and also projected into what DevHub plans to achieve in 2024. READ


NEAR DEVHUB : RECAPS TOOLS COMMUNITY CALL #2
The assembly was highlighted with demos for Lava Network's modular RPC, PikesPeak's new analytics features, Sourcescan's NEAR-native smart contract verifier, and NEARBlock's explorer on B.O.S, among others . READ


NEAR DEVHUB : ANNOUNCES NEAR IS INTEGRATING HACKEN'S WASMCOV
This integration intends to further enhance the security standard of NEAR's WASM infrastructure. READ


PAGODA : INVITES DEVELOPERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO B.O.S WEB ENGINE DEVELOPEMENT
An open source repo lives on GitHub where developers can join in ongoing discussions and contribute to building the B.O.S web engine. READ

DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

HERE WALLET x AURORA LABS
AURORA Labs becomes an official core infrastructure partner of HERE wallet, tasked with supporting the infrastructures for HOT mining and HERE's NEAR RPC. READ


METEOR WALLET : STAKE MEMECOINS VIA METEOR TO EARN $MPTS, $REF & $NEAR
Meteor wallet users can now earn extra rewards in $MPTS during Ref Finance's memecoin season competition, by staking via their wallets. READ


DAPDAP : ANNOUNCES IMMINENT MAINNET LAUNCH
Scheduled for February 17, the mainnet launch will propel discoverability and accessibility for Ethereum L2 dApps and more, with over 100 dApps and 10+ Ethereum L2s already available on DapDap. READ


REF FINANCE : WEEKLY ANALYTICS RECAP LINK

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


OPEN FOREST PROTOCOL : TO HOST FLOWCARBON & NEUTRAL EXCHANGE ON X SPACE
OFP's Chief Climate Officer, Aureline Grange, will be joined by Lea Bauer (NeutralX) and Isaac Schlenker (Flowcarbon) to discuss the current landscape of high integrity carbon credits. READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN : JOINS THE EMPIRE PODCAST TO TALK EVERYTHING NEAR
The NEAR co-founder joined Yano and Spencer of the Empire podcast to deep dive into chain abstraction, sharding on NEAR, the convergence of crypto and AI, account aggregation and more. READ


AURORA COMMUNITY DAO : LAUNCHES MARCH FUNDING ROUND
The submission window for this round of mini-grants will close by February 10. READ


GLOBE DAO: MARCH FUNDING ROUND NOW LIVE
Globe DAO will be receiving submissions for this funding round up until February 7. READ


MENTAL MAZE TO LAUCHES ON NEAR
Mental Maze is a gaming platform where users can immerse themselves in an array of diverse puzzle games and earn rewards. READ


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-02-02 WATCH



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

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WORLDCOIN UNDER INVESTIGATION IN HONG KONG READ


ETHEREUM'S DENCUN GOES LIVE ON SECOND TESTNET READ


FTX PLANS TO REPAY CRYPTO CUSTOMERS IN FULL READ


VITALIK REFLECTS ON THE CONVERGENCE OF CRYPTO AND AI READ

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