Newsletters/Edition # 147

NEWSLETTER Edition #147

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 147 ·  MON 12 Feb, 2024

 

 

GM NEAR community (⋈),


It is a new week on NEAR, and we are LONK-ing public goods! For its final airdrop poll, the memecoin is throwing the spotlight on public goods platforms on the ecosystem, including NEARBlocks, Potlock, PikesPeak, and NEARWEEK. 

Public goods have always been an integral piece of NEAR's fabric and what better way to champion them than having them share the same stage for a good cause. Starting today Monday 12, the entire community is invited to vote for their favorite public goods platform. The poll will go up on the LONK X/Twitter account at 3PM UTC. 

Each platform will receive a chunk of $LONK according to the proportion of votes received, and will decide how to re-allocate the airdrop. 


Public goods stand tall, Keep building!

 

 

Speak soon,
Mr. News

 

TOP NEWS

HERE WALLET : 1M WALLETS CREATED
In just 11 days, the HERE Telegram Wallet has seen more than 1 million wallets come to life! Gz on this massive milestone. READ


NEARWEEK : RECAPS THE MOST NOTEWORTHY NEAR NEWS IN JANUARY
The mega thread captures must-know news from all around the NEAR ecosystem to kickstart 2024, including partnerships, memecoin mania, and the biggest protocol update on NEAR since mainnet launch. READ


THE WORLD's FIRST BLOCKCHAIN VERIFIED CARBON CREDIT IS LIVE
After building for two years, Open Forest Protocol's first credit was launched via the Carbon Development Project Celsia, based in Colombia. This credit launch is the first of many planned for 2024, with a pipeline of over 70 projects and more than 6,000 Hectares. READ


NEAR x D3 : PARTNERSHIP
Via this partnership with D3, NEAR aims to merge blockchain with the broader Internet via interoperable domains by acquiring a ‘.near’ top-level domain, and boost mainstream open web adoption. This collaboration will also significantly enhance user and developer utility and expand the digital identity landscape within the NEAR ecosystem. READ


NEAR x META POOL : ENTERPRISE NODE PROGRAM
Helmed by Meta Pool, the program's primary objective is to integrate leading institutions into the NEAR. It also aims to foster growth, security, and decentralization of the ecosystem. The initiative has already onboarded over fifteen projects, enhancing NEAR's institutional network and promoting collaborative community development. READ


NEAR FOUNDATION : WILL ATTEND CRYPTO POLICY BOOTCAMP 2024
Joining Solana Foundation, Polygon Foundation and other key players in the Web3 space, NEAR Foundation will be present at this year's Crypto Policy Bootcamp on March 15 in Paris, and March 18 in London. The event's main agenda is to update crypto industry actors on the state of crypto policy in Europe and the UK. READ


NEAR SPACES : ILLIA & BOWEN SHED LIGHT ON STAKE WARS IV
NEAR co-founder, Illia Polosukhin, and Bowen Wang (Head of Protocol, NEAR) broke down the incentivized community testing initiative meant to get the whole ecosystem involved in battle-testing NEAR's Phase II sharding. LISTEN


DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB

NEAR DEVHUB : ROAD TO ETHDENVER 2024 RECAP
DevHub core team members, Maria and Boris, were hosted by NEARWEEK, as they unveiled what the developer unit for the ecosystem has in store for ETHDenver 2024 attendees, including bounties, side events, office hours and much more. READ


NOW YOU CAN USE AI in SMART CONTRACTS ON NEAR
Built by Eugene the Dream the contract is deployed on "gpt4.near" and has a fairly simple API to make requests. Each request costs 0.01 NEAR and 100 Tgas per call.You can try it today and it's fully open-source. READ


LAVA NETWORK : INCENTIVIZED PUBLIC RPC LAUNCHES ON NEAR
The RPC endpoint, which is also modular, is now free and accessible to developers looking to build or access dApps on NEAR. READ


NEAR DEVHUB : PUBLISHES BI-WEEKLY DEVELOPER NEWS RECAP
This comprehensive thread in collaboration with NEARWEEK, rounds up the most noteworthy news from around the developer ecosystem on NEAR from the last two weeks. READ


WEB4 IS NEAR
If you want to get NEAR Lake archival data but don't want to pay AWS bill – try downloading it using torrents and help seeding it to others. READ


MINTBASE : LAUNCHES MINTBASE TEMPLATES
Streamline dApp development and launch faster by leveraging Mintbase templates. The templates pack beginner friendly guides, and resources to help you build and deploy your projects faster. Users can also submit templates they would like to see to the Mintbase team. READ

DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

HERE WALLET : CRYPTO.COM, BITGET & HTX NOW SUPPORT .TG ADDRESSES
Users of HERE's telegram wallet (.tg) for the NEAR ecosystem can now execute withdrawals from crypto.com, Bitget, HTX, directly to their .tg wallets. GET


HERE WALLET x ROUTER PROTOCOL
This partnership will leverage Router's architecture to enable secure, fast and easy cross-chain transactions via HERE wallet. READ


META POOL x MARINADE FINANCE : LAUNCH SOLANA LIQUID STAKING
This enables users to stake their $SOL tokens to unlock liquidity and accrue staking rewards. READ


ORDERLY NETWORK : PUBLISHES 2024 ROADMAP
Orderly's 2024 plans include Polygon PoS support, smart contract trading support, making their SDK open source, DEX token listings, on-chain oracles, isolated margin and more. READ


NEAR NFT : PUBLISHES NEAR PROTOCOL DEFI ECOSYSTEM REVIEW FOR Q4 2023 READ

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


OPEN FOREST PROTOCOL : HOSTS FLOWCARBON & NEURAL EXCHANGE ON X SPACE
The three ReFi big players deep dived into the value and impact of high-integrity carbon credits. LISTEN


POTLOCK : COMPLETES SECURITY AUDIT W/ GUVENKAYA
Built on NEAR, the public goods funding platform has completed a security audit carried out by Guvenkaya. READ


NEARWEEK : B.O.S PLEASE
An exploratory blog by NEAR intern that highlights the hugely fragmented nature of today's Web3 landscape, and how the B.O.S can play a crucial role as a unifying layer for front-ends. READ


BANYAN COLLECTIVE : ROUNDS UP NEAR'S RECENT PARTNERSHIPS
This recap thread highlights some of NEAR's biggest partnerships, including EigenLayer, Arbitrum, Polygon, Mantle, Lava and much more. READ


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-02-09 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

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

OKX LAUNCHES EXCHANGE SERVICES AND CRYPTO WALLET IN ARGENTINA READ


ETHEREUM'S DENCUN PRIMED FOR MAINNET LAUNCH AFTER GOING LIVE ON FINAL TESTNET, HOLESKY READ


KRAKEN SECURES APRROVAL TO OPERATE IN THE NETHERLANDS READ


GITCOIN REVIEWING PROPOSED UPDATES TO GRANTS PROGRAM READ

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