Newsletters/Edition # 148

NEWSLETTER Edition #148

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 148 ·  MON 19 Feb, 2024

 

 

GM NEAR community (⋈),


The ecosystem is ramping up preparations for ETHDenver, and NEARWEEK has been covering every bit of what is in the works from all the main actors, from NEAR Foundation, to NEAR DevHub, to the community. We packed all the alpha into two X/Twitter spaces, first in a developer edition with DevHub, and then a community edition with NEAR Foundation & members from the community. Make sure to give both a listen.

Beyond ETHDenver hype, we are excited to reveal that the final round of LONK polls saw NEARWEEK voted no.1 valuable public goods platforms on NEAR, alongside Potlock, PikesPeak, and NEARBlocks. A huge thank you to everyone that participated in the voting --> stay tuned for what comes next. 


Stay building! Stay abstracted! Stay NEAR!

 

 

Speak soon,
Mr. News

 

TOP NEWS

NEAR PROTOCOL : USHERING IN CHAIN ABSTRACTION W/ ACCOUNT AGGREGATION
Coming to NEAR testnet in March 2024, Account Aggregation promises seamless interaction with Web3, further advancing Chain Abstraction. NEAR is introducing Account Aggregation to revolutionize Web3 usability, enabling single-account transactions across all blockchains. This breakthrough, comprising NEAR accounts, chain signatures, and intent relayers, enhances user experience by simplifying cross-chain activities. Bullish. READ


DAPDAP : A NEAR-NATIVE AGGREGATOR & GATEWAY FOR ETHEREUM L2s LAUNCHES MAINNET
Via DapDap, users will be able to seamless discover, explore and connect to over 10+ Ethereum L2s and 100+ dApps across Web3, from one front end. READ


LOOT BOXES COMING IN HOT WALLET
Prepare! Here Wallet team is dropping 20,000 boxes w/ USDT, NEAR and Aurora inside the Hot Wallet today at 8pm CET. Also, Here Wallet team dropped it like its hot ranking as #1 crypto dapp in terms of daily unique active wallets. LFG! READ


NEAR PROTOCOL : IS CO-SPONSORING THE INAUGURAL AI x WEB3 SUMMIT & HACKATHON

Join the NEAR Foundation, Polygon Labs, and Edge at ETHDenver for a pioneering Decentralized AI Summit and the “Autonomous Agent” AI x Web3 Hackathon. Dive into the future of tech with industry leaders, engage in innovative challenges, and be part of the movement shaping the convergence of AI and Web3. READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN TALKS EVERYTHING NEAR W/ 0xMERT & GARRET HARPER
Hosts of the Lightspeed podcast sat down with Illia in their latest episode to dive into NEAR's origins, sharding, chain abstraction and much more. WATCH


NEAR x ARBITRUM : DEEP DIVE INTO NEAR DA
NEAR Foundation's Altan Tutar was hosted by Arbitrum to breakdown the intricacies of NEAR's data availability layer (DA) for Ethereum L2s. LISTEN


POTLOCK TO HOST FIRST-EVER QUADRATIC FUNDING ROUND FOR CREATIVE PUBLIC GOODS ON NEAR
Creatives DAO will pioneer NEAR's first-ever quadratic funding round on Potlock, allocating $10,000 to amplify donations for creative public goods. This innovative approach empowers the community to support diverse creative projects around NEAR. The pot is already live on Potlock. READ


DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB

NEAR PROTOCOL DOCUMENTATION


NEAR PROTOCOL GITHUB

NEAR DEVHUB ANNOUNCES ZERO-KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITY CALL #9
The agenda includes discussions around zero-knowledge machine learning (ZKML), a presentation on ZKLogin, NEAR ZK Light Client, and more. READ


BANYAN COLLECTIVE : ANNOUNCES AI x WEB3 HACKATHON IN COLLAB W/ EDGE INTELLIGENCE
For its inaugural event, the hackathon will have 4 tracks focused around building an autonomous agent. The tracks include compute and model, tokenized AI economy, creative AI, and collective governance. READ


NEP 531 SUBMITTED BY ILLIA
Account aggregation on NEAR = ONE single account to unify all your wallets, ZK proofs to safeguatd security on-chain and zero privacy leaks across transactions. READ


NEAR DEVHUB LAUNCHES NEW CODING CHALLENGE
Developers are required to implement CRUD in smart contracts by building a NEAR Rust smart contract enables users to create, complete and track tasks. READ


JUTSU.AI x SHEISNEAR : ANNOUNCE FEMALE DEVELOPER-FOCUSED EVENT AT ETHDENVER 2024
Themed Fullstack Femmes Meetup, the event will feature a workshop on February 27. You can register now to get a pre-funded NEAR wallet. READ


PIZZA DAO x NEAR DEVHUB AT ETHDENVER
ETHDenver attendees are welcome to join Pizza DAO, DevHub, and Nouns DAO, for pizza, drinks and fun networking, on the first day of the event. READ

NEAR DEVHUB : UNDERSTANDING TRANSACTIONS ON THE NEAR EXPLORER
This comprehensive educative piece by DevHub core team member, Joe S, guides new users of the NEAR Explorer on how to make the most of the on-chain ledger that records details of all executed transaction on NEAR. READ


NEAR DEVHUB ANNOUNCES TOOLS COMMUNITY CALL #3
During the assembly, the Agora DAO, ledger app, and near-relay teams will be introduced, followed by updates on NEAR's Rust stack, near-cli, and near-sdk-rs 5.0. READ

DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

METEOR WALLET : LAUNCHES HARVEST MOON
Harvest MOON is a play-to-earn game for Meteor wallet users on NEAR. Users can also collect items in-game, and refer friends to earn more rewards. The game will also launch on Telegram imminently. READ


PYTH NETWORK TO AIRDROP $PYTH TO BURROW FINANCE, AND OTHER 150+ THAT USE ITS ORACLE

This second phase of Pyth Network's retrospective airdrop will reward over 160 dApps using Pyth Data, including Burrow Finance on NEAR. This initiative highlights the network's commitment to supporting the DeFi ecosystem and Web3 capital markets. READ


REF FINANCE : WEEKLY ANALYSIS RECAP READ

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


NEAR PROTOCOL : AMONG SPONSORS OF BUIDL ASIA 2024
NEAR will be a platinum sponsor of the annual event holding this year in Seoul, from March 27 to 28. READ


NEAR PROTOCOL : SUPPORTS ANALOG, A CROSS-CHAIN SOLUTION PROVIDER, IN LATEST FUNDING ROUND READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN : TALKS CHAIN ABSTRACTION ON BELL CURVE PODCAST
NEAR co-founder, Illia, joins Skip Protocol's Sam Hart and the podcast hosts, Sam and Hart, to deep dive into chain abstraction, cross-chain architectures, intent-based interoperability solutions, and a whole host of other topics. LISTEN


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN : TALKS DECENTRALIZED AI W/ ANAND IYER LISTEN


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-02-16 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.

BREAKING BFT PAPER QUANTIFIES THE COST TO ATTACK BITCOIN AND ETHEREUM, REACHES $22B & $34B ESTIMATES READ


OPENAI ANNOUNCES SORA, NEW TEXT-TO-VIDEO MODEL, NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC YET READ


MOONWELL LAUNCHES USDC ANYWHERE, A SOLUTION FOR CROSS-CHAIN LENDING & BORROWING READ


VANECK CUTS BITCOIN ETF FEES TO FURTHER DRIVE COMPETITION AMONGST ISSUERS READ

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