Newsletters/Edition # 149

NEWSLETTER Edition #149

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 149 ·  MON 26 Feb, 2024

 

 

GM NEAR community (⋈),


ETHDenver is live, assembling some of the biggest and brightest minds in crypto to kick off the ETH events season. NEAR will be in the thick of things today (Monday, February 26), starting with the highly-anticipated Decentralized AI Summit. Sponsored by NEAR, Polygon and EigenLayer, the summit explores the growing impact of AI on Web3, and why Web3 is in turn becoming pivotal for AI's continued adoption. 

NEAR co-founder, Illia Polosukhin will deliver the opening keynote on why AI needs Web3, before a rich speaker list including Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Sandeep Nailwal (Polygon), Sreeram Kannan (EigenLayer), Juan Benet (Protocol Labs), and more, take center stage to share their perspectives.

Notable sessions include:

Session 1: From Attention to Decentralization - Why AI Needs Web3; Speaker: Illia Polosukhin (NEAR)

Session 2: The Evolution to AGI; Moderator:  Sam Lehman ( Symbolic Capital ); Speakers: Illia Polosukhin (NEAR), Pramod Vishwanath (Sentient), Sreeram Kannan (Eigenlayer)

Session 8: The Promise and Challenges of Crypto + AI Applications; Speaker: Vitalik Buterin (EF)

For a detailed agenda and registration to attend, check out the event page.

NEAR Foundation's Altan Tutar will also be speaking later in the day on NEAR's role and potential in the future of DeFi. 

See the full agenda of NEAR activities at ETHDenver - here.

 

 

Stay NEAR,
Mr. News

 

TOP NEWS

NEAR PROTOCOL UPDATES NIGHTSHADE WHITEPAPER
Bowen Wang (Head of Protocol, NEAR) has made additions to the initial whitepaper to reflect the significant stateless validation update, and project into planned future improvements leveraging zero-knowledge. READ


BOWEN WANG PUBLISHES RESEARCH PAPER ON STATELESS VALIDATION
The paper focuses on the design, security analysis and benefits of implementing stateless validation on a sharded blockchain, the case in point being NEAR Protocol. READ


HERE WALLET : 2M USERS AND .TG WALLET NOW AVAILABLE ON COINBASE
Coinbase users can now transact with the HERE telegram wallets directly from the platform and 2m users are mining $HOT. The future is NEAR. READ


POLYGON : ILLIA POLOSUKHIN SPEAKS AT AGGREGATION DAY EVENT
NEAR co-founder, Illia, was part of a speaker panel that included Sandeep Nailwal, Eli Ben-Sasson, Uma Roy and others, as they shared perspectives around aggregation of blockchains and the future of chain scalability and interoperability, leveraging zero-knowledge proofs. WATCH


NEAR PROTOCOL SPACES : DAPDAP JOINS ILLIA TO TALK MAINNET LAUNCH AND CHAIN ABSTRACTION
Following their recent mainnet launch, the DapDap team caught up with NEAR co-founder, Illia, to discuss the current state of the platform, and how their mission ties with NEAR's chain abstraction vision. Word on the street is that DapDap has exceeded 20,000 users already! LISTEN


COINBUREAU PUBLISHES DETAILED REVIEW OF NEAR PROTOCOL
The CoinBureau team covered NEAR Protocol in their latest deep dive, highlighting NEAR's success with driving real-world adoption, daily active users that top blockchain dApp ratings, and much more. WATCH


DRAGONBOT IS LIVE: A NEAR-NATIVE NON-CUSTODIAL TRADING BOT
Dragonbot leverages NEAR's unique account model, fast finality and security, enabling users to instantly buy or sell tokens via an abstracted DEX experience, directly from within Telegram. READ


DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB

CHAIN ABSTRACTION IS INEVITABLE by SLIMEDRAGON.NEAR
slimedragon.near has experimented with the chain abstraction code available on GitHub and is positive; it seems very promising. In this article, he breaks down how chain abstraction functions across three different levels of expertise: for users, advanced users, and developers interested in incorporating chain abstraction into their product. READ

DEVHUB PUBLISHES FULL LIST OF NEAR BOUNTIES @ ETHDENVER 2024
The bounties are divided into four broad categories that focus on building and deploying an MVP product, early-stage startup integration, improving existing NEAR documentation to accomodate Ethereum developers, and building a solution that implements chain abstraction. Each bounty will be worth at least $5k. READ


DEVHUB ANNOUNCES NEAR DEV TALKS SIDE EVENT @ ETHDENVER 2024
The event, scheduled for February 27, will include hands-on workshops and in-depth discussions around NEAR's Open Web stack, developer tools, chain abstraction and how to go about building on NEAR as a developer. The event is free and open to all ETHDenver attendees. REGISTER


CHAINBASE ANNOUNCES CAMERON DENNIS (BANYAN COLLECTIVE) AS SPEAKER FOR OPEN DATA DAY
Banyan's Cameron Dennis will be speaking about NEAR's Data Availability layer, chain abstraction and much more, on February 28, as part of Chainbase's Open Dta Day event. READ



NEAR CLI RS 0.8.0 IS LIVE. READ


DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

REF FINANCE x CEDE LABS
REF and cede.store have joined forces to enable users seamlessly transition from CeFi to DeFi. Thank to the partnership, users can now seamlessly track, trade and transfer CEX assets via REF's non-custodial browser wallet, making their onboarding experience to DeFi even smoother. READ


HERE WALLET : SWAPS NOW LIVE IN TELEGRAM WALLET
Users of the Telegram wallet are now able to swap $NEAR to $USDT directly within the wallet. The swap button is shown for users who have a minimum of 0.2 $NEAR in their wallet balance. READ


AURORA LABS : REAL WORLD ASSETS, TOKENIZING EVERYTHING

This article from the AURORA team dives into the realm of Real World Asset (RWA) tokenization and how it is reshaping investments and ownership in 2024, and explores how blockchain tech is democratizing access to real estate, art, and even environmental credits, revolutionizing finance. Discover the transformative potential, challenges, and future prospects of this marquee shift in economic transactions. READ

META POOL REACHES 19M $NEAR STAKED

The NEAR-native liquid staking platform now has a NEAR TVL of $NEAR 19M (approx. $USD 60+M), showing the continuous growth, security and decentralization of the NEAR ecosystem. READ


REF FINANCE : WEEKLY ANALYSIS RECAP READ

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


META POOL : SUPPORTS ASIA PACIFIC BUILDERS W/ QUADRATIC FUNDING VIA GIVETH
The round, ending on March 1, shows support for Asia-Pacific Web3 projects and builders. You can explore the 10 projects currently in the round on Giveth. EXPLORE


METAWEB VENTURES HIGHLIGHTS NEAR'S LEADING ROLE IN CONVERGING WEB3 AND AI
In a succinct X thread, MetaWeb highlights NEAR's leading efforts and vision to find a sweet spot for AI and Web3 to intersect, among other goals. READ


NEAR HORIZON & GLOBAL COIN RESEARCH ANNOUNCE TACOS PARTY FOR ETHDENVER
Slated for February 29, the event is an opportunity to network and connect with peers from around the crypto ecosystem, and is open to all ETHDenver attendees. REGISTER


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-02-23 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.

KRAKEN FILES TO DISMISS SEC LAWSUIT READ


REDDIT HOLDS BTC & ETH, DISCLOSES IN IPO FILING READ


EIGEN LABS RAISES $100M FROM A16Z CRYPTO READ


AMM LIQUIDITY LAYER LAUNCHES ON DYMENSION READ

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