Newsletters/Edition # 150

NEWSLETTER Edition #150

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 150 ·  MON 4 Mar, 2024

 

 

GM NEAR community (⋈),


What a week it has been for NEAR Protocol at ETH Denver. Big up to everyone from the community who's been around advocating for the future of the Open Web. Icing on the cake: NEAR has surpassed 100m accounts created.

In case you missed it, we've compiled a list of all the must watch NEAR presentations at ETH Denver 2024:
 

Lastly don't forget to join the waitlist and claim the Chain Abstraction NFT and make sure you kick-off the week with the (un)official NEAR soundtrack to ETH Denver. Massive BANGER, give it a spin.

 

 

Stay NEAR,
Mr. News

 

TOP NEWS

GCR RESEARCH x NEARWEEK : EXPLORING MODULAR BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS
Discover NEAR's Data Availability layer for Ethereum L2s and its super fast finality layer, two solutions that underscore NEAR's modular approach to solving challenges in the Web3 space. READ


MATT LOCKYER: USING A SINGLE TRANSACTION TO SEND $ETH ON ETHEREUM W/ A NEAR ACCOUNT
Sneak peek at the flow for Chain Signatures on NEAR Protocol. Generate an Ethereum address, fund it on Sepolia Testnet and then send $ETH from that address in a single transaction, using only your NEAR. B.O.S component is open source and forkable if you want to test yourself. READ


DAPDAP: LAST DAY OF UNCHARTED REALMS VOL1
Don't forget to join the last day of this gamified onboarding experience across Linea, Base, Manta Network Scroll and zkSync. Vol 2 coming soon! READ


BUIDL ASIA 2024 : ILLIA POLOSUKHIN ANNOUNCED AS SPEAKER
Illia will be one of the main speakers at the annual event that assembles some of the industry's biggest names in Seoul, from March 27. READ


NEAR PROTOCOL KEEPS DOING NUMBERS
February 2024 Highlights:

  • Record-Breaking Transactions: ~131M (48% MoM surge)
  • Thriving User Base: 11M+ active users (2% MoM increase)
  • Top Projects by Transactions:
    • 1) Here Wallet, 68.9M
    • 2) Kaikai, 27.6M
    • 3) Sweat, 9.9M
  • Top Projects by Active Users:
    • 1) Kaikai, 8.1M
    • 2) Sweat, 1M
    • 3) Playember, 0.9M


READ THE REPORT


DELTABOT, A TRADING BOT W/ AUTOMATED STRATEGIES LAUNCHES TESTNET ON NEAR
The bot's value proposition covers automated strategies tailored to retail traders who want passive yield, projects and even whales who aim for safe, constant yields. READ



BANYAN CHAIN ABSTRACTION HACKATHON.
The winners have been announced. READ


BANYAN COLLECTIVE: AUTONOMOUS AGENT HACKATHON
Still a few days left to compete in the Autonomous Agent Hackathon with more than $20k of prizes to build in the intersection of AI and web3. READ


DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB

NEAR DEVHUB PROTOCOL WORK GROUP CALL #8
The main item on the agenda will be the voting of NEP-519. Already in its final comment phase, NEP-519 enables smart contracts on NEAR to appropriately address situations where an immediate response to the caller is not feasible. READ


EVGENY KUZYAKOV (NEAR SOCIAL) MAKES THE CASE FOR NEAR'S ORIGINAL NARRATIVE
In this succinct and very direct post, NEAR OG, Evgeny K, reaffirms the innovations like zk proofs and stateless validation that enhance NEAR's original narrative as a horizontally scalable blockchain that provides a scalable settlement layer with fast finality and delivery guarantees for message delivery. READ


NEAR DEVHUB : JOE S. GIVES A SNEAK PEEK INTO REAL LIFE APPLICATIONS OF CHAIN ABSTRACTION
NEAR DevHub core team member, Joe S, gives a succinct yet relatable rundown of how NEAR's chain abstraction can be leveraged by dApps today. WATCH

NEAR RUST SDK V5.0.0 GOES LIVE
In addition to being backwards compatible with the previous version, this new SDK version comes with a batch of new improvements including an updated borsch, default implementation of contract source metadata, new host functions, and much more. READ


NEAR SOCIAL SUCCESSFULLY UPGRADES TO VM 2.6.0
This new upgrade comes with new features, including one that enables users to connect NEAR Social to other contract via a limited access key. READ


NEAR DEVHUB'S VLAD FROLOV LAUNCHES CALL FOR DEVELOPERS W/ OPEN GITHUB ISSUE. READ


USEFUL DEVELOPER RESOURCES

  • NEAR PROTOCOL DOCS. LINK
  • NEAR PROTOCOL GITHUB. LINK
  • WEEKLY PROGRESS & TECH UPDATES. LINK


DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

NEARWEEK x PROXIMITY : MONTHLY DEFI SPACE HOSTS DAPDAP, DELTABOT & DRAGONBOT.
Dive into the latest DeFi news and updates in the NEAR ecosystem with our recap from last week's space. READ


HERE WALLET : LAUNCHES HOT PAD, A TOKEN LAUCH PLATFORM WITHIN THE HOT ECOSYSTEM
As users continue to earn $HOT, they will now be able to invest it on the token launching platform. More details to come subsequently. READ

COINBUREAU HIGHLIGHTS $NEAR AS A BLUE CHIP HOLD FOR UPCOMING MARKET CYCLE

The CoinBureau team is tipping NEAR to be one of the projects to watch, as its recent innovations and growth position it to make waves in the next market cycle. NFA! WATCH



REF FINANCE LAUNCHES BIG MOVERS CAMPAIGN W/ 1K $USDC AWARD POT
The campaign will reward users who transact the highest amount of $USDC from a CEX to REF via the cede.store widget on REF. The campaign ends on March 6. READ


MEMECOINS : $BLACKDRAGON NOW LIVE ON COINGECKO

Users and degens can now track the NEAR-native second generation memecoin on CoinGecko. EXPLORE

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


NEKO ACQUIRES BABY AI
Baby AI is an innovative AI-powered application rewarding users with crypto and has integrated OpenAI’s GPT-4 with crypto rewards, gamifying generative AI. READ


BITFINEX : ILLIA POLOSUKHIN ON EVERYTHING NEAR AND RESHAPING WEB3 ON LATEST BITFINEX TALKS
On BitFinex Talks' celebratory 50th episode, NEAR co-founder was the honored guest, and got to dish out the latest developments and arc NEAR Protocol, from infinite scalability to user-friendliness for developers, and more. LISTEN


MITTE, AN NFT TRADING PLATFORM LAUNCHES ON NEAR
The platform allows for bulk trading of NFTs, simple and easy tracking of daily P&L. It also comes with a CEX-like orderbook and a mobile-optimised UI for users who prefer using mobile devices. READ


OFP PUBLISHES WALKTHROUGH OF ITS CARBON METHODOLOGY WATCH


NDC : COMMUNITY PROPOSES CHANGE ON VOTING QUORUM SYSTEM
Suggesting changes to the current mechanism of the voting quorum for the different houses of the NDC, the proposal's aim is to maintain the efficiency of voting processes in the event of members abruptly leaving any one of the houses. READ


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-03-01 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.

ROBINHOOD & ARBITRUM PARTNER TO OFFER SWAPS TO USERS READ


WORMHOLE LAUNCHES NATIVE TOKEN TRANSFERS, GOES MULTICHAIN READ


BLAST FINALLY LAUNCHES BUT SOME USERS ARE IN CONFUSION READ


BITCOIN HITS 65K READ

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