Newsletters/Edition # 153

NEWSLETTER Edition #153

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 Nº 153 ·  MON  Mar 25, 2024

 

 

An-nyeong NEAR community (⋈),
 

Get ready for Korea BUIDL Week 2024! Packed with opportunities to learn, build, and connect:
 

  • March 26: Join us for Chain Abstraction Day, where you'll explore the future of seamless cross-chain development on NEAR.
    Apply to attend Chain Abstraction Day
     
  • March 27-28: Don't miss Illia Polosukhin's keynote and a major surprise announcement at BUIDL Asia 2024. Plus, catch an exclusive fireside chat between Illia and Vitalik Buterin, on AI Facts vs Fiction
    Buidl Asia 2024
     
  • March 29-31: Compete in two NEAR-sponsored hackathons during ETH Seoul for massive bounty prizes.
    - Hackathon details and registration
     
  • April 2: NEAR proudly supports SheFi Summit Seoul, empowering women in Web3
    - SheFi Summit

    Don't miss out!


 

 

 

Stay NEAR,
Mr. News

 

TOP NEWS

NEAR EXPANDS TO SIX SHARDS ON MAINNET
Spearheaded by the Pagoda team and Director of Protocol, Bowen Wang, NEAR protocol has added a sixth shard to its mainnet. This comes a week after the first dynamic resharding implementation added a fifth shard to the Protocol. READ


COINBUREAU RELEASES NEAR REVIEW 2024
The comprehensive in-depth review details key narratives and technology updates on NEAR Protocol, including chain abstraction, FastAuth, account aggregation, dynamic resharding, NEAR's AI vision and much more. READ


CROWNY JOINS NEAR ECOSYSTEM
Backed by NEAR Foundation, Crowny is launching their web3 loyalty and rewards plaform on NEAR, aiming to expand with AI-powered features. READ


MINTBASE CHAIN ABSTRACTION DEMO
Buying Open Sea NFTs with Mintbase Wallet on testnet using the NEAR Protocol MPC. READ


WIRED : EXPLORES TRANSFORMERS ORIGINS, AND 'ATTENTION IS ALL YOU NEED' AUTHORS' REUNION AT NVIDIA GTC
The article is a deep dive into the creation of "Attention is All You Need" the seminal work considered to be the crucible for modern AI and the eight people who brought it to life, including NEAR co-founder, Illia Polosukhin. READ


ILLIA POLOSUKHIN TALKS CHAIN ABSTRACTION AND NEAR DA ON THE ROLLUP PODCAST
The hosts of the podcast had NEAR co-founder, Illia Polosukhin, as the guest of their most recent episode. He expanded on the chain abstraction and AI narratives powering NEAR's new features like account aggregation, NEAR's data availability layer, and more. WATCH


NEAR HORIZON DEBUTS FOUNDERHUB, A DEEP RESOURCE FOR NEAR BUILDERS
FounderHub is a perpetually evolving resource to guide founders and builders in building their project on NEAR. It contains valuable information across all the very common pain points/need areas from legal entity set up, brand awareness to launching and deploying. READ


DEVELOPERS - POWERED BY NEAR DEV HUB


DEVHUB TO SPONSOR 10K AI BOUNTY @ ETHSEOUL
The NEAR AI Governance Challenge will require teams to build the most competent and reliable AI government that can receive, interpret, formulate and respond to governance rules submitted by community members around NEAR. ETHSeoul begins on March 29. READ


FASTNEAR API V1 FOR FT, NFT AND STAKING ENDPOINTS
The API comes packed with new features like extra details for contracts (block height, time of last change, etc), listing of past validators a particular account has delegated to, and more. READ


DEVHUB ANNOUNCES STREAMLINED FUNDING PROCESS FOR BUILDERS
The enhanced user journey for the funding process is informed by extensive feedback from community contributors and organizations, improving and delivering a more seamless submit, review and approve process for proposals. READ



LEARN ABOUT VERIFIABLE FRONTENDS ON NEAR W/ MIKE PURVIS (PROXIMITY LABS) ON DEVNTELL PODCAST WATCH


DEVHUB IMPLEMENTS AUTOMATED PR MERGING FOR NEAR-API-JS
Development with near-api-js just got smoother, with the enabling of automated PR merging on GitHub. READ


USEFUL DEVELOPER RESOURCES

  • NEAR DEVS TG GROUP. LINK
  • NEAR PROTOCOL DOCS. LINK
  • NEAR PROTOCOL GITHUB. LINK
  • DATA AVAILABILITY ON NEAR. LINK
  • WEEKLY PROGRESS & TECH UPDATES. LINK
  • JUTSU: FULL-STACK AI WEB 3.0 COPILOT. LINK

DEFI & WALLETS - POWERED BY PROXIMITY

MAKE NEAR DEFI GREAT AGAIN
This month's DeFi space assembled a host of major actors and drivers of the current DeFi revival on NEAR, including FRAX Finance, LiNEAR Protocol and NEAR Foundation. READ


DRAGONBOT ANNOUNCES FRESH UPDATES, INCLUDES LOWER STORAGE FEES
The revamped storage fee contract now enables users to spend only a minimum of 0.4 $NEAR (previously 4.5N) to create their dDragonBot accounts. To enjoy this update, DragonBot has outlined two possible ways including quick guides for users. READ


HERE WALLET ADDS $NEAR LIQUID AND ACTIVE STAKING IN TELEGRAM WALLET W/ 9.5% APY
Users of HERE's HOT wallet on Telegram can now stake their $NEAR tokens and earn up to 9.5% APY on their efforts in securing the Protocol. The users have a choice between liquid staking and native staking to validators, or better yet do both. READ


BLACKDRAGON NOW LISTED ON COINEX
Effective as from March 13, the initially trading pair for the memecoin will be $BLACKDRAGON/USDT. READ


EASTBLUE, THE BITCOIN L2 BUILDING ON NEAR, ANNOUNCES $EAST AIRDROP
The first round of the airdrop will require users to hop on the East Blue Alliance dashboard and complete missions to earn points. the team plans to release a more comprehensive guide for users subsequently. READ


HERE WALLET ANNOUNCES THE INTEGRATION OF NFT SUPPORT FOR TELEGRAM WALLET
HOT users can now send, store, and view their NFTs with their wallet. READ


DELTABOT INTRODUCES NEW $LONK-$USDC TRADING PAIR
The automated grid trading bot has now added a fourth trading pair, enabling users to claim test $LONK daily, from its testnet faucet. READ


NEARVIDIA LOCKS LIQUIDITY POOL AND SMART CONTRACT READ


DRAGONBOT x INTEAR
DragonBot has announced a new partnership with recently launched memecoin, INTEAR. The community project will be part of DragonBot's upcoming dragon bowl competition. More details soon. READ

ECOSYSTEM & COMMUNITY

THE ECOSYSTEM CALENDAR


NEARWEEK x NEARVIDIA $2500 MEME CONTEST IS LIVE
Participants are required to create memes celebrating NEARVIDIA and NEAR co-founder, Illia Polosukhin's presence at NVIDIA GTC. 10 winners will share a pot $2 billion worth of $NVIDIA tokens. READ


NDC INTRODUCES NEW VOTING MECHANISM FOR ECOSYSTEM
The new mechanism addresses pain points from the previous framework as collected from community feedback. Three possible options are being considered, with security enhancements to the overall process. The new framework is expected to be finalized in time for new elections in June. READ


MINTBASE ANNOUNCES STRIPE INTEGRATION
MintBase users can now buy NFTs from the marketplace by connecting via Stripe. This new integration makes it even easier for fiat users to access NFTs. READ


METEOR WALLET : HARVEST MOON BETA GOES LIVE ON TELEGRAM
The play-to-earn game by the Meteor team is now in live beta on Telegram. READ


NEKO LAUNCHES AMBASSADOR PROGRAM READ


POTLOCK HIGHLIGHTS: RETROACTIVE BUILDERS ROUND
A total of 30+ projects benefitted from the initiative, rewarded for their contributions to open source public goods projects within the NEAR ecosystem. Get to know each one. READ


NEARWEEK : FINDING JOBS AND GIGS ON NEAR
This comprehensive post guides incoming members into the NEAR ecosystem on how and where to find earning opportunities around the ecosystem, including HEROES, NEAR Foundation job board, Shitzu community, and more. READ


AURORA WEEKLY UPDATES 2024-03-22 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 an assortment of hand-picked headlines from around Web3, just for you.

VITALIK PROPOSES RAINBOW STAKING TO COMBAT CENTRALIZATION READ


PARTICLE NETWORK DEVELOPING L1 TO IMPLEMENT CHAIN ABSTRACTION READ


ROBINHOOD LAUNCHES CRYPTO WALLET, ROLLS OUT FOR ANDROID USERS READ


CRYPTOPUNK NFT SOLD FOR $16M ON ETHEREUM READ

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