Newsletters/ISSUE # 98

NEWSLETTER ISSUE #98

A weekly update on everything that moves NEAR Protocol
 NO 98 ·  Monday 27 Feb, 2023

 

gm NEAR heads,

 

Hope you're all doing well! 

Today, we're excited to share some great news about the iconic art NFT collection - Mr Brown! The collection is teasing its latest series 'Forgotten Identities', which, according to Lomakin, will unveil Brown's deepest and darkest memories. The collection is set to surface in 2023, and we can't wait to see what they reveal.

 

In other news, the much-awaited ETH Denver 2023 is about to commence. The event will have its own dedicated NEAR Day, where users will find out major announcements ranging from Proximity's recent mysterious #NEARistheBOS teaser, to the fabled parties organised by Matt Lockyer. It promises to be an exciting time for the NEAR community, and we can't wait to see what new announcements come out these next few days.

Stay tuned for more updates on NEAR Day, and don't forget to follow NEARWEEK on social media to stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments!
 

Till next week!
- Mr. News

 

NEARWEEK is aggregating and curating information across the NEAR ecosystem. This edition was curated by the community via 28 news contributions to the NEWS DAO.

 

Highlights

KEYPOM BRINGS FRICTIONLESS ONBOARDING TO WEB3
A key roadblock to mass Web3 adoption is onboarding. People want to get into Web3 and crypto, but they don’t know how. With Keypom, that’s about to change. Keypom is a new zero friction onboarding protocol with a companion no-code app, built on Near. LINK

NEAR x RECUR : FACILITATE BUILDING ON WEB3 FOR WEB2 BRANDS
Near Foundation is excited to announce a new integration with RECUR. with RECUR Builder, an enterprise-grade SaaS, the company is making it easier than ever for projects of all sizes to seamlessly build, scale, and integrate Web3 experiences into their existing products, marketing stack, video games, and more. LINK

NEAR IS THE FUTURE OF WEB3 : HERE'S WHY
The NEAR blockchain has advantages such as decentralization, ownership, transparency, and inclusivity. With its focus on ecology involvement, tokenomics, and interoperability, NEAR may very well soon become a top-10 blockchain. LINK

DEV GOVERNANCE : DECENTRALIZE DEVELOPMENT; FROM IDEA TO IMPLEMENTATION
NEAR Developer Governance has been launched as a means to further decentralize the developer ecosystem and fund contributions to the development of the protocol from ecosystem participants. LINK

PUREFI ROADMAP 2023: BUILDING A SECURE, PRIVATE, AND COMPLIANT WEB3
PureFi is a blockchain-based cybersecurity platform. Moving forward, the company aims to continue developing its ecosystem with a focus on security, privacy, and compliance. Its roadmap includes plans for expanding partnerships, improving the user experience, and launching new products. LINK

AWESOMENEAR : ECOSYSTEM LEADERS EXPLAINING THEIR PROJECTS LINK

DeFI

WOO NETWORK : UPGRADE COMPLETE
WOO X's upgrade is complete with a new mobile mode, optimized trading tools, and increased leaderboard functionality. These upgrades will make WOO X more accessible to a wider audience. LINK

TONIC DEX OFFERS ZERO FEE PERPETUALS TRADING
Tonic DEX now offers free trades for positions on perpetuals, for the next $10 m in eligible volume. This will allow users to take on higher leverage positions and maximise their gains without paying any fees. Additionally, Tonic is working on various initiatives to enhance the trading experience for its users. LINK

HACKEN PERFORMS SMART CONTRACT AUDIT ON ALLBRIDGE
Cross-chain bridge Allbridge announces that Hacken has conducted a successful smart contract audit. This audit was performed with the goal of ensuring the security and stability of the bridge platform. LINK

NEX : CLOSING ALL OPERATIONS
As of February 24th (Fri), NEX - the first perpetual and spot DEX on Aurora - will close all its operations. Users will be able to close their positions and withdraw their assets from NIT at any time until March 12th, 2023. LINK

POLARIS DEX : AIRDROP IS LIVE
The $xPOLAR airdrop has started, with 200k tokens to be vested for 60 days. $xPOLAR is part of the innovative vote-escrow model running on the Aurora Network. LINK

BOTO.IO : MONITOR TRANSACTIONS ON NEAR WITHOUT CODING LINK

Community and Guilds

NEARWEEK : AUDIO & PODCAST LIBRARY
A selection of project and community audio recordings that cover the NEAR, Aurora, and Octopus Network ecosystem and their respective developments. LINK

NEARWEEK : COMMUNITY CALENDAR [NEW]
NEARWEEK launches its custom community calendar to be used by the entire NEAR ecosystem! Please populate the calendar with project launch dates, NFT drops, and Twitter Spaces. This way users in the space are aware of everything that's scheduled to happen. LINK

NEARWEEK : MERCH STORE
Our NEAR ecosystem merch store is live - stack up your NEAR drip!! If you're a project and want your design featured in the store, please e-mail: shop@nearweek.com. LINK

NEARWEEK : NEWSBOT
The NEARWEEK Twitter newsbot offers the easiest way to ensure that any breaking NEAR Protocol-related news on your timeline is picked up by NEARWEEK.To send us a submission, simply comment or tweet:
< !submit @nearweekbot > — it's that simple!

Events

[2023-02-24] AURORA WEEKLY UPDATE
Read it here: LINK; or, give it a watch here: LINK

[2023-02-21] NDC GOVERNANCE WG WEEKLY UPDATE
Read it here: LINK

AURORA AT ETH DENVER
ETHDenver is upon us, and the Aurora community will be there to participate in a full slate of events featuring the most innovative projects of the Web3 industry. The Aurora team will bring to ETHDenver its own vision to achieve Web3 mass adoption and reveal its approach on delivering the most convenient blockchain experience. LINK

OCTOPUS NETWORK PROVIDES HUMANITARIAN AID TO VICTIMS IN TURKEY AND SYRIA LINK

OCTOPUS NETWORK LAUNCHES TIKTOK CHALLENGE #2 LINK


/ DEV EVENTS

Developers

/ BUILDER BULLETIN

The latest and most important news for developers in the NEAR ecosystem, curated by @devs.near.

  • ETHDENVER ANNOUNCES BOUNTIES LINK
  • NEAR SOCIAL : NEW DOCS LINK
  • NDC DASHBOARD RFP ON GIGS BOARD LINK
  • HERE WALLET 2.0 RELEASE LINK
  • NEAR WALLET SELECTOR UPGRADES TO v7.8.2 LINK
  • META TRANSACTIONS ARE NOW STABILIZED LINK
  • JAVASCRIPT SDK TYPEDOCS LINK
  • UPDATE : NEAR SEARCH README (RANKING RULES) LINK
  • NEARCORE DOCS : ENGAGING AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION PRACTICES LINK
  • WIDGET OF THE WEEK : MINSTA LINK

NEAR HACKS VIDEO CONTENT : REF FINANCE WORKSHOP LINK

OCTOPUS NETWORK : IBC INTEGRATION
Octopus Network Founder Louis Liu Speaks on IBC Adaptation at Cosmos Cross-Chain Eco Summit. LINK

NEP-364 : IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CALIMERO BRIDGE
Protocol version 59 update introduces NEP-364, which enables efficient signature verification as host functions. This improvement will reduce gas costs when verifying signatures, allowing more signatures to fit in a transaction on NEAR's light client contract. LINK

NEAR : STORING OFF-CHAIN DATA ON IPFS USING FILEBASE
Read to learn how to use Filebase for off-chain NEAR Protocol data storage on IPFS. By storing data on IPFS, it can be referenced via NEAR Protocol smart contracts using the file or folder’s IPFS CID value. LINK

NEAR DEV GOV REFFERAL PROGRAM
Are you a NEAR ecosystem outlet, an influencer, or a someone organizing NEAR Protocol events? You can be paid for referring people with ideas to DevGov DAO. LINK

Gaming

NEARWEEK x EL CAFE CARTEL : MERCH STORE
NEARWEEK has collaborated with Pablo DAO, a sub DAO of El Cafe Cartel, to create a mini-store featuring custom community-created merch. The store is now available on NEARWEEK's website. LINK

PARAS x PLAYIBLE : STARTER PACKS
Paras has announced a partnership with Playible, a next-gen fantasy sports platform on NEAR. The Paras community can claim free starter packs and compete in exclusive contests for a chance to win $25,000. LINK

APOLLO42 x ROUTER PROTOCOL : STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Apollo42 announces a strategic partnership with Router Protocol, a cross-blockchain infrastructure provider. The partnership will enable the users to buy and sell NFTs from any network and move NFTs from one blockcain to another. The partnership will also explore cross-chain NFT staking and governance. LINK

WORLD OF THE ABYSS : GLOBAL UPDATE (DEPLOYED ON MAINNET) LINK

Join The Ecosystem

NEAR WIKI
The open-source, collaborative wiki connects you to information about everything relating to the protocol, usage, infrastructure, opportunities, and guilds. LINK


FREECODECAMP : NEAR CURRICULUM
The curriculum will contain at least ten interactive practice projects that will guide you through learning the NEAR protocol and its tools. You'll learn how to build and deploy your own smart contracts, dApps, work with NEAR command line tools, and much more! LINK

LEARN NEAR CLUB: HOW TO USE & BUILD ON NEAR
An all inclusive hands-on onboarding platform to NEAR Protocol, connecting NEAR ecosystem projects to pro-active community members via (L)Earn method. Supported by NEAR Foundation. LINK

HOW TO BRIDGE ASSETS TO AND FROM NEAR (GUIDE)
Bridges help form the concept of interoperability between blockchains in Web3. In other words, bridges enable the exchange of information from one blockchain to another, even when coded in different languages. The following guide outlines some of the cross-chain bridging solutions that are available to those wanting to move assets to and from NEAR. LINK

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