In December, NEAR Education launched a major new learning initiative. With the 1,000 Teacher program, NEAR Education will train a thousand people to educate and inspire the next generation of Web 3 developers.
At the 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami, electronic music DJ and producer deadmau5 and indie band Portugal. the Man announced a music NFT collaboration in partnership with NEAR and Mintbase. As featured in Forbes, Billboard.com, Coindesk, the musicians hope to go platinum (1 million record sales in the US) with an audio NFT.
MoonPay, the Swiss-based crypto payments infrastructure company used by more than 5 million people, just announced that customers worldwide will be able to buy $NEAR directly through its platform. Moonpay’s European users have already been buying $NEAR via debit/credit cards, but now users in 150 other countries, including the United States, can use MoonPay’s quick, simple service.
Flux Protocol is set to enable Aurora’s emerging decentralized ecosystem to securely tap into reliable data sources. Flux’s meta-oracle infrastructure will pull in data from within and outside the Aurora network, resulting in more refined real-world indicators for dApps that smart contract developers can use to maximize product utility.
A new NEAR Foundation validator program will help further decentralize the NEAR network. How will it do this? The NEAR Foundation Delegation Program will support validators who have contributed to the ecosystem and are ready to join the NEAR Mainnet.
Developers working in the NEAR ecosystem can now use KYVE as a storage and validation solution for their data streams starting today. KYVE bridges data from NEAR by taking a snapshot of the complete NEAR chain and storing it permanently on Arweave, the decentralized storage network that offers Web3 projects a platform for the indefinite storage of data.
The inaugural NEAR Community Choice Awards winners are now in! The awards, which were powered by AstroDao, celebrate your favorite community projects on NEAR. Head over to the NEAR Twitter account to see the winners!
The DevRel team are sharing their insights more regularly
The new DevRel section on NEAR.org is offering tips, and tutorials.