Ecosystem Update from the NEAR Foundation

Happy Monday to you all, and a very special Happy Thanksgiving to all US based members of the community.

As part of the Foundation’s renewed comms strategy, please find an update on news from in and around the ecosystem.

What were we up to last week? Comms, comms, comms - the NF kickstarted its broader strategy of sharing more with the community. It will publish three times a week.

Piece one was a round up of announcements from the NF, you can spot it here.

The second piece was all about what events the Foundation will be attending. You can see this one here.

The third, the state of staking, can be found here.

NEAR Foundation Funding Team Report - The NEAR Foundation funding team is publishing updates on its grant allocations.*

Bitcoin Suisse Announces Full Support of NEAR - Bitcoin Suisse recently announced the full support of NEAR as an offering for their institutional investor base.

NEAR’s Latest Twitter Spaces AMA - In the latest Twitter Spaces AMA, “Recent Events, What Do they Mean for NEAR? + NFT’s Road Ahead”, NEAR CEO Marieke Flament answered questions from the community live.

NEAR Now Live on Binance Feed - Binance users can now follow NEAR Protocol on the Binance Feed.

What’s coming down the pipe this week?

NEAR events - The NF will share what events the Foundation will be attending over the next few weeks so if you’re in the area, come and say hello!
As a starter:

  • November 23-24 Next Block Expo - (Berlin) - Sonke Busch, NEAR Foundation’s Head of Product will be speaking about the challenges of onboarding to web3 and the approach NEAR Protocol takes.
  • November 28 - Crypto and Digital Assets Summit: Winter Edition (UK) - Marieke will be speaking on a panel about how safe and inclusive is crypto payments.
  • December 1-2 Art Basel Miami (USA) - The Foundation will have a large presence at the annual art fest, including an NFT Gallery, Speaking content, a Partner expo, and Networking happy hours.

NEAR Data - the Foundation will be publishing weekly transparency reports looking at datasets connected with the Foundation. The first piece was released today. You can find it here: NEAR Transparency Report: the State of Staking – NEAR Protocol