Hi NEAR people!
This forum post includes links to recent updates from around the NEAR ecosystem.
Highlight: NEAR Token Standard Discussions
Fungible Token Standard (NEP-141) Finalized
Open-Source Demo App: Social Token Launcher
Making Progress on the Non-Fungible Token Standard
We have a lot of questions floating around various groups and stakeholders about the NFT standard. I would like to align those discussions somewhere official, here on the forum, to establish the following things:
Goal: achieve soft consensus here on the interface and high level architecture. Take it to GH for implementation.
Here’s what we would love to see happen:
everyone bring their requirements
lay all ideas out on the table
look for patterns in the possible solutions
This past week involved much excitement, as Mintbase launched on TestNet and Flux launched on MainNet! Also, we are looking forward to April events, including
OWC Demo Day, Open Web Community Summit, and our governance challenge / hackathon.
For additional info, please refer to my previous community update:
This forum post includes many links to relevant updates from around the NEAR ecosystem.
February was a game-changing month for NEAR and the whole blockchain / crypto ecosystem. I can’t believe it has been over a month since this community update. Going forward, I’ll make sure to do these on a weekly basis to summarize and help connect dots.
Recently, @tiffanygyj and @yifang started posting weekly updates from the perspective of NEAR Collect…
Recently, our Analytics team began posting weekly updates from the perspective of NEAR Collective, and we hope others in the community give additional insights.
Time: Feb 28 - Mar 7
NEAR Explorer Stats
NEAR Ecosystem Scoreboard
If you don’t have the access to the dashboard or reports, or have any questions would like to discuss, please feel free to contact Tiffany( email@example.com)
Monthly Active Developer — MAD
MAD Internal (based on CLI data in the last 30 days)
Overall, last week’s average level was still an increase compare to previous week, with a bump on March 4th.
Daily Active Developer (Externa…
We also provide reports on community metrics:
Global Community Updates:
Discord total members: 9217 → 9277 (+60)
Telegram total members: 8628 → 8700 (+72)
Active guild: 32
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You can view a list of posts tagged as “weekly updates”
NEAR Collective Updates
Matt Henderson joined our team!
We tested ETH Connector from Ropsten to the NEAR Testnet;
We streamlined our EVM stress testing tool to talk directly to NEAR JSON-RPC, instead of using Web3 emulation layer.
We made lots of incremental improvements to the bridge: added selection of networks to the UI, added various upgradability improvements, started working on NEP-141 standard integration, etc;
We added contract standards into near-sdk-rs!
Check out con…
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TL;DR : Brand Refresh Workshop Video available, PR Agency confirmed, SEO refresh happening, Twitter efforts increasing, new events added, and NEAR highlighted as a Unicorn in the CV VC Top 50 Report.
Major traction was made this week with the Brand Refresh Working Group & the brand agency, MilkInside. We had an extensive workshop sessions that included partners ( Mintbase), community members like 4Ants Guild, and internal teams inc…
NEAR PARTICIPATION @
CONSENSUS FOUNDATIONS TRACK 5/24-5/27
Foundations is a program within Consensus (organized by CoinDesk) designed to put the spotlight on thriving blockchain ecosystems. It’s a chance for protocols and projects to design a series of conference sessions specifically aimed at their community: which means developers and other technical contributors as well as the investors, customers and founders.
Consensus debuted Foundations at Consensus: Distributed in 2020 with over 20 pro…
DevRel Weekly Updates Thread
Progress (last week)
Priorities (for next week)
The weekly Friday update from the Bridge Working Group:
This week, we worked on fixing the minor issues, preparing to the release and
integrating the NEP-141 standard in the token connector. We still didn’t merge the CLI guide into the core repo and update the docs. These tasks are migrating to the next week.
Next week, we are planning to do the final preparations before the release, test the upgrades of the bridge on the testnet.
Find the full meeting notes on GitHub , and the video recordin…
EVM on NEAR
The weekly Friday update from the EVM Working Group:
This week, we tested the ETH connector with moving funds from the Eth1 Ropsten testnet to the NEAR TestNet, streamlined the EVM Bully stress-testing tool, released a new version of near-web3-provider, and began branding under the code name Project Aurora.
Next week, we are planning to begin integrating the ETH connector with the EVM contract, begin ingesting the Eth1 Goerli testnet through the EVM Bully stress-testing tool, and validate the …
Recent Blog Posts and Videos
The grounding vision for the development of NEAR Protocol, is to create “A world where people have control of their money, data, and power…
Reading time: 4 min read
With NFTs exploding in popularity, the discussion turns to Climate and Energy usage. NEAR Blockchain is Climate Neutral -find out how.
Est. reading time: 5 minutes
Open Web Collective
OWC Batch 2 Demo Day
Open Web Community Summit
Open Web Labs Incubator
Open Web Labs :owl:will capture the energy and excitement of individual creators to cultivate diverse ideas for the NEAR ecosystem.
Elevate projects that are out of scope for Createbase.
Energize projects that could lose steam after a hackathon
Have endless crazy/fun ideas for the solid devs that come through Near Certified Developer program and want to get started right away.
Build a purposeful network to fast track demos/hacks into their next stages (production, more robust …
NEAR Certified Developer Program
Update on 1st NCD Cohort
NEAR Certified Developer L1 Cohort 1
How it started:
Initial mailing list: 30 people
First session attendees: 24 people
Submitted contract review: 15 people
Presented Demo: 6 people
Feedback submitted: 3 persons
How it ends:
Grand Prize of Ⓝ100 goes to Small Group A with their tremendous NearDice project ( source code):
Marco, Joe, Qiao, KK, and Robert! Way to go!
Second place with an award of Ⓝ50 goes to Small Group D and Jacob “solo” Superman with Wagers ( source c…
Below are highlights from particularly active communities in our ecosystem. For a more comprehensive look at
NEAR Guilds, check out posts tagged as “guild-report” here.
For the Mintbase mainnet launch, we want to create a virtual NFT experience and connect it with the physical festival Wilde Moehre (Berlin) this summer. They agreed to set this up together. This will be the first event of its kind that is outside of the typical blockchain scene. The results will be presented to one of the largest festival conferences in Berlin in November, where Carolin will host a NFT panel:
For our Mintbase mainnet launch we would love to ab…
CODAME organized a Clubhouse meeting about NFT Communities + Creators, and Riqi of Paras.id shared this awesome Figment Learn tutorial for building an NFT marketplace.
Open Web Sandbox Full List of Rolling Rewards March / April 2021:
Below is a list of the rolling rewards for the Sandbox for the month of March and April. New rewards will be updated in the comments from projects within the Sandbox and transferred over to the
Sandbox Discord Channel. For a list on how to post rewards and how to claim rewards please see the FAQ Thread:
Note: The list of rolling rewards posted below are largely inspirational. The list of opportunities is non exhaustive. This mea…
FAQs on the Sandbox:
#1 How Can I Add An Opportunity To The Sandbox As a Guild or Project In the Ecosystem?
#2 How do I Post the Tasks I have Completed at the end of the Month as a Contributor (PioNEAR)?
#3 How Are Rewards Distributed Out At The End Of The Month? What Happens If I am Late?
#4 What is the Spotlight Tab For?
#1 How Can I Add An Opportunity To The Sandbox As a Guild or Project In the Ecosystem?
At the beginning of each month a forum topic will be created titled:
Bringing Devs and Creators Together
Purpose, Visions, Missions
As you know, NEAR is constantly evolving, yet our community remains connected by the vision of a world where people have control of their money, data, and power of governance. Ultimately, our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to open technologies by growing and enabling a community of developers and creators.
Objectives and Key Results
Strategically, we are focused on helping others build meaningful applications on the…
The main work report of Berryclub Chinese guild in February is as follows:
The number of followers on the Berryclub chinese guild official account (chain assets) exceeded 400. The number of Twitter followers exceeded 140, and the number of WeChat groups exceeded 100.
As the official group manager of NEAR, responsible for maintaining the group on Tuesday.
Continue to promote the ecological projects near NEAR, guide new users including but not limited to wallet creation, and guide new users to p…
Catalyst PitchDeck | Project Concept and Example Use Cases | Dev Video (28 Feb 21 )
Vital Point AI (NEAR Guild) is building Catalyst - a DAOaaS with social/community features on NEAR. Targeting non-technical users interested in exploring how a DAO (without knowing what a DAO is) can help them build and nurture a loyal community around a common cause. Already Included or on the roadmap:
Base DAO configurations that are customizable by DAO proposal (democracy, o…
Open Shards Alliance
Leader: Jitendra Naik(Telegram id-
Size of Guild: 12(We are still growing)
A Short Bio about it: NEAR India Guild is the place of leaders, risk-takers, and dedicated people with different areas of expertise, we want to be the face of NEAR global in India, we created the NEAR India Guild to cultivate, grow, and manage the NEAR India community, and all the members of the NEAR India guild are helping to spread awareness of NEAR in a different direction.
Guild Name:NEAR India
Three new members Abhi, Rohit,and Vinoth joined the guild where Abhi is the admin of
www.myindiantechie.in (a crypto blog website) and Rohit is an influencer and admin of cryptonewshindi.com but Vinoth is a developer.
NEAR India launched #IndiaLearnsBlockchain champaign where are we educating blockchain in various Indian languages. This campaign comprises infographics,videos,etc that includes educational information about Blo…
NEAR Japan Community Activity Report / February
【Content Trends (2/1~2/28) 】
NEAR japan Twitter followers：429→473→504→564→598→623🔺
Number of monthly tweets：23→58→27→56→17→29🔺
Monthly tweet impressions : 12,220→52,233→22,972→42,912→15,235→26,778🔺
The number of followers is steadily increasing.
However, this may also be due to the revitalization of the industry as a whole.
I think there are still many things that NEAR can do.
I run Avalanche an…
Guild Name: NEAR Arabia (Mostafa)
Collaborating with Paras in order to attract Arab designers to register on the platform and create a NEAR wallet. We have about 18 designers until now you can check
Contacted with futureblockchainsummit “one of the Biggest MENA Events on Blockchain” to discuss ways to collaborate and speaking opportunities, more information soon.
Initial agreement to create an AMA event with Binance Arabia and OKEX Arabia Group on Te…
Location: The Philippines
Leader: Orvard “JAM” Zapanta
Size of Guild: 3
A Short Bio about it:
The core team, Orvard, Andy, & Rich, has just launched an educational campaign this February 2021. However, Individually the three had been contributing contents already circa 3rd quarter last year (2020).
Each having his own specialty, the core team has what it takes to maintain an education-based content. Here are the skill sets of the three:
Rich (an IT student and a crypto investor/trader)
We are from Blockspaper ( SEA Blockchain Media & Community). Because of some reasons, We miss the chance to report our works for last two months. Luckily, we are keep moving under the cooperation of Angela who is helping us in building Thai Community.
Here is the late summary:
In Dec and Jan
Build Near Thai Community in telegram
Telegram: Contact @nearthaicommunity
In Dec, we decided to do an airdrop event for giving away 100 NEAR tokens. So our Members increase to 146 membe…
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