NEARWEEK EDITION #20
23 - 29 AUG 2021
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Big things around the ecosystem:
- MetaBUIDL Hackathon was kicked off! Watch the opening here.
- Shout out from Evan Van Ness to Aurora!
- Ref Finance got listed on CoinGecko!
- NEAR August Town Hall 2021.
- Meta Pool launched on mainnet.
- Big shout out to sudo_build for making an awesome NEAR activity dashboard. Go check it out!
NEAR’s week by the numbers:
- Total transactions: 24,502,302
- Total accounts: 613,724
- Weekly active accounts: 71,301
- Monthly active developers: 736
Check out the full metrics dashboard here and last week’s metrics update here.
4 week transactions overview:
- Total distributed all-time: 601,530 $NEAR
- Total transactions: 11,073
- Total DAOs: 190
- TVL: 288,995 $NEAR
SputnikDAO-cli: Tools for managing Sputnik DAO v2.
Check out this NEAR DAO treasury infographic.
- Ref Finance got back online!! A new fork for $REF was added and the new $REF token was issued and distributed.
- Ref is celebrating the upcoming launch of their farms.
- Meta Pool is live on NEAR mainnet! Here is the link to the Meta Pool mainnet DApp.
- The Cheddar Genesis gov post is finally up!
- Open DeFi featured NEAR on their community call.
- Watch the “Staking Monday” episode with NEAR Founder Illia Polosukhin.
- NEAR Core Engineering update available here.
- Includes dev platform, wallet, node experience, node interface, core, contract runtime and DevRel reports.
- Check the NEPs Github here.
- Engineering related discussions: ask questions at stackoverflow.
- Deep dive into NEAR accounts with Vlad Frolov, manager of public node interfaces team.
- Developer office hours are live - It’s a new daily dev support initiative which summarises all the questions from the NEAR Discord channel #dev-support. Go check it out!
- RUST gets the MOST love from developers according to StackOverflow.
- Learn NEAR in a Community-based initiative: videos bound to make your NEAR journey so much easier!
- Looking for a good introduction to start building on NEAR? Check out NEAR Onboarding Bootcamp!
- NEAR Grants program weekly update.
- Kurtosis has begun working with the Grants Program to bring simple, powerful testing to NEAR core and smart contract devs!
METABuidl hackathon with up to $1M prizes: NEAR is partnering with ecosystem partners. You bring an idea related to your product. NEAR brings the prize!
- Join the NEAR Discord: Connect with potential collaborators in the “Hackathons” category, share ideas, and get your questions answered.
- Hackathon Startup Guide for developers.
- Browse teams, view open positions or list yourself as available to join a team!
- Check out the challenges.
- Facebook joined the Hackathon!
- Timeline of the hackathon event.
- Sponsors and partners overview.
- OWS Rewards and Opportunities August.
- The “Creators of the Blockchain” OWS program has officially launched.
- 30 day NEAR Dapp #user overview!
- Aurora released a new version of their home page.
- Myriad got a full-fledged Metaverse.
- Cron Cat: Decentralized scheduling for blockchain transactions is about to go live on NEAR.
- It’s not just for developers. You can earn $NEAR tokens here!
- Shroom Kingdom is an upcoming play2earn video game built with web technologies running on NEAR.
- If you’re curious about the project check the early whitepaper draft.
- Game jam by Js13kGames - Join the decentralization category and win $NEAR Aug. 13 - Sep. 13
- NEAR $PAD token sale Sep 1.
- The Gitcoin Open DeFi Hackathon is NEAR’s first DeFi hackathon Aug. 18 - Sep. 8.
- It’s time for MetaBUIDL Hackathon with NEAR. The infrastructure is ready to onboard the next billion users to Web3 - $1MIO in prizes!. Aug. 27.
- Another NEARZone Call of Duty Warzone event is coming up, Sep 26, 8PM GMT+2!
- Update on guilds data & information access projects.
- Check out the long list of awesome Human Guild projects (August 21).
- New episode of Weekly News from Degens.
- Swine Guild’s monthly meme contest.
- UX Guild is madly, deeply in love with the new UI for the Aurora Bridge.
- Node validator overview.
- NEAR’s flipsidecrypto page.
- An impressive overview of NEAR’s core tech and outlook.
- Octopus completed their $OCT IDO and will soon be listed on exchanges such as Uniswap, PancakeSwap and Gate.io Exchange.
- MEXC Global will be listing $OCT under OCT/USDT trading pair.
- How to transfer $OCT to the ETH network.
- Andre Cronje gave NEAR’s tech and Aurora a shoutout!
- NEAR Protocol Social Engagement is going up, up, up!
- Ref Finance is teaming up with Paras to mint one-of-a-kind NFTs for community members who helped recover from the exploit.
- Mintbase updated the search function; you can now filter NFTs from newest, oldest, cheapest and most expensive.
- WeMeta taking the step towards Digital Real Estate NFTs at MetaBUIDL.
- NEAR x Music Live 4 took place on Aug. 28. Check them out!
Open jobs in the NEARverse
- Current job openings at NEAR.
- Project managing the Treasury governance project.
- Ref Finance is Hiring! 5 positions are up for grabs: Product Manager, UI Designer, Front-End Engineer, Back-End Engineer and QA Engineer.
- Paras Digital is looking for game developers.
- Aurora is looking for a QA Engineer.
- Cron Cat is looking for a designer and commanders!
- Flying Rhino (NEAR SoMe Guild) is looking for people!
- NEAR community metrics update here.
- NEAR’s community team update here.
- NEAR Daily’s weekly recap
- NEAR Mates’ weekly recap