The following group aims to support and bolster the development of ReFi initiatives on NEAR by:
Building ReFi-focused common goods on NEAR, with a hyperfocus on open-source tooling.
Encouraging cross-collaboration between ReFi projects and builders in the NEAR ecosystem.
Reinforcing the NEAR protocol as the ReFi chain.
Bridging the technology behind environmentally conscious initiatives.
Bringing ReFi initiatives from other chains to NEAR.
Sowing partnerships between other elements of the NEAR ecosystem interested in the ReFi space.
Acting as a support network for ReFi projects in NEAR to reduce churn.
Sourcing volunteer interest in humanitarian initiatives on NEAR.
Keeping updated on key product updates across ReFi players in the NEAR ecosystem.
We are losing Voice of Share (VoS) to other chains like Celo for ReFi initiatives.
We have witnessed many ReFi projects on AwesomeNEAR have been becoming inactive.
ReFi initiatives are being siloed between platforms and lack a specific, technology-centric approach to tackling these issues.
Current ReFi groups focus on a sub-section of ReFi and lack public goods adoption.
There is potential to attract green technology accelerators into the Web3 space.
NEAR is in a unique position as one of the first carbon-neutral blockchains that drove ReFi.
Bolster & drive growth to Developer DAO
Our thesis is that ReFi is a crucial use case for coordinating people, bringing real-world assets, contributing to public goods, and unifying the decentralized world around the principles that Web3 was founded on. It will be a pillar for adoption, liquidity, and innovation for any blockchain closely aligning with these values.
Notes can be found here NEAR Hacks
Calendar can be found here NEAR Hacks (inactive now TBA)
TG-Group: NEAR Hacks
Governance forum post: NEAR Hacks
Here are stakeholders that we would love to take part in helping steer this grassroots initiative
Open Forest Protocol
Proximity: for bridging real world assets
Raiz Vertical Farms
Non-NEAR Refi Potential Partners
Impact DAO / Gitcoin
Blockchain Acceleration Foundation
AlgoFame: (on Algorand)
Topics to Focus on
Climate finance, Green bonds, green finance
Public Goods Funding
Non Profit Investment
Onchain Tax Benefits
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Scoring & Tracking
Natural capital and biodiversity.
If you are interested join the telegram group, like the following NEAR.social post and comment on this governance post expressing your interest.
Post on Governance Post
Post on NEAR Social
Get Key Stakeholders to Telegram
Async Figure out Objectives / Open Source Initiatives
Meeting Times? Agenda: Product Updates
Examples of Inactive ReFI Projects on NEAR and why we need support network