Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Daily Old Report

Welcome to Nearity’s Weekly Newsletter. Let’s look back at the highlights of the activities that took place in the NEAR ecosystem during the 20th week from May 16 to May 22.

The Numbers of Ecosystem

Week Report

News Highlight this Week

  • Sweat Economy might be the fastest-growing dApp the blockchain space has ever seen: 6m wallets were created in 5 weeks on NEAR Protocol and its marketplace has seen $165 million worth of exchanged goods in 8 months. Right now the NEAR Community and Sweat Economy have partnered to encourage Davos delegates (plus other Sweatcoin users) to track their steps and donate to the Free Ukraine Foundation.
  • Tracer has transferred from the Luna/Terra ecology to the NEAR ecosystem. Tracer is a move-to-earn initiative, and you can learn more about the NEAR Protocol Cointelegraph transition here.
  • The Aurora+ platform is live! The EVM platform built on NEAR announced an exciting new membership program for users of Aurora, that provides a suite of benefits.
  • $USN transfers are live on Allbridge.
  • AstroDAO V3 went live. The new upgrade comes with lots of new features There’s a nice simple guide to migrating here.
  • Mercurial Fi launched a new USN-4Pool on Solana consisting of USN, acUSD, afUSD, and USDC.
  • Aurora is live on the DEX aggregator and one-stop trading solution, OpenOcean.
  • Liquidity mining has been turned ON for the Bastion Stableswap and stNEAR/NEAR swaps are now available on Bastion Stableswap. Zero-slippage swaps are supported by MetaPool.
  • Aurigami’s referral program is now live.
  • TriSolaris’ Stableswap 3pool farm consisting of $USN, $USDT, and $USDC is now live.
  • BlueBit Finance: USDC-USDT-USN liquidity pool is now live for deposits.
  • Polaris Finance: Ethernal is live. Polaris has launched their Ethereum pegged token Ethernal and is preparing for their launch of a 1:1 pegged $BTC asset. For the moment you can farm Ethernam-Weth TLP on Vaporwave for an APY of 18,000% APY
  • Orao Network deployed their oracles to Aurora and is testing Aurora integration.
  • Pembrock Finance fundraising campaign on MetaYield is live.
  • The IDO sale started on Skyward Finance and $SEAT is now listed on CoinMarketCap.
  • Spin_fi announced the testnet release of their instant one-click swaps features through their on-chain order book.
  • Crafting Finance’s Columbus Mainnet is now online.
  • Open Forest Protocol went to the XV World Forest Congress the most high-profile summit for forest actors. Take a peek at OFPs week at the forest-themed booth in Seoul, South Korea.
  • An Introduction to Raiz Vertical Farms The Farms of the Future. Raiz is a vertical farm with the mission to offer controlled environment agriculture, providing higher consistency, quality, and yields through the adoption of emerging technologies.
  • NEARnauts is the first NEAR project uploaded to Stocktwits NFT. Stocktwits has millions of daily active users that browse and participate with the platform. These are equity/crypto investors that are either investing in NFTs or are interested in the area.
  • NEAR Tinker Union announced its Meteor Wallet.
  • NEKO Good Fortune NFTs: 82% of Good Fortune Felines are staked in the Fortune Pool.
  • Atocha Protocol NFT has been verified by Paras.

Partnership Highlight this Week

  • Linkdrop has integrated the Aurora network. Linkdrop is a smart way to distribute your NFTs with claimable links & QR codes.
  • Transak announced an official strategic partnership with NEAR Protocol. Transak is a single integration for Web3 applications to accept fiat-to-crypto deposits from a global user base.
  • Pocket Network has been combined with the NEAR Protocol to increase bandwidth. The connection enables native developers to deploy their apps on various blockchains that are supported, including as Ethereum, Solana, Fuse, Avalanche, Harmony, and Polygon. Furthermore, by integrating with many blockchains, NEAR developers can alleviate worries about single points of failure caused by delays or other service interruptions.
  • Flux Protocol completed its integration with Evmos. Evmos enables other protocols using EVM-compatible contracts to deploy onto Cosmos. As a result of this integration, Flux’s decentralized oracle network will provide applications in the Evmos ecosystem with validated, verified, high-quality price data.
  • SmartPad partners with Unstoppable Domains.
  • Credit Coin is integrating with Aurora to deliver scalability, interoperability, and open finance access to thousands of new users. Credit Coin is a borderless credit investment network.
  • Spin_fi collaborated with NearPay to provide users with a robust solution for rapid and secure fiat-to-crypto transfers based on the NEAR protocol. The idea is to incorporate the NearPay widget, which will make buying crypto with fiat currencies easier, giving consumers the opportunity to join the NEAR ecosystem and experience all of Spin’s advantages. Spin has also implemented two new mainnet markets: $AURORA/USDC and $REF/USDC.
  • Fusotao Protocol collaborated with Portalverse. The Fusotao Protocol is a verification protocol for an order book-based matching system that use the “execute off-chain, verify on-chain” technique.
  • Jumbo Exchange and LiNEAR have partnered up and farming pools are live and $Jumbo is trading on Huobi Global.
  • Attarius Network is partnering with BocaChica for the exclusive launch of their native token.
  • TanDAO was in a partnership with NEAR Skull Monkeys. The Beguiling Ladies is the 2nd Drop from the Tits Are Near DAO. TanDAO supports adult industry workers, performers, and artists with web3 super powers.
  • As an ecosystem partner, AwesomeNEAR has joined NEAR Austin.

Education

  • NEAR University’s Sherif Abushadi joined Imperial College London for a podcast on the future of Web3

Funding & Grants

  • AAsetdash received a grant from the NEAR Foundation. The app allows you to track all of your investments in one place: stocks, crypto, NFTs, and Defi. It has previously been voted 1 product of the day on Product Hunt.
  • GetBlock received a development grant from NEAR Protocol. GetBlock is a Blockchain node infrastructure for building dApps.

Developers

  • ATT Validators A new version of nearcore 1.26.0 has been released on Mainnet.
  • NEAR Protocol is a platinum sponsor of The Graph Hack 2022.
  • The NEAR Core Development team at Pagoda has introduced Public Protocol Meetings. Pagoda provides a monthly update on the protocol development, and new features being released, and opens it up for a community Q&A,
  • NEAR Private Shards: Businesses are now easily able to spin up their private network via Calimero, a Private Shard as a service platform built on $NEAR.
  • Pocket Network now supports the NEAR protocol. Pocket Network provides Decentralised RPC Protocol services.

Upcoming Events

  • If you happen to be in Lisbon btw May 26-30 pop by the ReFi Spring conference and say hi to Open Forest Protocol.
  • Marmaj is hosting a workshop about NFTs, DeFi, and DAOs from 11 AM – 3 PM on May 29th at the Community Innovation Lab in Oshawa.
  • Apollo42 will officially be live on May 30, 2022.
  • Paras announced that its first-ever art competition is coming soon.

The above is a summary of activities for the week on the NEAR and Aurora ecosystems. Thank you for reading and please follow Nearity to look forward to the next weekly newsletter!

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