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What is Near?

NEAR is a decentralized development platform that uses a thresholded proof-of-stake consensus mechanism and will eventually feature a sharded architecture to scale transaction throughput. Its block generation scheme is called Doomslug and its proposed sharding design is dubbed Nightshade. These technologies will work together to scale the network and minimize congestion. From Messari report.

How is Near different?

How does Near work?

Example of selecting set of witnesses via TPoS process. Source
Concealing the validators in Nightshade. Source
How Doomslug works? Source

Near assets

NEAR ecosystem

What CEXes support NEAR?

NEAR Wallets

NEAR Bridges


NEAR Yield Farming

Oin Finance

Meta pool

DeFi Aggregators



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