Applications for Batch 2 of the Open Web Collective Accelerator are Now Open

The Builder’s fastest path to market

NEAR is an open source platform that accelerates the development of decentralized applications.

Build your first app in 5 min. Try it!

# Make sure you have Node.js installed.
# Run this in your CLI to initialize a web app and follow instructions from there
npx create-near-app your-awesome-project

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Build on Blockchain like never before

Secure Financial Components

Leverage existing financial components to build unstoppable new services.

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Operate at
Consumer Speed

Common-sense onboarding, speed, and scalability delivered at low cost.

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Harness the Internet of Value

Now, everything on the internet can take on the properties of money.

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Build Community-owned Apps

Make sustainable apps that are 100% owned and operated by users.

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From Ethereum? We got you.

It’s not a choice between chains. Enjoy the best of both worlds!

Speed and scale with low gas fees

Test and deploy apps in a fast, scalable and low-cost environment.

Re-write nothing. Gain everything.

Run your Ethereum App on NEAR with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)

Bring your Ethereum assets to NEAR

The Rainbow Bridge supports tokens (ERC20, ERC721) & solidity contracts.

Learn more about the Bridge

Who is building on NEAR?

Zed Run

Learn how the creators of ZED drastically reduce gas fees and transaction times with NEAR.

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Flux

Learn how flux built a fast, inexpensive, and decentralized open market protocol on NEAR.

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Mintbase

Learn how Mintbase makes minting NFTs cheaper, faster, scalable and secure with NEAR.

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With many more in development...

Power your business with NEAR

10K x

lower cost per transaction
than Ethereum

150+

Founders in the Collective

60+

Partners Worldwide

Join the Ecosystem

Leading custody providers, wallets, utilities, and applications are integrating with the NEAR network.

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Apply to the Founder’s Lab

The Open Web Collective (OWC) was created for founders and builders who want to build a better, more open web.

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Belong here

Join a global community of explorers and adventurers seeking a better future for all.

Join a Guild

Earn engagement-based rewards through building a community which supports the overall NEAR ecosystem.

Learn about Guilds

Connect

From weekly calls to epic hangouts, the NEAR Community calendar is ripe with opportunities to participate.

Join the Community

NEAR is...

NEAR is a decentralized application platform that is secure enough to manage high value assets like money or identity and performant enough to make them useful for everyday people, putting the power of the Open Web in their hands.

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The NEAR Token

NEAR’s token economy is built around the NEAR token, a unit of value on the platform that enables token holders to use applications on NEAR, participate in network governance, and earn token rewards by staking to the network.

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