📣NEAR MainNet is live, thanks in part to support from a16z, Pantera and more.

A developer-friendly, sharded, proof-of-stake public blockchain


Sharding Design: Nightshade

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Other Resources

We’re constantly producing content to help you learn more about NEAR and hopefully, get involved in building the future with us.

New Spec: Nomicon

Information on the components of the NEAR Protocol client, with the goal of collaboration.

Learn More at Nomicon.io

Lunch & Learn Series

NEAR founders are serving up breakdowns of the technology to enjoy over your lunch break.

Dig in on YouTube

NEAR is a community effort

Near Enhancement Proposals (NEPs) describe standards for the Near Protocol, including core protocol specification, APIs, contract standards and process workflows such as NEPs themselves. Learn More

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