Near Logo


Near header image

1. Summary

Fundamental Rank
Developer Rank
Social Rank
$6.79 -11.7%
Market Cap
$3.20B (#41)
468.15M / 1.00B

NEAR Is a smart contract capable blockchain which launched its mainnet in 2020. It has a unique scaling solution that is known as Nightshade, as well as a consensus engine that is known as Doomslug.

NEAR Is a smart contract capable blockchain which launched its mainnet in 2020. It has a unique scaling solution that is known as Nightshade, as well as a consensus engine that is known as Doomslug.

Ethereum was one of the first projects to launch a smart contract-based blockchain, and there are now many similar platforms in the cryptocurrency world. However, despite the rapid growth in terms of dApps, as well as increasingly complex dApps, there have been numerous friction points that limit their adoption.

NEAR is a decentralized development platform that provides an environment for dApp development through overcoming limitations, such as low throughput, low speeds, as well as a lack of solid cross-compatibility.

It operates on top of the NEAR Protocol, which is a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain that incorporates different innovations that boost its scalability while reducing costs.

NEAR is a base-layer blockchain and acts as a foundation on top of which other applications are built as well as deployed. It uses a technology known as Nightshade, which is a scaling solution that has individual sets of validators that process the transactions in a parallel way through multiple sharded chains in order to improve the transaction capacity of the blockchain.

Each shard produces a fraction of the next block, and this is known as a chunk. These are then processed and stored on the NEAR blockchain in order to finalize the transactions.

The NEAR Token Explained

The native currency of the Near Protocol is the NEAR token. It is used for incentivizing nodes on the NEAR network, as well as being used for powering the transactions as well as the numerous NEAR smart contracts. The NEAR token holders can participate in the on-chain governance of the platform, or they can have a validator vote instead of them.

Features of NEAR Protocol

NEAR is designed to be a next-gen platform for dApps. It is able to process 100,000 transactions per second and achieves this thanks to a 1-second block cadence.

Alongside this, it also provides developers with a range of modular components in the attempt of helping them fast-track their development.

When it comes to the NEAR tools that are offered for developers, you have the NEAR SDKs which include standard data structures and testing tools for Rust and AssemblyScript. Then you have Gitpod for NEAR to create a zero-time onboarding experience for developers. Then you have the NEAR Wallet which essentially lets app developers create streamlined user experiences, followed y the NEAR Explorer that aids in debugging of contracts, and the NEAR Command Line Tools that allow developers to deploy apps from local environments.

Founders of NEAR Protocol (NEAR)

The NEAR Protocol was founded by two people. The first is Alex Skidanov, and the second is Illia Polosukhin. Both of them have experience in programming and met when Alex Skidanov worked at a U.S. Startup accelerator Y Combinator.

In July of 2018, they began work on a project that focuses on allowing developers to build developers with less friction. This is what we know today as the NEAR Protocol. The developers behind the project have numerous rewards as well as nominations from different competitions in coding.

2. Price


2.1. Market Performance

How does Near's (NEAR) performance compare to assets of a similar market capitalization?

30 Day Return




Similar Market Cap

60 Day Return




Similar Market Cap

3. Developer Activity

We're monitoring 117 Near Github repos for commits, code additions and deletions. This data is factored into the Developer Rank.

Weekly Commits (All Near Repos)

Commits vs. The Market

  • Past 4 weeks: 871 commits vs. an average of 40
  • Past 12 weeks: 2,861 commits vs. an average of 144
  • Past year: 11,744 commits vs. an average of 980

Most Active Repos

Past week 238
Past 12 weeks 558
Past year 3011
Past week 117
Past 12 weeks 295
Past year 1442
Past week 91
Past 12 weeks 173
Past year 671
Past week 22
Past 12 weeks 225
Past year 549
Past week 67
Past 12 weeks 207
Past year 491
Past week 10
Past 12 weeks 34
Past year 255
4. Social Activity
Reddit Subscribers 0
Active Reddit Users (past 24h) 0
Telegram Users 30,516
Twitter followers 130,652
5. News
6. More Information

Always do your own research (DYOR) before making any investment. Here's some links you might find helpful:

Twitter @nearprotocol
Please use this form to suggest changes to the data.

Stay updated

Get crypto insights and news directly in your inbox each week. 100% free.

We hate spam & care about the protection of your data. Privacy Policy.