For more information on the NEAR network, please see the official NEAR developer documentation.
NEAR is a sharded, Proof of Stake, layer-one blockchain designed to provide the best possible experience for developers and users.
NEAR is designed to make it easier to:
- Build decentralized applications, even if you're only used to building with "traditional" web or application concepts.
- Onboard users with a smooth experience, even if they have never used crypto, tokens, keys, wallets, or other blockchain artifacts.
- Scale applications seamlessly - the underlying platform automatically expands capacity via sharding without additional costs or effort.
You can also access Aurora on the NEAR network. Aurora allows you to transfer tokens and data between Ethereum and Aurora.
The following instructions assume that you already created an Infura account and Web3 project.
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