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The Protocol: MetaMask's Secret Weapon and Ethereum's Dencun Debacle
In this issue of CoinDesk's weekly newsletter on blockchain technology, we bring you Sam Kessler's scoop on MetaMask's in-development "intents" feature that could revolutioniz...
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Near Foundation Joins Celestia in Race to Provide 'Data Availability' for Ethereum Rollups
The project's new "NEAR DA" aims to provide an alternate venue that could handle data produced by Ethereum's fast-growing network or auxiliary blockchains or "layer-2 networks...
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NEAR Foundation Partners With Alibaba Cloud to Accelerate Web3 Growth in Asia
The partnership will offer multi-chain indexing to provide data-query API to developers.
Near Foundation CEO Marieke Flament (Matt Hussey/NEAR)

NEAR Protocol Says It's Time for Developers to 'Band Together'
NEAR Protocol Says It's Time for Developers to 'Band Together'
NEAR Protocol co-founder Illia Polosukhin discusses at Consensus 2023, why now is the time for collaboration, not only "from people who build new infrastructure solutions," bu...
NEAR Protocol Says It's Time for Developers to 'Band Together'

NEAR Foundation CEO on Protocol Starting ‘Blockchain Operating System’
NEAR Foundation CEO on Protocol Starting ‘Blockchain Operating System’
Layer 1 blockchain network NEAR Protocol has launched a product-first operating system that developers can build into and users can interact on as a single platform. NEAR Foun...
NEAR Foundation CEO on Protocol Starting ‘Blockchain Operating System’

Near co-founder Illia Polosukhin (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Near Protocol Starts ‘Blockchain Operating System’ to Focus on User Experience
The platform is intended to act as a common layer for browsing and discovering Web 3 products.
Near co-founder Illia Polosukhin (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

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Cross-Chain Protocol Stargate Finance’s Token Surges by Double Digits on Trader Joe Partnership
The Stargate DAO also passed a token re-issuance proposal following security concerns tied to an entanglement with Alameda Research; bitcoin and ether trade slightly in the re...
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Near Foundation Joins Processed Foods Giant Grupo Nutresa to Unveil Web3 Loyalty Program in Latin America
It is the first open-source loyalty program using the Near protocol and aims to reach one million consumers throughout the region.
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Near Foundation Urges Winding Down USN Stablecoin, Funds a $40M Backstop
The foundation is setting aside the funds for a "protection programme," which it says is equal to the amount of a "collateral gap" associated with the undercollateralization o...
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Crypto at War: Inside Ukraine’s Historic Crypto Fundraiser
Crypto at War: Inside Ukraine’s Historic Crypto Fundraiser
Illia Polosukhin (NEAR Protocol) and Mike Chobanyan (Blockchain Association of Ukraine) join Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Alex Bornyakov at Consensus 2...
Crypto at War: Inside Ukraine’s Historic Crypto Fundraiser