NEAR is a public PoS (Proof-of-Stake), smart-contract-capable decentralized app platform that highlights user and developer-friendliness. In some ways, it is similar to public community-run cloud platforms, which are cost-effective but highly scalable and developers can build easily and more conveniently.More
NEAR can qualify as a foundation or layer on which other apps are created and deployed, which is what a base-layer blockchain is, and it uses the Nightshade technology in providing immense throughput powers. To increase efficiency, NEAR uses the Doomslug consensus mechanism; while sharding is utilized to achieve improvements in the blockchain’s capacity to carry transactions.More
At Coinmerce you can easily and quickly buy NEAR (NEAR) with a credit card. Of course, we also accept payment methods such as iDeal and Sofort.More
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Established in 2018, NEAR was founded by Alexander Skidanov and IIlia Polosukhin, who first got together through the Y Combinator startup accelerator program. Skidanov was previously connected with Microsoft, where he served as a software engineer. He was also MemSQL’s Architect and Director of Engineering for more or less five years. He is the owner of two ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) medals; a gold that he won in 2008 and a bronze medal that was awarded to him in 2005. Polosukhin was with the Research Department at Google for several years, where he worked as an engineering manager focusing on developing language tech now utilized by Google Translate. His extensive industry experience spans over 10 productive years. Polosukhin has also authored several research papers. Some of NEAR’s partners are Pantera, MetaStable, Electric Capital, Coinbase|Ventures, homebrew, Ideo Collab, GFS Ventures, BlockChange, and Blockchain.com.