• Jun 22, 2023


Research Summary

The report discusses NEAR’s Blockchain Operating System (BOS), an open-source platform that simplifies the process of building decentralized applications. It allows developers to build on any blockchain using familiar languages and a broad set of components. The BOS also improves user accessibility and onboarding processes, offering straightforward methods and improved app discoverability. NEAR Social, a decentralized social network built on the NEAR blockchain, has shown positive adoption metrics with active accounts and user engagement. Future plans include scalability improvements, decentralized funding through community DAOs, multichain functionality, and more.

Actionable Insights

  • NEAR’s BOS: Developers and firms interested in building decentralized applications should consider leveraging NEAR’s BOS for its user-friendly environment and broad set of components.
  • User Onboarding: Companies looking to improve user onboarding and accessibility in the crypto space can learn from the BOS’s straightforward processes and improved app discoverability.
  • NEAR Social: The positive adoption metrics of NEAR Social indicate a growing interest in decentralized social networks, presenting opportunities for developers and investors.
  • Future Developments: Stakeholders should keep an eye on NEAR’s future plans, including scalability improvements, decentralized funding through community DAOs, and multichain functionality, as these could present further opportunities.

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