April 2, 2021

Today, I’m kicking off the beginning of a series of regular SITREPs (updates) concerning progress made on Catalyst development.  In the military we use SITREPs to provide commanders with an update/analysis of the current situation.  They can be sent at regular intervals or whenever something significant happens.  The aim being to keep all who receive

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March 17, 2021

Introducing NEAR Personas NEAR’s account system – with human readable names and innovative access keys – is a thing of beauty.  NEAR’s focus on usability enables us to build applications that behave like people expect them to and abstract away some of the more blockchainy and cryptography parts of it.   This focus not only makes

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November 11, 2020

This is part 2 of our deep dive into NEAR accounts, contracts, and keys.  To recap – the end-state for writing this multi-part tutorial (and hopefully yours for reading it), is to completely understand how accounts, contracts and keys work together opening up cool possibilities for projects.

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November 11, 2020

NEAR accounts and Key Registration: Webinar During Hack the Rainbow, two of the NEAR Collective’s team members – Matt Lockyer and Sherif Abushadi  – gave a webinar on NEAR accounts and Key Registration.  They took the time to explain how NEAR accounts, contracts, and keys work. Shortly after, another awesome developer and member of the NEAR

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August 4, 2020

In mid-June 2020, I joined the NEAR Guild Program. NEAR Guilds take many forms but in essence, they are communities supporting the NEAR ecosystem in some way.  My guild is Vital Point Guild and it’s objective is to help people learn to develop using NEAR protocol by focusing on building and releasing projects for real

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July 7, 2020

A huge foundational component of a couple of the DApps I’m currently building on NEAR are centered on user interactions and contributions in a community setting.  One of them is a project I started this week that will even be a submission for HackFS.  In attempting to architect them in a decentralized fashion, I need

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