July 28, 2021

To ready Catalyst for deployment on both the NEAR and Ceramic MainNets, we needed to setup and host our own node on the Ceramic network.  The current documentation to do that is a little sparse.  So, in an effort to share what we’ve learned over many days of trial and error, we’ve documented and streamlined the

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June 12, 2021

The Open Web Sandbox is a cool idea.  In the words of 4NTS Guild… “it’s a place for contributors, prospective Guild leaders, and veteran members of the NEAR community to collaborate with one another in helping develop and promote the NEAR Ecosystem.” It’s a place where people can even earn NEAR while getting involved in

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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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