Imagine a place packed with crypto enthusiasts all chatting, enjoying themselves at food trucks with local food, and gazing at numerous entertainments. This is what the NEARCON venue looked like. But all this fun was just a background to intense collaboration of the brightest crypto minds who brainstormed the ideas for the creation of a better, safer, and more comfortable Web3 environment.
It was a place where all crypto fans could meet big names of the industry and get inspired for more exciting discoveries. This conference was a great experience for me, as in this short period of time, I’ve made ties with dozens of interesting people and learned about the amazing prospects for the crypto industry. And these were not some boring tie and suit meetings – I’ve met these people while having fun at numerous parties. One of them was a business breakfast organized by
“NEARCON is a great opportunity to meet similar-minded people and share thoughts about the future of Web3. I’m really impressed by the scale of the event, and I’m glad to see the NEAR community growing at such a rapid pace, and we are expanding alongside.”
Also I had a word with Eugene Rid, the second Co-Founder of Kikimora Labs:
“This place is buzzing with enthusiasm. The atmosphere is just fantastic. I’m so grateful to the NEAR team for bringing us all together and giving us a chance for networking and broadening the horizons of the crypto realm.”
“With the ever-growing number of the NEAR family members, we are going to develop a sustainable one-stop environment where everyone will find any crypto solution they may need. It’s also great that the number of NEAR token use cases increases exponentially, making it a sought-after asset.”
Being a host of the event, NEAR, the leading smart contract blockchain platform, has built plenty of useful partnerships and kicked off a number of fantastic projects. Here are some of the most important ones in a nutshell:
The NEAR Digital Collective (NDC) framework has been created as a move to enhance decentralization by arranging a governance group within the system. Its purpose is to enable the blockchain itself to make decisions which will add transparency to the way the community works.
“We’re excited to launch USDT on NEAR, offering its community access to the first, most stable, and trusted stablecoin in the digital token space.”
“We are thrilled to support Few and Far’s mission to provide seamless NFT minting solutions and an easy-to-use marketplace for the NEAR ecosystem and beyond. The NEAR Foundation embraces the digital asset revolution and the importance of laying the foundations for web3 gaming, the metaverse economy, and much more.”
“It’s great that we are focused on the technology here, not the NEAR token, because price speculations should not be of higher priority. Overall, this conference helped me to see the perspective, the aspects to develop. At this stage, the projects within the ecosystem have already attracted some high-flying investors, and I think the next step should be a shift of attention towards our users. This conference has totally changed my perception of NEAR.”
These are just a fraction of all the big promising plans of the NEAR community that were announced at the conference, and some of them have already been implemented.
In addition to the current
The second new hub will be located in Vietnam, one of the countries that experiences a boom of the digital economy, with people massively adopting the use of crypto assets. In this country, the mission of NEAR will be to further develop blockchain innovation, education, and digital transformation.
Speaking of regional hubs, I’d like to separately mention
“Great community of builders, a lot of meaningful conversations, and already a few partnerships so far. A lot of interest in the NEAR UA booth where people donate for merch, application of NEAR technology even for this. We have a lot of after-work to do, but already can feel the impact of the connections that were possible to make only thanks to NEARCON.”
It would not be an exaggeration to say that NEARCON 2022 was one of the biggest and brightest crypto events there ever have been. A wide range of exciting projects were presented at the conference, attracting an impressive number of attendees. As NEAR Foundation officials Jack Collier and David Morrison noted, this year’s event was five times larger than last year’s. As I look ahead to next year's conference, I can only expect it to be even more buzzworthy, given the boundless energy and enthusiasm of the NEAR team and its partners.