TL;DR with Ben: NEAR and Web3 in plain language

Ben Sayeg

NEAR Education instructor and program manager

Episode 3: NFTs

What are they? How do we use them? Are Bored Apes really that bored? Watch now to find out!

Episode 2: Ref.Finance

Today, we walk through the features of ref.finance and cover trading, pooling, farming, and staking.

Episode 1: The Rainbow Bridge

Aurora's Rainbow Bridge allows users to send and receive assets from other networks like Ethereum. In this episode, we explore the the Rainbow Bridge, and Aurora's documentation on how to use .

Who we are

Learners and Teachers

We find joy in making complicated things easier for people to understand and believe in empowerment through continued learning. Our team is made up of technical and non-technical users that love solving problems in creative ways.

Creatives and Creators

Our team is made up of devs and data scientists, artists and adventurers, entrepreneurs and dreamers. We believe that by working together we can provide just about anyone a meaningful learning experience.

Builders and Makers

We love to see our ideas become reality. In addition to our education work, we are also hard at work on our own technical, creative, and nonprofit projects. We know that the whole point of learning is to be able to do stuff.

Let's build the Open Web!

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NEAR is secure enough to manage high value assets like money, assets and  identity while being performant and affordable enough to make things useful for everyday people.

Technically speaking, NEAR is a layer 1 smart contract platform (like Ethereum but cheaper and faster) that scales by parallelizing storage and compute using a technique called “sharding”.