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A sharded, proof-of-stake, Layer 1 blockchain that is simple to use, secure, and scalable.

Explore the features

ConsensusProof-of-Stake (PoS)
Public / Private / PermissionedPublic
Smart contractsYes
Smart contract language(s) supportedRust, AssemblyScript
Transaction privacyNo
Transaction visibilityAll participants have access to all entries ever recorded.
Transaction orderingDeterministic ordering based in transaction hash.

Fault tolerance

NEAR is secured by validators who stake NEAR to validate blocks.


Blocks are produced at near-second intervals.

Industry use case

Smart contracts for digital assets.

What’s next?

Start today with an elastic or dedicated NEAR node.

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