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Infura supports NEAR, a carbon neutral ecosystem designed for developers changing the world. Join a community of developers experiencing NEAR’s ETH 2.0-like development experience.

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NEAR is a sharded layer-one blockchain that’s certified carbon neutral

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The NEAR foundation nourishes the ecosystem with developer support, including $800m in grants

Build the applications of the future now

NEAR is a proof-of-stake blockchain created for the future of Web3 development, including carbon neutrality, inexpensive transactions, and extraordinary developer resources.

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1000x lower transaction fees

Exceptional developer resources

How does NEAR measure up?
Use CaseConsensus Algorithm (Layer 1)Ethereum Virtual Machine CompatibilityTransaction CostTransaction Confirmation TimeDecentralizationGenesis Block Date
Ethereum
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few dollars
Few tens of seconds
High
July 30, 2015
Filecoin
Layer 1
Storage
Proof of Replication (PoRep) and Proof of Spacetime (PoST)
Yes
Few Cents
Few Minutes
Medium
August 24, 2017
Palm
Layer 2
NFTs
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
Few seconds
Medium
March 30th, 2021
Polygon
Layer 2
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
High
July 30th, 2015
Optimism
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Optimism relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Arbitrum
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Arbitrum relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Near
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
No
Few cents
1-5 seconds
Medium
April 22, 2020
Aurora
Layer 2
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few cents
2-3 seconds
Medium
July 21, 2020
Starknet
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Validium
No
Few Cents
Few seconds
Low
Not applicable as Starknet relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Avalanche
 C-Chain
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few cents
Sub-1-second
High
September 20th, 2020
Celo
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
3-5 seconds
Medium
April 22, 2020
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