NEAR, an open-source Layer 1 blockchain platform, has partnered with Google Cloud to enhance usability and accessibility for developers and users in the Web3 space, in a bid to boost adoption. NEAR’s vision for Web3 is to provide a decentralized and secure environment where users can control and own their identity, data, and assets. However, usability has been identified as one of the biggest hurdles to achieving this goal.
NEAR’s scalable and dynamically sharded network aims to make it easier for developers to build usable products, with the final phase of NEAR’s architecture roadmap, Nightshade Sharding, set to enable the platform to handle surges in demand and support billions of users. Google Cloud’s infrastructure services will power the NEAR ecosystem, enabling developers to focus on building projects without having to reinvent infrastructure with each new project.
NEAR’s focus on usability and accessibility is embedded in the core protocol itself, with features such as human-readable addresses and meta-transactions designed to remove complexities and provide a simpler, friendlier interface for users. The partnership with Google Cloud includes a dedicated technical support program for NEAR grant recipients, supporting new projects taking their first steps in the ecosystem.
As NEAR continues to prioritize usability and accessibility, its partnership with Google Cloud will further enhance its capabilities and help it achieve its vision for Web3. With over 1,000 active projects and 22 million users, NEAR’s collaboration with Google Cloud is an important step towards the mass adoption of Web3 technologies.