Shots for Shipping! | July 26th, 2019

July 26, 2019

Shots for Shipping! | July 26, 2019

We’re really ramping up here! We’ve set a new two-week record with 89 PRs. If you look at the trends in our output across our repos, we’ve roughly doubled PRs from our previous average for the last two weeks. That’s because we’re driving as hard and as fast as we can towards our MainNet launch.

We’re still looking for awesome projects to apply to our beta program, so don’t be shy! Also coming soon: within the next two weeks we’ll be launching our TestNet validator competition. If you’re interested, make sure to keep an eye out for the announcement (and join our discord at

In other news, we had a small celebration with the core team and some of our investors. In the middle of the festivities, co-founders Alex and Illia snuck off to discuss chunks.



89 PRs across 12 repos and 14 authors. Featured repos: nearcore, nearlib, near-shell, and near-wallet.

  • Published version v0.11.4 of nearlib
  • Added publicKey flag to shell
  • Block explorer now has live data
  • Made substantial progress on chunks
  • Extended genesis spec for all types of records in core
  • Changed account/access key serialization to protobuf in state storage
  • Added ability to login to wallet through near-shell
  • Updated the UI in wallet and improved interactions with CLI for development


Join us: there are new jobs we’re hiring across the board!
If you want to work with one of the most talented teams in the world right now to solve incredibly hard problems, check out our careers page for openings. And tell your friends!

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