Built by developers for developers

NEAR makes it easy to build web3 for the masses

Why NEAR What others built Get involved Change the web Why NEAR What others built Get involved Change the web

“Hello NEAR!” is a friendly decentralized App that stores a greeting message. It is one of the simplest smart contracts you can create in NEAR, and the perfect gateway to introduce yourself in the world of smart contracts.

If node is installed, simply type:
> npx create-near-app

Then use interactive menu to complete.

Visit quickstart tutorial

Why build on NEAR?

The easiest way to become a Web3 Developer

Use familiar Programming Languages

Write your smart contracts in the most used or most loved language. No need to wrestle with Solidity or Vyper.

Be super-productive with our dev-tools

We have all you need – Powerful CLI, easy-to-use SDKs, and more

Help yourself with excellent documentation

Docs that answer almost any question. Loads of tutorials and examples

Get help in our daily calls

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Low cost. High speed.
 Effortlessly scale.

Nightshade sharding enables seamless scaling with minimal fees.


Transaction cost




Daily Transactions


Time to Finality

Endless earning opportunities for developers

Earn 30% of all transaction fees
Work for a project
Get a grant for your own idea

Migration from other Blockchains is easy as well

Easily run Solidity contracts on NEAR

Overcome high fees and slow speeds with Aurora – an EVM running directly on NEAR.

Coming from Terra or Solana?

With a few tweaks, your Rust contracts will work natively on NEAR.

Run substrate-based app-chains on NEAR

Build your projects using the out-of-box cross-chain interoperability, one-stop infrastructure and appchains community

“Our investors were recommending NEAR. And we were amazed by engagement from the NEAR Foundation, and the Funding team, in their commitment to making sure our project succeeded. Their support was a huge plus”
Jason Bales, Co-Founder & CSO of Playible
Moved from Terra

Explore what others have built on NEAR

Get inspired or build on top

Ref Finance
Multi-purpose DeFi Platform

Ref Finance is a community-led, multi-purpose DeFi platform built on NEAR Protocol. Ref Finance takes full advantage of NEAR’s low fees, one-to-two second finality, and WebAssembly-based runtime.

Seamless entry into “Move to Earn” economy

The SweatCoin mobile app is easy to start with and rewards you with SWEAT tokens for moving. Storing these tokens on the NEAR blockchain opens up for a move-to-earn economy.

Few and Far
The all-in-one NFT marketplace for collectors and creators.

Capitalizing on NEAR’s fractional minting costs to create a thriving ecosystem of creators and collectors exploring Web3 art in all its forms.

Explore hundreds of dApps

Join a vibrant community of developers

Use social media to connect or meet other NEARians at real-life events

“The NEAR community is amazing! When I have a question, I can get a reply in the same day, the community is open and helpful.”
Paul Crans

Building a fairer, more 
transparent world

The current web is broken.

Companies monetize and monopolize user data, disregard user privacy, and obscure their operations.

NEAR makes the decentralized web a reality.

As one of a number of emerging decentralized networks connecting the infrastructure of web3, NEAR offers end-users complete control of their data.

Forestation with digital transparency and trust