NEAR, a blockchain platform aimed at simplifying and democratizing access to decentralized applications, announced its move to a blockchain operating system (BOS) at its ETHDenver conference and hackathon on March 2nd. Did.

The move marks an important milestone in the development of Web3, as NEAR will be the first blockchain to introduce a common layer for browsing and discovering open web experiences compatible with all blockchains. .

Bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3

The Internet has evolved from a static, informative iteration of the Web1 to a dynamic, interactive Web2. Web2 is dynamic, interactive, and centrally managed and controlled by a few large technology companies.

The next evolution of the internet, Web3, aims to be decentralized, user-owned and powered by blockchain technology. However, Web3 faces adoption challenges due to fragmentation as each blockchain network is siled and difficult for users and developers to navigate.

BOS aims to bridge the gap between Web2 and Web3 by providing a common layer for browsing and discovering open web experiences. Users flow between experiences built by different developers or on different chains, so they get an experience similar to using a single app. Meanwhile, developers enjoy full front-end composability, increasing their ability to build and launch apps.

Alpha.near.org – Gateway to BOS

NEAR has launched alpha.near.org, the first preview of a gateway that developers will build on top of the blockchain operating system. Alpha.near.org is a configurable multi-chain frontend for developers, with over 1800 components already up and running. These components allow developers to improve the user experience and her Web3 accessibility.

FastAuth for onboarding

NEAR also launched FastAuth, a solution for fast onboarding to BOS via web login. FastAuth improves usability and accessibility for a variety of end users and makes it easier for developers to manage. It’s mobile friendly, passkey enabled, and doesn’t require a crypto wallet to be enabled.

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