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This network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end-users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users. Specifically, NEAR is designed to make it easier to: Build decentralized applications, even if you're only used to building with "traditional" web or app concepts. Onboard users with a smooth experience, even if they have never used crypto, tokens, keys, wallets, or other blockchain artifacts. Scale your application seamlessly - the underlying platform automatically expands capacity via sharding without additional costs or effort on your part.



Decentralized Finance and New Economy Models

Decentralized Finance: On Blockchain- and Smart Contract-Based Financial Markets

Paper Here citing work of Hertzog, Benartzi, and Benartzi


San Diego Blockchain Companies and Organizations

XYO Network  - blockchain's first crypto-location oracle network

Matryx - VR and blockchain-based collaboration


LunaDNA - community owned genomic and medical research database


Edge – security platform and cryptocurrency wallet


MintHealth – Decentralized health information


CoinStructive - boutique blockchain consulting firm


DealBox - a blockchain business accelerator and crowdfunding platform


CKR Law San Diego – law firm with Tech Accelerator, including a Blockchain Track





Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes - Institute for the Future (2-minute video)


19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt - Future Thinkers (10-minute video)


How does a blockchain work - Simply Explained (6-minute video)


Blockchain explained in plain English - ZDNet


The Wired Guide to the Blockchain – WIRED Magazine


The Truth About Blockchain – Harvard Business Review


What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners – Blockgeeks


Blockchain basics: Introduction to distributed ledgers - IBM


How the blockchain is changing money and business - Don Tapscott, TED talk


How the blockchain will radically transform the economy - Bettina Warburg, TED talk


We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers – Rachel Botsman, TED talk


The potential of blockchain - Mike Schwartz, TED talk






Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System - Satoshi Nakamoto


A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform – Ethereum White Paper


Ethereum  - Blockchain App Platform


Ethereum Homestead Documentation


Consensys – Learn More About Ethereum and Blockchain


Consensys Academy – The Educational Core of the Ethereum Movement


Blockchain: A technical primer – Deloitte Insights


Hyperledger – Blockchain Technologies for Business


Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies – Coursera, Princteon University


Blockchain for Business - An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies – edX, Linux Foundation


IBM Blockchain Foundation for Developers – Coursera, IBM

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