NEAR Protocol (NEAR) Crypto Exchange

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What is NEAR Protocol?

NEAR Protocol is a smart contract-based blockchain, aiming to compete with the inescapable king of dApps – Ethereum. NEAR’s mainnet was released in 2020 and strives to become the best community-driven cloud computing platform. There are three names at the root of the project: Illia Polosukhin, Alexander Skidanov, and Erik Trautman.

The NEAR platform is perfectly designed for dApps to overcome the limitations of other smart contract-based blockchain projects. Its main feature in this area is a community-governed sharding mechanism that allows NEAR to provide high throughput, high speed, and good cross-compatibility. The NEAR team states that its network’s TPS is as high as 100,000 transactions per second, while transaction fees are 10,000x less than Ethereum’s.

NEAR is a native currency of the NEAR blockchain. It’s primarily used to pay transaction fees and data storing across the blockchain. Moreover, NEAR Protocol supports other tokens, “wrapped” from other blockchains. For example, one of the project’s big achievements is its bridge with Ethereum, which allows users to transfer their ERC-20 tokens to the NEAR network.

How to Buy NEAR Protocol?

Users can buy NEAR on ChangeNOW for one of 700+ cryptocurrencies or for 50+ fiat currencies:

Pick NEAR as the “You get” currency aboveChoose crypto or fiat to buy NEAR withEnter your NEAR Protocol wallet addressSend your deposit to a one-time addressReceive your exchanged coins in ~5 mins!

How to Sell NEAR Protocol?

Swap NEAR Protocol coins for an asset from our rich crypto selection by following the steps below:

Pick NEAR as “You Send” currency above.Choose the asset you’d like to get for your NEAREnter the wallet address of the coin you’d like to getSend your deposit to a one-time addressReceive your exchanged coins in ~5 mins!

NEAR to USD exchange

ChangeNOW provides for all your exchanging needs, even beyond crypto to crypto transactions, allowing users to buy or sell NEAR with a bank account or a Visa/Mastercard credit card. This service also does not require registration, even in the case of cashing out. With ChangeNOW you will get the best possible exchange rates, and only the required minimum amount of fees, such as network fees.

Why exchange NEAR with ChangeNOW

  • ChangeNOW is a non-custodial service, and we never control, store, or hold your funds in any way.
  • Once you deposit your NEAR at the address, your exchange is complete within minutes.
  • We offer NEAR exchange options along with a versatile range of other cryptocurrency assets to choose from.
  • We don’t require you to sign up, remember passwords, or go through elaborate procedures to get what’s legitimately yours.
  • We don’t believe in limiting you, your money, or your earning potential. Swap as much as you like – limits are not our thing.