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More than 2,200,000 Hotels & Accommodations ready to be purchased in NEAR

13 Dec 2022
14 Dec 2022
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What is NEAR Protocol (NEAR)?

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NEAR Protocol is a smart contract capable, Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain designed as a community-run cloud computing platform and host for decentralised applications (dApps). NEAR’s native token is also called NEAR, and is used to pay for transaction fees and storage.

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NEAR Protocol’s mission is to “make crypto and blockchain effortless to understand and use”. To help achieve this, they’ve incorporated features like human-readable account names and the ability for new users to interact with dApps and smart contracts without requiring a wallet at all.


Work on the NEAR Protocol began at the end of 2018 and has since grown to more than fifty people, including former employees of Facebook, Google and Niantic.

Alexander Skidanov
Alexander Skidanov

Alexander began his career at Microsoft, where he worked as a software developer. After which, he moved on to co-found his own company, NEAR. At NEAR, he served as a senior software developer before transitioning to Director Engineering.

Illia Polosukhin
Illia Polosukhin

Illia is an artificial intelligence researcher who’s passionate about machine intelligence and understanding natural language. He started his career as a software engineer at Salford Systems before becoming an engineering manager at Google. Since 2017, he has been working at NEAR, which he co-founded.

Julie Bissinger
Julie Bissinger
Chief of Staff

After working at Facebook for more than five years, Julie became business operations manager at NEAR. She held this position for more than a year before transitioning into chief of staff, a position she currently holds.

Ozan İşgör
Ozan İşgör
Software Engineer

In 2020, Ozan left his previous position as a booking manager to study at Le Wagon's Web Development Bootcamp. After graduating, he further developed his coding skills by joining Kodluyoruz's JavaScript bootcamp. Through his studies, he developed an extensive understanding of 6+ coding languages and has since become engrossed in Web3 and Blockchain at NEAR.

A. Çağatay Soyer
A. Çağatay Soyer
Software Developer

Soyer joined the Le Wagon coding bootcamp and completed 350 coding challenges over 45 days. He joined NEAR as a Software Developer in April 2021 - his first tech job after completing the bootcamp.

Matt Hussey
Matt Hussey
Content Lead

Matt is an award-winning London based writer, editor, and content creator. His role at NEAR is to bring NEAR's principles to a global audience, while helping to shape and organise the internal and external narrative of the business through writing and other rich media formats.

To learn more about the team, read NEAR’s whitepaper.

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NEAR Use Cases

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Smart Contracts

NEAR Protocol is a scalable smart contract platform that supports decentralised applications of almost any kind. Developers who create smart contracts receive a portion of the transaction fees that their contracts generate. The remainder of each transaction fee is burned, increasing the scarcity of the NEAR token.


NEAR token holders can delegate their tokens to earn rewards. By staking your tokens, you help to secure the network and earn rewards. When you delegate your tokens, you are depositing your token with a specific staking pool that has been deployed by a validator. The amount of staking rewards you can earn is proportionate to the total amount of tokens staked to the network.


The NEAR governance protocol is unique as resource distribution is not handled by the platform’s Decentralised Autonomous Organisation. Instead, the NEAR Foundation is entrusted with this obligation. The non-profit organisation is in charge of protocol maintenance, ecosystem funding, and protocol governance. NEAR has a dedicated governance forum for community input.

How to Pay with NEAR

Visit and search for a hotel, home, flight, or other travel product by entering your destination and dates.

Select your desired choice from the available options.

Enter the required traveller details.

Select Crypto as your payment method, then select NEAR.

Click Complete Reservation. In your NEAR wallet, input the generated address by scanning the provided QR code or by copying the text. Ensure that the exact NEAR amount is entered and send the payment.

Click Payment sent. Your transaction will be processed and you will receive a confirmation email once your voucher or e-ticket is available.

Buy, Sell and Trade NEAR

Exchanges and partners where you can buy, sell and trade NEAR:

Store NEAR

Store your NEAR securely with the following wallets:


What makes the NEAR Protocol unique?

The NEAR Protocol is designed to provide the ideal environment for dApps by overcoming the typically low throughput, low speeds, and poor cross-compatibility of competing systems.

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