NEAR Network, one of the most promising and scalable blockchains of the Web3 sphere, becomes increasingly popular among NFT-centric applications developers. Its resource-efficiency and high throughput unlock amazing opportunities for novel and existing NFT collections and marketplaces.

NFTs on NEAR Network at a glance: Protocols, users, metrics

NEAR Network is a top-tier programmatic blockchain protocol and a hosting platform for decentralized applications. Non-fungible tokens were among the top priorities of NEAR Protocol’s ecosystem since its launch.

NFT euphoria of 2021 brings new protocols to NEAR Network’s family of dApps. As such, it became a reliable decentralized backend for a clutch of mainstream NFT protocols.

As of July, 2022, NEAR Protocol hosts 34 decentralized applications, DappRadar Web3 tracker says.

Out of this number, 9 (26,4%) belong to ‘Marketplaces’ and ‘Collectibles’ categories. Mintbase, Paras 2.0, and Picipo are the most popular of them.

Top NFT protocols of NEAR ecosystem

NFTs protocols on NEAR are focused on creating immersive digital experiences for pros and newbies.

Mintbase

Mintbase is an infrastructure NFT project; it allows every team to deploy digital collectibles drop or NFT marketplace on NEAR Network.

Paras 2.0

Paras 2.0 is the only NFT project ranked in Top-5 NEAR Protocol’s dApps by net balance. Paras 2.0 is a newbie-friendly NFTs marketplace; not unlike Ethereum-based Mintable or OpenSea, it allows users to buy/sell exclusive cards with fictional heroes.

Picipo

Picipo is an eccentric multi-blockchain NFT marketplace for the next generation of digital creators. Besides NEAR Network, it works on BNB Chain, Polygon, and Aurora.

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