While web2 centralization plays the zero-sum game, web3 is for everyone. It’s a positive-sum dynamic. Everybody can win. It’s not competitive. It’s collaborative. It’s not dog-eat-dog. It’s a different animal. (Pun intended). It’s in a different CAT(tegory). :) Web3 outgrew web2. Web3 transcends web2. Web3 gives everyone the opportunity to partNEAR with whomever they like. I have seen it. I have lived it.

Remember the illustration on an island? NEAR Protocol is like a reclaimed island. It’s pretty much like the reclamation island in UAE, where they created islands from scratch. They even shaped the islands into a palm. Well…


A commoner is defined as an ordinary person without a rank or title. But a commoNEAR is a person, in this case a regular Filipino, who has integrated NEAR Protocol into his life, both privately and professionally. In the NEAR future, more and more Filipinos are going to open NEAR wallets, exchange NFTs with people around the world, and transact with one another in NEAR.

A commoNEAR is a sophisticated Filipino who knows how to invest in different vehicles on NEAR Protocol. His education comes from NEAR Protocol Philippines and other resources within the NEAR ecosystem. He or she is…


NEAR Protocol is pretty NEARturing (nurturing) when it comes to developing whether a community or an individual. Let me give you an analogy. It’s like migrating to another country. That country has a program for integrating prospective citizens into the culture. You may call it the immigration department or immigration office.

The immigration office may conduct seminars and programs to orient the new citizen on what it takes to be a citizen of that country. The immigrant may be oriented of the history of the country, the government structure, economic system, welfare system, traffic laws, even the language itself. …


While web2 brought us the internet of information where data freely flows throughout the world, web3 affords us the internet (iNEARnet) of value. In web2, we can only have an interchange of information, be they video, text, audio, image, etc. But if we want to sell something, we still go to the offline world and hand over cash to each other.

With web3, though, we not only can communicate on different avenues, videocalling, voicecalling, text message, voice messages, Morse code, sign language, etc, we can interact with one another in a more sophisticated way via blockchain. We can buy and…


From blockchain’s perspective, the period before the advent of Bitcoin, circa 2008/2009, can be termed B.C.E. (Before Crypto Era). Then after this pivotal point in time can be tagged as A.D. (After Decentralization). Even these chronological categorizing are just being coined right now, as this content is written. (pun intended on the “coinage”) Crypto Era is truly the creators’ period. And creators are considered designers. Well in this case, “desigNEARs.”

Before blockchain, there were only a handful of careers in design. This field is also called creative professions. When people would say they were designers or creatives, they usually meant…


Governance has been the subject of debates for a long time. This is because it affects the lives of many. It’s a heavy responsibility. Take, for instance, the governing of a country. Whatever the form of government is in that state, the decisions made by the authorities, can affect the quality of the lives of its citizens. Since the scope of governance is both wide and deep, we shall just confine it to the difference between a centralized process and a decentralized one.

Throughout history, when power is centralized to a few individual, and especially to a single individual, the…


How do you learn? Are you the reader type? Are you the listener type? Or are you the hands-on type, someone who learns by doing? Regardless of what your learning style is, you can educate yourself on blockchain with NEAR Protocol. This is the official site: https://near.org/.

But there are other ways for you to educate yourself on blockchain with NEAR Protocol. For instance, the official website has many features, like blogs, and whitepaper if you are more technical. …


Web2.0 seems to have diluted our sense of identity. It has created a cookie cutter path to success. It has forced people to a mold that is pre-fabricated. The centralized tech giants are imposing a certain system that, unless you conform, you won’t be accepted by the system. And therefore, people have lost touch with their inner inclination. Even if you are an entrepreneur, you have to jump through hoops.

Moreover, Big Techs store your date in their servers. And they can sell them to advertisers and to whomever is interested in your data. It’s big techs’ business model. Big…


I can’t believe my eyes when I see Dan2x on a Zoom call. Before we would only chat on Telegram either one on one or in the group channel. Now I am able to speak with him face to face. I was always curious who Dan2x was. I was intrigued by this guy’s story. This is because he mentioned that with NEARCrowd he’s earning more than his day job. On top of that, he’s been very kind enough to help other NEARCrowders on the group chat. He would tell them the best practices and tips of the trade.

We also…


From the previous content pieces, you have learned that the pandemic can either make you or break you. The choice is yours. Chances are that if you are able to read this piece, you are far from broken, or far from broke. For one, you still have electricity from which you get power to turn your device on. Second, the fact that you are not on the road looking for food implies that you still have some supplies to survive on.

You may need to do some inner engineering, some mind setting. You see, mindset is very powerful. With your…

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