Blockchain platform, NEAR, has announced that it is launching the world’s first Blockchain Operating System (BOS) which will provide a common layer for browsing and discovering open web experiences compatible with any blockchain.
Available on alpha.near.org, the BOS is described as a composable frontend for Web3 which will allow end-users to easily and frictionlessly discover all of Web3’s possibilities in one seamless experience. End-users can explore Web3 experiences, social, and news all in one place.
According to the organization, anyone in the Open Web ecosystem can create their own frontends (i.e., their own versions of alpha.near.org), compatible with the blockchain of their choice. This means that builders from any ecosystem can create components in just a few lines of code and take advantage of fast onboarding to help make new and custom Web3 experiences.
Below is what NEAR said:
This is an industry first. With the addition of composable frontends to the tech stack, NEAR now becomes the Blockchain Operating System, allowing seamless, one-time onboarding and removing friction points like making accounts for every experience, while supercharging development from a collection of over 1,800 components
The system comes with the added advantage that developers can use it to create and code interfaces in a single environment with the ability to fork a host of components to build apps faster and more efficiently than ever before.
With this move, NEAR says it aims to make its platform the entry point for the ‘Open Web’ for users and developers alike, and make both Web3 and Web2 easier than ever to access and navigate.
According to NEAR, the platform is building upon its blockchain which already comes with key advantages including being simple, with a flexible account model, and human-readable accounts, enabling users to choose any name they want instead of a string of letters and numbers.
“This has created and sustained a thriving NEAR ecosystem with more than 23 million accounts and over a thousand projects building.”
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