NEAR is a blockchain platform designed to facilitate the creation and deployment of decentralized applications (dApps) through its scalable and secure infrastructure. The platform also offers development and coding tools, such as smart contract templates and Rust programming language, to support developers in building high-performance applications that can process large volumes of data. NEAR has its own native cryptocurrency, called NEAR token, that is used to facilitate transaction processing and incentivize participants of the network to contribute to its growth and development. NEAR aims to make dApp development accessible to a wider audience by streamlining the process and minimizing the complexity and costs associated with creating and launching decentralized applications.