By integrating with NEAR Network, Infura developers will have greater access to a carbon-neutral ecosystem with minimal environmental footprint. Because NEAR operates on a unique sharded blockchain called Nightshade, it has limitless scaling capabilities allowing transaction-heavy decentralized applications to function effortlessly with low fees. Transactions are processed at 14 tps on Ethereum and 7 tps on Bitcoin. As it stands, NEAR embodies similar characteristics as the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap, including PoS and shard chains. Additionally, the partnership allows developers to build decentralized applications using popular programming languages such as Rust and AssemblyScript as well as provides developers access to superior learning resources. By integrating with the NEAR Protocol, Infura provides developers building on its platform greater access to a carbon-neutral ecosystem with minimal environmental footprint.