Taking Ethereum beyond the stratosphere

Aurora is an Ethereum Virtual Machine created by the team at the NEAR Protocol, delivering a turn-key solution for developers to operate their apps on an Ethereum-compatible, high-throughput, scalable and future-safe platform, with low transaction costs for their users.

Full Ethereum compatibility
Aurora is fully compatible with Ethereum. No need to re-write your applications.
High throughput and scalability
Aurora runs on the NEAR Protocol, one of the highest performance third-generation L1 protocols, from one of the most highly regarded teams in the industry.
Low transaction costs
Your users will not only enjoy fast transactions, but very economical ones as well.
Features, Features, Features
From its core SputnikVM, to full tool-chain support, to gasless meta transactions, Aurora is the most advanced EVM on the market.
Trustless Bridging
The Aurora Bridge, as a part of the NEAR Rainbow Bridge, is the only fully trustless asset bridge in the Ethereum industry.
Base currency is ETH
Transaction fees in Aurora are paid in the base currency, ETH, providing a great UX for users, and opening the door to interesting ecosystem sustainability possibilities.

The big picture
An Ethereum-compatible scaling solution

The Aurora environment consists of the Aurora Engine, a high performance EVM—Ethereum Virtual Machine—and the Aurora Bridge, facilitating trustless transfer of ETH and ERC-20 tokens between Ethereum and Aurora, within a great user experience.

Aurora exists and is operated as an independent, self-funded initiative, but will continue to leverage the shared team DNA and continually evolving technology of the NEAR Protocol. The governance of Aurora will take a hybrid form of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization—the AuroraDAO—complemented by a traditional entity which will hold one of several seats in the AuroraDAO.

Aurora ecosystem
The momentum is building

Here are some of the projects that have launched on Aurora and are benefitting from the first-mover advantage.

Pulsar Finance
Your Aurora and NEAR Portfolio Tracker (DEFI + NFTs)
Pyth
The Pyth network is a first-party financial oracle network
Fireblocks
Fireblocks is an easy to use platform for creating new blockchain based products, and managing day-to-day digital asset operations.
Cookbook
Find, Deploy, Contribute Smart Contracts.
Flair
Web3 Platform with scalable smart contract framework
Freename
Redefining Web3 naming system
DEV3
Blockchain low-code app development and automation
ShowMe
A simple way to connect creators and fans
Tonana
Blockchain connector for liquidity & protocols
Airdropme
The Most Cost-Effective Tool For Airdrops, Token Distributions in Bulk & DAO Rewards
Etherspot
EVM-compatible platform that accelerates ideas and their execution
Swidge
Swidge [swidʒ] across chains, bridging and swapping across multiple chains with only one transaction. Access all crypto ecosystems in one spot.
MetaPool
Meta Pool is the leading liquid staking solution for wNEAR holder. Stake wNEAR & receive stNEAR tokens
Chainstack
Chainstack's suite of managed blockchain services connects Web3 builders with decentralized infrastructure.
3six9
3six9 is developing future-proof Dapps for digital assets, built on Aurora and NEAR Protocol. We aim to provide an application that is utilization-centric to enhance user experience when creating and curating NFTs.
RocketX
Hybrid exchange, CEX + DEX Aggregator enhancing multi-chain trading
Coinbase
Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing cryptocurrency.
NEX
NEX is a perpetual and spot DEX that supports zero price impact trades and low slippage.
Rabby Wallet
Rabby Wallet is a game-changing wallet for Ethereum and all EVM chains.
Symbiosis
Symbiosis is a cross-chain liquidity aggregation protocol.
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