Near protocol is a blockchain that uses its proof of stake ‘Nightshade’, a sharding solution that aims to scale the blockchain more efficiently.
What is Aurora?
Aurora is a layer two scaling solution that is built on Near protocol to implement Ethereum decentralized apps. Aurora uses the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) to link Ethereum smart contracts and assets.
Mainnet vs. Testnet
There are two networks on Aurora : Mainnet and Testnet. The endpoints are as follows: