Recently, Layer Zero announced the integration of Near Protocol!
This is a fairly positive signal for the NearEcosystem and Defi on Near, as this will enable Near to interact with 40+ blockchains. In this way, different multichain platforms can begin to integrate the Near network!
Since Near is a fairly advanced Layer 1 solution, and has large funds for the development of its own ecosystem, this may affect the growth of DeFi on Near and, accordingly, the increase in the price of the $NEAR token! At the moment, the price of $NEAR is already showing excellent growth along with other top Layer 1 like $SOL!