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Chinese NEO development community NewEconoLabs (NEL) has published two bi-weekly reports, covering progress the team has made in January. The reports cover progress made across multiple NEL projects, including BlaCat, NEO Name Service (NNS) and the new Teemo browser wallet.

The report for the first two weeks of January may be found here, and the second half of January is covered here.

BlaCat and ZoroChain

Progress on the BlaCat game platform and SDK has primarily focused on wallet improvements, with support for ETH and BTC withdrawal now added. The mobile version’s design has been completed, alongside the development of a Partner Program, news forum and exchange.

Further research and testing of the NEO sidechain ‘ZoroChain’ have been completed in January, which helped the team to debug poor HttpServer performance issues. An in-depth study of ETH ERC-20 token transfer has been completed, and both the exchange and partner contracts have had their functionality thoroughly tested.

Teemo Browser Extension Wallet

In early January, NEL completed the design stage for its Teemo browser extension wallet, which has now entered development. Teemo will be usable by dApps, removing the need for users to expose their private key to the dApp. Teemo will also act as a dApp development platform, aiming to “greatly simplify dApp development.”

At the time of writing, NEL has implemented a few demos that:

  • Initiate contract calls from dApps, requiring user confirmation, which sign and send transactions
  • Generate avatar images based on the user’s address
  • Generates a QR code based on the user’s address

NEL is using the React framework to build the extension and has completed basic functionality such as drawing the landing page and importing existing wallets. The Teemo wallet will initially launch for the Chrome browser and will be compatible with the NEP-2 and NEP-6 standards.

NEO Name Service

NEL reported that the front-end design for its NNS DEX has been completed, which should allow users to trade .neo domains in a more secure manner. The DEX will allow purchases with NNS and includes the ability for users to list the amount they are willing to pay for domain names.

Although a fixed-price sale option will be available, the DEX will also support a Dutch auction model, where the auction begins at a high asking price and is lowered until a participant accepts the price or the reserve price is reached.

NEO Tools

NEL has applied its LightDB project to neo-cli, replacing the current LevelDB database. Local testing of this project, dubbed neo-cli-nel, has been passed successfully, and NEL claims it will use LightDB on its node in the near future.

LightDB aims to partially transform NEO’s storage into network storage and is hoped to “dramatically improve NEO’s TPS.”

The team has also fixed an issue with its NEORAY debugger, which would misplace content if the content was too long.

Finally, NEL notes that it has researched the current NEO NFT standard proposal and looked into the design of a generic NFT DEX. They have studied the compatibility of this with their current design for the NNS DEX.