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NEO Global Development (NGD) has issued its January 2019 monthly report on February 1st, 2019. The NGD monthly report is designed to keep the community informed by collecting the NEO blockchain’s development, progress, and events each month.

NEO DevCon Seattle

NEO’s upcoming developer conference, scheduled for February 16th and 17th, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, was a major focus for NGD during the month of January. 47 speakers have already been announced for the two-day event. Accenture managing director Miha Kralj, three representatives from Microsoft, and the State of Washington Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector lead are scheduled to speak on the conference’s first day.

NEO-CLI 2.9.4 Release

NEO’s 2.9.4 release of its full node software, NEO-CLI, is meant to improve communication performance and stability. Development work focused on consensus node communication and pending transactions in the nodes’ memory pool.

NEO-CLI 2.9.4 can also be run as a service (in the background, with no user interface) in the Windows operating system. Support for plugins, such as the ImportBlocks plugin to speed blockchain synchronization, was also streamlined through the use of install and uninstall commands in the client.

Work also continued through the month on the upcoming 2.9.5 release, which is expected to contain numerous further improvements to NEO’s consensus mechanism and the blockchain’s stability.

NGD Annual Meeting

NEO Global Development held its annual meeting in the third week of January in Pattaya, Thailand. The meeting represented a chance for NGD employees worldwide to meet face-to-face and plan ahead for the next year’s events.

Publicity Tour

The NEO blockchain won the title of “Most Valuable Decentralized Application Platform” on January 4th at the “2019 Blockchain Value List” award ceremony in Hangzhou, China; founder Erik Zhang was interviewed by CCN on January 13th; founder Da Hongfei gave a keynote speech at Binance’s “Blockchain Week 2019” in Singapore on January 22nd; and, Zurich-based NGD director Lili Zhao moderated a panel discussion at the Caspian Week conference in Davos, Switzerland on January 25th.

Community Releases

Notable software releases from the global NEO development community in January included version 0.8.3 of neo-python, a NEO node and SDK written in the popular Python programming language. Development work on the new release included a full refactor of its command-line interface, and a focus on improving its network stability.

Financial Report

With regards to the financial report, NEO News Today contacted NGD who iterated they hope to have the report ready by DevCon.

NGD’s full January 2019 development report can be viewed at the following link:
https://neo.org/blog/details/4130