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NEO Global Development’s (NGD) Zürich branch released a brief video highlighting the recent three-day developer training sponsored by Swisscom Blockchain.

NEO released meeting minutes from its most recent Digital Asset Alliance (DAA) virtual roundtable meeting. The DAA was founded to gain clarity regarding regulatory issues surrounding digital assets and seeks to establish best practices for future offerings of digital securities.

Topics of conversation included security token offerings (STO) versus initial exchange offerings (IEO), tokenizing physical assets, digital identity, and various jurisdictional regulations. The virtual roundtable consisted of representatives from TokenSquare, Maven 11 Capital, Curio Capital, and Bridge Protocol’s CEO Stephen Hyduchak.

NEO hosted NEOJOY 2019 in Beijing on April 20th, which included presentations from representatives of NGD, NEO-NEXT, BlaCat, and Fishchain.

NNT Catch Up

Senno, a customer data monetization platform, recently completed the Startup Bootcamp (SBC) Energy Australia accelerator program. The SBC accelerator program received over 650 applications from 28 cities across four continents and concluded on April 11th with SBC Demo Day.

Senno was purportedly able to acquire more than 10 million user profiles in the second half of the accelerator program, and register 500 users to share and monetize their data through its platform. By the conclusion of the program, Senno had designed an MVP for the monetization of data verification, with a particular focus in the energy sector.

Developer Groups

COZ released Neon Wallet v2.2.1 with new features including automated exports of a wallet’s transaction data into .CSV format, increased support for loading script hashes of tokens, and the addition of a “universal catch all error boundary” using React 16.

NewEconoLabs (NEL) released its first bi-weekly report for April, which noted the deployment of a new NEO Name Service (NNS) contract on both the NEO TestNet and MainNet. Additionally, NEL has released an updated version of its Teemo wallet, v1.1.2, which brings a complete set of dAPI functions, full MainNet support, and a bilingual (Chinese/English) interface. Lastly, NEL also reported its contributions to NEO core repositories, most notably to NeoVM.

NEL also released an article highlighting the NEO Name Service (NNS) and QR scan code binding process. In traditional P2P payment platforms (i.e., WeChat, Venmo) users can verify the identity of another party before confirming the transfer of funds. With private wallets, users still can scan a QR code of a recipient, however, identifying information to verify the address of another user is typically a non-descriptive public key. NEL has developed the functionality to bind QR codes with NNS domain names, making it more straightforward for users to verify the identity of people with whom they transact.

NeoResearch has added new functionality and support to its browser-based compiler for NEO smart contracts. The project aims to allow anyone to easily build, test, or deploy smart contracts without needing to set up their own development environments. The project began in late 2017 and currently supports the development of contracts in C#, Java, Python, and Golang. Development of a new major version, 4.0, is currently in the works.

Ecosystem

April 15th, For The Win (FTW) released an overview of progress made in Q1 2019. FTW recently launched its NEP-5 Lottery Platform (NLP) as well as supporting API documentation. The project also introduced a referral program where users receive a reward of 5% on referred lottery ticket purchases. FTW plans to test its next NLP smart contract in April, which will “allow people to create their own custom lottery with options of chances, fees, duration and more.”

April 15th, Switcheo Exchange announced the impending launch of EOS trading through a strategic partnership with Obolus. CEO Ivan Poon responded to a NEO News Today inquiry by revealing that “The cross-chain trading between EOS and NEO will come shortly after the EOS DEX launch.”

April 15th, Trinity Protocol released its bi-weekly report for the first half of April, which highlighted user stories, development of channels for transactions, and the addition of English and Chinese support in the GUI’s status channel. Looking forward, Trinity aims to “focus on optimizing user experience and modularization of [the] product structure.”

April 15th, Red Pulse released an update, which covered development progress over the previous month along with Q1 reports for various major Chinese economic sectors. Recent platform updates focused primarily on user experience improvements for both readers and content producers.

April 16th, Effect.AI announced its token migration to the EOS blockchain will begin at 11:00am (UTC+2) on Tuesday, April 30th. Five days before the planned opening of the Token Swap Portal, Effect.AI aims to release videos and written tutorials, which will include detailed steps for swapping old EFX for new tokens. EFX token holders are not going to be able to swap their NEP-5 EFX for EOS EFX through exchange addresses.

April 18th, Guardian Circle posted a video-based project update, which included a projected timeframe for the release of Guardian Circle v3.0 and the project’s next steps. The team aims to launch its application for both iPhone and Android in late April or early May, though a hard push for an April 2019 release is currently underway. Following the launch of 3.0, Guardian Circle aims to grow the user network, and open its API along with releasing corresponding documentation.

April 18th, Aphelion released an announcement stating “an update is overdue” as the project had “been quiet the past few weeks.” CEO Ian Holtz iterated the development team’s focus is on multichain wallet support for BTC and other blockchains, an instant matching engine for the non-custodial exchange, and a “new look and feel for the wallet UI.”

April 19th, Red Pulse announced an integration with Binance’s new blockchain, Binance Chain. Under the terms of the agreement, the Red Pulse PHOENIX (PHX) NEP-5 token on the NEO blockchain will coexist with a native Red Pulse Phoenix (PHB) token on Binance Chain. Total circulating supply will remain unchanged, as live tokens on one blockchain will have a frozen counterpart on the other. The Red Pulse website will provide 1:1 conversion back and forth.

Token Listings

NEO Name Credit (NNC) listed on BitMart.

QLC listed on BitAsset.

GAS listed on HitBtc.

Events

April 23rd: NEO Colorado workshop – Denver

April 23rd: NEO-ONE Building a dApp workshop – Seattle

April 27th: Nash Quarterly Report – London