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NEO

On August 8th, NEO Global Development (NGD) hosted its third English NEO LIVE ask me anything (AMA) event with Switcheo. The weekly events take place on the official NEO Telegram at 8:00 pm (UTC +8) every Thursday, and aim to connect the global NEO community with ecosystem projects and developers.

NGD also held its eighth Chinese NEO LIVE AMA event with chief consultant of Dex.top exchange, Fan Fan, on August 8th. Focusing on the topic of “Decentralized Financial Liquidity Exploration,” discussions surrounded Dex.top’s “50 Plan,” the launch of NEO trading, and questions from Chinese community.

NGD rewarded five random individuals from a retweet draw with a ticket to the Bloconomic exposition taking place at the Le Meridien Putrajaya in Malaysia on August 15th and 16th.

NEO announced it will provide GAS for deploying and testing dApps on TestNet for TECHFUND platform users. TECHFUND is a Japanese technology accelerator that recently integrated support for NEO in its Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platform, Accel BaaS.

NEO is among the 30 coins included in the shortlist for potential Binance US listings. Each candidate asset must exhibit that it meets a set of five criteria surrounding issues such as compliance, governance, and development before its listing on the centralized exchange.

NNT Catch Up

After a year-long hiatus, the NEO News Today Podcast has returned with new episodes and a new host. In the return episode, Dylan Grabowski speaks with Rosemary O’Neill, co-founder of the community-governed social media network, Narrative.

Pikcio recently concluded a token swap from PKC to the new PKX token. The token swap follows an incident in which 15 million PKC (18 percent of its total supply) was deceived in a confidence trick by attackers who impersonated a major cryptocurrency platform. Of the stolen 15 million PKC, 8.5 million PKC tokens were sold by the attackers on the open market before trading was halted on Switcheo and deposits / withdrawals were suspended on Coinbene and Coinall. The PKC to PKX token swap was completed on August 3rd, 2019. Markets for PikcioChain’s PKX token on Switcheo reopened August 12th.

Developer Groups

NEO St. Petersburg Competence Center (NEO SPCC) released its second video in an animated series outlining its decentralized distributed data storage proposal for NeoFS. The second video describes how payments work in the NeoFS system.

Ecosystem

August 5th, QLC Chain released its second bi-monthly report for July, which highlighted the development of Confidant hardware, beta testing for QDEX, and updates to the Q-Wallet. QLC Chain pushed an update to the Q-Wallet, which now offers an over-the-counter (OTC) trading function.

August 5th, TranslateMe announced the addition of Virat Singh to the development team. Singh has joined the team as a senior machine translation specialist.

August 5th, Aphelion announced the integration of Bitcoin support in its v4.0.1 wallet update. When users update to the new version, they will be auto-assigned a BTC address and mnemonic phrase.

August 6th, Jarvis+ released its bi-weekly report, highlighting its efforts in supporting partners TrueChain and Nezha in managing their community channels.

August 6th, Endorsit released its weekly report which highlighted progress on its WeChat application, as well as its Android and Web app products.

August 6th, Alchemint released its July monthly report which saw SDUSD issuance decline and SNEO collateral increase. However, service fees (to be distributed in SDS) have continued to increase for the fifth month in a row. The team is in the proofreading stage of its white paper update. Lastly, Alchemint has launched its decentralized account platform, DeAcc, on a private chain for testing. DeAcc will be part of a Decentralized Fintech Framework aimed at providing services to dApps through a standard SDK access layer.

August 7th, Nash Exchange opened a community poll for members to vote on the location of an anniversary event. Options included Frankfurt, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Lisbon, Portugal; and, Munich, Germany. The poll closed with 102 votes, 40% of which chose Frankfurt as the desired location for the next event.

August 7th, Ryu Games announced the upcoming launch of NEO-based non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles, following the team’s recent contributions to the NEO NFT standard, NEP-11. Ryu Games has released two iOS games that have been distributing NFT collectibles to players on the Ontology blockchain. Following the team’s NEO NFT contract implementation, the games will begin issuing NFTs at random on both the NEO and Ontology blockchains.

August 8th, Alchemint completed the distribution of GAS generated in July to its platform users.

August 9th, Monarch Wallet announced the launch of NEO and GAS support on its iOS and Android wallets. Users can store, send, and receive NEO, but also collect GAS distributions through the wallet.

August 9th, Magic Cube released an announcement highlighting its staking partner program, and a comment competition token giveaway. The staking partner program will offer a 30% discount for early partners, bonuses for recruiting partners, and discounts on Magic Cube services. Additionally, Magic Cube is conducting an MCC airdrop competition, where the top three comments on a Twitter post will receive 5,000 MCC each. The first 250 participants will receive 200 MCC tokens.

August 9th, TranslateMe announced it will release a beta version of the iOS application, and invites to users to join in testing.

August 10th, Aphelion announced the platform has integrated ERC-20 into its non-custodial exchange, and that internal testing has begun.

August 10th, QLC Chain announced it is giving away 1 million QLC tokens and 10 Confidant stations to celebrate the listing of QGAS on Cyber exchange.

Token Listings

SEAC to list on btb.io.

QGAS to list on Cyber exchange.

Events

August 15th: Cobo Wallet – NEO LIVE.

August 20th: NEO meetup – Berlin, Germany.

August 29th: NEO Colorado meetup – Denver, US.