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Neo Foundation (NF) announced that Everstake, a Kyiv-based staking service platform, has become the first non-NF entity to deploy a Neo3 Preview1 TestNet consensus node. As a Neo3 Preview1 TestNet consensus node operator, Everstake intends to test Neo3 features and apply all necessary updates. In the announcement, the NF said, “as more Neo3 Preview versions become available, the current and new consensus nodes will gradually join the Neo3 TestNet.”

Neo Global Development (NGD) compiled a collection of academic publications from the Neo ecosystem, which include contributions from NeoResearch and Neo St. Petersburg Competence Center (NeoSPCC).

NGD Seattle head, John deVadoss, participated in NGD’s English Neo Live event. Neo Live is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) style community event that takes place on the official Neo Telegram channel. In the AMA, deVadoss discussed the vision for the Neo Toolkit for Visual Studio, how to begin using it, debugging, Neo3 compatibility, and plans moving forward.

Road to Neo3

Neo News Today (NNT) launched a new series titled Road to Neo3, which aims to guide readers through the progress made by Neo core developers during the development of Neo3.

The first feature in the series consists of four articles on the design and implementation of the built-in oracle service. This past week, NNT released the first two articles.

The series began with a primer on oracles and their potential use cases, providing some context and goals for the native implementation under construction for Neo.

Following the introduction to oracles, the second article delved into oracle transactions, the most fundamental component of the oracle solution. It examined the proposed transaction structure and how these transactions are relayed through the network.

The next two articles in the Road to Neo3: Oracles series will be released the week of January 20th, 2020.

Developer Groups

NEXT is running a competition to change the name of its wallet application, NeoLine, which is open from January 13th through January 21st. The new name must be in Chinese, and there will be rewards pools that distribute up to ten NEO.

Ecosystem

January 13th, CEX.io, a UK-based custodial exchange, announced the listing of NEO and GAS with pairs against the US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), and British Pound (GBP). Along with fiat currency pairings, exchange users will be able to convert fiat to NEO or GAS via credit card (Visa or Mastercard), ACH direct deposit, or wire transfers.

January 15th, Switcheo announced an equity investment from Neo Eco Fund, which comes as part of Neo’s broader EcoBoost ecosystem growth initiative. Starting on February 11th, 2020, SWTH will no longer be directly collected as trading fees on Neo blockchain-based markets. Instead, Neo’s native GAS token will be accepted as payment for trading fees.

January 16th, Neo Colorado announced its first event of 2020 — Why Neo and how can I use it to BUIDL? — will take place on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, in Denver, Colorado. It will be an educational forum in a series of events taking place in the week leading up to ETHDenver, called “BUIDL Week,” and will offer a structured presentation towards builders, developers, and blockchain-based businesses.

January 18th, TranslateMe announced the launch of its network reward campaign, which will reward users in TME tokens for using the TranslateMe Telegram application to participate in select groups.

January 19th, QLC Chain has announced the first batch of successful applicants of its early-bird node sponsorship campaign for voting and mining node operators. Additionally, the team has updated both its iOS and Android QWallet mobile applications.

Token Listings

NEO/GAS listed on CEX.io.

Events

February 12th: Neo Colorado meetup – Denver, US.