Neo Global Development announced the winners of the Neo Frontier Launchpad competition. Three major prizes of US $12,000 equivalent (plus multiplier) in NEO were awarded to the best projects in the NFT, DeFi, and General categories. Major prize winners will also receive incubation support through the Neo EcoBoost program. Additionally, eight teams won Excellence prizes, which total $5,000 equivalent (plus multiplier) in NEO and a one-hour consultation with the NGD EcoGrowth team.
NGD is showcasing top projects from the Neo Frontier Launchpad event during a demo week. A series of online presentations will run each day from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (UTC), starting Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30. NGD will record each of the sessions and upload the videos to the official Neo YouTube channel.
Neo released the Neo N3 RC4 codebase and node update, adding new features and optimizations over the previous build. RC4 is the first N3 release designated as a Formal TestNet candidate – it is the first to include all essential MainNet functionality. Over the following weeks, Neo will onboard the additional roles required for the network’s operation, including initial council members, NeoFS nodes, and Oracle nodes. During this time, testing for governance operations, token migration, and initial dApp deployments will take place to evaluate the platform’s readiness for the real world.
NGD announced the winners of the #NeoIsHere creative content community campaign. A community vote determined the top 11 submissions, and NGD will contact the winners in the coming week to distribute rewards.
Neo co-founder, Da Hongfei, participated in a webinar series hosted by OnChain entitled “Is it the Right Time to Reconsider Crypto?” In his presentation, Da discussed Bitcoin’s stages of maturity, DeFi as a new paradigm of finance, web3/next-generation internet, the metaverse, plus more.
NGD Enterprise lead, John deVadoss, participated in a panel for the Asia Innovation Summit entitled “Token-Incentivization and Community.” In the panel, deVadoss said, “Every previous wave of innovation was a passive tech stack. Blockchain tech has a robust economic protocol in place.”
NNT Catch Up
InfStones, a newcomer to the Neo ecosystem, was recently announced as an initial member of the Neo Council. Among the first non-Neo Foundation / non-Neo Global Development Council members, InfStones provides decentralized infrastructure focusing on blockchain cloud management. The InfStones team currently manages nodes across more than 50 major blockchains, including Ontology, Cosmos, Binance Smart Chain, and Polygon. It also offers API gateways and smart contract development via its platform, and is the exclusive staking partner of institutions like Circle and Poloniex.
Poly Network ecosystem growth manager, John Wang, joined BSN’s “Long Story Short” webinar series to discuss cross-chain technology with members from other blockchain ecosystems.
July 19, O3 Labs announced the launch of a bug bounty program running from July 20 through Aug. 20, 2021, and is offering up to $200,000 in rewards.
July 20, OnRamper‘s fiat ramp was integrated into Rubic, a multi-chain DeFi ecosystem that features cross-chain, p2p, and instant swaps, plus limit orders, across multiple blockchains.
July 20, Nash CEO, Kellogg Fairbank, joined the the Voices in Payments podcast to discuss blockchain, cryptocurrency, wallets, and how Nash strives to be over-compliant in a world where the regulators are lagging.
July 21, MyMingo announced that more than 7 million FLM had been staked through its platform.
July 21, MyWish integrated the token smart contract template for Neo N3 TestNet on its platform.
July 22, GhostMarket released the first article in its interview series with artists who have minted and sold NFTs on its marketplace.
July 22, O3 Labs announced the integration of multilingual support on its website, now offering English, Chinese, and Russian.
July 22, QLC Chain announced a QLC trading competition will take place on Binance July 23 through July 29 with an equivalent of $50,000 in prizes.
July 22, Bridge released a roadmap for 2021, which noted plans to integrate new verification methods, add Ethereum-based NFT support, and launch a BSC-20 version of the BRDG token Binance Smart Chain.
July 23, Poly Network established a strategic partnership with Shield, a decentralized exchange that offers perpetual trading contracts.