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Neo Global Development (NGD) released its monthly report for February 2020, with a new format that divided the information into four new categories: Protocol Development, Infrastructure & Tools Development, Marketing & Operations, and Ecosystem Growth.

Noteworthy efforts from development groups included the milestone release of Neo Toolkit for .NET v1.0 by NGD Seattle, which included significant improvements to the Visual DevTracker component, and a new Mixed-Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model for generating dBFT proofs, designed by NeoResearch to help refine its final proposal for dBFT 3.0.

The NGD Ecosystem Growth department bore many fruits in the way of partnerships with: Tor.us, a gateway to decentralized ecosystems via Google, Facebook, and other OAuth logins; Blockgeeks, a blockchain education platform; Van Lang University in Vietnam; and more.

In its monthly report, NGD announced a partnership with Suterusu, a second layer privacy protocol. Suterusu was established in August 2019 with a vision to increase the privacy of smart contracts, transactions, and data for various blockchain networks. In a conversation with Neo News Today, Suterusu CTO, Huang Lin, said Neo is the first public blockchain that will implement its second layer privacy solutions.

NGD hosted Edison, the founder of the NEXT community, on the Chinese version of Neo Live. Edison discussed the Neoline wallet in terms of security, convenience, and comprehensive API services. Edison also noted that NEXT wants to promote community engagement within the Neo ecosystem.

Road to Neo3

Neo News Today (NNT) released the final episode of the state root feature on its Road to Neo3 series. The article outlined how Patricia tries and Merkle trees are used to create Merkle Patricia tries (MPT), and it’s application to the Neo3 blockchain.

NNT Catch Up

NeoResearch announced its intent to produce formal correctness proofs for dBFT, the consensus mechanism used by the Neo blockchain. This process is facilitated through the development of mathematical models that can be used to predict failures and attacks related to consensus. The third version of dBFT is intended to further improve the reliability of Neo’s consensus by preventing block generation delays.

Ecosystem

March 9th, TranslateMe updated its Telegram Translator MVP, which incorporated the ability to refer users and earn NEP-5 TMN tokens as rewards.

March 9th, Jarvis+ released its fortnightly update, which included additions to its WeChat and AI application, as well as preparations for an upcoming bounty.

March 10th, 0xGames CMO, Alex Fedd, participated in an interview with DappRadar, where he discussed the team’s blockchain agnostic games and referenced the Neo blockchain.

March 11th, QLC Chain announced a sharp increase in recent users, with more than 2,600 QWallet downloads from Indonesia, Russia, the Philippines, and the US.

March 11th, TranslateMe announced the addition of Sam Yastas to its team. Yastas is an entrepreneur based in the greater Boston, US area.

March 13th, QLC Chain conducted a 200,000 QGAS token buyback and burn program via the QWallet mobile application.

March 13th, Jarvis+ released an article offering an overview of how it is building its decentralized AI products to service the online-to-offline (O2O) commerce market. Jarvis+ claims to offer online community managers concise and intuitive analysis results such as active packages, hot topics, group sentiment index, and spam classification.

March 13th, Alchemint released a warning that users who have issued SAR contracts to mint SDUSD stablecoins may face potential liquidation. The announcement followed a sharp decline of more than 30% across the entire cryptocurrency market that resulted in the liquidation of a third of all SDUSD SAR contracts and puts more than half at a critical risk of liquidation.

March 14th, Nash underwent maintenance on its exchange to resolve interaction issues with their third-party Kafka provider. Founder, Fabio Canesin, also announced that public testing of BTC trading was to begin the following week.