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NEO

Neo Global Development (NGD) and FLETA signed a strategic partnership, where FLETA signaled its intent to use the Neo virtual machine (NeoVM) on its MainNet. Once deployed, the two entities will coordinate on various use cases – the first is expected to be a real-world Clinical Research Data Registry Platform. KyungHee University Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, will be the first partnering health facility that will integrate data collected over the past nine years onto FLETA’s NeoVM powered blockchain.

NGD Seattle lead, John deVadoss, participated in an interview with Mousebelt co-founders, Patrick McLain and Galen Danziger, as part of the REIMAGINE 2020 virtual event. During the interview, deVadoss outlined what he believes to be a fundamental flaw in enterprise-level use of blockchain technology and discussed how to attract existing developers to the industry.

deVadoss is scheduled to deliver a presentation at the BlockConf Digital virtual conference on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. deVadoss’ presentation entitled, Realizing the Smart Economy: A Standards-based Approach, will be held from 5:00 am to 6:00 am (UTC +8).

Jinghui Lia released a NeoColumn article on how developers can secure their smart contracts from attack vectors such as bugs and hackers.

Developer Groups

COZ announced the release of neo-boa v0.7.0, a compiler for Neo smart contracts written in Python. The update brought with it two new features designed to let Python developers benefit from the new tools available in NGD Seattle’s Neo Blockchain Toolkit for VS Code. Most notably, the implementation allows Python contracts to make use of the new Neo debugger.

NEXT released an article differentiating apps and dApps as part of its NeoTalk written series. The article highlighted the unique attributes of dApps, which include decentralized teams and servers, openness and transparency, and data immutability.

Ecosystem

May 18th, Jarvis+ released its fortnightly report, which highlighted an update to the WeChat app’s question and answer section and preparation for an upcoming bounty event.

May 19th, TranslateMe reported that it witnessed more than 40,000 corrections to its corpus for machine translation in the past week, which were collectively pooled from its user base.

May 20th, QLC Chain announced it is conducting a second round of the QGas buyback and burn program, which is taking place from May 21st through May 31st, 2020.

May 21st, Moonlight officially integrated with the Vivid decentralized self-sovereign identity (DSSI) solution – a proposed identity standard for the Neo ecosystem. Currently registered Moonlight users may have noticed emails which state that new claims verifying their email have been pushed to the Neo blockchain.

May 21st, Nash announced a new staking requirement for individuals to participate in its community-based forum and released a call for community members to offer translations in their native languages.

Events

May 26th: John deVadoss to speak at BlockConf Digital.