Neo Global Development has announced the winners of the Neo Frontier Launchpad development competition. In total, more than 670 developers registered for the event designed to introduce the features and tools of Neo N3. On the winning projects, NGD said:

The final results were extremely close, with some of the awards determined by mere fractions of a point. We are extremely proud of everyone who took part in the event and hope you all continue to build your projects in the Neo ecosystem.

In the end, we could only award 11 projects. However, with the emergence of such a wide range of fantastic projects, it is clear that there is a bright future ahead for the Neo N3 blockchain.

The Launchpad event took place in two phases: planning and development. The “Planathon” phase of the event allowed teams to submit a project plan and receive feedback. The best plans received “multipliers” between 1.1x and 1.5x, applied to the team’s final prize. Participants built their concepts during the Development phase, which ran from June 12 through July 12, 2021.

The hackathon judges came from a variety of backgrounds. The panel included representatives from Exodus, Ledger, CV Labs, Blockchain Cuties, CoinTelegraph, Neo Foundation, NGD Enterprise, Multicoin Capital, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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. The NFT and DeFi awards went to the projects that demonstrated the most outstanding use of the respective technologies, while the General category winner displayed exceptional overall use of Neo N3’s features. 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.

All winners will receive a custom vested NEO package through Neo’s Early Adoption Program. This is designed to reward participants for continual development beyond the competition and will be released based on certain milestones determined by NGD EcoGrowth.

An overview of the Neo Frontier Launchpad winners can be found below:

Best NFT Project


Rentfuse is a protocol layer that enables Neo N3 NFT owners to rent out their assets. Owners can lend NFTs to generate revenue and borrowers can rent NFTs to use them temporarily. A smart contract manages the NFT rent agreements between owners and tenants and provides a functional interface to other contracts that allow the interaction with rented assets. Furthermore, NFTs don’t change ownership through the whole rent process, removing the risk of not having an asset returned.

Best DeFi Project


Lyrebird intends to be a community-owned synthetic asset platform that can mint fungible tokens pegged to the values of world currencies, securities, crypto assets, and anything else that can have a well-defined price. The protocol maintains pegs on desired currencies by guaranteeing that the Lyrebird token (LRB) can always be exchanged for each stablecoin at a fair value. For example, $1 worth of LRB can be consumed to mint one Lyrebird USD (LUSD) token, and vice versa. The protocol relies on arbitrageurs to stabilize the prices of its stablecoins on exchanges.

Best General Project

Intellij Plugin for Neo Blockchain

The Intellij Plugin for Neo Blockchain is the Neo Blockchain Toolkit for VS Code analog for JetBrains Intellij-based IDEs. It allows users to create and manage PrivateNets, explore blocks and transactions, create wallets and transfer assets, and deploy and invoke contracts on PrivateNets.

Excellence Awards


Impel is an innovative solution designed to help motivate people and communities to become fitter by providing an incentivized financial approach. It does so by leveraging N3 smart contracts to manage financial commitments to challenges and verifying activity by collecting data from the Strava fitness tracking application.


At launch, HumSwap is focused on NFTs. Users can play PitaToss to win both PITA or rare NFTs, participate in Auctions to win NFTs, or purchase an NFT directly with PITA tokens. HumSwap draws inspiration from projects such as CryptoPunks, Pancakeswap, and Uniswap. Follow-on releases are planned to include Liquidity Pool and Swap functionality, as well as NFT related integrations into DeFi products (such as multiplier-based rewards for owning NFTs).


NekoHit project is a better Patreon on the Neo N3 blockchain. It enables supporters to support specific projects, rather than paying a monthly subscription fee. In order to start a project, a content creator is required to stake tokens and open a WCA (Work Contract Agreement). Users can choose to support the project by transferring tokens to the WCA. If the creator does not deliver on the project, tokens will be safely returned to supporter accounts. Further, the tokens staked by the content creator to open the WCA will be distributed to supporters, which acts as a punishment to the creator for violating their promises.


Tantalis is an NFT creation, discovery, and marketplace dApp. Tantails allows users to deploy their own NFT smart contract from the browser, add NFTs to their previously deployed smart contracts, or add NFT to the Tantalis platform smart contract (public NFT smart contract). It also enables the buying and selling of NFTs. In the future, Tantalis plans to include a data market.


ArGo is a platform that ships user data and web applications to decentralized ecosystems with ease. ArGo provides a utility that allows developers to publish their data or web apps to the NeoFS decentralized object storage system. ArGo’s goal is to become the AWS of the decentralized web.


Notal lets you send payments to anyone with your own condition. The service introduces the ability for an individual on the blockchain to create an escrow account and transfer funds to it, which can be designated to a recipient account. The recipient can then release these funds when a particular condition is met. The condition would be specified by the sender along with a payment expiry date. If the condition is not fulfilled by the time of expiry, the sender can cancel the payment whereby the funds will be transferred back to the sender account.


TOTHEMOON UNIVERSE is a strategic community-building NFT game where collectors will engage with its metaverse to be a part of a once in a lifetime experience. Moon plot owners and moon teams have their own governance systems with rules set by these plot owners. There are NFT staking requirements for building Moon Infrastructures, as well as a set max supply for each NFT. This creates a supply and demand economy where the NFT collectors community and Moon Plot Teams interact through the TOTHEMOON UNIVERSE marketplace.


dClubhouse is an invitation-only social media app for iOS and Android where users can communicate in voice chat rooms that accommodate groups of thousands of people. The audio-only app hosts live discussions, with opportunities to participate through speaking and listening. Membership permissions are granted by holding an NFT, with each user able to mint 2 NFTs for other people they want to invite to the platform.

The full announcement can be found at the link below: