As 2019 came to a close, offline and online events slowed down as many in the Neo community prepared to celebrate the holidays. Even so, there were noteworthy achievements made in the month of December.
Neo and TomoChain held its first joint meetup and workshop in Vietnam, following a partnership announcement a few weeks earlier. The event, titled “Embrace & Connect,” featured a presentation from Neo Global Development (NGD) director of ecosystem growth, John Wang, who also joined a panel comprised of Yuan Gao, NGD head of marketing, Kyn Chaturvedi, CBDO of TomoChain, and Trung Van Hoang, founder of KTS group. NGD engineer, Longfei Wang, later held a workshop where he discussed building Neo-based blockchain games.
On the development side, the NeoVM received significant improvements, including redesigned and simplified opcodes, and enhancements that speed up execution efficiency by more than 16x. In other items on the road to Neo3, a proposal for a new governance model was completed, whilst consensus was reached on a voting proposal for the new built-in Oracles.
Community development groups continued to deliver with NeoSPCC releasing an updated version of neofs-local, a private development environment for building and testing applications that use NeoFS. Coupled with the recently published NeoFS Proto library, developers now have all the tools they need to test the API and create Go applications with native support for NeoFS storage.
Another noteworthy release came from Alienworks, a new Neo community led by former NGD employee, Peter Lin, in the form of NeoNodes. NeoNodes is a network monitoring system that aims to provide developers with a picture of available RPC nodes in the Neo ecosystem, which can be used to remotely obtain data from the blockchain or to relay transactions.
The full Neo Global Monthly Report can be found below.