With the Polaris Launchpad hackathon underway, the Neo ecosystem was bustling with activity. As participating teams worked to refine their submissions, development communities planned new features and usability enhancements, with the newest batch of Neo developers in mind.
In the Neo core, a small step towards much greater heights was achieved with the addition of MODPOW and MODMOL. These methods are used in modular arithmetic, enabling key new use cases, including scalable and private applications using zero-knowledge proofs.
Red4Sec continued efforts to secure ecosystem projects, lending its expertise to review Flamingo Flund, GrantShares, and others. Meanwhile, AxLabs made a breaking change to the assert keyword in Java contracts, better reflecting the intention of its use by preventing catchable exceptions from being thrown.
Whilst iterating on the Storage schema enhancements in the Neo Blockchain Toolkit, NGD Enterprise also turned its gaze to a new target—a TypeScript smart contract compiler.
The full Neo global monthly development report for April can be found below.