February saw the world begin to come to terms with the spread of the coronavirus, which has caused disruption to travel, events, and everyday workplace routines. Neo Global Development employees in Shanghai are safe and well, although encouraged to work from home wherever possible. We encourage all community members to stay vigilant and follow recommended guidelines for protecting themselves and their families against infection.
As of this month, we have broken the monthly report into four new categories: Protocol Development, Infrastructure & Tools Development, Marketing & Operations, and Ecosystem Growth. It is our hope that the new format will allow readers to more easily gain insights into the work completed by Neo’s global community and the growth of the Neo ecosystem.
Development of Neo3 continued in February. Highlights included detailed discussions concerning key aspects of Neo3 such as its governance and economic models.
Noteworthy efforts from development groups included the milestone release of Neo Toolkit for .NET v1.0 by NGD Seattle, which included major 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 Shanghai marketing team launched a new version of Neo Live, building upon the Q&A Telegram concept and expanding into a webinar format for more detailed conversations. The first guest of the new format was Andrey Bugaevski, head of growth from IncognitoChain, who discussed privacy in the blockchain world.
Finally, the efforts of the 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; Suterusu, a privacy-preserving blockchain protocol; and more.
The full Neo Global Monthly Report can be read below.