City GAS Stations — HCMC GAS Station
Neo ventured to Ho Chi Minh City, where we hosted our second offline hacking weekend from August 12th-13th in collaboration with the thriving Vietnam Web3 community. Thanks to BingX, Bing Ventures, and Coin98, who joined us as partners, assisting with event promotion and selection of project winners.
The event unfolded at Ariana Plaza, drawing participation from numerous developer groups who engaged in spirited competition. Panel discussions at the event dove into topics related to Web3 marketing and branding in the Vietnamese market. Ultimately, XOX Labs and INTOverse emerged as the Neo Excellence Prize winners. Each winning team secured a $5,000 award, an invitation to the Hong Kong Finale, and a $1,000 in travel grant.
- XOX Labs was awarded for its groundbreaking Web3 solutions and dApps, which offer users a seamless, secure blockchain interaction experience within a comprehensive ecosystem.
- INTOverse earned recognition for its intricate design of a Web3 social networking and community management tool. Its creation combines a crypto wallet, Web3 SocialFi, soulbound token (SBT) identity verification, and AI assistance tools.
Additionally, Fewcha Wallet and Octan Network each received an AWS Choice Award.
The Neo team also took the opportunity to engage in face-to-face meetings with prominent Web3 industry leaders in the Vietnamese market. We will continue to prioritize this collaborative spirit as Neo expands into the burgeoning South Asian market.
City GAS Stations — Bangalore GAS Station
From August 26th to 27th, we held the highly anticipated Bangalore GAS Station event, an impressive showcase of the enthusiasm and innovative spirit within India’s Web3 community. We appreciated additional support from AxLabs, an active member among the Neo developer communities; AxLabs offered insights, gave mentor support, and reviewed the candidates.
The Bangalore GAS Station held particular significance for OKX, a steadfast partner to Neo throughout our APAC Hackathon journey. OKX has a strategic interest in the Indian market and played a multi-faceted role at the Bangalore event, including contributing speakers and judges. We also thank partners StackOS and QuillAudits for their contributions as speakers and judges and their generous additions to the prize pool.
NeoCast and NeoPay emerged as the standout projects for this event. Each project won a Neo Excellence Award, an invitation to the Hong Kong Finale, and a $1,000 travel grant.
- The NeoPay team impressed the judges with its efficient, open-source, and hassle-free payment solution to run on the Neo blockchain.
- NeoCast secured victory by pioneering efforts to enable seamless cross-chain communication based on NeoVM.
Additionally, Kooka and WiseWallet each received an AWS Choice Award for their outstanding contributions.
Panel Discussion and Workshop Recordings
These Neo APAC Hackathon panel discussions and workshops took place in August and are now available on demand. For a complete list of sessions throughout the hackathon, you can visit the Neo APAC Hackathon Handbook.