January is a short month for the Neo ecosystem, with development communities in the West returning from Christmas and New Year’s holidays and communities in the East preparing for the Chinese New Year holidays. Nevertheless, a great deal was still achieved throughout the month.
Neo Core Development teams focused on bringing libraries in line with the latest NeoVM changes and made progress on dBFT 3.0. The NGD Shanghai development teams supported these efforts through ongoing quality assurance and testing of critical PRs. The community development groups continued to work on infrastructure, both improving upon available Neo 2.x products and moving forward on Neo3 preparations.
A highlight of January was the addition of a consensus node hosted by Everstake, a Kyiv-based staking service platform, to the Neo3 Preview1 TestNet. The Everstake node marks the beginning of decentralization on the Neo3 TestNet, and as more Neo3 Preview versions become available, the current Neo 2.x consensus node hosts will gradually join the Neo3 TestNet.
The Coronavirus epidemic has caught the world by surprise but NGD reports that the government and the society is managing the situation with the utmost efforts. NGD members are all back at work safe and sound, and all operations are running as usual. However, NGD is delaying some planned offline events such as the Neo DevCon 3 due to recent travel and visa restrictions. NGD is working hard to organize an exciting event which will showcase progress on Neo3 and ecosystem projects.
The full Neo Global Monthly Report can be found below.