Neo followed the announcement of its involvement with the Interwork Alliance in June with a partnership with the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) in July. The BSN is part of China’s national initiative designed to boost the integration and adoption of blockchain in enterprise, small business, and local government. Neo is among the first batch of public blockchain platforms to partner with BSN and aims to become one of the technological pillars of the service network.
The BSN will feature on demand Neo node deployment for both MainNet and TestNet, promising a “high-performance and high-availability Neo node service environment.” It will also provide front-end systems with access to nodes and Neo SDKs for a convent developer experience.
As some parts of the world seek to return to life in a new-normal, Neo has been able to restart some of its marketing efforts. Da Hongfei attended his first in-person conference of the year, delivering a keynote speech at the 2nd Chain Plus Blockchain New Finance Summit 2020 in Shanghai. Neo also participated in a range of virtual events, such as Unitize 2020 and Binance’s Off the Charts third anniversary event.
From a development perspective, work continued on Neo3 and the Preview3 milestone. Key areas of development included the built-in oracle service and preparations for Neo’s cross-chain capabilities. The focus of community development groups remained heavily on infrastructure with teams such as Neo SPCC, COZ, and NEL all making significant progress in the area of Neo3 support.
The full Neo Global Monthly Report for July can be found below.