General Updates

An op-ed about maximal extractable value by Neo founder Da Hongfei was featured on a In the article, Da speaks about the security that MEV-resistance and dBFT as a consensus mechanism can bring to a chain and its users.

The Smart Economy Podcast will host a side event for ETH Denver 2024 at Ratio Beerworks in collaboration with ITEM Systems and Neo. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Feb. 28, attendees will be able to scan two non-fungible item plaques that were installed at each of the 17 murals installed at DENVER WALLS last September and claim a free pint at the brewery. Additionally, ITEM Systems announced a buy one, get one free deal with Ratio Beerworks, where anyone can scan two DENVER WALLS murals and claim the reward. This promotion will run through March 2024.

GhostMarket released an article overviewing 2023 progress and the team’s 2024 roadmap. In 2023, GhostMarket added support for Neo’s NEP-11 royalty standard, several EVM-related improvements, and more. In 2024, the team intends to add support for three new blockchain networks, make the GFUND single-sided staking protocol compatible with EVM, and much more.

Pixudi released its 2024 roadmap, with enhancements and new features aimed at taking the game’s development to the next level. Roadmap items include revamping dueling mechanics, launching new seasons, and introducing a dynamic game economy.

World of Elements released v1.06 of the game, which included bug fixes, a new cloud-saving-system, new content, and new opportunities to earn the FRANK in-game currency.

GrantShares proposal NEON-JS implementation for Sandbox IDE expired on Feb. 18, after being put on-chain for vote and not receiving an endorsement from a voting member.

NeoLine updated the Neo Legacy to N3 migration guide, which includes an overview for the team’s mobile and Chrome extension wallets.

Meme2Earn and Flamingo Finance launched new monthly TaskOn campaigns to reward users for completing various blockchain-related tasks. Flamingo is offering US $1,000 in prizes, and Meme2Earn is offering $420 in prizes.

Flamingo shared statistics on the FLUND single-sided staking pool for Week 6 of 2024, noting a total value of approximately $8.65 million, total minting rewards of $3.57 million, and total trading fee rewards of $659,000.

Developer Updates

Neo SPCC released an update for Dec. 2023 and Jan. 2024, which touched upon public repositories, NeoFS node updates, the latest version of NeoGo, the work the team has performed on NeoX, and more.

NNT Catch Up

NNT released episode 57 of the Smart Economy Podcast featuring Sunny Lu, the founder and CEO of VeChain Foundation. Topics of discussion included Web3’s potential for real-world impact, Lu’s journey into the blockchain space, the importance of the VeChain enterprise, the criticality of community engagement, the state of the blockchain industry and the path towards mass adoption, and much more.

NNT’s editors co-hosted Crypto Coffee and Blockchain Beer Space #6 on the Smart Economy Podcast X page. Topics of discussion included exploring new blockchain networks, retaining different types of users, as Neo’s landing page, security needs for retail users when acquiring new coins, account abstraction, and GasBot for N3.


Feb. 23: Smart Economy Podcast hosting Crypto Coffee & Blockchain Beer Space #7.
Feb. 27: Meme2Earn hosting Community Fireplace on the official Discord server.
Feb. 27: Flamingo Finance hosting Community Lagoon on the official Discord server.
Feb. 29: Smart Economy Podcast hosting ETH Denver side event at Ratio Beerworks.