General Updates

Neo hosted a Twitter Spaces event featuring the head of NGD Enterprise, John deVadoss, to discuss artificial intelligence in blockchain. In the conversation, deVadoss spoke about the waves of AI innovation over the previous decades, generative AI, transformer models, and large (language/text) models.

Forthewin Network launched a single-sided staking feature on its DeFi and NFT platform, NEP Keys. The NEP Keys will act similar to FTW Locker NFTs, serving as a time-locking utility for NEP-17 tokens where the underlying assets are locked in an NFT until a predetermined date. The first batch of 26 NEP Keys released on March 19 sold out in 10 minutes. There will be a total of 104 NEP Keys, the rest of which will be evenly released on March 26, April 2, and April 9.

Demex Exchange launched its new NEO Perps market. Perps, short for perpetual futures, are a type of derivative trading product that allows traders to speculate on the future value of an asset without an expiration date. Unlike traditional futures contracts, which have a specific expiry date, perpetual futures can be held indefinitely. To celebrate this milestone, Demex is hosting a NEO Trading Challenge, inviting participants to compete for a share of a US $3,000 GAS token prize pool. The competition will run from March 14, 9:00 a.m., to March 28, 9:00 a.m. (UTC).

Mega Oasis shared plans for an upcoming NFT airdrop as part of a collaboration with an artist new to the NFT marketplace, Andhika Ramadhian. Participants who complete the various social media-related tasks will be eligible to receive one of 20 OE of “Sailor“ NFTs. 

GrantShares recipient, Voxiberate, announced it is hosting a pilot of its first deliberation on the Neo blockchain at 2:00 p.m. (UTC) on Wednesday, March 22. Deliberations are comprised of representative groups of citizens, known as citizen assemblies. In citizen assemblies, randomly selected participants receive input from subject matter experts to discuss a given issue, and eventually vote to determine the optimal resolution path. The topic of conversation for the first deliberation is “Debating on Attracting Builders.” Additionally, the request for funding was executed for Voxiberate’s followup GrantShares proposal, Accelerating the adoption of Neo economy with participatory governance.

A new GrantShares proposal, KIKA Software Company — a community owned, currency agnostic, global web3 company powered by NEO, was put forth for discussion.

Flamingo has scheduled a Twitter Spaces for 2:00 p.m. (UTC) on Tuesday, March 28. Topics of discussion will be generally focused on DeFi, Flamingo, and cryptocurrencies. Flamingo also released statistics about FLUND for Week 10 of 2023, showing a total value of US $7.76 million, total mining rewards of $1.94 million, and approximately $314,000 in total trading fee rewards. 

Unlocking the Chain released a new video about Quirky Soul College, which offered an overview of the platform, minting QSC NFTs, performing in-game tasks, acquiring Happy Shadow Puppet NFTs, and more. 

0xGames announced that the game development studio doors has shut down permanently. 0xGames was founded in 2017 by Sergey Kopov and launched its first game, 0xUniverse, on the Ethereum blockchain. In 2019, 0xGames integrated Neo blockchain-based functionality into its 0xWarriors and 0xRacers games. In 2020, the team halted game development and moved the projects into an “autonomous state” to maintain basic functionality of the games. Kopov cited several reasons for 0xGames’ failure, leading to the exit of 0xGames’ primary investor.

nDapp added Neo Compounder to the dApp discovery platform. Neo Compounder is a wrapper for NEO/bNEO tokens that enables users to quickly compound their governance rewards using a completely on-chain mechanism.

NNT Catch Up

NNT released episode 31 of the Smart Economy Podcast, featuring Brendan Sullivan, Chief Product Officer at Dacoco. Discussion topics included how Brendan’s professional journey through tech and product management led to building DAO technology at Dacoco, the democratization of content, the various use cases for DAOs, and the grants for builders to create in the Alien Worlds ecosystem.

Quirky Soul College opened minting for its Wave 1 series of Quirky Soul NFTs, and has also launched new Happy Shadow Puppets in collaboration with COZ. Happy Shadow Puppets are an empowered form of COZ Puppets that can be used to harvest additional in-game rewards.

Neo is a platinum sponsor for the upcoming Web3 Festival, which will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on April 12 – 15. Neo co-founder Da Hongfei will join a panel discussion about Web3 infrastructure development on April 13, including Protocol Labs founder Juan Benet, Web3 Foundation CEO Bertrand Perez, and Orderly Network CEO Ran Yi.


April 12 – 15: Neo is a platinum sponsor of the Web3 Festival in Hong Kong.
April 26 – 28: Neo will be exhibiting at Consensus 2023.