General Updates

Neo Global Development Head of Ecosystem Growth John Wang joined a panel discussion at the WOW Summit World of Web3 conference in Hong Kong.

Neo co-hosted a meetup with Web3 Labs Club in Seoul, South Korea, alongside the eight projects in the Web 3.0 Global Acceleration Program. The meetup was part of the 5-day Seoul Acceleration Tour, aimed at equipping teams with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the blockchain space.

Neo announced plans to make appearances at the Hong Kong Web3.0 Spring Summit and the Web3 Festival Hong Kong in April. The events will highlight the activity in the sector and underscore the region’s openness to adopting blockchain technology.

GrantShares submissions ecosystem marketing by MarketAcross, and the Tunestamp copyright protection platform proposals were put forth for discussion.

Quirky Soul College announced that the third and final mint wave of QSC character NFTs will begin on April 20. The final wave will be open for a limited time. Afterward, users will no longer be able to use GAS to purchase freshly created Character NFTs; they will have to buy them from secondary markets.

Flamboyant Flamingos hosted a pre-sale for the forthcoming FLAI memecoin launch.

Frank Coin NFT holders were airdropped 20,000 HD memecoins using the Forthewin Network batch transfer tool.

ITEM Systems co-founder Guil. Sperb Machado was featured in a Metaverse Post article to discuss non-fungible item technology, how it can be implemented in the fashion industry, and NFIs at the upcoming Paris Blockchain Week. Additionally, ITEM Systems co-founder Tyler Adams shared a Twitter post about the forthcoming activation at Paris Blockchain Week that will take place at the Neo booth.

COZ co-founder Tyler Adams was featured in an in-depth interview on the TechFlow Substack for an article entitled Conversation with CEO of COZ: a philosophical perspective to the immortality of physical objects when bound with code on the blockchain. In the interview, Adams discussed his entrance into the Neo ecosystem, the longevity of blockchain networks offering product solutions, building non-fungible item technology, previous NFI activations, and more.

Flamingo shared statistics on the FLUND single-sided staking fund for Week 12 of 2024, noting a total value of approximately $12.5 million, total minting rewards of  $5.9 million, and total trading fee rewards of $1.08 million.

Developer Updates

Neo SPCC launched the NeoFS Panel, a webpage that allows users to create storage containers to host files, documents, and other data on the decentralized file storage network.

NNT Catch Up

NNT released Episode 60 of The Smart Economy Podcast featuring Andreas Brekken, the founder of SideShift, a non-custodial exchange dedicated to seamless onboarding and user privacy. Topics of discussion included the evolution of exchanges in the past 10 years, Brekken’s foray into crypto and building his first exchange, the rise of SideShift, the importance of user privacy and zero registration, building a blockchain company for bull and bear cycles, SideShift’s recent successes, and much more.

NNT’s editors co-hosted Crypto Coffee and Blockchain Beer Spaces #12 on The Smart Economy Podcast X. Topics of discussion included the Neo N3 milestone of 100k wallets, building data dashboards for Neo, fees going up on EVM L2s despite EIP 4844 and blobs, fee markets on Solana as a possible solution to rising fees, Neo X and bridging to EVM ecosystems, and Sam Bankman-Fried and his 25-year prison sentence.

Several memecoins recently launched on the Neo blockchain and can be swapped on the Forthewin Network DeFi platform. The increased activity surrounding memecoins on Neo mirrors current trends on other networks like Solana, Ethereum, and other EVM L2s. As of March 2024, the four most popular new memecoins on Neo include Schrute Bucks (SCHRUTE), Frank Coin (FRANK), Ape Coin (APE), and The Hongfei (HD).

AxLabs lead engineer Michael Bucher will deliver a presentation at the upcoming Ethereum Zürich conference being held April 5 to 7, 2024. His presentation will be entitled Bridging EVM and non-EVM Assets: A Practical Approach. The talk will leverage the lessons learned from AxLabs’ contributions to the native bridge under development for Neo N3 and Neo X. Bucher intends to discuss the interoperability layer and why the team opted to build X as a sidechain, as opposed to a rollup, and how they settled on an Ordered Binary Hash Chain data structure due to its minimal complexity and cost-effectiveness.


April 4 – 5: Neo are sponsorship partners of Hong Kong Web 3.0 Spring Summit conference.
April 5: Neo will be an exhibitor at Oak Grove Crypto 2024 in Hong Kong.
April 5: NNT editors hosting CC & BB #13 on The Smart Economy Podcast official X account.
April 6 – 9: Neo will have a booth at Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024.
April 7: Da Hongfei speaking at Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024.