Neo was a sponsor for the BlockDown 2022 conference in Croatia, and several ecosystem members attended the event. Neo Global Development Eco Growth Lead Lili Zhao, AxLabs founder Guil. Sperb Machado, Flamingo Finance Lead Maintainer Odd Roland, and the Dogerift team were on hand to deliver presentations, participate in panels, and showcase their projects.
The Hackathon phase of the Polaris Launchpad concluded on Monday, May 9. Launchpad judges are reviewing the final submissions and will announce the winners on Monday, May 30. Afterward, the Polaris Plus round will run from June 8-21. The winners of this round will receive additional funding on top of any rewards they may have already earned.
The Inst.Money platform listed NEO, allowing users to purchase NEO directly with a credit card and sell for supported fiat currencies.
Bitfinex temporarily suspended the migration of Legacy NEO to N3 NEO on the custodial exchange.
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AxLabs founder Guil. Sperb Machado was featured in an Ergomania.eu feature about digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland. The article describes Machado’s experiences as an academic and entrepreneur, his entrance into blockchain in 2013, the challenges associated with open-source development, and his perspective on the blockchain industry in Switzerland.
The FindTruman game developers hosted a creative writing campaign for a Neo-themed storyline. Interested individuals were encouraged to submit a creative storyline based on their experiences exploring the Neo Hostel. The top two stories will receive a free FTG NFT and an equivalent US $100 in NUDES. The FindTruman team intends to decorate the Neo Hostel using cues from the two winning scripts.
May 9, Lyrebird launched a new reverse liquidity pool on Flamingo, FRP-FLM-USDL. Liquidity providers will receive rewards in LRB.
May 9, Dogerift released a video offering a preview of the 3D game under development, which will incorporate NFTs and NEP-17 tokens on the Neo blockchain.
May 9, Neo community developer Robert Oschler released a video overview of the NeoDao toolkit that simplifies the process of integrating a DAO module into a dApp.
May 9, Mega Oasis announced Ilex, the third NFT series that will launch on its platform. The artist, Rex492, has been a fashion designer and advisor for more than 25 years. This is Rex492’s first NFT series.
May 9, Switcheo released its monthly report for April 2022, which noted the addition of an FLM/BUSD pool to the Demex non-custodial exchange, two software upgrades to the Carbon blockchain, and much more.
May 10, Everstake re-entered the Top 21 Neo Council members and its voters began to receive increased GAS distribution.
May 10, TOTHEMOON announced that the minting of new character NFTs in the Waxing Crescent phase will begin at 5:00 p.m. (UTC) on Tuesday, May 17. A total of 2,800 NFTs comprising 2,500 Cryptonauts, 200 Moon Trainers, and 100 Moon Babies will be available. The mint price is 15 GAS, and minters have an approximately 10% chance of minting either a Moon Trainer or Moon Baby.
May 11, Flamingo released the platform’s trading metrics for April 2022, which noted an increase in raw trade count but a 3.7% decrease in month-to-month dollar volume.
May 13, GhostMarket added its first set of Ethereum-based NFT collections to the marketplace. Currently, the cross-chain NFT marketplace supports nine Ethereum-based collections.
May 14, DogeRift allowed attendees at the Blockdown 2022 conference to play an alpha prototype of the meme-inspired game. The team intends to release a beta version of the game soon for more users to test.
May 14, NudesToken announced the team intends to burn 80 trillion NUDES tokens and that they conducted a 35 trillion token airdrop to Nudes Army OG NFT holders.