NeoSPCC upgrades NeoGo to full Neo core v3.6.0 compatibility

NeoSPCC published its first NeoGo release compatible with the Neo core v3.6.0 update. The team implemented the full range of new protocol features, such as Groth16 zero-knowledge proof verification, while additionally making substantial improvements to the contract binding generator and RPC infrastructure.

RPC updates affected both the client and server-side, introducing standardized error codes and response errors. A new set of RPC calls are now supported: getrawnotarypool and getrawnotarytransaction for debugging interactions with the notary service, a historic version of the getstorage call, and finally the new findstorage API plus a historic counterpart.

Other developer conveniences in the release include util ops, a CLI utility for decoding NeoVM scripts, and various RPC binding generator enhancements. These changes simplify the developer experience of interpreting script logic and interacting with smart contracts respectively.

Several bug fixes were included in v0.102.0, notable examples including an invalid port type in the getpeers RPC response, a missing signers check for on-chain transaction conflicts, and a failure in CALLT instructions in NEF files loaded into the VM CLI.

NeoSPCC updated NeoGo’s roadmap to account for upcoming required changes to node configuration files. Various other planned deprecations and their timelines are also detailed, such as those to outdated RPC client and WebSocket subscription APIs.

Node operators should update their configuration files to account for the Basilisk hard fork, scheduled for block 2,680,000 and block 4,120,000 for TestNet and MainNet respectively. As with NeoCLI nodes, NeoGo nodes will also require storage resynchronization with this update.

The release and changelog can be found at the link below:

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AxLabs introduces the 1ClickNode deployment service, opens pre-registration

AxLabs has opened pre-registration for 1ClickNode, its new Web3 node deployment service. As a promotion for early adopters, a free tier is available for users who pre-register.

The new venture targets a unique problem space encountered by new Web3 developers, namely the issue presented in maintaining a constant and correct interface with a targeted blockchain. 1ClickNode is intended to abstract the complexity of node operation away from the developer, allowing them to focus on the core product they are building.

The service integrates directly with well-known cloud provider marketplaces, such as DigitalOcean and Amazon AWS. The team notes that the solution will provide users with a seamless setup while still offering control over the node configuration.

1ClickNode targets developers from a range of backgrounds, including dApp developers, DevOps engineers, and blockchain learners. Initially, the service will be compatible with the Neo N3 blockchain, though plans are in place to extend this compatibility to other platforms in the near future.

Pre-registration is open on the official website:

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Neo upgrades TestNet to Neo v3.6.0 and plans second hard fork

Neo has released v3.6.0, the latest major update to its blockchain platform. Alongside an upgrade to .NET 7, this overhaul introduces powerful new features, notably the ability to verify zero-knowledge proofs in smart contracts.

The v3.6.0 update comes with a planned hard fork named Basilisk. This fork enables new checks for smart contracts. After the fork, notifications produced by a contract will be matched against the events detailed in its manifest. Moreover, a rigorous script check has been reintroduced for contract deployment and upgrades.

Additionally, the fork corrects BigInteger parsing during JSON deserialization, extending the supported precision from 53 to 257. Basilisk is set to activate at block 2,680,000 on TestNet and 4,120,000 on MainNet.


The recent update includes support for zk-SNARKs, a form of zero-knowledge proof. It lets the validity of a computation be confirmed without having to execute the computation or reveal input parameters. In blockchain terms, this equates to unburdening Layer 1 nodes with work, enhancing scalability, while also offering privacy for users.

With v3.6.0, SNARKs crafted using the Groth16 proof system over the elliptic curve BLS12-381 are supported for smart contract verification. Groth16 has emerged as the industry benchmark for zk-SNARK designs due to its compact proof size and swift verification speeds. There is potential for other curves or proof systems to be added later on.

Developer experience improvements

Several modifications in this release emphasize developer experience, including new NeoVM opcodes, CLI upgrades, and other practical tools.

Within NeoVM, the ABORTMSG and ASSERTMSG opcodes have been finalized. These facilitate developers in identifying the reasons behind an ABORT or ASSERT failure without the need to run a node to inspect logs.

The “Conflict” attribute type was incorporated, allowing transaction creators to sign and dispatch numerous transactions while ensuring only one will be approved and included on the blockchain.

Alterations to nodes have been finalized, simplifying interactions with contract storage. A new plugin, StorageDumper, grants the option to export storage to JSON. Additionally, the FindStorage RPC API call was introduced, enabling storage searches by key or prefix. The CLI was adjusted for better visual appeal.

Other changes

The ContractManagement native contract received the getContractById and getContractHashes methods, and FindOptions.Backwards was added to support reverse order iteration. The upgrade to .NET 7 also makes it possible for NeoCLI to run on Mac ARM devices, and support for .NET Standard 2.1 in NeoVM is a first step towards allowing Unity projects to interface with Neo blockchains.

Further enhancements include a reduction in disk usage for vote reward data storage, client timeout and response size constraints for the Oracle client, and a resolution for conflicts in contract trusts with wildcard arguments. An issue where PrepareRequest activated prematurely after a recovery message during consensus rounds was also addressed.

Node update

Node operators should be aware that due to NeoVM and native contract changes, a full resynchronization is required for updated nodes to achieve the correct state. Configuration files should also be updated to set the block target for the upcoming Basilisk hard fork.

TestNet nodes should be updated as soon as possible. The MainNet upgrade is expected to commence on Sep. 20, assuming no issues are detected during the testing period.

The original announcement may be read at the link below:

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COZ sunsets NeoScan, its original blockchain explorer for Neo Legacy

COZ has made the decision to sunset NeoScan, its original block explorer and API provider for Neo Legacy. The service is scheduled for discontinuation on Sep. 11.

NeoScan was in operation since June 2017 and grew to serve as the primary data source for the majority of Neo Legacy blockchain users and applications. The project is open source, built in Elixir with the Phoenix framework, and was a core component in neo-local, the first “all in one” dApp development toolkit built for the legacy blockchain.

NeoScan being used to monitor a private blockchain environment.

The move away from NeoScan began with the May 2021 launch of Dora, COZ’s redesigned blockchain explorer. As Dora supports both Neo Legacy and N3, it remains a viable option for Neo users both before and after asset migration.

For app developers, COZ also offers the Dora API, supporting both Neo MainNets and their respective TestNets.

The original announcement may be read at the link below:

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Quirky Soul College joins the EcoBoost program

Neo Global Development has introduced Quirky Soul College into the Neo EcoBoost program. QSC is a story-driven NFT game featuring a collection of 10,000 unique NFTs called Quirky Souls, which allow their owners to join the College, level up, and participate in the evolving story.

QSC was founded by Michael Fabozzi, the creator of NFT-lending pioneer Rentfuse, an award-winning project in the 2021 Neo Launchpad hackathon. QSC was built to explore new ways to engage with digital collectibles and the potentials of blockchain technology.

Mechanics for the game center on the Quirky Soul character NFTs, which are minted with randomly generated traits to determine character appearance and rarity. Each character has a set of attributes which can be enhanced by sending them on ventures. Successful ventures are rewarded with Fresh Dark Elixir (FDE), a NEP-17 token that can be spent to facilitate various in-game actions.

A Quirky Soul NFT character and its attributes (Source: QSC)

In the announcement, Fabozzi offered praise for Neo as a development platform:  “From a technology standpoint, Neo N3 is incredible. It offers a huge developer toolset for easily creating smart contracts.”

John Wang, Neo’s Director of Eco Growth, emphasized the role of NFTs in representing decentralized identities. Reiterating Neo’s commitment to NFT projects, Wang noted, “The collaboration with QSC aligns with our vision of the digital future.”

About EcoBoost

Initiated in 2019, the EcoBoost program received $100 million in funding to recruit partners. In 2022, the program relaunched with a $200 million treasury, focusing on onboarding dApps, projects, and teams into the Neo ecosystem. The program’s objective is to incubate businesses that contribute to the growth and success of projects utilizing the Neo blockchain.

Members of the EcoBoost program can become eligible for lifecycle support, including funding up to $50,000, technological assistance, community access, marketing support, token listings, stimulation of liquidity, and access to other industry resources. For more information about the application process, visit Neo’s Eco Support page.

The full announcement can be found at the link below:

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COZ launches BoaBot, an AI assistant for building Python smart contracts on Neo

COZ has recently introduced BoaBot, an AI tool crafted to aid Neo N3 developers in writing Python smart contracts. Hosted on the COZ Discord’s #develop channel and powered by ChatGPT, this service is currently available for beta testing.

Training for BoaBot was centered on the neo3-boa compiler, a tool used to convert Python code into NeoVM contract bytecode. Developers who seek guidance or encounter challenges when building contracts can engage BoaBot for immediate and relevant answers.

While BoaBot’s primary objective is to assist with neo3-boa compiler-related queries, it’s worth noting that the bot can also tackle basic questions about other Neo components. However, such services are beyond the bot’s primary scope, and users might experience varying degrees of accuracy in those responses.

After joining the COZ Discord, users can begin testing BoaBot by tagging @BoaBot in a message within the #develop channel. The service is free, and COZ has noted its eagerness to receive feedback from the community to find potential areas of improvement.

The original announcement may be read at the following link:

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CryptoZombies hosting APAC Hackathon workshop on smart contract interactions

CryptoZombies, an interactive blockchain development education platform, will be the next guest to present in the Neo APAC Hackathon workshop series. The event will be held on Aug. 8 at 9:00 a.m. (UTC) and is intended to give developers all the information they need to interact with any Neo N3 smart contract with JavaScript.

The workshop will follow a course designed by the team which demonstrates how to use Neo Name Service via the Neon.js SDK. Developers will learn how to set up a project, fetch information from a contract, handle encodings, and interact with the blockchain through transactions.

In preparation for the launch of its course, CryptoZombies shared an introduction video to NeoNS. The video breaks down the use case for decentralized registrars and outlines the architecture for Neo’s solution.

As with the previous workshops, this event is not exclusive to hackathon competitors, and anyone interested is welcome to join in the learning experience.

Users can tune into the workshop at the link below:

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Flamingo Finance releases updated roadmap for 2023

Flamingo Finance has launched a new roadmap page on its website, providing users with clear expectations for 2023. Future plans include several community-requested features, such as an updated version of its on-chain orderbook, a JavaScript SDK for Flamingo interactions, and expanded marketing objectives.

The updated roadmap presents a comprehensive list of milestones for 2022 and 2023, outlining the anticipated evolution of the Flamingo platform and progress made so far. In 2022, the team released numerous enhancements, such as reverse pools, OneGate mobile wallet support, v1 of the on-chain orderbook and advanced trading facilities, plus the FUSD stablecoin launch.

Throughout Q1 and Q2 of 2023, Flamingo improved user experience and user onboarding materials. The launch of Flamingo Lend was realized, and marketing initiatives were advanced through the Ambassador Program and an increased presence at public crypto events.

In the coming six months, users can anticipate new supported assets, an auction feature for project tokens, and an easy-to-use payment widget, Flamingo Pay, which will integrate with popular e-commerce websites. Developers aiming to incorporate Flamingo functionality into their applications will be able to utilize Flamingo Pay or an upcoming JavaScript library to facilitate token swaps and payments for users.

The team has also outlined its plans to further marketing activities throughout the remainder of the year. These include recruiting influencers, initiating more advertising campaigns, and new user guides with video tutorials.

The original announcement may be read at the link below:

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GrantShares update: Linkd Academy soft launch, iOS SDK milestones delivered, new proposals accepted

Over the past months, the GrantShares platform has hosted a range of proposals across the various stages of progression. Recently submitted initiatives span numerous disciplines, with some exploring new application scenarios, while others focus on developer and user onboarding through incentivization schemes and educational tools.

A summary of these proposals can be found below.

Neo N3 developer training program
Status: Delivered

A previous proposal to create a Neo N3 developer training program initiated its soft launch under the name of Linkd Academy. This initiative sought 3,800 NEO to create a Neo development course, including videos, articles, and examples built to onboard new Web3 developers, receiving endorsement from COZ.


Renewed iOS SDK Milestone 2
Status: Delivered

The Renewed iOS SDK project released an update for its second milestone. The milestone focused on the core models, paralleling those found in neow3j, with 1,500 NEO allocated as compensation for the work. GrantShares members have offered feedback on the tool as it has continued to evolve, with several improvements already implemented.


Renewed iOS SDK Milestone 3
Status: Executed

A third and final milestone in the Renewed iOS SDK project was proposed, seeking to build out the contract module, project documentation, and a playground for developer bootstrapping. Requesting 440 NEO, the proposal was put on-chain and later endorsed by NNT. The current working repository may be visited here.


Learn-To-Earn Education bot
Status: Executed

An interactive Discord bot proposal, Learn-to-Earn Education bot by MelkDAO, was put on-chain, endorsed by AxLabs, accepted, and finally executed. With a requested budget of 6,670 GAS, the bot is aimed at providing step-by-step onboarding instructions for the Neo ecosystem. The project will reward users with tokens for completing missions, adding an incentivized element to the onboarding process. The proposal was endorsed by NNT and executed with a single abstain.


Status: Executed

The team behind Pixudi, a board racing game with NeoFS integration, put its proposal on-chain. Though it initially expired, it was later resubmitted, endorsed by NGD, and finally accepted. The team requested 1,355 NEO for development costs and seeks to combine traditional board game mechanics with NFT utility, allowing regular users to tap into the potential of Web3.


GrantShares internal
Status: Executed

In addition to third-party proposals, GrantShares experienced an internal update. A proposal focusing on the removal of an inactive member from GrantShares was put forth, endorsed by Neo SPCC, and executed with a unanimous vote from remaining members. This decision underscored a commitment to improving platform vote dynamics by maintaining an active and representative membership.


Contract audit funding for Battle Hardened
Status: Time lock

The proposal Audit funding for Battle Hardened Smart Contracts requests 1,385 NEO. The project aims to fund auditing work for a cross-chain NFT project designed to inject new utility into NFTs, reactivating wallets in the process to give new life to abandoned projects. The proposal was endorsed by NNT and is currently in the timelock phase after a successful voting round.


Uplift Couponing
Status: Discussion

Uplift Couponing for NEO, another fresh proposal, requests 25,000 GAS to establish a USDT/NEO treasury for retail coupon settlement. The team aims to deliver a smart contract, app, and Web3 portal, estimating 150 days to complete the work.


Neo Hackathon
Status: Discussion

Neo Hackathon on Blockchain Conversation and Demo calls for 1,450 NEO to host a hackathon and demo day in Nigeria, including a Neo workshop as part of the schedule. Topics would include blockchain technology basics, zero-knowledge proofs, smart contracts, and DeFi, targeting developers, holders, and startup founders.


Status: Discussion

Aiming to fuel Neo’s growth in Latin America, WEB3DEV put forth a proposal requesting 2,875 NEO. This initiative seeks to establish a community and education platform focused on Web3 technology, delivering videos and articles over a six month period.


Status: Discussion

The proposal W3B3WAV3 Internetless connections surfaced, asking for 25,000 GAS to rent a cruise ship and conduct an offline hardware signing event. Participants would share public keys offline that could be used later to download data from a trusted source.


Status: Discussion

The proposal Transacting NEO on PassMeCash requests 5,000 NEO to establish a system of in-person agents who would facilitate cash for crypto swaps on Neo. The intent was to build a network that makes transacting with NEO as straightforward as possible in situations where cash is required on short notice.


Dual-token economy analysis milestone 2
Status: Expired

The proposal to fund the second milestone of the two-token economy analysis paper with 1,875 NEO was put on-chain, but expired without endorsement. Had it been successful, the paper would have explored the dynamics of user token holdings, GAS distribution, voting, and potential influences on platform stability. The paper produced in the first milestone may be read here.


Status: Expired

NeoFlow, an analytics platform designed for exploring activities in the NEO ecosystem, was introduced and put on-chain. It expired without endorsement. With an ask of 1,450 NEO, the proposal aimed to provide views into network activity, community development, and social trends within the Neo ecosystem. An MVP app was produced, which can be viewed here.


KIKA Token Software Company
Status: Expired

A proposal to build multiple apps in Web3 with a token model was submitted for endorsement and allowed to expire. The team had requested 2,000 NEO for the endeavor and promised to deliver competitors to several mainstream applications.


Status: Canceled

A proposal requesting 1,283 GAS to fund the sound effects for sci-fi FPS game Grenademinis was introduced and later canceled. Members participating in the discussion requested more information on the current state of game development due to the highly specific nature of the fund request.


College DAO
Status: Cancelled

A request for 5,000 NEO to bring the Neo blockchain to US college campuses was canceled, with the intention of sharing a different proposal later. The initial proposal aimed to build a network and academy platform that would teach users how to get started with Web3 technologies.


Users can view proposals and join GrantShares discussions by visiting the web app:

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TOTHEMOON announces its second Comet Drop NFT sale

TOTHEMOON is heralding the arrival of its second Comet Drop. A series of daily auctions will be held between Aug. 2-11, offering a total of 200 unique “Moon Duo” NFTs. Each auction commences at 5:00 p.m. (UTC) and concludes after 24 hours.

The Moon Duo NFTs available during this event feature a larger number of personality traits and higher point totals compared to the previous offerings. Each Moon Duo Point contained within these NFTs can be used as both Moon Points and Cryptonaut Points, enabling users to advance their characters more rapidly or earn the respect of other Moon Creatures and Moon Babies within the TTM Universe.

The auction schedule for the Moon Duo NFTs is as follows:

  • Aug 2-5: 20 Moon Baby x Moon Creature NFTs per day
  • Aug 6-9: 20 Moon Trainer x Moon Creature NFTs per day
  • Aug 10-11: 20 Moon Creature x Moon Creature NFTs per day

Bidding for the auctions will be conducted using TTM tokens. Each bid on a Moon Duo NFT requires a reserve price of 5,000 TTM, plus the additional TTM the user wishes to bid. In the event that a user is outbid, the TTM will be returned to the original bidder’s wallet.

Additionally, if a bid is placed within the last 10 minutes of an auction, the timer will reset to 10 minutes remaining, ensuring fair participation for all bidders. Users interested in acquiring the new NFTs are invited to visit the Auctions section of the marketplace on the TOTHEMOON website.

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GhostMarket publishes updated roadmap for 2023

GhostMarket has issued an updated version of its roadmap, detailing its development plans for the second half of 2023. The team also highlighted accomplishments made this year, including full EVM DEX support, NFT bulk purchasing, adoption of the NFT royalty standard on Neo N3, along with a variety of website updates.

Source: GhostMarket Twitter

The team’s updated roadmap reveals planned enhancements for Q3 and Q4, which comprise new order functionality, minting methods, a launchpad, and two additional support blockchains.

For Q3 2023, GhostMarket has scheduled a series of features targeting NFT trading. These include third-party order books, attribute offers, and a bundling feature. Integration of a currently unannounced seventh blockchain is also expected.

In Q4, the emphasis will be on user accessibility and expansion. Additions include direct NFT-to-NFT trades, open minting, ETH-based lazy minting, advanced analytics tools, and a dedicated mobile application. GhostMarket has also revealed plans for an NFT launchpad and the introduction of an eighth blockchain to the platform.

The full roadmap can be found in the original announcement:

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COZ hosts Boa Day to celebrate Boa v1.0.0 release, July 12

COZ has declared July 12 as Boa Day, on which it plans to launch the first production version of its Python smart contract compiler for Neo N3. To celebrate the v1.0.0 release, the team has planned a number of activities including a hackable contract challenge.

Boa is a vital tool in the Neo Python Framework for creating Neo smart contracts using Python. Initially released in 2017 for Neo Legacy, Boa compiles .py files to .nef and .manifest.json formats, facilitating their usage in the Neo Virtual Machine – the platform used to execute contracts on the Neo Blockchain. The Neo Python Framework aims to enable comprehensive dApp development using Python alone.

Boa Day

Three activities have been planned for community members and developers to celebrate Boa Day.

The first activity, targeting developers, features a special Boa Day website which is connected with a hackable smart contract. Hackers are encouraged to explore, share their findings, and put Boa to work to crack the code and unlock a commemorative NFT prize.

Commemorative Boa Day NFT

Regular users will be able to participate in a Meme of the Day giveaway, in collaboration with All users that submit a meme will be entered into a draw, with limited edition Tribeca Festival One Band rings as the prize.

Additionally, a GasBot-powered Trivia game will be hosted on the official COZ Discord server. Participants will answer questions about Boa to win from a share of 500 GAS.

Interested participants can follow COZ on Twitter or Discord for more information on the activities as they are released.

Tyler Adams, CEO of COZ said:

“We at COZ are delighted to invite you to join us for Boa Day, a milestone event marking the release of Boa v1, our pioneering Python-based smart contract tool. Your enthusiasm and engagement are invaluable as we tackle challenges and push the boundaries of the Web3 world together. This celebration is as much yours as it is ours, and we look forward to sharing this significant day with you.”

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COZ updates Mamba SDK to v2.0.0, bringing various improvements, fixes, and Python 3.11 support

COZ has released Mamba v2.0.0, providing an array of enhancements to the SDK. Developers will find opcode generation improvements, 1-of-n multisig support in the ChainFacade, and compatibility with Python 3.11.

The milestone update introduces changes to all core components, including bug fixes and new features. Mamba’s wallet functionality was expanded with a utility for converting public key to script hash, and a fix was pushed to accommodate wallet loading from a file in the case where multiple accounts have passwords. The fix is noted to be a breaking change.

VM improvements include the new opcodes PUSHT & PUSHF, support for pushing dictionaries in ScriptBuilder, a script generation improvement with Sequence types, and a stack limit for iterator unwrapping. The backwards option in the Find system call was also implemented.

The most notable API adjustment was a fix for signing transactions with 1-of-n multisig accounts. This makes it possible to control the genesis wallet that would be found when using a single-node network, such as in a local development environment. However, m-of-n multisig (where m is two or higher) remains unsupported at this time due to a combination of additional complexity and lack of demand.

Other API updates include a new helper for unwrapping values as bytes and the addition of the data argument on transfer_friendly.

The full changelog may be read at the following link:

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Neo SPCC releases NeoGo v0.101.2 with a MainNet state incompatibility bug fix

Neo SPCC has released NeoGo v0.101.2, a bug fix update to correct a MainNet state incompatibility relative to the reference Neo implementation. After updating, NeoGo nodes will need to be resynchronized in order to return to correct operation.

The state difference between NeoGo and NeoCLI was detected as a result of a cross-chain O3 Swap transaction, where the Go node was seeing two additional transfers completed. An O3 Labs developer provided assistance and source code access to demonstrate the expected behavior, helping the team track down the issue.

It was determined that the extra transfers resulted from incorrect state rollback handling in NeoGo, specifically in the case where a cross-contract call is made without a try block.

Other minor improvements in the release include a bug fix for Any-type handling in RPC invocations and documentation improvements for the notary service. This is expected to be the final NeoGo update until the Neo v3.6 release.

The latest release can be downloaded at the link below:

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O3 Swap deploys on Neo N3 with fUSDT token pool, Flamingo liquidity aggregation, and cross-chain swaps

O3 Labs is launching its O3 Swap module on the Neo N3 blockchain. The integration sees O3 Labs returning to its roots on the Neo platform, where it built its first wallet, amongst other tools. O3 Labs produced the non-custodial O3 Wallet on Neo Legacy in 2017, followed by O3 Swap in 2021 to enable cross-chain swaps within the wallet.

After placing its focus on EVM-compatible networks, the team evolved O3 Swap into a major cross-chain liquidity solution. The decision to return to Neo was made in part due to a desire by the team to expand to non-EVM blockchains and further cement itself as a “liquidity gateway” for cryptocurrencies.

Cross-chain swaps

O3 Swap works by combining liquidity from single-token staking pools with liquidity aggregated from decentralized exchanges. A liquidity pool for fUSDT will be offered by the team on launch, giving token holders a new option for earning a yield. In coordination with Neo, a whitelist for additional assets is under development which will expand the range of supported tokens for staking.

In partnership with Flamingo Finance, the service will provide several tokens on Neo N3 with cross-chain market exposure, bridged with Poly Network. On launch, liquidity is aggregated from FLM, bNEO, GM, TIPS, DOGER, and CANDY token pairs on Flamingo.

These will join GAS and fUSDT as the first Neo N3 tokens to be tradeable on O3 Swap. Swaps can be performed cross-chain to and from Ethereum, Arbitrum, Polygon, and several other supported networks.

Launch events

To celebrate the milestone, Neo and O3 Labs are planning various marketing campaigns and community engagement events. A Twitter Space will take place on June 21, hosted by Neo and featuring representatives from O3 Labs and Poly Network. The event goes live at 7:00 a.m. (UTC).

Additionally, O3 Labs has opened its first cross-chain airdrop campaign in the Neo ecosystem. Fifty lucky winners will share in a pool of US $2,000 of tokens plus 50 Blockchain Cuties NFTs. O3 “On-Chain Achievement Tokens” are also claimable by users who perform cross-chain transactions.

Airdrop participants are required to join the campaign on Galaxe, where they will be prompted to retweet and tag friends in an event tweet, follow participating Twitter pages, and join the Discord or Telegram communities. Finally, a cross-chain transaction to Neo N3 with a value greater than US $20 must be completed to be eligible for the airdrop. The deadline for the event is 1:00 p.m. (UTC) on July 5.

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DogeRift goes cross-platform with Android beta game client

DogeRift has announced the beta release of its game client for Android devices, with iOS support planned for the near future. The team also shipped a new game update, providing a friend list feature, new football stadiums, and various other improvements.

The Android beta game client includes a user interface specifically designed for mobile devices. Significant effort has been dedicated in recent weeks to optimizing the game’s performance, particularly on mobile, ensuring a seamless user experience across different platforms.

Patch v1.2.0, deployed soon after the Android version, introduces the friend list feature. This allows players to see which of their contacts are online and their current game mode. The patch also includes bug fixes, notably correcting an issue with energy cost display on chests in Adventure mode. Quality of life improvements, such as the addition of button sounds for in-game menus, were also included.

Two new football stadiums, each with unique themes and music, were introduced in the patch for the football game mode. Additional updates planned by the DogeRift team include more maps for Parkour and Adventure modes, automatic wallet registration, and private football seasons.

Users can read the full announcements by visiting the DogeRift Discord server:

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Forthewin Network begins testing its token bridge and yield-generating NEO wrapper for EVM blockchains

Forthewin Network has revealed its own bridging solution as a core component of its planned expansion to blockchain networks that adopt the Ethereum VM. The FTW Bridge will launch with Neo and Polygon support, and will be used to power ftwNEO, a wrapped bNEO asset with NEP rewards.

The team has already passed several milestones on the path to making Forthewin a multi-chain platform in 2023. EVM versions of the Swap and Farm tools were deployed on the Polygon TestNet, and a website UI upgrade has made it possible to ensure a consistent user experience across supported blockchains.

FTW Bridge is designed as an alternative to Poly Network for bridging between Neo and supported EVM networks. Several advantages were noted by Forthewin, including healthier platform tokenomics and flexible token bridging.

By transferring bNEO tokens to EVM networks with the FTW Bridge, users receive ftwNEO. Unlike the original asset or other Neo-based wrappers, ftwNEO provides a yield in NEP tokens rather than GAS. These rewards are received on the destination blockchain rather than Neo N3, intended to expose Neo yields to new markets.

This is achieved by converting GAS earned from bNEO held in the Neo side of the bridge to NEP, which is then distributed across supported EVM networks. It should be noted that NEP reward rates may differ between different networks.

Polygon is the first EVM-compatible blockchain to be integrated with Forthewin products; however, others may be supported in the future. A MainNet launch of the FTW Bridge will be announced following code audits and pending community feedback.

Users can begin testing the FTW Bridge, ftwNEO, and other EVM-based tools offered by Forthewin Network on its test website:

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Neo-based physical NFT film memorabilia goes on auction as Neo sponsors Alden Ehrenreich directorial debut

Neo and advisory firm have announced a joint $150,000 sponsorship for Shadow Brother Sunday, the directorial debut of actor Alden Ehrenreich. The short film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be followed by a charity auction in New York on June 9 featuring physical NFT memorabilia on the Neo blockchain.

Shadow Brother Sunday tells the story of a struggling musician who, in a desperate act, returns home to steal his younger brother’s computer on the day of his movie premiere to sell it to the paparazzi.

The film represents a new direction for Ehrenreich, known for his acting roles in films such as Solo: A Star Wars Story and Cocaine Bear. With Francis Ford Coppola serving as executive producer, Ehrenreich is venturing into writing and directing for the first time. Coppola’s extensive filmography includes influential works like The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now.

NFT Memorabilia

The premiere will be followed by an after-screening party hosted by COZ and, which will provide attendees the opportunity to participate in an auction for a new NFT collection. These NFTs are tied to original, physical 35mm film frames from Shadow Brother Sunday, becoming the first Hollywood memorabilia to be minted on the Neo blockchain.

The memorabilia is embedded with the same “non-fungible item” technology as the OneBand, which stores a secure private key known only to the device and operated wirelessly with NFC. This NFI can be used to attest ownership and power various digital applications.

This collaboration was initiated following Neo’s activation event at Consensus 2022, where booth visitors could use NFTs to unlock a physical chest to win various Neo token prizes and special engraved coins. co-founder Tyler Pintar commented:

“When we committed to supporting Alden Ehrenreich and his vision for Shadow Brother Sunday, we immediately recognized this as a unique chance to offer fans an unprecedented level of engagement with the film. Collaborating with COZ and Neo has allowed us to bring this vision to life in better form than we ever imagined and we eagerly anticipate working together in the future.”

Charity auction

Following the more recent Neo activation at Consensus 2023, OneBand rings will be used to power the Shadow Brother Sunday auction bidding process. OneBand, a physical ring cryptographically bound to an NFT, was developed through a joint effort between COZ and AxLabs. In a press release, Tyler Adams, CEO of COZ, offered a mix of example use cases:

“OneBand has enormous potential for use in various industries, including gaming, brand activations, POAP, financial transactions, verifications, and more, all contributing to the broader growth of the Smart Economy.”

Consensus 2023 participants, along with a number of A-list special guests, have been invited to the event. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Red Eye, a non-profit organization aiming to build a brighter future for children in the entertainment industry with 24/7 community support.

Ehrenreich also commented on the auction, sharing a positive outlook on the potential for novel financing methods to empower content creators:

“I had a great experience working with and Neo; the support they provided made it possible to make my film exactly as I wanted. The idea that alternative forms of film financing can provide artists more creative freedom and chances for experimentation is very exciting to me.”

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Flamingo launches Ambassador program to reward community-building efforts

Flamingo Finance launched a new ambassador program for community members. Beginning in June, users can share in a pool of US $500 in rewards, distributed each month in return for their independent community-building efforts.

The initiative is designed to encourage platform growth and further development of the DeFi sector on Neo. To participate, contributors are expected to aid in expanding the Flamingo community by undertaking onboarding or promotional activities.

Ambassadors are free to choose their own manner of working. Examples of appropriate contributions include spreading the word about Flamingo on social channels, answering questions in the community, sharing feature or marketing ideas with the Flamingo team, or helping new users to create wallets and acquire their first tokens.

A dedicated #ambassadors channel has been created on the Flamingo Discord as a way for participants to share their progress. Flamingo team members will use the proof of work published in the channel to identify notable contributions and vote on reward allocations.

Alongside token rewards, winners will also receive public acknowledgements and a permanent Ambassador badge on the Flamingo Discord. Ambassadors can be rewarded for participation every month.

While the program encourages active participation, the team highlighted that ambassadors are not official representatives of the project. Flamingo Finance retains the right to remove or delete any damaging or false messages.

The original announcement may be read at the link below:

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NeoFS-based Greenfinch storage solution deploys to MainNet

Greenfinch, a decentralized storage solution that utilizes the Neo blockchain and NeoFS, recently launched for the Neo N3 MainNet. The latest version, v0.5.7, is available for download on the official Greenfinch website and is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

The MainNet launch of Greenfinch was unveiled at Neo’s booth for Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas. Project founder Alex Walker demoed Greenfinch for attendees while participating in Neo’s OneBand ring activation event.

Greenfinch launch

On first opening the app, users are greeted with a landing page, featuring help videos for getting started with the included features. Firstly, users will discover the ability to create or import a Neo N3 wallet. After loading a wallet, GAS can be transferred to NeoFS to pay for storage operations. Greenfinch’s wallet tab displays both the current wallet GAS and NeoFS GAS balances.

The app landing page with wallet tab open (Source: Greenfinch)

After depositing GAS, a storage container may be created. As the name implies, containers can hold multiple objects, and are created with user-defined rules for read and write access rights. Any kind of object can be uploaded and stored in a NeoFS container via Greenfinch. The team also offers a public HTTP gateway service for viewing files in supported formats. A shareable link using the gateway can be accessed by clicking on the target object.

Sharing an uploaded object (Source: Greenfinch)

The application offers a Contacts page, which facilitates easy GAS transfers and provides a simple way to share containers between users. An independent tab for shared containers is used to provide a more convenient way to browse. Finally, Notifications and Settings tabs provide under-the-hood access for Greenfinch & NeoFS network operations, including a way to change between MainNet and TestNet.

Greenfinch has also teased upcoming functionality for the app. A tab for using containers as a website promises a way to easily deploy decentralized websites on NeoFS, while another placeholder page points to future NFT management functionality.

Developer API

Launched in May, the Greenfinch API is designed as a fully functional HTTP solution for developers looking to interact with NeoFS. The team has confirmed that the API will continue to be maintained. The service provides a number of useful utilities when compared to the standard NeoFS API, such as the ability to create bearer tokens.

Greenfinch API is currently free to use, though paid tiers may also be offered in the future, depending on adoption levels.

Users can get started with Greenfinch and NeoFS at the link below:

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MegaOasis launches Solitude, an NFT collection by Andhika Ramadhian

MegaOasis has launched its latest NFT collection, titled Solitude. The series of four works by Andhika Ramadhian was created to explore the feeling of isolation and the growth opportunities that solitude can provide.

Solitude is the 6th collection launched on MegaOasis so far. Doors to the sale opened on April 27. One NFT is being auctioned, two are for straight sale with quantities limited to nine, and one is for sale with no quantity limit. Tokens will remain available for two weeks. The available NFTs are:

  • Sunshine: 100 NEO auction start price, limit of 1
  • Lost: 10 NEO fixed price, limit of 9
  • Tumbling Light: 10 NEO fixed price, limit of 9
  • Sailor: 5 NEO fixed price, no mint limit

MegaOasis is also hosting a giveaway on Twitter, celebrating the launch by offering 20 Sailor NFTs to participants.

Tumbling Light by Andhika Ramadhian

Andhika Ramadhian is a designer, digital artist, and photographer from Indonesia. His work is often described as simple, minimal, surreal, and making broad use of bright color, which is intended to prompt thoughtful reflection on the part of the observer.

Ramadhian gives the following introduction to the Solitude collection:

“Solitude is perhaps the most natural of exercises available to us. That is where we cultivate some of the most fertile states for the brain and the spirit, when we experience the biggest torments and the most comforting tranquility. Funny thing when you’re alone. Happy or not you behave the same.”

Users may explore the collection and purchase NFTs at the link below:

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NGD partners with Alchemy Pay to provide an on- and off-ramp for Neo N3 tokens and applications

Neo Global Development has partnered with Alchemy Pay to improve the accessibility of Neo N3-based tokens. Alchemy Pay aims to streamline the on- and off-ramping experience for blockchain users, enabling them to purchase cryptocurrencies using their preferred local fiat currencies.

Alchemy Pay was founded by a team of experienced payment solution developers and blockchain enthusiasts who are passionate about creating seamless fiat-crypto exchange experiences. The platform offers a direct-to-customer plugin that can be integrated and deployed by dApps and platforms built on Neo N3, providing users with a comprehensive range of payment options.

The payment service currently supports Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Diners Club in 173 countries, as well as domestic transfers and mobile wallets in developing markets. Alchemy Pay reports offering a user-friendly KYC process, competitive fees, and favorable conversion rates.

Neo’s partnership with Alchemy Pay will begin with the listing of NEO, GAS, and FLM on the Alchemy Pay plugin. This will make the assets available to all buyers and sellers using the solution’s payment network.

The project’s co-founders expressed their excitement about joining the Neo community, emphasizing the ease of engagement it brings to users within the ecosystem. The integration of on- and off-ramps marks the latest development in the ongoing collaboration between Neo and Alchemy Pay and opens the door for future partnership opportunities.

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Neo to host Twitter Spaces with panel discussion on zero-knowledge proofs and their applications

Neo announced an upcoming Twitter Spaces focused on zero-knowledge proofs and scalability. A panel of guests from projects making active use of zero-knowledge proofs will join and discuss their applicability for scaling, privacy. and security. The discussion will begin at 12:00 p.m. (UTC) on Tuesday, April 25.

The Spaces will be co-hosted by NNT editor Brett Rhodes and feature panelists from R3E Network, Opside, Mystiko, and zkMeta. The event will last approximately an hour and will be recorded.

R3E Network is a new Neo developer community that aims to deliver a real-time oracle solution alongside a mix of developer-facing zero-knowledge tools. The team is exploring trustless execution, smart contract automation, gas-free contracts, Rust adoption, and more.

Opside is a multi-layered network that aims to support highly scalable zk-rollup-based applications. The project provides a bridge layer between major public blockchains and its own rollup-friendly blockchain, Opside Chain. Developers can use the provided tools to deploy general-purpose and app-specific zk-rollups which publish data and proofs to the Opside Chain.

Mystiko is a Privacy-as-a-Service platform that uses zero-knowledge proofs to provide financial privacy while retaining auditability. By implementing its SNARK protocol across all major Layer 1 blockchain platforms, the team seeks to make Mystiko a base layer for atomic cross-chain operations.

zkMeta is a “game-specific” Layer 2 for Polygon. It claims to make use of Polygon’s native ZK solutions to provide high scaling, low fees, and an assortment of tools to target game developers.

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DogeRift, a 3D Metaverse gaming platform, joins the EcoBoost program

Neo Global Development welcomed DogeRift, a 3D Metaverse gaming platform, into the EcoBoost program. DogeRift aims to impact the blockchain gaming industry by providing an immersive gaming experience that integrates Play2Earn mechanics, NFT collections, and a strong social community.

DogeRift was established by a team of experienced game developers and blockchain enthusiasts who are passionate about crafting unique gaming experiences. The platform offers various gameplay options, an in-game economy powered by DogeRift-native tokens, and exclusive NFT collections.

The game currently features an adventure mode and minigame activities, including parkour and football. The experience is accompanied by a Play2Earn system that aims to address the limited earning opportunities found in traditional gaming. Players can earn rewards and exclusive NFTs through gameplay and community engagement.

DogeRift co-founders Zoxyi and Bijac expressed their enthusiasm about building in the Neo ecosystem. Bijac added: “”We chose to build our platform on the Neo N3 blockchain because of its trifecta of advanced features, scalability, and strong developer support. The N3 platform gives us an ideal environment for building a robust gaming ecosystem with a high-performance smart contract system, low transaction fees, and fast confirmation times.”

About EcoBoost

Initiated in 2019, the EcoBoost program received $100 million in funding to recruit partners. In 2022, the program relaunched with a $200 million treasury, focusing on onboarding dApps, projects, and teams into the Neo ecosystem. The program’s objective is to incubate businesses that contribute to the growth and success of projects utilizing the Neo blockchain.

Members of the EcoBoost program can become eligible for lifecycle support, including funding up to $50,000, technological assistance, community access, marketing support, token listings, stimulation of liquidity, and access to other industry resources. For more information about the application process, visit Neo’s Eco Support page.

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Neo core contributor starts R3E Network, a developer community focused on real-time oracles and zero-knowledge proof tooling

Jinghui Liao, a core contributor to Neo, has founded a new community called R3E Network, with the goal of enriching the Neo developer ecosystem through innovative tools. The R3E Network team consists of nine experienced developers and cryptographers focused on a range of initiatives, including the development of a real-time oracle solution, smart contract automation, ZK rollups, gas-free contracts, and the introduction of Rust tooling into the Neo ecosystem.

Four members of the team are currently allocated to the oracle node development, two are assigned to smart contracts and SDK development, and one is working on ZKP theory and design. The remaining two members are tasked with community management and website development.

Real-time oracle

R3E’s primary offering is its real-time oracle solution, which leverages trusted execution environments for security. This will be the first tool developed by R3E made available for community testing, aiming to deliver real-world data to smart contracts with close to 100% accuracy.

The solution addresses the efficiency issues inherent in traditional oracle solutions, which usually require at least one transaction or consensus round before accessing data from a source. Although such latency is acceptable when data remains stable, it proves inadequate when significant and frequent data fluctuations occur. To combat this problem, R3E Network has devised a unique approach to oracle construction, eliminating the need for a transaction prior to data retrieval.

This alternate approach raises questions regarding authenticity and integrity, such as ensuring the oracle operates honestly and verifying the accuracy of data posted on the blockchain. R3E Network’s solution is aimed at addressing these concerns while providing real-time data access. In addition to its oracle service, R3E Network plans to offer smart contract automation services, allowing smart contracts to register or automatically trigger events.

Trusted execution

Trusted execution environments, which provide secure and protected environments for processing sensitive data through a combination of hardware and software components in modern processors, are fundamental to R3E’s offerings. During a recent Twitter Spaces session with Neo, R3E Network members highlighted Apple’s Face ID technology as an example of TEEs in action. Jinghui explained that iPhone users might question the security of their face data storage, especially if their phones are lost or stolen. In such cases, the TEE securely stores the Face ID data, ensuring access solely by the CPU. Jinghui emphasized that hacking into a TEE is an incredibly difficult task, as it necessitates compromising the CPU itself. By processing requests within a TEE, data confidentiality is maintained, and unauthorized access is prevented, thereby upholding both authenticity and integrity.

Rust language

R3E Network is the first Neo developer community to adopt the Rust programming language, famed for its memory safety, performance, and steep learning curve. All oracle node functionality, including TEE and non-TEE components, will be developed with Rust. The team also intends to introduce Rust versions of the NeoVM and EVM into its oracle service. These building blocks may then act as a foundation for other Rust tooling in the future, such as dApp SDKs or a smart contract compiler.

The R3E Network GitHub can be found at the link below:

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NeoLine v4 brings dark mode support, a design overhaul, and new single password mode

NEXT deployed a major update to NeoLine, its browser extension and mobile wallet. The update is aimed at providing an improved experience by revamping the user interface and adding various other new features.

Version 4.0.0, or 3.0.0 on mobile devices, offers a complete UI overhaul intended to simplify the user interface. Navigation has been streamlined to make it easier to find and use essential features, and dark mode support was introduced to cater to user preferences.

Updated UI and dark mode support (Source: NeoLine)

Another noteworthy addition is the single password mode, which replaces the previous per-wallet passwords with a single password to unlock all imported wallets. This is intended to make managing multiple wallets more convenient by eliminating the need to input the password repeatedly.

The team also introduced two new dAPI methods, switchWalletAccount and switchWalletNetwork. These methods provide applications with a way to prompt the user with wallet or network change requests, offering a new way to reduce friction in a dApp UX. More information about these methods can be found in NeoLine’s dAPI documentation.

Users can install NeoLine on Android, iOS, or as a Chrome extension via the following link:

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AxLabs integrates GitHub codespaces for neow3j contract templates

AxLabs now supports GitHub codespaces in its template repository for neow3j smart contracts. The solution makes it easy for developers to create, test, and deploy Java contracts directly from the browser.

A GitHub codespace is an IDE within the GitHub platform that can be integrated in a repository. These codespaces create a curated coding environment, pulling together the necessary tools and dependencies for internal operations.


This is intended to significantly reduce the time and effort for a developer to experience a new technology, removing the need for manual downloads, installation, and setup. For example, neow3j codespaces incorporate Neo Express for ease of contract deployment and fast response times.

Developers can jump into Java smart contract development by visiting and cloning the neow3j contract template repository, running it with the “Create codespace” option. After allowing sufficient time for the container, development environment, and Java projects to finish loading, users can run the tests to see the core workflow in action using a basic Hello World smart contract.

Developers can learn more about building Neo contracts with Java by visiting the following link:

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Perlin Finance looks to bring decentralized money market to Neo

Perlin Finance is an upcoming decentralized money market built on the Neo N3 blockchain that will allow users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies and borrow against them. The protocol uses algorithm-based interest rates to create a more efficient system, drawing inspiration from established pool-based lending platforms such as Compound and Aave.

The Korean team behind the project brings experience from DeFi protocols like RomeDAO and KlimaDAO, as well as from renowned tech companies Toss and Samsung. The group, made up of two developers and a UX designer, boasts a background in Web 2.0 development and smart contract creation, with plans to add new members over time.

Interest rate protocol

The Perlin Protocol will enable lenders to deposit cryptocurrencies into a pool contract, creating a reserve for each respective cryptocurrency. Borrowers can then take out loans from this reserve, provided they offer sufficient collateral as a guarantee. The protocol employs an algorithm that accounts for factors such as the amount of funds in the pool and interest earned on lending to determine interest rates.

This interest rate model relies on a utilization ratio, which measures the proportion of borrowed funds to the total funds available in the reserve (both borrowed and unborrowed). As the utilization ratio changes, the interest rates for both lenders and borrowers adjust accordingly.

As demand for borrowing a specific cryptocurrency rises, interest rates increase, benefiting lenders and making borrowing costlier. Conversely, when demand drops, interest rates decrease, making borrowing more affordable and less appealing for lenders. This dynamic adjustment is intended to maintain balance and attractiveness for both lenders and borrowers.

N3 Integration

Built on the Neo blockchain, the Perlin Protocol leverages the NEP-17 token standard in the form of rToken contracts to manage user balances. These rToken balances will allow users to redeem the underlying assets while also accounting for accrued interest. The platform will also mint $PERL, a governance token for distributed decision-making.

An advantage of the protocol’s integration with Neo N3 is its adoption of Neo’s native oracle service for price feeds. The price oracle maintains the current exchange rate of each supported asset, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information is used to determine borrowing capacity and collateral requirements across the platform.

Perlin Finance aims to address interoperability and scalability issues present in first-generation money market protocols by offering a solution tailored to the Neo blockchain. As the protocol develops, plans are to support over-collateralized algorithmic stablecoins, similar to DAI and FRAX, further expanding its offerings.

Speaking with NNT on why Perlin Finance chose Neo as it blockchain platform, Jung Kim, Perlin Finance co-founder said:

We loved that Neo has a strong and diverse community that just stays with Neo despite bad or good times. We saw all different kinds of chains today with “mercenary community” who wanted airdrops and farm incentives. They’ll have difficult time surviving once the honeymoon days are over… Neo has great potential that’s not been realized yet. Every infrastructure is set up for a killer app to come in and sweep the floor.

At the time of press, the team reports being close to finished with smart contract development. After completion, the protocol will undergo an audit, with the intention to roll out to MainNet around May or June.

Users can learn more about Perlin Finance by reading the litepaper at the following link:

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GrantShares update: NeoCompounder launches, Voxiberate pilots platform, dual-token economy research paper delivered

GrantShares has welcomed an influx of new proposals and discussions through the first months of 2023. Meanwhile, a number of previously accepted proposals reached maturity, including the NeoCompounder dApp and a dual-token economy research paper.

To date, 21,430 NEO and 165 GAS have been allocated across 15 proposals, amounting to approximately US $210,000, based on the exchange rates during each distribution. The treasury currently holds 5,036 NEO and 3,724 GAS.

Proposal Updates

William Song, the developer behind the cNEO project, delivered an MVP for the application in January. This was followed up with a second proposal, requesting 811 NEO to fund contract auditing costs by Red4Sec, which was accepted on Jan. 26. In March, Song launched the MainNet version of NeoCompounder.

The Voxiberate team used its MVP to host its first pilot with Neo ecosystem members. In the session, participants shared perspectives on the best ways to attract builders to Neo. A second proposal was opened, seeking 2,223 NEO to fund various product enhancements and operational costs. This proposal was accepted and executed on March 13. Improvements to the reward system, with a focus on Web 2.0 integration, alongside core feature improvements, are among the goals. Additionally, the team aims to pilot the project with DAO, city government, and members association entities.

Professor Nicola Dimitri delivered the final version of the first dual-token economy research paper, providing an analysis of the speculation potential in two-token economies, such as with NEO and GAS. The paper explores how an unchecked GAS yield rate could destabilize the platform by incentivizing speculation and finds indicators that can be used to determine safe limits. A second proposal is also being prepared, requesting 1,400 NEO to fund a second paper, which would analyze how the GAS token market price is influenced by supply and demand, and the monetary dynamics that would result from user decisions in governance.

A proposal to create an advanced Neo analytics dashboard with a price forecasting game dApp was submitted by Rob Liou. Liou requested 485 NEO for development of the dApp, which would provide the ecosystem with an engaging tool for predicting price trends. The proposal was accepted on Jan. 30. A preview version of the dashboard was released in March, which incorporated Liou’s previously developed seasonality discovery and price regression engines. Currently, the focus is on development of the smart contract for the price forecasting dApp.

New Discussions

The Neo-Kenya Community proposal, which was canceled on 3 March, initially sought 740 NEO to establish a Neo community in Kenya. The project aimed to concentrate on nurturing developers and builders, educating businesses on blockchain implementation, and promoting blockchain education in the region. The proposal was withdrawn with plans to resubmit, following feedback requesting more verifiable information to strengthen its case.

A proposal to implement a Rust NeoVM was opened and later canceled on March 12. The proposal, submitted by a core Neo contributor, aimed to facilitate Layer 2 applications such as ZK rollups and bring support for Rust to the Neo community. However, the community’s feedback suggested that another VM implementation was unnecessary, and that a Rust smart contract compiler or SDK would be of higher priority. Despite the cancellation, the submitter plans to continue working on other tools in the ecosystem.

An application was submitted that requested 1,000 GAS for creation and management of a Neo account on Crew3, a Web3 social media and content sharing/rewarding platform. The author has since been actively answering questions about Crew3 and the proposal scope, with discussions still ongoing among the community members.

The initial KIKA Software Company proposal was opened in March, aiming to build a software company that produces multiple Web3 dApps and requesting 5,000 NEO in funding. After being advised to narrow the scope and budget, the author resubmitted the application for 2,000 NEO, focusing on the development of web and mobile versions of KIK-SEND, a centralized payment service app. The proposal was pushed on-chain for endorsement without waiting for further feedback, but has not received any to date.

The proposal was submitted in March, seeking 5,000 NEO to integrate Neo N3 into its NFT auction house and DEX. Another related proposal was opened, requesting an additional 5,000 NEO to fund the development of motoDEX for Neo, a blockchain-based motorcycle racing game where users can develop their riders. No further discussion has been generated at this time.

Pixudi plans to create a board racing game on the Neo platform, blending traditional game mechanics with NFTs. Players will roll dice to progress and compete, collect treasures, and complete missions across multiple game boards featuring unique mechanics and minigames. The game will offer collectible items such as characters and pets, which can be traded among users. Adopting a free-to-play model, Pixudi aims to make the game available online and on the Nintendo Switch. With plans for a cross-chain ecosystem and its own marketplace, the team intends to release a web alpha version in Q2, followed by the Switch version’s development throughout Q3 and Q4. Pixudi is requesting 4,065 NEO to bring its game to the Neo ecosystem. In discussions, the team disclosed its multi-chain plans and ongoing alpha game testing.

Visit the GrantShares platform to view and participate in discussions for proposals at the link below:

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Meme2Earn, a platform for creating, sharing, and rewarding memes, has officially rebranded its native token from NUDES to TIPS on the Neo N3 blockchain. The change comes in response to marketing challenges faced by the previous token name. With the introduction of the TIPS token, Meme2Earn aims to expand its reach and facilitate more user interaction on the platform.

Users of the Meme2Earn platform will not need to take any action regarding the change. NUDES tokens will automatically be renamed TIPS in Neo wallets, on Flamingo Finance, and the Meme2Earn platform itself.

However, any NUDES tokens held on MEXC Exchange and Pancake Swap will remain as NUDES, though they are still the same token as TIPS. Users can transfer NUDES to their Neo wallets, where they will automatically be renamed to TIPS, and vice versa.

Meme2Earn offers a novel way for users to earn TIPS tokens by browsing and creating memes on the platform. To join Meme2Earn, users can visit the platform’s website and sign up for an account. Once they are registered, they can start earning TIPS by participating in meme-related activities.

The team also published a revised litepaper and tokenomics for the TIPS token, where more information may be found.

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