Neo News: Week in Review – May 3 – May 9
Various Neo Blockchain Toolkit component updates were published by NGD Enterprise. Released in quick succession after RC2, the newly revised tools are fully compatible with the latest N3 core changes, expected to roll out onto the Neo N3 TestNet on May 18, 2021. C# developers will notably need to use the newly released nccs (Neo Compiler CSharp) compiler from RC2 onwards.
Neo co-founder, Da Hongfei, was featured in a CoinTelegraph article, where he shared insight into the growth of DeFi and how flexible governance is critical for sustainable blockchain development.
NNT Catch Up
Neo News Today hosted NOWPayments CEO, Xena Kash, on episode 52 of the NNT podcast. Discussion topics included cryptocurrency payments adoption, the type of client NOWPayments attracts, its relationship with Neo, and much more.
In the interview, Kash talked about how NOWPayments chooses the coins it supports by listening to the blockchain community. She highlighted that it is the users of a cryptocurrency, not the merchants, who have the loudest voice in deciding which coins to integrate into the payments processing service.
AxLabs released a new version of neow3j with a range of new features and support for RC1, the current protocol version in use on the N3 TestNet. Java developers using neow3j v3.9 gain the benefit of several bug fixes and behavior improvements. The team also extended the devpack with support for multi-file smart contract debugging and enabled a smoother integration with the Neo Express and Neo Debugger tools from NGD Enterprise.
COZ launched Dojo, a new website designed to act as a technology hub and learning center for developers building with the Neo blockchain. New content added to the site in the future will cover the use of more advanced functionality and feature resources for tooling created by other communities. Over time, COZ intends to establish Dojo as a comprehensive resource for Neo development across all of its supported languages.
May 3, Switcheo released its monthly report, which noted the sunsetting of the Switcheo Exchange, the successful implementation of Hummingbot.io integration, and more.
May 4, Switcheo noted that more than 1 billion SWTH tokens (of a total supply of 1.4 billion tokens) have been staked on the TradeHub blockchain.
May 5, Nash announced it is integrating support for the Terra blockchain. Terra is a platform that hosts stablecoins pegged to various fiat currencies across the globe. Nash plans to list the LUNA token, and Terra will incorporate a Nash fiat gateway into their wallet UI.
May 5, DeepBrain Chain released its fortnightly report, which noted internal testing of the DBC TestNet wallet functionality, integrating the TestNet wallet into the website back-end, user acquisition, plus more.
May 6, Flamingo Finance announced its second Perp trading competition, offering a reward pool of 50,000 FLM to top traders alongside a bug bounty. Participants must register for the competition before 8:00 AM (UTC) on Monday, May 10, 2021. The contest begins May 12, 2021, at 8:00 AM and concludes on May 26.
May 6, Poly Network announced a partnership with DigiCol to support cross-chain transactions on an NFT marketplace.
May 6, DeepBrain Chain announced that it extended super node election and voting. The team will allow DBC token holders to convert tokens to DeepBrain Chain TestNet tokens and can vote on the node of their choice.
May 6, MyMingo reported that more than 500,000 FLM had been staked through its platform.
May 6, Poly Network established a partnership with StackOS to enable cross-chain transactions for the native STACK token.
May 6, O3 Labs announced that the company had secured an investment from SoftBank Singapore.
May 7, Poly Network established a partnership with Digital, a single-click NFT creation platform. It also released its April 2021 monthly report, which noted an average of 10,000 daily cross-chain transactions, more than US $4 billion in total trading volume, and various new partnerships.
May 8, O3 Labs released the dates of various Initial DEX Offerings of the O3 token, scheduled to take place next week. It also participated in an AMA on its official Telegram channel to discuss the O3 Swap module and plans for the O3 public token sale.
May 8, Poly Network launched an NFT cross-chain bridge, purportedly the first bridge of its kind. Users can use Poly Bridge to access NFT mining and trading on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and Huobi Eco Chain, and swap tokens between them.
May 9, Poly Network and O3 Labs announced an AMA on the r/Neo sub-Reddit, where representatives from both projects will respond to participants beginning at 2:00 PM (UTC) on Monday, May 10, 2021.
May 10: Poly Network and O3 Labs to participate in AMA on r/Neo sub-Reddit.