NEO Goes on Asia-Pacific Tour in March

NEO is organising a tour through the Asia-Pacific region, visiting cities in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and South Korea on March 3 - 18, 2018
01 March 2018   2051

NEO is a community-based blockchain project that utilizes blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize assets, to automate the management of digital assets using smart contracts, and to realize a "smart economy" with a distributed network.

NEO have announced that on March 3 - 18 it is organising a tour through the Asia-Pacific region, visiting cities in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and South Korea. The representatives from City of Zion, NewEconoLab, Moonlight, Neon Exchange, VDT Network, Bluzelle, Ontology, HashPuppies and other projects will be joining NEO in the tour.

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March 3


The event, which will host presentations from NEO, City of Zion, Moonlight, NEX and Bluzelle will take place on March 3 in Singapore. 

Event Speakers include Alan Fong (Co-founder of Moonlight, City of Zion Council), Chris Birmingham (City of Zion Developer), Malcolm Lerider (NEO Senior R&D Manager), Evgeny Boxer (Neon Exchange Developer), Pavel Bains (CEO of Bluzelle), Zhu Fei (CEO of Zeepin).

Singapore event is organised by Jeremy Lim (Managing Director of Bitcrypto.Asia) and Elias Tan (CEO of Bitcrypto.Asia). The amount of seats is limited (300pax), but the live-streaming will be available for the event.

Location: Marina Bay Sands, Hibiscus Ballroom, Singapore
Time: 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

March 4, 5


On March 4 Tokyo will host a development workshop conducted by Andrei and Apisit from O3 and Dean from VDT Network. The attendees will be able to learn how to build applications on NEO blockchain, and this event is held for developers only as it will be a guided coding session. The attendees should bring their laptops. 

Location: Alternative Cafe&Bar, Japan, Shibuya-ku, Udagawacho, 26−9
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

On March 5 NEO Smart Economy Meetup will be held in Tokyo.


  • MC - Miki Hayama
  • NEO Smart Economy - Malcolm Lerider
  • Moonlight Moonlight: Home of the decentralized, open-source workforce platform, built on the NEO blockchain
  • VDT Network VDT.Network - Decentralized Render Farm on the Neo Blockchain
  • Zeepin Zeepin - The Distributed Creative New Economy
  • - Your Mobile Gateway to the NEO Smart Economy

Location: Alternative Cafe&Bar, Japan, Shibuya-ku, Udagawacho, 26−9
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

March 11


The attendees of NEO event in Taipei will be able to see the presentations from NEO, City of Zion, NewEconoLab, Zeepin, Moonlight, VDT Network and more. 

Location: FutureWard, 343, Changchun Rd, Songshan District Taipei City, 105
Time: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

March 12


During NEO visits to Melbourne and Sydney, its team will share up-to-date news on the latest NEO platform and ecosystem developments with blockchain enthusiasts in Australia.

Top speakers at the NEO Melbourne meetup include Da Hongfei (Founder of NEO), LI Jun (Founder of Ontology), Didier (Founder of MatchupBox), Travis Lin (Co-founder of Moonlight), Annie Stewart (Chief creative officer of HashPuppies), Zhang Ting (Founder of Alchemint), Susan Zhou (Co-founder and COO of Qlink), Vitor N. Coelho and Igor M. Coelho from NeoResearch.

Location: Inspire9, Level 1, 41 Stewart Street Richmond VIC 3121, Melbourne, Australia
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM AEDT

March 16


NEO will make its first visit to Australia with the NEO Sydney meet up hosted by Moonlight and City of Zion. The event will feature presentations from Da Hongfei, Moonlight, NEX, City of Zion, Ontology, NNS, HashPuppies and more projects still be be announced.

There are limited tickets available for sale at the price of $25 each.

Location: Level 2 / Grace Hotel, York St, Sydney
Time: 5:00PM – 10:00PM

NEO to Release New High Scalability Platform

New solution is targeted at large enterprise clients
12 July 2018   558

NEO team announced that they are preparing to release a new version of its platform for large-scale enterprises. The new version will focus on usage scenarios that require high bandwidth, which will be achieved through the integration of a number of solutions, for example, sharding, which will allow the platform to scale effectively. This is reported by NewsBTC.

NEO 3.0 will be an entirely new version of the NEO platform, built for large-scale enterprise use cases. It will provide higher TPS and stability, expanded APIs for smart contracts, optimized economic and pricing models, and much more. Most importantly, we will entirely redesign NEO’s core modules.

Erik Zhang

Co-founder and core developer, NEO 

The platform will use a new economic model. According to the current plan, the developers will make NEO a divisible unit and will provide a small annual increase in gas emissions. The developers recognized that the current model using NEO / GAS isn't the most effective, since NEO was an indivisible unit in the calculations, and GAS could not be divided when paying commissions.

The NEO token used to be indivisible. It caused some troubles. We are trying to change it so in the future the NEO token will be divisible just like Ether or Bitcoin. That’s one of the biggest changes.

Da Hongfei 


The developers' proposal has already met with negative public reaction. Some believe that in the new system, the nodes will be able to manipulate the price of gas in order to maximize their own profit, while others assume that the divisibility of NEO will devalue the GAS.

The main task in ensuring NEO's compliance with corporate standards remains to increase the bandwidth of the platform. To achieve this, NEO will reorganize the code and base modules, optimize the protocol and prepare for the integration of dynamic shading.

Also, developers intend to implement support for cross-platform smart contracts, which can be launched in various blockchains, if they conform to the standard NEO 3.0. To achieve this, it is necessary to implement the support of such contracts in the NEO virtual machine (NeoVM) and to issue unified APIs.