This is Neo N3

With blockchain rapidly becoming a common interest in today’s world, it is now more pressing than ever to overcome the obstacles facing full-scale blockchain adoption — namely scalability, efficiency, and security. Built to fully translate blockchain’s potential to reality, the Neo blockchain has revealed Neo N3, the latest iteration of the blockchain platform that aims to equip companies, projects, and developers with the tools and mechanisms necessary to realize large-scale commercial blockchain applications for the smart economy.

To that end, Neo N3 was designed to be the all-in-one blockchain infrastructure loaded with numerous new features and…

After 5 Preview versions, the first release version of Neo N3 (Neo N3 RC1) has been released and its corresponding TestNet is now up and running.

The most significant upgrade in this version is the integration of NeoFS system into the Oracle module. Numerous improvements and fixes have also been applied in this version for State Root service, Policy native contract, opcodes and etc.

The comprehensive list of improvements and optimizations in this version:

NeoFS API Completion & Integration into Oracle

neofs-api-csharp is now completed and has been integrated into the Oracle plugin in this version. The NeoFS master nodes in this TestNet are now Neo-go nodes…

After two and a half years of development, the next evolution of Neo is on our doorstep. Countless hours of planning and programming by our brilliant developer community have resulted in a platform that we can all be immensely proud of — one that we feel competitors will find difficult to match in many respects.

As we move forward into this future, we are proud to reveal the new brand identity for Neo’s latest version, N3.

Introducing N3

Neo 3.0 was first announced by Erik Zhang in July of 2018. It promised many things, such as a new architecture, native contracts, and…

Oct marks the 4th Anniversary of Neo MainNet, signifacnt progress in Neo3 development and Neo’s DeFi ecosystem.

October marked the four year anniversary of the Neo MainNet launch. While the Neo community took a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, October’s focus was very much on looking forward.

The next milestone on the Neo calendar is Neo3 Preview4, which is planned to be the final Neo3 preview version before we reach TestNet. …

Four Years of Neo MainNet — Reflections and What’s Next

Dear Neo community members,

2020 has been a momentous year on various levels — from the team to the Neo community as well as the greater blockchain space. As Neo celebrates the fourth anniversary of its MainNet launch, we would like to thank everyone for their passion and support for the entire Neo ecosystem. Our community has always been at the center of Neo’s mission, and we are grateful for everyone’s enthusiasm and understanding this past year.

As we look back upon the last four years, it is incredibly striking just how rapidly the blockchain space has shifted and evolved…

Without a doubt, Flamingo Finance dominated the headlines in September, bringing many new people into the Neo ecosystem. Flamingo’s overarching goal is to bring the “missing pieces” of DeFi to the Neo blockchain. Its full feature set is planned to include a cross-chain asset gateway, automated market making-based swaps, synthetic stablecoins, and AMM-based perpetual trading contracts.

Flamingo officially launched on September 23rd with Flamincome and Wrapper. Flamincome allows users to stake wETH, USDT, wBTC, and other ERC-20 tokens to generate a yield on the Ethereum network. …

March was an eventful month for Neo, with the reveal of the N3 brand, the launch of a new website, and the release of Neo N3 RC1 TestNet.

N3 is the version brand for Neo 3.0. It allows us to market our major releases to developers, without interrupting the regular user’s relationship with Neo’s core identity. We have also started referring to 2.x (the current Neo blockchain) as Neo Legacy to clearly communicate to users that it is being superseded and will not receive further updates in the future.

Following the N3 reveal, we were overjoyed to release the…

February was a short but busy month, as the entire Neo ecosystem completing the final mile towards the launch of the next version of the Neo blockchain.

February proved to be another busy month for Neo’s developers, who continue to work tirelessly to prepare Neo3 for the formal TestNet launch. Within the first few days of the month, Neo3 Preview5 was released, allowing distributed testing of the latest functionality.

As the most feature-complete version of Neo to date, Preview5 provided MPT-based state services with automatic pruning, ensuring consistent data execution results for blocks while minimizing state bloat.

Preview5 also introduced…

Neo started the new year strong with the release of Preview5, a milestone achievement. As the most evolved form of Neo to date, Preview5 introduces a further simplified architecture via the new LedgerContract, and enables oracle usage for the first time through the Oracle service module.

This release contains the majority of the new functionality planned for Neo3’s final revision and will be a close match to the formal TestNet version, scheduled to launch in March. One of the last remaining major tasks, integration with NeoFS, has been a key point of development through January.

Outside of core development, Neo…

As we close the book on another year, the Neo community can look back and be proud of all that has been achieved in the last 12 months.

2020 was a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to re-imagine their personal and professional lives. Many sacrifices have been made, and new habits forged.

Neo has come through it with the help of our community and we move into 2021 with strength. Three new Neo3 Preview versions shipped in 2020, with Preview4 — the most complete and performant to date — landing in December.

Neo’s global community developer…

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