Neo Partners with Alchemy Pay to Accelerate Innovation at Neo APAC Hackathon

4 min readJul 19, 2023

Neo, the leading open-source and community-driven blockchain platform, is thrilled to announce the partnership with Alchemy Pay, the leading fiat-crypto payment gateway, for the Neo APAC Hackathon.

Spanning from July to October 2023, Neo APAC Hackathon combines both virtual participation and on-site offline events across six APAC cities. It targets all Web3 enthusiasts from diverse tracks, including DeFi, NFT, GameFi, DAO, AI, and infrastructure, thereby fostering innovation and laying the groundwork for a brighter future within the broader blockchain industry. For more detailed information about the Neo APAC Hackathon, we invite you to check our previous post and visit the official website. There you will find all the necessary details, including event updates, registration process, guidelines, and more.

As one of the major partners of the Neo APAC Hackathon, Alchemy Pay is committed to providing valuable assistance to all attendees of the Neo APAC Hackathon by offering discounted access to both on-ramp and off-ramp solutions. This will greatly benefit the participating projects, simplifying the onboarding process for Web2 users and driving mass adoption of blockchain technology. Moreover, as a Singapore-based company, Alchemy Pay has received Neo’s sincere invitation to participate as a guest in an in-person panel at the Singapore GAS Station, taking place on September 9th-10th. This partnership between Neo and Alchemy Pay aims to foster outstanding ideas and talent, contributing to the advancement of the industry.

Building a Prosperous Web3 World Together

Before this collaboration, Alchemy Pay and Neo have forged a robust and mutually beneficial partnership, positioning themselves as founding members within the Blockchain Infrastructure Alliance (BIA). Notably, Alchemy Pay has seamlessly integrated Neo’s token into its fiat-crypto gateway, streamlining transactions for users within the Neo ecosystem. Additionally, Alchemy Pay has introduced its ramp solution to the Neo ecosystem, enabling developers on Neo to utilize the direct-to-customer plugin. This integration offers accessible fiat-crypto solutions and vital project support to developers building on the Neo platform. With the regulatory landscape in the APAC region becoming increasingly favorable, the Neo APAC Hackathon presents a significant opportunity for Neo and Alchemy Pay to strengthen their collaboration.

John Wang, Head of Eco-Growth at Neo comments on the partnership, “We are truly honored to have Alchemy Pay as a valued ally for the Neo APAC Hackathon. Our collaboration with Alchemy Pay signifies a long-standing friendship, and together, we are committed to providing enhanced support for startups in the Web3 space. As industry forerunners, it is our responsibility to nurture and uplift new players in the industry. We are thrilled to witness the continued prosperity of the blockchain industry as a whole.”

Robert McCracken, the Ecosystem Lead of Alchemy Pay, expressed his thoughts on the partnership, stating, “We are delighted to be one of the official partners of Neo and the Neo APAC Hackathon. We are excited to join forces with Neo in empowering the Web3 developer community in the APAC region and collectively driving innovation in the blockchain industry. Together, we aim to create a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.”

Register Now for Neo APAC Hackathon Tokyo GAS Station!

Join us at Neo APAC Hackathon Tokyo GAS Station, the first stop of our exciting series of offline events. Taking place on July 22nd-23rd at CryptoBase in Tokyo, this hackathon is your chance to connect with the Neo team, network with top developers, and compete for a prize pool of over $6,000. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build something innovative and explore collaboration opportunities with industry leaders in the Web3 space. Register now and unleash your creativity!

About Neo

Founded in 2014, Neo is an open-source, community-driven blockchain platform designed to welcome developers into the Smart Economy. By enabling developers to digitize and automate the management of assets through smart contracts, Neo is built to realize the optimized digital world of the future. As the most developer-friendly blockchain, Neo meets developers where they are by integrating seamlessly with the world’s most widely used languages and tools, and providing the most feature-complete blockchain platform for building full-stack decentralized applications. With native support for powerful infrastructure including decentralized storage, oracles, and domain name service, Neo is the ideal foundation for developers to build the next generation Internet.

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About Alchemy Pay

Founded in Singapore in 2017, Alchemy Pay is a payment gateway that seamlessly connects crypto with traditional fiat currencies for businesses, developers, and end users. With its On & Off Ramp solution, NFT Checkout, Crypto Card and Crypto Payments, Alchemy Pay supports payments in 173 countries.

The Ramp is a one-stop solution to buy and sell crypto and fiat, easily integrated by platforms and dApps according to requirements. The NFT Checkout enables direct purchases of NFTs using fiat payment methods. The Crypto Card solution empowers businesses and token issuers to provide users with branded virtual and physical cards for instant global spending. ACH is the Alchemy Pay network token on Ethereum and BNB Smart Chain.

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