Neo teams with COZ and to support Shadow Brother Sunday, Alden Ehrenreich’s directorial debut premiering at Tribeca Film Festival

4 min readJun 9


Neo, the open-source, community-driven blockchain platform designed to welcome developers into the Smart Economy and realize the optimized digital world of the future, has teamed up with COZ, the Neo ecosystem’s largest community, and Degenz.wft, a cutting-edge advisory firm, to unveil and auction a new collection of NFTs tied to physical, original film frames from Shadow Brother Sunday, Alden Ehrenreich’s hotly-anticipated directorial debut short film premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9. The auction will leverage COZ’s NFI (non-fungible item), OneBand, as another innovative use case that explores the convergence of physical and digital assets, following this technology’s introduction at Consensus 2023.

Charitable auction

The auction will take place at the film’s June 9 after-screening party hosted by COZ in collaboration with All auction proceeds will go to Red Eye, a non-profit dedicated to fostering a brighter future for children through art by providing a 24/7 community for culture creators, influencers, and leaders to empower their lives and develop their talents.

Unlike the process at traditional auctions, bidding at the film’s after-screening party will take place through the OneBand ring, COZ’s revolutionary non-fungible item, powered by the Neo blockchain. This technology bridges the digital and physical worlds with a physical ring that is cryptographically bound to an NFT that attests ownership and interacts with other applications. OneBand, which premiered at Consensus 2023 last month, is already expanding to support new use cases. OneBand represents a massive advancement in Neo’s vision of driving digital asset use in the Smart Economy.

Tyler Adams, CEO of COZ, said, “As a pioneering community in the blockchain industry, we at COZ see this collaboration as a perfect fit with our aim of introducing the Neo blockchain to the world. 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.”

Film sponsorship

Together, Neo and are the providers of a combined $150,000 USD sponsorship of the Shadow Brother Sunday film. The Neo team looks forward to opportunities for future such collaborations.

Da Hongfei, Founder of Neo and CEO of Neo Global Development, said, “At Neo we always strive to push the boundaries and find novel ways to drive broader adoption and awareness of Web3 technology. Our sponsorship of Shadow Brother Sunday is just the latest example of our philosophy in action. This sponsorship allows us to reach new audiences with our mission of realizing the optimized digital world of the future, the Smart Economy.”

Ecosystem support

Neo is dedicated to providing a fruitful environment where projects that make their home on the Neo blockchain can make their visions a reality. Neo Eco Support offers a comprehensive set of project assistance tracks to suit wide-ranging needs, interests, and maturity levels. Support includes options appropriate for grassroots developers and startup projects; for established businesses, institutions, and developer communities such as COZ; and for everything in between.

“Neo’s support for COZ and Shadow Brother Sunday exemplifies the spirit of our dedication to help the projects in the Neo ecosystem grow and thrive in the Web3 industry and beyond,” said John Wang, Director of Neo Eco Growth. “We are proud to provide the foundation of Neo’s proven technology along with business support to enable ecosystem partners such as COZ to bring innovative new solutions like OneBand to life on the Neo blockchain.”

About is a cutting-edge creative agency and advisory firm, fueled by disruptive technology and renowned for challenging traditional norms across diverse industries. With a collective 20 years of blockchain experience, and expertise spanning traditional finance, payment processing, marketing, film, and fashion, the team at is uniquely equipped to handle innovative projects. They stand as not just experts, but pioneers — consistently redefining possibilities and shaping new standards in the industry. is an online NFT resources platform that offers members access to deep-dive NFT reports, daily market commentary and exclusive NFT minting opportunities.

About Red Eye

Red Eye is a non-profit organization conducting humanitarian work in the entertainment industry. It provides a 24/7 community for culture creators, influencers and leaders to empower their lives, support their dreams, and develop their talents as well as those of the next generation.

About COZ

COZ is a software development group specializing in blockchain and distributed technologies. With a proud history dating back to 2017, COZ’s initiatives have introduced countless new professionals to the world of Web3 and made it possible for people to experience the full potential of the Neo ecosystem. COZ is now present in 7 countries and through its innovation continues to enable people and institutions to achieve their full potential through Web3.

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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