Neo’s 7th MainNet Anniversary: Embracing a Bright Future

3 min readOct 17, 2023

October 17th, 2023 marks seven years since the launch of the Neo MainNet. Over these seven years, Neo’s MainNet has grown into a thriving ecosystem encompassing DeFi, NFTs, GameFi, and other major segments of the Web3 industry. We’ve also successfully completed a significant mainnet migration from Neo Legacy to Neo N3.

Da Hongfei, the Founder of Neo and CEO of Neo Global Development, shared his excitement on the 7th-anniversary milestone:

We take pride in being one of the earliest thriving layer 1 blockchains. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the contributors in the Neo ecosystem for their immense contributions that have shaped Neo into what it is today. We are enthusiastic about the next seven years and beyond, as we embrace the bright future of the Smart Economy. Neo will continue to provide support, and we hope to have you by our side on this journey to the future.

In the recent months, the Neo team has been hard at work executing the Neo APAC Hackathon, which includes both online activities and offline city GAS Stations, all leading up to the highly anticipated Hong Kong Finale. For real-time updates on our progress, please follow our Twitter account. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you to the Hong Kong Finale to witness another remarkable milestone in Neo’s journey.

To commemorate this 7th anniversary, Neo-sponsored communities will come together for the Neo Community Assembly following the Neo APAC Hackathon Hong Kong Finale. This week will be dedicated to discussions, future planning, and community building. Notably, this assembly marks a significant moment, as it is the first time all of Neo’s major development groups have had the opportunity to gather and collaborate in person since before the pandemic. The last community assembly took place in Shanghai in September 2019 and received immensely positive feedback from all participants. The Neo Community Assembly will also provide a unique opportunity for the community to connect with the Hong Kong ecosystem, and meet the innovators behind Neo’s exciting new projects from the APAC Hackathon.

Looking forward, the growing focus on Asia as a burgeoning Web3 investment hub aligns perfectly with Neo’s vision. With recent positive regulatory developments in the region and the establishment of government-supported entities, Neo is poised to enter this expanding network within well-defined regulatory frameworks. Neo remains steadfast in its mission to bring the Smart Economy to fruition, and we are excited to continue this journey with our global community.

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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