NEO is an open-source, developer friendly, smart contract-focused blockchain platform. The project has claimed to be China’s first public blockchain. NEO planning to realize a “smart economy” by utilizing blockchain technology and smart contracts to issue and manage digitized assets. Neo is supporting a global dApp ecosystem with its comprehensive suite of tools and resources to empower anyone from anywhere in the world to join Neo’s vision of a smart economy. The core of the NEO feature set revolves around tools that allow developers to efficiently deploy and scale smart contract applications on the NEO blockchain. Neo is a rapidly growing and developing ecosystem. As well as creating a worldwide community of developers who create new infrastructure for the network and lower barriers to entry, the team behind this project operate an EcoBoost initiative that’s designed to encourage people to build decentralized apps and smart contracts on its blockchain. One of the unique selling points of the Neo blockchain concerns its continuous development, which helps ensure that it is futureproof and able to cope with sudden increases in demand.
Original author – Da Hongfei, Erik Zhang
Programming language of implementation – C#
Initial release – February 2014
Development status – Active
Website – neo.org