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NEO Is Becoming the Most Developer-Friendly Blockchain for Smart Economy Vision


Open-source blockchain project NEO is promising an exciting mix of tech, business, and regulatory speakers at its 2019 DevCon event.

Hundreds are expected to attend the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Seattle between February 16th – 17th to listen to more than 40 speakers and view more than 30 projects across 20 separate exhibits.

In addition, NEO will host a one-day workshop that will introduce developers to the fundamentals of NEO blockchain development. With support for multiple programming languages such as C#, Python, and JavaScript, NEO aims to be the most developer friendly smart contract platform.

NEO founders Da Hongfei and Erik Zhang will open the event giving visitors insight into NEO’s promise of a Smart Economy and plans for platform growth over the next 12 months.

The rest of the opening day will focus on topics such as platform architecture, innovation, the regulatory landscape, and the transition to a Smart Economy.

Scheduled speakers include Miha Kralj, managing director of the world’s largest consulting company Accenture, who will talk about the big trends in blockchain, and Dr. Chris Berg of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), who will discuss crypto-economics and its role in the future of the global economy.

Another confirmed speaker is Joseph Williams, Governor Jay Inslee’s ICT industry sector lead & State of Washington ICT economic development director. Williams will give visitors an insight into how regulators view the development of blockchain.

Day two of NEO DevCon will shift gears and take a deep dive into technical blockchain topics such as consensus mechanisms and decentralized storage, as well as explore a range of decentralized application (dApp) use cases, patterns and practices.

Co-founders of the NEO Saint Petersburg Competency Center, Sergei Liubich and Anatoly Bogatryrev, will present research progress on their NEO based distributed decentralized storage platform.

The Coelho brothers and founders of NeoResearch, Igor and Vitor, will discuss how high-performance computing can advance consensus mechanisms and how the NEO blockchain can be used as a problem-solving network.

Representatives from ecosystem projects such as Neon Exchange, Moonlight, Blacat and Archon will also share insights on dApp development and their contributions to the Smart Economy.

We’re excited to have such a high profile list of speakers at DevCon 2019,” Erik Zhang, founder of NEO said.

“The future for blockchain, and for NEO in particular, is bright. The market is emerging out of an extended downtrend, but the fundamentals of the technology on which we’re building the smart economy of tomorrow are stronger than ever.”

“Over the next 12 months and beyond, we’ll be working to make our platform even better, to further decentralize our network and begin to push out the dApps and experiences that will aid greater adoption and understanding of blockchain.”

Development workshop

NEO DevCon will also feature a workshop for participants who are interested in learning to work on NEO’s developer-friendly platform.

The workshop will guide developers through how to set up a NEO development environment, design a smart contract, deploy to the blockchain, and interface with a smart contract.

It aims to give participants all the skills required to start building their own dApps on the NEO platform.

NEO DevCon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Seattle, February 16th – 17th.

Anyone interested in participating or supporting the event can email: devcon@neo.org

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