Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A walk-through of NEO community development in 2018

NEO DevCon 2019 ( has officially started with tickets ready for purchase. To get the community better informed of NEO, we will walk through the events and updates of NEO in 2018 from different perspectives.

The most relevant implication of NEO is its strong developer resources and 2018 has witnessed an increasing number of developer communities taking shape along with the existing ones continuing to focus on technology exploration.

When we analyze a project, the fundamental thing to consider is the community backing the project because how the community starts and grows relies on the developer-friendliness of the project. A project and

How To Become A NEO Consensus Node

How To Become A NEO Consensus Node version 1.3Table Of Contents0. BackgroundCurrent Consensus NodesDistribution and GovernanceIncentives1. Overview2. Requirements3. Partnering With NEO Foundation (Optional)3.1 Sending Application3.2 Test-Running Consensus Node3.3 NEO Foundation’s Selection Schedule4. Main-net Candidate & Voting4.1 Registering As Candidate4.2 Voting5. Gather Votes & SupportAppendix 1. Checking Candidates and Votes using APIAppendix 2. Add Candidate Info to Consensus Node Page0. BackgroundCurrent Consensus Nodes

The NEO main-net currently has 7 consensus nodes. (see the consensus node monitoring page)

NEO Foundation maintains 5 of the nodesCityOfZion maintains 1 nodeKPN maintains 1 node

The NEO test-net currently has 7 consensus nodes.

NEO Foundation maintains 2 of the nodesNEO Global Development maintains 1 nodeCityOfZion maintains 2 nodesKPN maintains 1nodeSwisscom maintains 1 nodeDistribution

NEO Aims to Realize Network Decentralization in 2019

In October of 2018, NEO Global Development (NGD) released a technical document titled “How to Become NEO Consensus Node”, containing a detailed description of how to host and maintain an NEO consensus node.

Recently, NGD updated the document to further elaborate on plans to “promote the decentralization process.” Node decentralization is the first step towards full decentralization.

At present, the NEO MainNet has seven consensus nodes. Netherlands-based telecommunications company, KPN, and open-source community group, City of Zion, host one node each. The other five nodes are currently hosted by the NEO Foundation in various regions around the world.

The latest version of How to