They hosted the first Smart Economy Expo together, with the goal of promoting technical education regarding blockchain technology and its benefits to economy and social welfare.
In addition to the expo, a panel was hosted for law makers and regulators in the European Parliament. The panel was led by Ivan Catalin (MEP) with additional panel members Da Hongfei, Fabio Canesin (City of Zion and Neon Exchange co-founder), Peter Kersten (Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union at the European Commission), and Dr. Carl-Christian Buhr (Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for Digital Economy and Society).
In May, NEO Global Development also made its first trip to South America to connect with the local community and gain insights in the regional market. Malcolm Lerider gave a keynote speech at Blockchain Summit Latam, where Fernando Diaz (Shargon) also held a workshop. Brazilian development community members Vitor Coelho and Igor Coelho joined the event to assist the Blockchain Summit Latam Hackathon. We are pleased that the winning project was built on NEO. In addition to the summit in Santiago, the NGD and NeoResearch representatives visited Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo for meetups, business development and community building.