NEO and Ontology Sign MOU Concerning Strategy and Technology | NEO与Ontology签订技术战略协作备忘录


NEO Foundation and Ontology Foundation signed Memorandum of Understanding on May 14th, 2018 concerning strategy and technology integration.

Whereas: NEO is dedicated to realizing a distributed network that serves the smart economy. Ontology is a distributed trust network that focuses on digital identity, data exchange and other trust collaboration scenarios. Both NEO and Ontology share a common technical understanding and vision, and both wish to promote blockchain technology and its applications.

Purpose: NEO and Ontology together provide compliance-ready, regulatable protocols to global developers. These protocols are supported by NeoVM with exceptional finality and a smart contract system with a robust and stable infrastructure-level network.

As such, the NEO Foundation and the Ontology Foundation have agreed to cooperate as follows:

Key Cooperation Areas:
1. NEO brings a mature and complete smart contract platform as well as distributed network infrastructure services to the table. Ontology will provide digital identity, data exchange services and other customized services.
2. Smart Contracts: NEO and Ontology will work together to build a smart contract ecosystem, fully support the development and adoption of NeoVM and NeoContract, and collaborate on developing smart contract open standards.
3. Data Integration: Both parties will provide standardized technology interfaces (APIs, SDKs, etc.), and share and communicate development achievements and research results.
4. Cross-chain: Both parties will push forward with cross-chain research, with the eventual goal of producing integrable mainnets.

Shared Resources:
Cooperation will be further facilitated by two initiatives:
1. NEO and Ontology will together set up a joint taskforce (comprised of representatives from both parties) dedicated to realizing the goals specified above and to moving forward on other relevant projects.
2. Jointly providing funding to relevant research institutions. Funding will be earmarked for academic research dedicated to exploring blockchain technology development, including but not limited to consensus algorithms, encryption algorithms, cross-chain protocols, and formal verification. Other communities, institutions and individuals that share the same interest in blockchain protocols are more than encouraged to join in these funding initiatives.

NEO Foundation和Ontology Foundation于2018年5月14日签订技术战略协作备忘录。



NEO Foundation和Ontology Foundation达成共识并计划进行如下合作:

1. NEO提供成熟完整的智能合约体系和分布式网络基础设施服务,Ontology提供数字身份和数据交换等分布式信任协作服务和定制化服务。
2. 智能合约:双方共享智能合约生态,全力支持NeoVM和NeoContract发展,打造智能合约开放标准。
3. 技术接口:双方提供标准化技术接口(API、SDK等等)互通技术发展和研究成果。
4. 跨链:双方共同推进跨链创新进行技术研究,开发实现和基础链层面的对接。

1. 联合成立特别工作小组,进行联合开发、技术对接,完成以上所列的项目及其他工作。
2. 共同或联名向相关研究机构提供资助,聚焦于共识协议、加密算法、跨链协议、形式化验证等多方面的学术及科研方向,共同探究区块链底层技术的发展;同时欢迎其他有意愿为区块链底层技术发展贡献力量的社区、机构及个人加入资助活动。

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