NEO Entered the Era of Decentralization | NEO去中心化时代的开启

7/4/2018 发布

Posted on 7/4/2018

On July 4, 2018 at 21:00 (GMT+8), NEO Foundation initiated the election of new consensus nodes, starting the era of decentralization of NEO. The candidate node run by City of Zion, after running smoothly on TestNet for over six months, got elected as the new consensus node. City of Zion (CoZ) is an independent, international group of open source developers working on NEO blockchain.

A webpage has been set up on NEO official website for monitoring NEO blockchain status as well as information of consensus node candidates and their votes. (Weblink:


Timeline of NEO decentralization process:

Nov. 2015: TestNet launch.

Apr. 2016: ANTSHARES-GUI integrated the consensus node voting system.

Oct. 2016: MainNet launch. 7 consensus nodes hosted by NEO Council got voted.

Jul. 2017: ANTSHARES-GUI was renamed to NEO-GUI; updated version was released.

Jan. 2018: Voting algorithm was optimized.

Jan. 2018: NEO-GUI was updated to be compatible with the optimized voting algorithm.

Jan. 2018: The node hosted by CoZ started to run on TestNet.

Apr. 2018: The node hosted by KPN started to run on TestNet. KPN is one of the largest telecom companies in the Netherlands.

Apr. 2018: The node hosted by Fenbushi Capital started to run on TestNet. Fenbushi Capital is the first China-based venture capital firm that exclusively invests in Blockchain-enabled companies. 

May 2018: Enhancement of the P2P network.

Jul. 2018: A monitoring webpage of consensus node candidates was launched.

Jul. 2018: NEO Foundation voted for new consensus node CoZ.

End of 2018: NEO Foundation plans to vote KPN and other partners as mainnet consensus nodes.

2019: NEO plans to open public campaign for election of all consensus nodes. 


2018年7月4日北京时间21:00,NEO Foundation投票选出了新一轮共识节点,正式开启NEO去中心化时代。City of Zion运行的节点在经过测试网稳定运行6个月后,被选为新共识节点。City of Zion(CoZ)是一个独立的国际开源开发者社区,致力于NEO区块链开发。















2018年7月,NEO Foundation投票选出新的共识节点CoZ。

2018年年底,NEO Foundation计划投票选举KPN和其他合作伙伴为主网共识节点。