NEO is a blockchain platform and cryptocurrency which enables the development of digital assets and smart contracts. Launched in 2014, NEO was developed by Da Hongfei and Erik Zhang. NEO uses two different tokens: NEO, which represents ownership of the NEO blockchain, and GAS, which is used to pay for transaction fees on the blockchain.
One of the key features of NEO is its support for digital identity. This allows individuals and organizations to register their real-world identities on the NEO blockchain. This makes it possible to use Neo's decentralized applications (dApps) in a more regulated environment. For example, a dApp could be used to store medical records or property titles securely on the blockchain.
NEO also supports multiple programming languages, making it easier for developers to create dApps for the platform. Some of these languages include C#, Java, Python, and Go.
NEO has partnered with a number of major companies, including Microsoft, Alibaba, and Baidu. These partnerships have helped to increase the visibility of its technology. The total supply is 100 million NEO tokens.