The Top 6 Best DotSama Newsletters
Getting sound and reliable information in the cryptocurrency industry is not always easy. There are many sources of information for staying up to date with the fast-moving DotSama ecosystem, but which are most useful? This article will go through six of the best newsletters for your regular dose of Polkadot and Kusama updates.
1. The Polkadot Newsletter
The Polkadot newsletter is made directly by the Web3 Foundation. The founder of Polkadot, Gavin Wood, oversees this newsletter. This makes the Polkadot newsletter one of the most official and direct sources of information regarding the Polkadot network. An advantage of this newsletter is that it provides direct information and updates regarding the core Polkadot network. Given that this newsletter focuses only on the core Polkadot and Kusama updates, it may not focus as much on the different parachains and projects being built on top of Polkadot and Kusama.
2. The DotLeap Newsletter
This newsletter is your one-stop shop for everything DotSama. Rich in detail and providing comprehensive updates on both Kusama and Polkadot governance referendums, parachain updates, Web3 jobs and even NFT reviews. For three years DotLeap has been sharing Substrate and Web3 information with ‘fortnightly-ish’ fresh newsletters going out. A good first stop, particularly if you are new to the DotSama world.
3. The Acala Newsletter
The Acala network is one of the most active parachains on the Polkadot network, with over 150,000 holders. Due to this fact, Acala has an active stake in the healthy participation and functionality of the DotSama ecosystem. This newsletter covers mainly new functionalities within the Acala parachain, but also covers some DotSama news as well as news from other parachains. One benefit of this newsletter is that it gives the reader in-depth exposure to the Acala parachain, while still giving readers great information regarding DotSama and other parachains.
4. The Moonbeam Newsletter
Moonbeam is another parachain on the Polkadot network whose purpose is mainly to build cross-chain connections between different blockchains. As Moonbeam is EVM-compatible, smart contracts that work on the ETH network can easily be deployed on Moonbeam. The newsletter here focuses on the Moonbeam and Moonriver parachains, but sometimes there is a bit of information about DotSama that is sprinkled in. A neat feature of this newsletter is that it presents updates from the official team that works on Moonbeam and Moonriver.
5. The Pendulum Newsletter
Pendulum will hold a crowdloan for a Polkadot parachain on 16th December and Amplitude secured a slot on the Kusama network back in June 2022. On its journey to bridge fiat to DeFi with a forex-optimized blockchain for traditional finance, Pendulum seeks to educate as many people from both worlds (TradFi & DeFi) as possible. The Pendulum newsletter shares updates on Pendulum, DotSama, ‘FiatFi’ and more with all in a fun personal style. Note that the same writing team that wrote this article also writes the Pendulum newsletter so we are of course biased :)
6. The Dotpulse Newsletter
The Dotpulse newsletter is a sub-newsletter made by the DeFi Pulse team. This newsletter focuses solely on DotSama advances. DeFi Pulse’s main goal is to discover and report about the advances in the Defi space. The Dotpulse newsletter therefore showcases different Polkadot and Kusama parachains, as wellF as the overall development and news of DotSama. An advantage of this newsletter is that it gives concise, easy to read information about DotSama. The disadvantage of this newsletter is that it comes from opinions of people who are not directly involved in the DotSama ecosystem, and therefore may not always provide the most accurate information.
There are many great DotSama newsletters that exist, however different people will get value from different newsletters. Our recommendation is to subscribe to every newsletter mentioned on this list, and then narrow down which newsletters work best for you. Each newsletter comes with its own focus, style and voice so in order to have the best overview possible for the Dotsama ecosystem, why not try out a few? Everyone is welcome to join the Pendulum socials for more educational deep dives on DotSama, ‘FiatFi’ and support us in putting decentralized forex on-chain!
Pioneering the internet of fiat. Amplitude is the sister network of Pendulum on Kusama. It will act as a testing ground for Pendulum applications and network parameters and be powered by the AMPE token.
Building the missing link between fiat and DeFi through a fiat-optimized smart contract blockchain based on Polkadot’s Substrate. Allowing traditional finance fiat services to integrate with DeFi applications such as specialized forex AMMs, lending protocols, or yield farming opportunities. Developed by SatoshiPay.