Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. 06–12 Mar/2023

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3 min readMar 12


Polkadot / Kusama

  • Congratulations to t3rn on winning the Polkadot Parachain Auction #41. The platform specializes in hosting smart contracts and allowing trustless cross-chain smart contract execution.
  • Referendum 107, upgrading the Polkadot relay chain to runtime v9370, has passed.
  • PolkadotBled, a 3-week hackathon focused on creating groundbreaking NFT solutions and applications in the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem, starts on April 17th.
  • Polkadot parachain Unique is minting proof-of-attendance NFTs for fashion label Dundas to release to guests attending its show at Paris Fashion Week.
  • The final part of the “Year In Parachains’’ series has been released, and this time it is all about Sustainability, IoT, NFTs, Gaming, & Metaverse. Check it out for a full evaluation of Polkadot’s parachain landscape.
  • Polkadot 0.9.39–1 was released with a HIGH upgrade priority. Validators are asked to upgrade as soon as possible.
  • Many centralized blockchains and so-called ‘Web3’ companies have failed due to closed-door decisions regarding network operations, and users’ capital has disappeared due to stakeholder involvement in blockchain evolution. Find out why these issues can not happen with Polkadot OpenGov.
  • Starting on March 14, Encode Club’s Educate Series will feature eight workshops from Parity, W3F & teams in the Polkadot ecosystem.



Phala / Khala

Energy Web

  • Energy Web is excited to release the Worker Node Toolkit, which enables enterprises to launch a variety of applications for multilateral business processes to the public.

Crust / Shadow

Litentry / Litmus

Astar / Shiden

  • Astar makes it easier than ever to start developing Web3 dApps with JavaScript. Now, with just a few lines of code, you can integrate a wallet selector and account management tool within your application, making it instantly Web3 compatible. Read more.
  • DFG’s comprehensive analysis report on Astar Network is live. Take a deep look at the project’s core metrics, innovations, rapid expansions, and creative-thinking Starmap.
  • Astar is partnering with Shibuya City (Japan) to support the ward’s Web3 initiatives.
  • Bitget’s new spot listing has been rolled out for ASTR token.
  • Web3alert has been whitelisted into Shiden’s dApp staking program.

Interlay / Kintsugi

Moonbeam / Moonriver

Composable Finance / Picasso

Manta / Calamari

  • Manta is grateful to everyone who participated in the testnet V3. The incentivized testnet concluded on March 3, and the project has received an overwhelming amount of support, feedback, and testing. The team is now working on the process of launching MantaPay on Calamari Network.

Enjin / Efinity

  • Enjin’s Associate GC and Head of IP & Content attended the Legal 500 GC conference in the Philippines. The session discussed opportunities, risks, and strategies for businesses considering adopting NFTs. Read more.



  • Integrating with Dock will allow Auth0’s clients to implement Decentralized Identifiers into their sign-in flows, enabling privacy-preserving user verification for Web3. Details.

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