Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. 13–19 Mar/2023

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5 min readMar 20


Polkadot / Kusama

  • PolkadotBled, a 3-week hackathon focused on creating groundbreaking NFT solutions and applications in the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem, starts on April 17th.
  • In an exciting collaboration, Polkadot and global music powerhouse Beatport are teaming up to bring the vibrant electronic music culture to the Web3 world through a cutting-edge digital collectible marketplace. This innovative platform will make its debut on the Polkadot parachain Aventus.
  • As the Web 3.0 ecosystem continues to evolve, Web3 Foundation is dedicated to supporting its growth through a range of grants. Check out some of the recently accomplished milestones and learn how you can apply for funding yourself.
  • The Zeitgeist blockchain has made a momentous move by becoming a Polkadot parachain, following the footsteps of KILT, and successfully completing its migration from Kusama. This unique blockchain platform, which facilitates prediction markets, is now fully integrated with the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Polkadot is proud to introduce its dynamic Icon Set. Boasting 340 icons with fully customizable designs, creating icons that suit any project has never been easier.
  • Are you eager to deepen your understanding of blockchain fundamentals and Polkadot’s role in it all? Look no further than Web3x, an exceptional collection of free online courses offered by the Web3 Foundation, covering these fascinating topics and more.


Acala is honored to host the 3rd Encode Club x Polkadot Spring 2023 Educate workshop, where participants can learn about the “Intro to Substrate & Acala: Case Study” on March 21st.

Karura has successfully passed a vote for upgrading to meet the compatibility requirement of XCM v3 on Kusama, marking an important milestone for the project.


  • A Cybersecurity expert has published a paper that explores how Phala stacks up against other leading projects.
  • The Phala ETHDenver 2023 recap is live: the project is excited to share its most valuable insights with its community and beyond.

Energy Web

Energy Web has been working diligently over the past month on various solutions and applications. We are pleased to share an overview of developer statistics for February, highlighting the team’s hard work and dedication.


  • The highly anticipated integration of the Crust network with Nova Wallet is now a reality, enabling CRU token holders to seamlessly manage their assets.
  • In an exciting development, Crust has joined forces with ColdStack, a leading decentralized storage aggregator, for its upcoming Crust Cloud offering. With the innovative concepts of W3Buckets and W3Gateways, Crust aims to revolutionize the decentralized storage market by turning it into an NFT property.
  • Crust has recently revamped its official website’s FAQ section, providing the community with up-to-date and comprehensive information about the network. Whether you’re a new user or a seasoned pro, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here.

Litentry / Litmus

  • Litentry would appreciate your support in testing its first IDHub Figma prototype before the Alpha Release.

Astar / Shiden

Interlay / Kintsugi

Composable Finance / Picasso

  • Composable Finance has shared the second iteration of its bi-weekly development cycle roadmap.
  • Picasso is in the final stages of onboarding the first collators from its infrastructure initiative. This is a crucial step towards deploying the remainder of the key infrastructure. Check out this recent blog to learn more.

Bit.Country / Pioneer

Manta / Calamari


  • The Moonbeam YouTube channel now features a full replay of the NFT Universe event, offering a deep dive into real-world use cases for NFTs. If you missed out on this insightful event, now’s your chance to catch up and gain valuable knowledge about this exciting technology.
  • Don’t miss the upcoming Moonbeam Community Voice event, where you can learn how to participate in the first-ever weighted community vote for allocating grants on Moonbeam. This is a unique opportunity to have your voice heard and help shape the future of this vibrant ecosystem.
  • Moonriver’s latest runtime upgrade, OpenGov-approved Upgrade 2200, introduces several exciting new features, including a dynamic fee mechanism and enhanced staking and voting options via proxy accounts from the Moonbeam DApp. With these improvements, Moonriver is more robust and user-friendly than ever before.



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