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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. April 11–16

Polkadot / Kusama

  • Unique Network has won the most recent Polkadot parachain slot auction and will be onboarded in the Lease Period 8. Next parachain slot auction is scheduled to begin on Sunday, 17 August at block #9_918_400.
  • Pichiu, Kylin’s canary network, managed to lock up enough KSM tokens to successfully secure slot 31 on Kusama.
  • Tether USDt launches on Kusama Network. At launch, it will be deemed with the asset ID 1984 and used to power transactions on its Statemine parachain.
  • Motion 184 for Treasury funding of Ask! 0.4 (ink! in AssemblyScript) is under consideration by Polkadot Council.

Astar / Shiden

Several days ago Astar Network introduced their #Build2Earn incentive program and its significant part: dAppstaking! Want to know more about #Build2Earn, Dapp Staking and AstarPass? We have explained everything in this post.

Centrifuge / Altair

The Centrifuge Parachain is live. Crowdloan claims go live next week. Check out this post to learn more about how to claim your CFG from the crowdloan and how to start putting it to work in the Centrifuge Ecosystem.


Equilibrium / Genshiro

  • What comes next after Equilibrium’s crowdloan win? Read more about their further plans and check out the launch roadmap here.
  • Equilibrium is proud to announce its collaboration with Republic Crypto. Wait for more exciting news, updates and much more


  • The smart contracts of SubQuery Network have passed the audit procedures of Hacken — a leading security consulting company with a focus on blockchain security.
  • The 2nd ‘season’ of the Frontier Testnet starts on 26 April. See the details in this video.


Subsocial announced the redenomination of SUB. In the following weeks, the supply of SUB tokens will be increased from 100M to 1B. Tokenomics and the token distribution allocations will remain unchanged.


Firefly launches the Firefly Trader Alliance. The Allies will form a group of early-supporter traders that will become Firefly’s first adopters. The purpose of the program is to attract organic and consistent trading activity to Firefly Mainnet.

Acala / Karura

Bootstrap mode for QTZ/aUSD already began with 200k in QTZ rewards set aside for bootstrap participants. Listen as founder Aleksandar Mitrovic shares the NFT optimizations built into their blockchain to learn more about Quartz.


Mangata has produced its first block 202204–12 14:38:00 UTC. It’s a small block for a chain, but a big block for chainkind.


The Skybreach Wiki has been updated. This thread will list the changes.

Moonbeam / Moonriver

Moonbeam has announced the availability of the Bifrost’s token BNC on Moonriver Network. It can now be used as xcBNC (an XC-20 representation of BNC) across the Moonriver ecosystem, and the MOVR token is now available on Bifrost.


Subsquid and SubWallet work together to streamline the Web3 user experience by Subsquid. Details.


Kilt Protocol introduces web3name, a unique name to represent digital identity. This name can be linked to addresses on Kilt and across the Polkadot ecosystem.


Have you contributed to Zeitgeist’s KSM Crowdloan or Shape The Future campaigns? Their team has been auditing figures to ensure that all balances are accurate, and now you can see what ZTG your wallet has been allocated by entering your Substrate-based address here.

Parallel Finance / Heiko

  • Parallel’s Heiko has proposed creating the bi-directional channel with Statemine. The approval process will be done through the Kusama governance and the on-chain democracy proposal will come shortly.
  • Para AMM is officially live. Users can now swap DOT, cDOT & PARA as well as add liquidity to earn yield. Click here to start.

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