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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. Aug 30 — Sep 5

Parachain auctions and crowdloans status

Top 5 crowdloan participants by the 5th of August.

  • KILT’s crowdloan has hit the max cap of 220,000 KSM very quickly, and further voting for KILT is not possible. It is keeping a leading position in the current auction for the moment (the 5th of August).
  • We’ve posted a series of articles about second batch parachain candidates: their tokenomics, crowdloan terms, rewards and bonuses.
    Our referral links in one place.
  • All the candidates’ crowldloans are supported by Fearless Wallet.


Bifrost will support Basilisk, Altair and Calamari with its SALP protocol in the second batch of the Kusama slot auctions and releasing its contributors’ bonding liquidity.

Contributors who contribute through SALP protocol will be able to join the derivative mining with vsKSM, and receive Bifrost native token (BNC) as reward. Once a supported project wins the auction, the vsKSM will be tradable for swap between KSM and other assets effortlessly.


Zenlink SlotVault is a solution to parachains candidates that will help them collaborate while performing crowdloan campaigns and will airdrop ZLK (and other tokens) to all users who lock KSM/DOT through Zenlink SlotVault.

Contributors can participate in crowdloan of Altais, Kintsugi, Calamari, Crust, SherpaX and Sakura, earn all the relevant projects’ bonuses and ZLK tokens as well! More info

Picasso/Composable Finance

Read our latest Short About overview of the cross-layer and cross-chain interoperability platform for L2 Ethereum and Polkadot and learn about its technical and DeFi innovations.


Liquid Staking for KSM has launched, users can now mint LKSM on up to 3k KSM. LKSM allows users to stake KSM to receive a liquid ‘receipt’ token in LKSM at a 1:1 ratio. LKSM continues to earn staking returns, while being free to use across Karura & Kusama-based DeFi for earning additional yield.


  • SDN token transfers have been enabled on Shiden Network. The smart contract features will be enabled soon, allowing developers to deploy both Ethereum smart contracts (EVM) and WASM on Shiden Network.
  • Astar has created an open community program where every community member can join and support the Astar ecosystem. The community program consists of two tracks: Community rewards (help the growth of the Astar ecosystem and get rewarded for your contributions) and Ambassador program. Find here all the details.


With the new runtime upgrade 501 the max nominators per collator increased to 100 (previously 10).


Alexander Mitrovich, CEO and co-founder of Unique NFT Chain will answer your questions during the AMA session hosted on September 17th. Join us to hear about their vision, plan and roadmap!

Submit your questions before Sept 5th: Google Form


Integritee posted their tokenomics and a small overview about themselves in the form of a twitter thread. Integritee offers big opportunities for those projects who want to use the technology but are not able to obtain their own parachain slot. Projects which use their own native token on their sidechains can use this mechanism for lockdrops — they can offer their native token as a reward to users who lock in TEER token on the Integritee parachain.


Subscan introduced its new multi-signature wallet tool that is designed to help others in the Polkadot ecosystem create and manage multi-signature accounts and transactions. It is supported by the Web3 Foundation Grants Program and provides convenient multi-signature wallet management services for multiple networks based in Polkadot.

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