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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. August 15th-21st/2022

Polkadot / Kusama

  • “Green Bird’’ is a series of lectures on Polkadot, Kusama, and environmentally friendly projects in the ecosystem, organized by RMTerra & Polkadot ambassadors. Check out the next event to be held in Porto.
  • DOT staking is now available at BinanceUS. Learn how to manage your DOTs, and start staking in minutes.
  • What happened to Kusama in the first 6 months of 2022? Impressive numbers, featuring Moonwell, Karura, Bifrost and RMRK. Check out SubWallet’s Deep Dive report for more details on the entire ecosystem.

Acala / Karura

  • Acala has published the results of tracing on-chain activity after the recent incident that lead to error minting of aUSD. Traces so far have identified 99% of the total error mints.
  • A bounty of up to 5% will be offered to any party who returns at least 95% of total funds transferred out. Once returned, no further actions will then be taken towards these addresses regarding the funds transferred from Acala to Polkadot.
  • Acala’s community can collectively formulate proposals following each trace report to resolve (mostly by burning) the erroneous minting of aUSD, and then gradually resume paused network operations.

Bifrost

  • Bifrost is now supported on Fearless Wallet.
  • Since Bifrost launched their Staking Liquidity Protocol, users have minted more than 175.000 vKSM. About 22% of these were minted in the last week, thanks to those who joined the RainbowBoost 3.0 Program.
  • Bifrost is proud to announce the partnership with Blockdaemon, the leading independent blockchain node infrastructure. They will provide high-quality and stable performance Kusama validators for Bifrost’s first liquid staking derivative vKSM.

Litentry / Litmus

OAK / Turing

Centrifuge / Altair

Pendulum / Amplitude

Astar / Shiden

  • Hexa-Farming Campaign launch: 120k token reward promised (consisting of ASTR, AVAT, ASRW, SRS, ATID, and KGL). The first half will be directly distributed to all participants who join the Hexa-Farming Deposit Campaign, and the other half is reserved for all users who participate in the Gleam mission.
  • Shiden opened a direct line to OAK Network. Builders on Shiden can now automate any extrinsic or smart contract function using OAK’s event-driven execution combined with cross-consensus messaging (XCM).

Interlay / Kintsugi

Moonbeam / Moonriver

Zenlink

Composable Finance / Picasso

  • Composable Finance is thrilled to announce the appointment of Eoin Whelan (a well-versed blockchain and crypto leader with experience operating, scaling, and raising capital in the DeFi sector) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Bit.Country / Pioneer

  • Bit.Country’s “100 Metaverses” competition update: the top 100 metaverses have been curated. To make the selection of the top 10 metaverses fairer, the winners will not be selected by Bit.Country’s team, but by team members of other parachains.

Manta / Calamari

  • Manta has updated its roadmap. Now it includes all past and present progress.

Parallel Finance / Heiko

Equilibrium / Genshiro

  • New trading pairs (WETH/EQD, WBTC/EQD, HDOT/EQD and BNB/EQD) are live on Genshiro.

KILT

  • 11 months after securing a parachain slot on Kusama, KILT announced its plans to move the blockchain to Polkadot. Details.

SORA

Dock

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