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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. August 1st-7th/2022

Polkadot / Kusama

  • Integritee has won the most recent Polkadot parachain lease auction.
  • For those in Seoul: on August 11th don’t miss your chance to join Polkadot during Korea Blockchain Week 2022 to meet with the Polkadot community and some of the ecosystem teams, as well as enjoy networking with like-minded supporters of the ecosystem. Save your spot.
  • Polkadot 0.9.27 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
  • The latest Monthly Polkadot Staking Update, detailing how the staking system is being improved on Polkadot and Kusama, has been released.

Acala / Karura

  • Acala has launched the new ACA Staking Program.
  • Binance adds support for ACA on locked staking and flexible savings, with up to 7.73% rewards rates.
  • The aUSD fungibility pallet proposal has passed. It unifies aUSD fungibility between Acala and Karura, allowing aUSD to serve as the native stablecoin & liquidity for the Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem.

Bifrost

  • As more and more parachains open HRMP with Bifrost, staking derivatives will be connected and combined through XCMP. Details.
  • On August 8, at 12am UTC, the Bifrost loyalty program called Rainbow Boost 3.0 will start. Any address that has ever participated in Kusama Crowdloan (via Bifrost) can claim 2000 Raindrop points for free.

OAK / Turing

Litentry / Litmus

  • Litentry this week: crowdloan failure compensation and rewards distribution. Read more.

Astar / Shiden

Interlay / Kintsugi

  • Interlay community voted for raising the DOT collateral ceiling based on input from Vault operators to prepare for the launch of iBTC.
  • aUSD will be registered as an asset on Kintsugi. It is the first step towards considering it as a vault collateral and to facilitate other developments with Karura.

Centrifuge / Altair

  • Altair won a parachain auction slot on Kusama once again. Details.

Moonbeam / Moonriver

  • Bit Hotel, a social-first play to earn NFT gaming metaverse, has integrated into Moonbeam Network.
  • The Moonbeam team released an urgent security patch for integer truncation bug.
  • A new blog has been published on the Moonbeam website. It includes additional information about Maintenance Mode (was recently put in action in order to investigate a security incident with a smart contract deployed on the network), the governance actions that trigger it, and the emergency situations that require its activation.
  • Runtime 1701 Upgrade is now live, bringing new XCM-to-EVM call capabilities into testing on Moonbase Alpha and voting functionalities to Moonbeam and Moonriver

Zenlink

  • The BNC/ZLK farm has been switched to a long-term farm and is back online. Waiting for ZLK staking to expire, Zenlink will move to full long-term farms on Bifrost.

Composable Finance / Picasso

  • The XCVM is Composable’s stateful system which encompasses multiple chains. By providing the infrastructure and tooling to create truly cross-chain applications, Composable Finance is unifying several DeFi ecosystems for improved UX. Check out the latest blog on XCVM’s architecture to learn more.

Bit.Country / Pioneer

  • 7 Pioneer Spot auctions were opened after Testnet 0.0.1.7 release. Bit.Country gives a warm welcome to those 7 metaverses that successfully secured a spot. The highest auction bid achieved 50,000 AlphaNEER.

Manta / Calamari

  • Read this post to learn more about trusted setups, and why they play a crucial part in enabling Manta’s privacy preservation functionality to enable privacy for all crypto assets.

Parallel Finance / Heiko

  • If you are among the supporters of Heiko’s first crowdloan, it is almost time for your cKSM redemption. Check out this article for more information.

Equilibrium / Genshiro

  • Risk mitigation is one of the biggest keys to success in a volatile crypto market. In preparation for Equilibrium’s Money Market launch, its team has published an article that lists 5 ways to navigate managing your crypto portfolio on Equilibrium.

RMRK

  • In this video RMRK drops the hot new alpha. For those who are interested: make sure to tune in for all the details about the Mana token which will be used in Skybreach.

Enjin / Efinity

  • Enjin’s August 2022 Ecosystem Report is live.
  • When adopting NFTs into any web2 gaming universe, there is always a bit of a learning curve. In this thread, Enjin is going to answer some frequently asked questions about the Eggs of Entropia.

SORA

  • Interested in winning big? Join the SORA × HackerNoon DeFi Writing Contest. Simply submit your articles about DeFi and Substrate to get a chance to win from the whooping monthly 5,000 XSTUSD prize pool. Details.
  • SORA Wallet: Polkaswap 2.5.0 for Android has been released. Now you can invite your friends using the SORA Referral System and earn rewards.

Dock

  • Dock has revamped its Discord server. Lots of exciting contests and giveaways are on their way.

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