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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. August 22nd-28th/2022

Polkadot / Kusama

  • Parity has been busy developing several new blockchains it plans to propose as common good parachains. As a refresher, Polkadot governance can allocate parachain slots to chains it believes benefit the entire network, bypassing the auction process. Read more.
  • Congratulations to Kylin Network on winning Polkadot’s 25th parachain auction. Its team is building a cross-chain platform powering the data economy on Polkadot and aims to power Web3 adoption through revolutionizing data access and awareness.
  • Polkadot 0.9.28 has been released with MEDIUM priority.

Pendulum / Amplitude

  • Polkadot is becoming the “Internet of blockchains”. Pendulum decided to have a closer look at 5 parachains that have had strong success.

OAK / Turing

  • OAK Network has partnered with Gem to add a FIAT on-ramp widget to OAK’s crowdloan page allowing users to buy & transfer DOT directly to a wallet.
  • The OAK 1.7.0 update has been issued. Connected Parachains and DApps can now perform auto-compounding actions via XCMP.

Acala / Karura

  • Acala has published a new update regarding the aUSD incident. It includes a summary of what has happened so far and what actions can be taken next.
  • Since the incident, many of the services have been paused on Acala including XCM transfer out. However, DOT Liquid Staking has remained operational. You can check the list of disrupted services here.

Phala / Khala

Crust / Shadow

  • Crust Network and Integritee partnership announced: two major projects utilizing TEE (Trusted Execution Environments) technology are teaming up to bring its full potential to the Blockchain space.
  • Crust is joining the Polkadot parachain slot auction.
  • Equilibrium will offer an additional reward of 10 EQ tokens for every 1 DOT contributed to Crust via xDOT.

KILT

  • KILT will move to Polkadot by the end of September. Learn about technical details, the pallet KILT will use, and who needs to be prepared in advance of the swap.

SORA

Dock

  • Dock is excited to announce that its DIDs can now support multiple keys. This makes them more versatile, privacy-preserving, and secure.

Litentry / Litmus

  • XCM transfer from Litmus to Moonriver is now available. This integration brings native cross-chain capabilities to the future of interoperability.

Astar / Shiden

  • Blockdaemon has joined Astar to bring high-performance reliability to the network. Check out how this partnership will improve the experience for Astar builders.

Interlay / Kintsugi

  • Interlay community voted for using treasury funds to incentivise iBTC/GLMR pool on StellaSwap.
  • Now that iBTC has launched, the next step is to initiate integrations with Polkadot parachains. As a decentralized network, Interlay needs users’ input on which DeFi integrations to explore. Join the discussion.
  • Web3alert integrates with Kintsugi. This will allow users, developers, and vault operators to opt in or out of different notifications in Telegram, Discord, or Slack.

Moonbeam / Moonriver

  • Moonbeam now supports documentation for Foundry, an Ethereum development environment that helps devs compile projects, deploy contracts, and interact with blockchains from the command line, on the Moonbeam Doc site.
  • Moonbeam has been integrated into Blockpour, a multi-chain data analytics platform. Users can tap into Blockpour’s real-time data & cross-chain interface for token analytics across DEXs, dApps, & AMMs.
  • Comparing Moonbeam & Polkadot’s proof-of-stake consensus model with Ethereum’s PoW (including its transition to post-merge PoS) highlights how efficient Moonbeam is now & will be at scale. Read more.
  • Twelve months later, Moonriver has come a long way since its full launch on Kusama. Join them in looking back at some of the first-year milestones and adventures.

Composable Finance / Picasso

  • Presently, DeFi is plagued by zero-sum competition and liquidity fragmentation across various chains and layers. This is not only a nightmare for users to navigate, it presents unique challenges for developers in the space as well. Read this recent article from Composable Finance to learn how XCVM abstracts the cross-chain developer experience.

Bit.Country / Pioneer

  • Initial Bit.Country Pioneer features will be launched in the coming week, including NEER staking in the Material Campaign to receive BIT rewards, NFT Minting, Metaverse project creation, customization of metaverse settings, and Local/Global NFT Marketplaces. Learn more.
  • Pioneer Blockchain Runtime upgrade has been scheduled to enable NEER Token Transfers on 30th August 2022.

Parallel Finance / Heiko

  • Parallel Finance has recently implemented a new “Automatic Routing” function for Parallel/Heiko Liquid Staking on the backend. Learn more about it here.
  • Parallel is offering Liquid Crowdloan services to Aventus and Crust networks for the current Polkadot slot auction.

Equilibrium / Genshiro

RMRK

  • RMRK has teamed up with Gear Technologies. This will enable nested, equippable & multi-resourced NFTs that will support more developers as they work on NFT projects.

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