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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. February 28th — March 6th.

Polkadot / Kusama

  • After winning Kusama’s 26th auction, Mangata will be onboarded as its 28th parachain (26-auction winning parachains, plus Statemine & Encointer) at the start of lease 20. The DEX is scheduled to onboard Kusama Network on 4th April. KSM-ETH floodgates are about to open. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1498327188940152837
  • Polkadot’s parachain auction schedule has been decided for the rest of the year after Motion 158 was passed. Find the new schedule here.
  • Referendum 53 has already passed. Community voted for upgrading the Polkadot relay chain and Statemint to runtime v9170.

Bifrost

  • Bifrost’s SALP now supports the Geminis Network (ParaState’s canary) Crowdloan — a multi-chain smart contract platform bridging the application and developer ecosystem between Ethereum and Polkadot.
  • Now you can check all Bifrost cross-chainable assets (BNC, ZLK, kUSD, KAR, RMRK, KSM) here.
  • If you participated in the crowdloan for Sora with a half of a KSM or more, then you are eligible for a gift from Bifrost (already sent). This is the first Bifrost NFT for contributions, and there will be many more to come.

Zenlink

Astar / Shiden

  • Astar launches the Incubation Program, backed by Alameda Research, Fenbushi, DFG and many more. Astar Network will offer dedicated support for promising projects in the Astar/Shiden ecosystem.
  • Walnut Network is launched on the Astar Network, supporting DAOs to launch via staking protocol and governance on Astar chain. Nutbox Walnut is a DAO creation platform without the need for coding. See how to create a DAO on Astar.
  • SubQuery now supports indexing Astar Network EVM data. SubQuery’s Parity Frontier EVM data processor was optimized and updated to natively support Astar, as well as Moonbeam and other networks.
  • Product Update: the bridge section is added to Astar native portal. Now users can bridge Ethereum assets to Astar Network through the portal.
  • Binance already listed ASTR in the Innovation Zone and opened trading for ASTR/BUSD and ASTR/USDT trading pairs.

Fearless Wallet

Fearless Wallet has added Ramp Network as a fiat-onboarding platform. Take full advantage of all the Fearless functions, without Ramp’s fees.

Interlay / Kintsugi

  • Kintsugi community voted in favor of opening an XCM channel between Kintsugi and Karura networks.
  • The Staking App is now live on Testnet. Just a few little steps and it is going live very soon. Check the preview.

Acala / Karura

  • Acala proposes to unify aUSD and kUSD stable currencies into one (aUSD), adding the Karura parachain as a member of the Acala Financial Council, and allocating a portion of Acala DOT Treasury to Karura in the form of KSM.
  • Kujira will be joining the Karura Network ecosystem. Kujira will build in the Karura EVM+ environment with the launch of their innovative liquidation solution, ORCA.
  • Acala has launched the inaugural ACA staking program. To earn the full staking reward, users will need to stake their ACA for a full four months and not claim their ACA rewards until the program ends.

SubWallet

Finally, an all-in-one wallet for Dotsama users is here — easily manage your assets, including Crypto, NFT, Crowdloan, Staking on popular browsers with SubWallet app.

SubQuery

SubQuery are sponsoring more bounties at the upcoming Gitcoin’s GR13 hackathon running March 9–24th. Subscribe for the course.

Crust

Crust announced the partnership between Crust Network and Subsquid. The deployment and the launch of a highly customized Squid API that brings several new features to applications built on the Crust Network.

Talisman

  • Talisman has integrated with KodaDot. Use Talisman wallet to explore, buy and sell NFT’s there.
  • The Talisman wallet extension is now live on the Chrome Web Store. Download it today and unlock a world of web3 applications on Polkadot & Kusama.

Dock

Credenxia is working with Dock to build a PoC application to create, issue, manage, and verify credentials instantly. This PoC is now complete. Credenxia offers a digital platform to verify employee identity and establish proof of qualifications.

Mangata

Mangata team has released the X Launch Roadmap in its public Notion space.

Moonbeam / Moonriver

  • KINT, the native token of Kintsugi, is now available on Moonriver Network. Kintsugi tokens can now be used as xcKINT live within Moonriver’s fully Ethereum-compatible environment.
  • The Moonbeam team has proposed to open a bi-directional HRMP channel between Karura and Moonriver networks. Initially, the main use case will be to transfer MOVR and KAR between the two chains, but it can be further expanded to other use cases.
  • XDAO team joined Moonbeam and Moonriver networks to provide the most flexible DAO tooling. Now everyone can create a DAO there for: DeFi investing / collecting NFTs, team treasury management, GameFi guilds or family & friends.

Unique / Quartz

On 14th March, Unique Network will launch the crowdloan campaign to participate in the 3rd batch of Polkadot’s parachain slot auctions. Up to 150,000,000 UNQ tokens will be allocated for UNQ Rewards for the Crowdloan Contributors.

RMRK

RMRK announced a relaunch of Singular as a RMRK2-compatible marketplace, available immediately with royalties, dutch auctions for select launches, multi-resource NFTs and tainted NFTs (soon).

Enjin (Efinity)

The Efinity parachain is live on Polkadot Rococo testnet. Next stop is onboarding to the Polkadot network on March 11.

Evanesco

EVA Ecology’s first GameFi Metauce is now live.

Taiga

Taiga is around the corner. Mainnet Launch : 3/8/22 11:00 HKT. They’re going live next Tuesday on Karura Network. Stay tuned for launch details and guides.

OAK / Turing

Turing Network (TUR), an OAK Network’s canary on Kusama, launches crowdloan. Turing Network supporters will receive up to 16% of the TUR tokens from an initial supply of 1B. Tokenomics and token research are coming soon on the OAK Network website.

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