Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. January 23–29/2023

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3 min readJan 29


Polkadot / Kusama

  • Referendum 100 on Polkadot has recently started, proposing to enable pre-checking for runtime upgrades on parachains. It is currently passing unanimously.
  • Celebrating the first full year of parachains at Polkadot is a good time to provide an update on the journey so far. An in-depth blog kicks off with DeFi — a sector providing a myriad of successful auction winners.
  • Polkadot’s native token DOT is, and always has been, co-ordinating software. Following W3F’s announcement on DOT morphing into a non-security, read this thread to learn how DOT was able to morph, what Polkadot is, and the primary goals of the network.
  • Hear Gavin Wood, Polkadot founder, and Raul Romanutti, Polkadot Council member, discuss community treasuries grants & Open Governance at the second Polkadot Blockchain Academy.
  • Moonbeam Foundation has successfully secured a new Kusama parachain lease, enabling Moonriver to continue to operate as a parachain without interruption.

Acala / Karura

  • Part II of Acala’s 2023 roadmap is already available, telling about Acala Apps 2.0, user-friendly aUSD liquidation pools, tDOT enhancements, and an interchain proof oracle network for improved cross-chain tech functionality.

Astar / Shiden

  • Check out a presentation from Astar’s Head of Ecosystem Success, presenting Astar Spaceflight: WASM, dApp Staking, and XVM.
  • Astar Network’s inflation moves. As of this January 26, the network inflation model is now reduced by 5%.
  • ink! is coming to Astar. Here are new guides for rust devs.

Interlay / Kintsugi

Centrifuge / Altair

  • Here is a good read on two Centrifuge initiatives that will help to bring institutional-quality real-world assets (RWAs) on-chain.

Moonbeam / Moonriver

  • AirLyft, the marketing platform for Web3 projects, has integrated with Moonbeam. It gives teams the power to run customized campaigns, automate contests, & create NFTs/on-chain incentives.
  • Listen in for a discussion on what is new with Gov2 & how to participate or make proposals via governance on Moonbeam & Moonriver. Release notes for Runtime 2100, which includes the integration for OpenGov, can be found here.

Composable Finance / Picasso

  • Composable Finance is pushing Cosmos IBC further with Centauri, its trustless bridging solution. This latest article dives into the infrastructure-level improvements the team is making to bring IBC to new ecosystems.

Bit.Country / Pioneer

Manta / Calamari

  • It becomes clearer every day that privacy is a critical utility for Web3. Learn about how Manta is making that happen throughout all of Polkadot.

Enjin / Efinity


  • The new KILT website is now live. Learn about digital identity, browse enterprise use cases, dive into KILT’s new Constitution, and access developer resources to start building with KILT.
  • As you already know, DID is the first step towards building your decentralized digital identity. KILT’s new website offers two convenient paths to obtain it. Read more.


  • SORA shared its first Ecosystem Updates of 2023 with an article on Medium.
  • Check out the first SORA Ecosystem Update Video, which is an audiovisual summary of all the exciting news shared in the latest Medium article.


  • Dock has completed the development work on a bidirectional bridge between Dock and Ethereum enabling users to migrate assets between both chains.
  • Dock’s partnership with MyCointainer will provide DOCK token holders with more staking options and rewards than ever before. Details.
  • Dock has welcomed over 6400 users to the Certs Platform since its launch a little over a year ago.

HydraDX / Basilisk

Phala / Khala

Energy Web

Litentry / Litmus

  • Litentry’s new platform design has officially launched, and you can be one of the first to try it out.

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