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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. June 13–19/2022

Polkadot / Kusama


  • Pendulum intends to bridge the gap between the fiat and DeFi ecosystems. It will allow DeFi to be connected to the FX and establish AMMs to provide LPs for fiat currencies and generate yield earning opportunities for fiat token holders. Learn more in our latest review.
  • Pendulum‘s sister network Amplitude will participate in the next Kusama Parachain Auction on 29th June, 2022!
    +10% — the waitlist with early supporters bonus;
    +up to 6.5% — referral bonus;
    +up to 3% by completing the “Amplifier” campaign!
    Join the crowdloan waitlist here.
  • “Algorithmic stablecoins, while promising in theory, are still experimental in nature and should be viewed as such. Utilizing collateralized stablecoins offers the greatest security in the current environment”.How Stable are Stablecoins?” — study by Pendulum team.
  • Pendulum and Amplitude parachains will leverage aUSD to facilitate its cryptocurrency and fiat exchange services across different chains. Amber, Pendulum’s first DApp set to launch on its Polkadot parachain, will integrate aUSD.

Acala / Karura

  • With the deployment of Wormhole bridge on Karura’s EVM+, the Acala EVM+ has now officially launched for devs and users. Users can join the new 3Pool on Karura from Taiga Protocol (aUSD, USDC, USDT). Learn more.
  • Equilibrium is integrating with Acala to bring over-collateralized aUSD to its ecosystems on Polkadot and Kusama. EQ and Genshiro will integrate aUSD and other Acala tokens like LDOT into its money market, stableswap, and staking.


  • Bifrost Polkadot parachain roadmap goes live. It is divided into 3 phases: launching, cross-chain, and integration, which will further expand the application of derivatives in the ecosystem.
  • Bifrost has launched a proposal to lend a total of 50,000 KSM as initial base liquidity for the KSM and vKSM pair. It will drive the use of vKSM in various scenarios in the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Bifrost has announced the Crowdloan compensation results referendum on chain. Over 300,000 DOT soft cap contributions will be compensated according threshold, the corresponding BNC standard during the early bird and non-early bird periods.

Litentry / Litmus

  • Litentry issued their rollout plan. Check it here.
  • Early community members can now try out the 1st use case of Litentry’s aggregated identity to unlock their Spirit NFT, a soulbound NFT to kickstart the journey in PhalaWorld.

Astar / Shiden

  • Astar has 2,000,000 ASTR in bonus rewards and AstridDAO + ArthSwap have increased incentives for DOT pools. Learn more.
  • Covalent x Astar partnership has been announced. Covalent gives developers access to high-quality data that will allow them to build faster and easier with their indexing solution.
  • Astar XCM Vision Part 3 is out.

Interlay / Kintsugi

  • Interlay introduced the Innovator Programme — an updated community system. It includes new roles, leveling system, and a bounty system, funded by Interlay and Kintsugi treasuries.
  • Now that staking and governance are live on Interlay, they would like to open an XCM channel with Acala and with Moonbeam to facilitate transfers and further cross-chain developments. Share your thoughts.

Centrifuge / Altair

  • Preview version of the Centrifuge App’s new UI / UX. This is what RWAs and credit on-chain will soon look like.

Moonbeam / Moonriver


Composable Finance / Picasso

Bit.Country / Pioneer

  • NFT royalty fees are a game-changer for content creators. It allows creators to perpetually benefit from their work. Bit.Country offers creators the choice to embed royalties into their NFT collections. Read more here.

Parallel Finance / Heiko

  • Important note for the Parallel community: Starting with batch 40, Parallel will no longer support KSM crowdloans on its Platform. Nothing has changed for DOT crowdloan auctions. Right now there is one project (Totem) listed for DOT crowdloan auctions.
  • Special contest for Parallel ambassadors — share your ideas for community development. 3 best ideas will be chosen & implemented together with their creators. Details.

Equilibrium / Genshiro


  • Want to know how to get the xcRMRK token? Watch this.
  • The Kokopelli phase of Skybreach land sale has begun and will last for 5 more days. If you burned a kokopelli, go here to grab your land(s).
  • Skybreach land sale giveaway is now live. Details.

Enjin / Efinity

  • Join the Enjin Wallet 2.0 Beta tester program and get an exclusive Beta tester badge NFT.


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