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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. June 20–26/2022

Polkadot / Kusama

  • Have you already registered for Polkadot Decoded 2022? Save your spot now, and get a free NFT that will evolve into a unique, one-of-a-kind avatar on the first day of the conference.
  • ink! 3.3.0 has been released. This restores SemVer compatibility in the 3.x series of releases, along with compatibility with v0.13.0 of substrate-contracts-node.
  • Imbue will be onboarded as Kusama’s 39th parachain (plus Statemine & Encointer) after winning an auction.
  • A new project, Polkawatch, was recently introduced. It provides decentralization analytics for Polkadot.
  • There are 21 live layer-1 parachains on Kusama, all sharing security and connected with trustless cross-chain transfers. Follow the action with this on-chain data tracker of live parachains, chain connections, & tokens.
  • Only on Kusama & Polkadot it is possible to swap parachain slots with no downtime, no vulnerabilities, and no loss in security — even for a second. Congratulations to Shiden for being the first to extend their slot using XCM, without governance.

Acala / Karura

  • Acala, theCHIVE and Project Venkman announced their first blockchain project. On July 15th, they will drop the first 100 Bill Murray NFTs on Coinbase NFT in an on-chain biography series with untold stories from his life & career.
  • Mangata has opened their first channel on the Rococo testnet relay chain. This is the first step to establishing a connection to Karura and bringing aUSD to MangataX.

Bifrost

Litentry / Litmus

Astar / Shiden

Interlay / Kintsugi

  • Interlay plans to launch iBTC in the next few weeks (testnet is already live). The first collateral asset will be DOT, shortly followed by INTR once listed on markets and exchanges. After that, USD stablecoin, liquid staking assets, and more. Check out this post if you are interested in running an IBTC Vault.
  • The Interlay community has voted for fast-tracking runtime upgrades, including polkadot-v0.9.24 and bugfixes. Kintsugi is not far behind either.
  • Interlay recently launched their Innovator Programme focused on education, research, and innovation. You can see its treasury bounties here.

Centrifuge / Altair

  • Issuers and Investors: they’re two sides of the Centrifuge coin, one can not exist without the other. Centrifuge decided to dive into the Issuer side with this little Q&A thread.

Moonbeam / Moonriver

  • Parallel’s native token PARA is now available on Moonbeam as xcPARA for use across Moonbeam’s DeFi ecosystem via XCM integration. GLMR can also be used in Parallel’s single-platform DeFi functionalities.
  • Talisman has added support for Moonbeam and Moonriver networks. Users can now connect to & move between any dApp on a talisman-supported network that uses MetaMask & manage all Ethereum-compatible assets from one place. See the announcement to learn more.
  • Moonbeam has introduced a new initiative called Harvest Moon. This is a campaign designed to spark DeFi activity and attract the next wave of cross-chain connected applications.

Zenlink

  • A batch of farms in cycle 8 has been live on Zenlink. As always, migrate your LP tokens to the new pool to keep earning.

Composable Finance / Picasso

Bit.Country / Pioneer

  • Good news from Bit.Country: 0.0.1.6 release is out. You can find all the details here.

Manta / Calamari

  • Calamari and Phala networks have been working hard to get Khala & Calamari connected through XCM. The Phala team has submitted a corresponding proposal to the forum, review it here.
  • There are now 20 active community collators operating in 10 different countries. Calamari will be increasing this number by another 15 collators throughout the 3rd quarter of this year.

Parallel Finance / Heiko

  • Parallel is pleased to announce the launch of Liquidation Free Loans. Details.
  • Want to know about the difference between KSM, cKSM, and sKSM? This infographic will be incredibly helpful.

Equilibrium / Genshiro

RMRK

  • A tab for Evrloot genesis souls has been added on Singular and you can now filter Tarot cards based on their soul types. Evrloot Tarot Cards are available in 3 different rarities and will be redeemable for a total of 1000 souls.
  • The Pallet (Rust) and EVM implementations of RMRK standards are now available in BETA.
  • The Kanaria phase of Skybreach Land Sale is about to end, get your lands ASAP. If you held any of the NFTs listed here on or before June 7th, then you are whitelisted and able participate in the Bluechip phase, which begins on June 27th.

Enjin / Efinity

SORA

  • The SORA community has sent an open letter to the people of Sri Lanka to use the SORA (XOR) token as a legal tender.

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