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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. March 28–April 3.

Polkadot / Kusama

  • Polkadot Decoded community voting is open. Who do you want to hear from at the conference? Choose talks and topics from almost 300 submissions for four different locations, and help curate the final program. Vote now to support your favorites.
  • Phala Network has won 13th Polkadot parachains auction. All PHA rewards will be released according to the principle of linear release. 15% unlock immediately after the launch of PHA on Phala Network. The rest 85% will be released weekly over 96 weeks. Bridges among Phala, Khala, and EVM are planned to be lauched in 3 months.
  • After winning Kusama’s 30th auction, Turing Network will be onboarded as its 32nd parachain (plus Statemine & Encointer). Community is excited for Turing Network to bring their Web3 payments and finance infrastructure to Kusama.
  • The Polkadot and Kusama Network ecosystem builders are coming together in Amsterdam on April 20–24 for a hack and conference organized by the Dotsama builder community.
  • Interested in building on Polkadot? Apply to the free Polkadot Devcamp.

Polkadot News

  • Read our new article about Manta, the network striving to provide private transfers and transactions between any parallel chain of assets.
  • Imbue Network received a Web3 Foundation Grant in the 13th Wave. What are they building? Find out in our recent publication.


  • Bifrost Community initiated #66 referenda, which proposes to adjust seed round lock-up period. BNC Loyalty and Lockup Compensation form is available here.
  • According to Bifrost referenda #67, the number of active collators have been successfully upgraded from 16 to 32. Now you have more options to earn rewards.


  • SubQuery launches the testnet called “Frontier”. The Frontier Testnet will be rolled out in 3 seasons, starting from April 11th. Each season will go for 2–3 weeks.
  • SubQuery partners with SubWallet.

Parallel / Heiko

Liquid staking is one of the recently launched products of Heiko Finance (Parallel’s canary). The staking pallet allows users to deposit their token (KSM) in the staking pool and receive a derivative token (sKSM) in return. Read more.

Astar / Shiden

  • Astar Domains announced their partnership with ADAO, the first dAppstaking-based investment incubation DAO on Astar Network. ADAO will integrate the .astr into the all platform. Astar Domains will provide ADAO products to users.
  • AirGap adds support for ASTR.


Sub.ID has been updated. Subsocial has got a better NFT support and multi-account view. This will aggregate every account in a user’s polkadot.js extension, and show the whole overview.

Acala / Karura

  • Acala and Karura will integrate with Wormhole, a multi-chain bridging platform connecting high-value blockchain networks. The integration will connect Karura and Acala networks to eight layer-1 chains.
  • Talisman’s launch on Acala Network will integrate the Talisman wallet, enabling users to interact with Acala ecosystem apps (aUSD minting opportunity).
  • The vote to upgrade kUSD to aUSD on Karura Network is live. Vote here.

Centrifuge / Altair

Key themes and ideas about the future functionality of Centrifuge and the utility of CFG by lucasvo: launch and scale RWAsset pools on Centrifuge Chain, build more liquidity in centrifuge for RWAs, build trust in assets, CFG Token Utility. See the whole roadmap.


  • Litentry and Subsquid announced a new partnership that will provide Web3 users and builders with a better way to access, maintain, and utilize decentralized identity data.
  • Updating Litentry’s crowdloan contributors: pre-registered Polkadot Name System domains are now available for claiming.


SubDAO introduced their Ventures DAO Template (it allows users to create their Ventures DAO with simple setting steps and govern automatically by creating clear rules in smart contracts). Get the opportunity to have early access and share 100,000 GOV in rewards.


OAK / Turing

OAK Network will be leveraging Blockdaemon’s turnkey blockchain infrastructure solutions to help support collator nodes for the Turing Network (OAK’s canary network on Kusama). Details.

Composable Finance / Picasso

Composable Finance raised over $32 million in Series A funding.


Konomi introduces Konomi Ocean Lending. Its main features are complete user-led decentralization and its support for flexible lending in minority currencies.

Moonbeam / Moonriver

kBTC is now available on Moonriver as xckBTC: Kintsugi recently launched a Bitcoin bridge on Kusama and added support for kBTC, which can be transferred & used across the Moonriver DeFi ecosystem. See the announcement.

Phala / Khala

Phala became one of the Polkadot parachains. With 610,759 DOT and 1,685 contributors, Phala won the 13th parachain auction. See this thread to understand what will happen next.

Unique / Quartz

Quartz listing is coming soon to Karura Network. They have opened an HRMP channel with Karura to allow QTZ tokens to transfer between the two parachains.

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