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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. Oct 18 — Oct 24

Parachain auctions and crowdloans


Polkadot / Kusama

  • Polkassembly now has a section for Council members to add information about themselves. This can help you make an informed choice when voting for Council members.
  • With more auctions on the way, check the recap of what happened during the 6th-11th auctions. Kusama batch 2 auctions report by Jonas Gehrlein, Web3 Foundation Research Scientist.

Bifrost Finance

  • BNC has now opened the cross-chain transaction between Bifrost Finance & Karura Network.
  • BNC transfer function was activated at block height #611,522.
  • BNC was listed on Karura Network DEX and BNC / kUSD swap was opened.
  • MEXC listed BNC in the Assessment Zone under BNC/USDT trading pair.
  • Bifrost Finance will support Picasso Kusama Crowdloan through SALP. The proposal was initiated by members of the Bifrost council and accelerated by the technical committee.

Composable Finance / Picasso

Acala / Karura

  • Acala launched Liquid Crowdloan DOT (lcDOT), a novel product enabling Acala Crowdloan participants to receive a liquid lcDOT token 1:1 for all DOT locked in the crowdloan. Learn how it works.
  • The first-ever cross-parachain token listing in the Kusama Network and Polkadot ecosystem is now live on Karura Swap, as Bifrost Finance launches its BNC/kUSD pool and liquidity mining program.


  • Crust Network integrates with MoonriverNW to Bring Web3 IPFS Storage to the Kusama Ecosystem. More.

Unique / Quartz

Astar / Shiden

The Graph

  • The Graph’s hosted service is now supporting Moonriver, expanding further into the Polkadot & Kusama Network ecosystem.

Equilibrium / Genshiro

  • The decentralized dollar-pegged EQD stablecoin is coming soon to GenshiroDeFi and EpsilonDeFi.
  • Equilibrium introduced fluid xDOT staking.
    Users will be able to stake DOT for Polkadot parachain and get xDOT, which are DOT wrappers on GenshiroDeFi — Equiliibrium’s canary. xDOT wrappers can be used as liquidity on liquidity pools to start earning yield.

Manta / Calamari

  • Manta completed the latest $5.5-million funding round led by CoinFund & ParaFi Capital and followed by CMS Holdings, Divergence, Spartan Group, Longhash Ventures, Global Coin Ventures, SNZ, Zee Prime, and others.
  • Squad Game (MA token sale) is a community-exclusive, invite-only event offered in two distinct separate rounds.
  • Round 1 is a guaranteed allocation and will be open for 24 hours starting November 10. Participants from round 1 are invited to also participate in round 2 that is first-come, first-served. Round 2 will open 5 hours after the close of round 1. 8% of total supply (80 million $MA tokens) are allocated for two rounds.


  • Integitee is teaming up with Kilt Protocol. The partnership allows KILT’s SocialKYC to be publicly audited by users. Through this integration with Integritee, SocialKYC could be run in a TEE, which ensures the authenticity of the SocialKYC code.
  • Integritee updated contributors rewards for upcoming Kusama auctions:
    - Supporter rewards (10% of TEER total supply);
    - 20% Early Supporter Bonus (first 48h of each auction);
    - 10% loyalty bonus (for contributors in 7–10 auctions);
    - 5% referral bonus (participate via our referral link)

Moonbeam / Moonriver

  • The Moonbeam crowdloan pre-registration is now open. Get started & pre-register here.

Bit.Country / Pioneer

  • Bit.Country Pioneer Crowdloan on Kusama.
  • Announced rewards:
    15% of the total supply of NEER tokens + bonuses.
    Reward Distribution:30% of the total reward at the Token Generation Event (TGE), 70% will be distributed linearly over 12 months. Details.



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