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Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest. Sept 6 — Sept 12

Parachain auctions and crowdloans

Congratulations to Kilt Protocol on the obtaining the parachain slot!

Top 5 crowdloan participants by the 12 th of August.

https://subvis.io/crowdloan

Polkadot

  • Gavin Wood posted a primer on XCM, Polkadot’s inter-chain messaging format. It’s the first in a series of articles explaining what it does, how it works, how to use it and what it could become.
  • Substrate sub0 dev-conference Oct 13–14, 2021
    Take a look at the Substrate’s journey thus far in the upcoming keynote from Polkadot founder Gawin Wood, and see what the future holds for the blockchain framework behind Polkadot and Kusama. Save your spot
  • Bertrand Perez is joining the Web3 Foundation as chief operating officer after resigning from the Facebook-linked Diem in July. Coindesk article

Bifrost

  • Bifrost upgraded runtime to 0.8.4. It will support bi-directional asset cross-chaining between Kusama,Bifrost and Karura, allowing KSM to be transferred between them. Subsequent releases will enable bi-directional transfers of BNC/kUSD/KAR. Read more about upgrade’s new features
  • Bifrost has initiated a referendum proposal to remove SUDO to achieve decentralized governance. BNC holders can participate in votings.| How to vote|.

Zenlink

  • Zenlink has completed the Series A funding, led by Alameda Research and followed by IOSG Ventures, Hashkey Capital, OKEx Blockdream Ventures, Hypersphere Ventures, SNZ Holding, SevenX Ventures, DFG, TRG Capital, PAKA. Read more
  • Zenlink will launch the 2nd Zenlink Pro beta test on Moonriver. Only 200 people can participate. Successful applicants will be able to experience the first Polkadot-based cross-chain DEX and start the Polkadot DeFi journey. Learn more.

Acala/Karura

  • Tree (Stable Asset Protocol) from Nuts Finance receives the first Acala Grant.
    Nuts Finance brings to the Acala ecosystem a stable asset system with capabilities including stable swap liquidity pools and synthetic assets backed by closely pegged assets.
  • The Acala Treasury has raised $61M+ from over 26k people to enable self-sustainablility of the network: self-funding future parachain slots, bootstrapping new DApps, funding its own growth through various Treasury proposals.
  • Acala is integrating Chainlink oracle pallet for price feeds for the upcoming Acala launch on Polkadot.

Robonomics

Tweet from Sep 3
The first NFT card of the Robonomics Pioneer set is waiting for all contributors in their 1st Kusama crowdloan campaign. Grab your Robonomics astronaut through the dApp.

Tweet
Now you can monetize robotics telemetry through integration with Ocean. For the demo, Robonomics used Spot made by Boston Dynamics. Read more

Astar/Shiden

Moonbeam/Moonriver

Moonbeam & Lido Finance collaborate to bring liquid staking for DOT on Moonbeam and KSM on Moonriver. Read more

Crust

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Crust MainNet is open for storage. Uniswap, IPFS docs and Polkadot Apps are now on Crust MainNet. Play with app | Follow Gitcoin channel on storage bounties

Fearless wallet

Fearless Wallet 1.9.4 for iOS has just been released. Update the app to fix issues from a recent API change. Android update is coming soon.

Composable/Picasso

Phala / Khala

Para-2 testnet is now live. Try it out
Guide | Console | How to update | Phala Forum

SubQuery

SubQuery closed a US$9 million Series A funding round co-led by Arrington Capital, DCG and Stratos Technologies. It follows a seed round in early 2021, which included DeFi Alliance, The LAO, Digital Renaissance, P2P Capital, and Web3 Capital. Read more
Next step — integration with other Layer 1 chains, such as Solana and Terra.

Integritee

Promoteam posted a guide to Integrity and it’s crowdloan. Read till the end to find out about guaranteed rewards for Integritee slot auction backers.

RMRK

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RMR announced the public release of the first RMRK 2.0 collection. Kanaria item and bird catalog are now available for trading.

SORA

JP GAMES seeks to use XOR token by SORA as the native token of its Pegasus World Kit (a developer toolkit for virtual games). To provide initial liquidity, JP GAMES seeks a community loan of 60k XOR. This will be proposed to the community and voted on. Read more

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