Polkaswap Ecosystem Updates #69, September 18, 2023

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4 min readSep 18, 2023


Welcome back, Polkaswappers! Every two weeks, we fill you in on what’s new on Polkaswap, and this month is buzzing with cool stuff.

We’ve rolled out Polkaswap v. 1.21, which has some neat upgrades, including the SORA Card IBAN. Plus, we’ve made some tweaks to make our site friendlier on mobile. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Dive in to get the full scoop on all our latest projects and features.

🔥 This Month’s Hottest Highlights 🔥

Polkaswap Release v. 1.21 with SORA Card IBAN and UX improvements

We are thrilled to announce the release of our newest version, v. 1.21. We’ve integrated the SORA Account IBAN as the first puzzle for the SORA Card hub. Additionally, we’ve improved the KYC process for a better user experience.

Plus, here are some more new features:

🧾 New “Buy Tokens” Page

- Launched the ‘Buy tokens’ page supporting Moonpay + x1ex

Added x1ex exchange as a fresh fiat->crypto gateway

Integrated a unified history tab for easy transaction tracking

🧬 SORA Synthetics major upgrade!

Now, it’s possible to create and manage liquidity pairs with synthetic tokens!

Try it now

🔥UI Improvements

Spotlighting our new banner that highlights marketing & product-related news

Enhanced TX history views and added ADAR TX history support

Better sorting for ‘Pools’ & ‘Explore’ pages for a seamless experience

Ongoing Developments

As we continue to push the boundaries of DeFi, several notable items are currently in progress:

  • SORA CARD UX improvements & IBAN — 100% complete

The development team has successfully implemented a new feature for SORA Card users. Now, users will find a dedicated entry point to the SORA Card hub conveniently located on the SORA Card page. This enhancement ensures seamless accessibility to the hub, providing a more user-friendly experience for our valued users.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce the inclusion of the SORA Account IBAN, further enhancing the utility of the SORA Card. These enhancements reflect our ongoing commitment to delivering a feature-rich and user-friendly platform for our valued users.

Moreover, the development team has implemented a revised Know Your Customer (KYC) flow process.

  • Integration of the Subsquid service to Polkaswap — 92% complete

In our ongoing commitment to enhancing data accuracy on Polkaswap, we have established a strategic collaboration with Subsquid. This collaboration aims to enrich the content of our Statistics and Explore pages, provide comprehensive support for blockchain history, and maintain backward compatibility with the Subquery indexer service.

The initial phase of this partnership, which encompasses the setup and validation of data feeds, has been successfully concluded. We are focused on continuous maintenance of this service to ensure its seamless operation.

The second phase of our collaboration involves a concerted effort to integrate Subsquid data into Polkaswap. This endeavour is pivotal for delivering a comprehensive and transparent overview of token movements and network developments. By incorporating Subsquid’s data feed, we aim to furnish you with a dependable and precise source of information tailored to your diverse needs.

  • Development of the SORA substrate bridge — 93% complete

We’re inching closer to perfection with the SORA<->Substrate bridge, already flexing its muscles on the public testnet: test.polkaswap.io. Now, the focus turns to improving the TX management and getting fee information.

  • XOR native staking UI — 35% complete

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming introduction of native validator staking, seamlessly integrated into the Polkaswap interface. This feature empowers users to directly select and support their preferred validator nodes within the Polkaswap platform, providing a streamlined and elegant experience. No more clunky tools!

The development process for this exciting feature is currently underway. The dev teams have finished API layer preparation. As the next step, they’re working on integrating it into freshly prepared Polkaswap mockups.

  • Implementation of Order Book & limit orders — 30% complete

The dev team has started working on order book widget integration on Polkaswap! Other widgets like depth chart, trade history, place order UI, etc., are in the requirements elicitation & API preparation process. The order book history will be added to Subquery & Subsquid indexers during the next iteration.

Bottom Line

We hope you enjoyed this edition of Polkaswap updates and look forward to providing you with more insights in two weeks!

If you missed the previous ones: August 31 / August 18 / July 28 / July 4 / June 16.

Help us Get Better

The Polkaswap Bug Bounty is ongoing! Submit your findings to the Immunefi platform!

Read this article on the SORA / Polkaswap Bug Bounty Programme for more information and participation rules.

About Polkaswap

Polkaswap is a DeFi application on the SORA network, it is a non-custodial liquidity aggregating, cross-chain AMM DEX designed uniquely for the Polkadot ecosystem. It offers boundless liquidity through its one-of-a-kind Aggregate Liquidity Technology (ALT).

Polkaswap utilizes SORA network interoperability with the Polkadot and Kusama networks, as well as the capability to bridge external blockchains (like Ethereum) to the Polkadot ecosystem.

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