January 23 2023, Ecosystem Updates for SORA, Polkaswap, and Fearless Wallet

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The SORA, Polkaswap, and Fearless Wallet projects are all closely related as they form integral parts of the SORA and DOTSAMA ecosystems (of which SORA is a part). That is why development status updates are released every two weeks for these three projects, in one convenient place, with development updates from across the community. Enjoy the January 23, 2023 Ecosystem updates!

If you missed the previous ones: December 15 / December 1 / November 17 / November 5 / October 19 / October 5 / September 21 / September 7 / August 24 / August 10 / July 27 / July 14 / July 1 / June 15 /June 1 / May 18 / May 4 / April 20 / April 6 / March 23 / March 9 / February 23 / February 9 / January 26 / January 12 / December 29 / December 15 / December 1 / November 17 / November 3 / October 20 / October 6 / September 22 / September 9 / older updates are archived here

Welcome to the January 23rd Ecosystem Updates!

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The SORA Integrated Plan https://sora.org/plan

Like Jason Vorhees striking in the night, on Friday the 13th a newly proposed token, TBCD was announced to the SORA community. In the Medium article, we mentioned the main details of the proposed algorithmic, non-synthetic stablecoin, whose value is maintained by the SORA token bonding curve. TBCD is to be worth slightly under $1 when the price of XOR is lower than the TBC price point, and at the same time, it will help build up the reserves of the TBC, as well as replace XST as the token being minted to fund project development and the creation of goods and services in the SORA economy. Stay tuned for the referendum that will add TBCD to the SORA network tokens!

TBCD was announced to the SORA community

It is the 2023rd year of the Gregorian calendar, but the first beginning of the year for the SORA Integrated Plan. The last time we caught up back in December, a lot of progress was happening with the different tracks of the plan, this time, we are happy to announce that a lot of work was done during the end-of-year holiday season. A new release for Polkaswap.io dropped as a much-appreciated gift of the season to the community, setting a precedent for the great things to come in 2023 for the SORA Community, Network, and Economy!

Work on the SORA Kusama Parachain bridge is progressing at a great pace, soon it will undergo internal testing to make sure the security is top-notch and the integration is smooth. Very soon an invitation will be open to the community to help test the bridge, making sure it’s up to SORA Standards™️. Speaking of invitations, Dr. Makoto Takemiya mentioned in the SORA Daily telegram channel that parachain crowdloan campaigns to renew the SORA Kusama parachain lease and to obtain a Polkadot parachain will be happening soon!

“We are also preparing for the Kusama Parachain auction and Polkadot Parachain auction, so please unstake your KSM and DOT if you want to take part” — Dr Makoto Takemiya

As per the Good Doctor’s suggestions, now would be a great time to unstake your KSM and DOT tokens to be able to participate. More details of the upcoming crowdloans will be available soon. Not financial advice, DYOR.

We are preparing for the Kusama Parachain auction and Polkadot Parachain auction

XST Tokenomics are undergoing testing as we speak and will be released most likely within 1–2 weeks if the community approves. There will be an article accompanying this release that outlines the new powers that the XST token will have, pay close attention to the details, as this implementation, or rather, the power of XST will be upgraded in ways yet unheard of within the Dotsama ecosystem. Please look forward to this great article.*

Order book functionality is still at the initial stages, but it will be a track to keep an eye on during 2023.

Fearless Wallet’s goal is to expand access to DeFi by providing a simple and intuitive, yet powerful user experience. The Fearless Wallet browser extension takes this goal a step further and seeks to help onboard users into the Dotsama ecosystem with an attractive and easy user experience, simple to learn for new users, yet robust and resourceful for experienced users, builders, and degens alike. If you’re interested, you can try out the Fearless Wallet browser extension ßeta version from the Chrome Web Store and provide all your comments and feedback to the team using the handy Fearless Support Bot!

At the beginning when we mentioned Polkaswap’s holiday release, our amazing community tried out all the features that were introduced and provided great feedback to help improve the Polkaswap experience, and cement it as clearly the best DEX in Dotsama. It’s not possible to talk about Polkaswap without addressing the elephant in the room, SORA Card. The most-asked question last year (and the first week of this one) was “wen SORA Card.” Understandably, the holiday season was slow-moving in terms of development, however, a new year has begun and with spirits refreshed, SORA Card integration testing is happening on Polkaswap and SORA Wallet (iOS & Android). Testing by all contributors will take the rest of the month (January) so tentative sign-ups are forecasted for early February. This will be released along with SORA Wallet’s new UI/UX design (drops mic).

Exciting news is also going on within CERES, as the Hermes DAO was proposed early last week. Follow their Twitter account and join their Telegram community, and be sure to read the Hermes DAO litepaper. Rumour has it that there is something special planned in relation to the Demeter (DEO) token, so stay tuned to their socials for more information. In case you haven’t been following us, the DEO token powers the Demeter Farming platform, one of DeFi’s best kept secrets.*

In other news:

The SORA Network recently participated in the first Polkadot Unbounded event in Thailand:

Then participated in a Twitter Space AMA with Polkadot Insider:

As well as a Twitter Space with The Week:

Take a look at the SORA recap of 2022:

And finally, the Fearless and SORA teams had an AMA about mobile wallets on the SORA World Discord server.

You’re now up to speed with what has happened in the last weeks in the SORA Network. Please look forward to the upcoming news from the SORA team and see you next fortnight. Let’s get back to work!

*This is not financial advice, always make sure to do your own research!

You can find the summary of the integrated plan points in the SORA Wiki.

SORA Ecosystem Update #54

Business Track Progress:

  • Polkaswap as a Service — 20%
  • SORA Card — 80%
  • SORA IBAN — 80%

SORA Card articles are being continuously released with topics covering the SORA Card introduction, SORA Card key features, a comparison between SORA Card and other crypto-powered banking services, an interview with the people behind the SORA Card tech and management. The SORA Card Phase One article was also recently released. The SORA Community recently held an AMA with Dr. Makoto Takemiya and Beno van Gansen regarding SORA Card, read all about it in this recap.

Stay tuned for more articles with interesting and insightful information on this great tool for financial freedom. SORA Card | Value Freedom

Parachain crowdloan campaigns to renew the SORA Kusama Parachain lease and to obtain a SORA Polkadot Parachain slot are happening soon!

⚙️ SORA Blockchain Update

Substrate Trustless Bridge: SORA Parachain

  • The bridge is being tested internally
  • The bridge is also undergoing an internal audit
  • Working on the overall bridge integration with the Kusama ecosystem (Mainnet ↔ Parachain ↔ Relay Chain / Other Parachains)
  • Investigating security vulnerabilities

EVM Trustless Bridge: Ethereum

  • Not much progress here, the bridge is still close to completion, but the team has been focusing on the Substrate bridge and SORA Card
Testing XST tokenomics

XST Tokenomics & Platform

  • We are testing the 2nd and last batch of XST tokenomics before the release
  • We are ensuring that the client applications (mobile, web) are ready for the release to ensure nothing breaks with the update
  • We are still working on the implementation of the XST Platform for synthetic tokens, and are in contact with our partners to get data from Oracles


  • The buy and sell functions have been programmed in the SORA token bonding curve and are awaiting testing

📱 SORA Wallet Update

🚀 Android

  • The wallet redesign is mostly complete, the team is working on fine tuning the redesign to ensure the best user experience before releasing
  • Working on the implementation and integration of SORA Card to the wallet
  • We are regularly updating SORAlution (public testnet) to enable the community to provide feedback at anytime! You can download it on Google Play here.

🍏 iOS

  • Working on a few final elements and fine tuning the redesign to ensure the best user experience before the release
  • Working on the implementation and integration of SORA Card to the wallet
  • We are planning to release the redesign on SORAlution (public testnet) soon to enable the community to provide feedback

👷🏽‍♀️ SORA Builders Programme News:

ADAR Updates

The ADAR team is working hard to keep up with the development timeline provided, their progress so far is as follows:

For frequent updates from the ADAR team, join their Telegram group!

Here is the proposal submitted by ADAR, for more information on the Abed Group, take a look at this deck, and to try the version available from the completion of the first milestone, you can visit the ADAR website.

Ceres Updates

December was a busy month for the team at Ceres, they had a Grand Burning Event on the 22nd

The latest season of DEO Arena ended on the 25th of December;

And the Hermes DAO launched in early January

For constant updates from Ceres, subscribe to the Ceres Announcements channel on Telegram

The Demeter Farming platform is available on the SORA network for users to farm with liquidity pool LP or single-sided staking, with interesting APR*. New pools are constantly added, too. Demeter farming is directly integrated into Polkaswap, for convenience. For more information, read this Medium article on the Demeter platform.

*Not financial advice, always do your own research.

🐈‍⬛ SORA Request for Proposal updates:

The SORA Decentralized Development walkthrough was published on September 2nd, take a look at the new RFP system and submit your proposal in an easier and more intuitive way. Please let us know your thoughts about these improvements in the SORA network community chats on Telegram!

Join the Decentralized Development channel on the SORA World Discord.

Thank you for making it all the way here. Your interest is much appreciated. If you are a passionate community member who evangelizes SORA and its supranational cryptoeconomic values to anyone willing to lend an ear, we are looking for you!

Join the SORA Ambassador Program and help us grow, moderate, educate, inspire and encourage the existing community, while reaching out to others. We are open to ambassadors who speak any language, but ideally, a basic level of English is required to communicate with other ambassadors (unless you bring an interpreter).

If you are interested in joining, reach out to an admin, and stay tuned for more updates.

Polkaswap Ecosystem Update #57

🎁 Polkaswap v1.1.12 has been released! 🎁 And it includes a special feature… The brand new Explore page! This means that you can see all the information you need about Tokens, Pools, Farming, and Staking, all in one place ⚡️

But that’s not all! Here’s what else is new:

📈 The Hide Charts button has been moved directly to the Swap page

📊 You can now invert charts on the Swap page by clicking the Invert button

🪙 The ‘hiding balances’ feature has been improved for better usability

📒 A ‘history restoration’ button has been added to the Bridge history page

🚀 Various performance improvements have been made to make Polkaswap run even faster and smoother

— By the way, the invert, history restoration, and hide button for charts directly on the Swap page are all features that were requested by our amazing community who help us to test things! 😏

❗️Always refresh the Polkaswap.io page in your browser to ensure you are using the latest (IPFS hash) version!

Testing XST tokenomics

👨‍💻 Work in Progress:

🤑 XST tokenomics integration

💳 SORA Card KYC integration

💲 CEX integration (Buy crypto with fiat directly)

🔥 Network stats page (All SORA network-related info in 1 place!)

✅ Status bar (internet & node & statistics services connection)

🚀 UX & performance improvements

Trade on Polkaswap.io with even more style and freedom using the Web3-optimized Mises Browser! Mises is an open-source and user-friendly mobile browser compatible with most Chrome extensions

🌐 Learn more at mises.site

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

For more information and participation rules, read this article on the SORA / Polkaswap Bug Bounty Programme.

SORA Web Track Progress:

  • Fearless Wallet Desktop App and Browser Extension: 97%. The Beta version is available in the Google Chrome Web Store!

Fearless Wallet Ecosystem Update #62

🍎 iOS version

🚀 The team is working on:

💪 Polkaswap swaps → testing and polishing

💪 SORA Card Phase #1 implementation → card registration, KYC procedure

💪 Minor improvements and technical debt cleaning

🤖 Android version

Fearless Wallet v2.1.0 for Android has been released!

🚀 The team is working on:

💪 Polkaswap swaps → business logic implementation & data fetching

💪 SORA Card Phase #1 implementation → card registration, KYC procedure

💪 Minor improvements and technical debt cleaning

Fearless Wallet Browser Extension Beta version is out on Chrome Web Store

🖥 Browser Extension and Desktop Applications

🚀 Beta version is ready and available in the Google Chrome Web Store

🚀 Research and first drafts of EVM-based network support

🚀 Initial preparations before Polkaswap Swaps development

🚀 Collaborations and future initiatives

🤝 Aleph-Zero team: Their utility token has been added to Fearless Wallet

🤝 SubSquid team: Customer pain points and product improvements discussion

🤝 Mises Browser Team: Team introductions, discussions on the scope of future collaborations

#StayFearless 𒉡𒉎𒋼

About SORA, Polkaswap, and Fearless Wallet

SORA is a new economic system aimed at creating a supranational multiverse economic system with built-in tools for decentralized finance (DeFi). The SORA network implements a new way of parachain architecture on Polkadot and Kusama network, with the capability to bridge external blockchains (like Ethereum) to the Polkadot ecosystem.

One of the DeFi applications that will run on the SORA network is Polkaswap, a noncustodial liquidity aggregating, cross-chain AMM DEX designed uniquely for the Polkadot ecosystem with boundless liquidity through its one-of-a-kind Aggregate Liquidity Technology (ALT).

Fearless Wallet is a bespoke mobile wallet designed for the decentralized future on the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem, with native support for iOS and Android platforms. A premium user experience, fast performance, and secure storage for your accounts. Fearless Wallet will integrate Polkaswap for easy, decentralized swaps of assets.

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