September 7 2022, Ecosystem Updates for SORA, Polkaswap, and Fearless Wallet
The SORA, Polkaswap, and Fearless Wallet projects are all closely related as they form integral parts of the SORA ecosystem. 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 September 7, 2022 Ecosystem updates!
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Welcome to the September 7th Ecosystem Updates!
You are Here
We knew you couldn’t wait, so here is update number eight. This fortnight focused on the upcoming Ethereum merge (or split), as well as its consequences on our EVM bridge development. With this major change in the Ethereum network, it was necessary to take all the possible outcomes into consideration. We have prepared a specific announcement where we inform you of all the necessary steps we are taking to ensure the transition is smooth.
This doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy with other points of the integrated plan. Our test HRMP channel with Karura has been set up and we are still working on managing assets on our pararachain. The main blocker we had been dealing with for updates 6 and 7, Substrate v4 is near completion! Once we have successfully dealt with the Merge, we can proceed to start work on our test environment, which will bring us a lot closer to completing this important network milestone.
The implementation of order book functionality is also on pause due to the Merge, but on the other hand, the trustless EVM bridge has been going strong during this fortnight as we also prepare it for Proof-of-Stake support. Speaking of support, the Parity team has provided some great progress in Beefy proof implementation, which has allowed us to move forward in the development of our specific use case. We continue to emphasize our support to the team at Parity and our lines are open for any support they need during the development of this technology that will benefit all of us in the Dotsama ecosystem.
In the previous update, we introduced XSTUSD base pools for Polkaswap, we are happy to announce that progress on this implementation is going smoothly and we are ready to test them, and hopefully, they will be available for you to help us test them very soon.
Moving on to web updates, we are happy to announce that the development of the Fearless Wallet Desktop app and the browser extension is going great! We are steadily advancing toward the friendly, powerful, intuitive, and beautiful user experience you have come to know and love from the Fearless team, and we look forward to having something ready for you to test! Whether on mobile or very soon on your desktop, Stay Fearless!
As we come closer to the bottom line, let’s talk about business. The SORA Card and IBAN will be providing some interesting updates today, so stay tuned! We are very excited about this, as there is no project doing anything similar.
On the topic of economy, the SORA Economic Forum is on the 23rd of September! With special guest speakers such as Prof. Richard Werner, Johannes Duong, Satoru Yamadera, Tim Swanson, and more! Registrations to this amazing event will be available on soranomics.com very soon, with some key people in the conceptualization of the SORA New Economic Order participating, this is an event you cannot afford to miss.
That was it for this time’s You Are Here, we look forward to updating you in two weeks!
You can find the summary of the integrated plan points published in the July 14 ecosystem updates on the SORA Wiki
SORA Ecosystem Update #46
Business Track Progress:
- Curve Gauge - 60%
- Polkaswap as a Service - 15%
- JP Games - 50%
- SORA Card - 20%
- SORA IBAN — 20%
More information on the SORA Card and IBAN will be available soon, please stay tuned for an announcement with an important update from the SORA Card team.
⚙️ SORA Blockchain Update
⛩ SORA Mainnet ↔ SORA Kusama Parachain Bridge
- Working on enabling liquidity to flow from/to the SORA ecosystem to/from the Kusama ecosystem.
- Since the parity-bridges-common pallet is still under development, it is not stable enough for us to rely on it. We are investigating how we can leverage the work done on the Trustless EVM bridge to quickly bridge the SORA mainnet and the SORA Kusama parachain. This entails two major milestones:
- Working on setting up the assets pallet on the SORA Kusama parachain to enable flow from/to other parachains and from/to SORA mainnet
- Implementing BEEFY proofs on the SORA Kusama parachain
- Adapting the Trustless EVM bridge to the SORA mainnet and SORA Kusama parachain
⛩ Trustless EVM bridge to Ethereum
- Work continues on the fixes from the audit report
- Testing the bridge on the public testnet! (How to test the EVM Trustless bridge)
⛓ Ethereum Merge
- Preparing the HASHI bridge for the Ethereum Merge
- This has been the main focus in the last weeks
- ❗️More information about our preparation for the Ethereum Merge to follow soon❗️
- Migration to Substrate 4 is slowed down by the effort on preparing for the Ethereum Merge
- We have established the user stories for the OrderBook, which are guiding the architectural design
- Regarding the current market and funding situation, we are currently focusing on the Trustless EVM bridge, the SORA Mainnet ↔ SORA Kusama parachain bridge, and the preparation for the Ethereum Merge
📱 SORA Mobile Update
🚀 Android 2.5.0 — Multi-accounts & Referral System is available on GooglePlay!
Testing and fine-tuning the 2.5.1 release — Node Selection & Export Accounts, you’ll soon be able to enjoy;
- Selecting the node you want to connect to (MoF or custom)
- Exporting your account(s)
Starting work on the new design for the wallet!
🍏 iOS 2.4.0 — Referral System is now available on the AppStore!
- Referral System: Invite your friends to the SORA network!
- Import account from raw seed
- 6-digit length PIN code
- UI/UX improvements
iOS 2.5.0 — Polkaswap Pools bug fixing is completed, testing is slowed down by the migration to Substrate 4 (Testflight)
Work on iOS 2.5.1 — Node Selection & Export Accounts has started
Working on Substrate 4 migration
👨💻 Work in Progress
- New, modern design for the wallet! 😏
- Work on the integration of the SORA Card to the SORA Wallet! 😏
👷🏽♀️ SORA Builders Programme updates:
ADAR has reached a verbal commitment with the two first paying customers to provide a rough equivalent of USD340,000 per month in transactions on ADAR once the MVP launches.
The MVP will allow recipients to receive funds in XOR, XSTUSD, VAL, and PSWAP.
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, visit the ADAR website.
The Ceres team has released an update with a recap of the DEO Arena action so far, as well as more information on the upcoming release of the Ceres Launchpad. Read the entire update here.
The Demeter Farming platform is available on the SORA network for users to stake in liquidity pool pairs or also single-sided staking with interesting APR*. New pools are constantly added, as well as Polkaswap integration. For more information, read this Medium article on the Demeter platform.
*Not financial advice, always do your 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 #49
👨💻 Work in Progress:
🌉 Multi EVM bridge support
✨Localisation & accessibility improvements
💻 Polkaswap Desktop Application
✨Implementation of an alternative to fiat and history service
✅ Release 1.10.0 has been completed. It will be deployed to the testnet after the SORA blockchain runtime has been upgraded to Substrate v.4.
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 and Browser Extension - 65% The implementation of the Fearless Wallet desktop is undergoing steady development.
Fearless Wallet Ecosystem Update #54
🍎 iOS version
🚀 The team is currently developing the following feature set:
💪 The new Fearless Wallet UI/UX
✨ Send flow UI/UX update including new flow to store addresses in a local address book
✨ Receive flow UI/UX update
✨ Scam & CEX address warning feature
💪 Nomination pools staking
✨ Staking management flow: stake more/less, claim rewards, redeem tokens
🤖 Android version
🚀 The team is currently working on:
💪 The new Fearless Wallet UI/UX
✨ Network management flow
✨ ORML tokens support
✨ Aapp logic update to support Utils libs v3
✨ Runtime processing and App launch optimisations
💪 Nomination pools staking
✨ Active staking state for Nomination pools staking
🗣 A Fearless Wallet Public Demo was held on August, 31st.
✅ Demo Agenda:
➔ Team progress updates: iOS/Android
➔ New features DEMO
➔ Next steps
☝️ Demo slides
☝️ Demo video
⛓ New networks:
🔥 Available on iOS and Android
🚀 Collaborations and future initiatives
🤝 Keystone hardware wallet team: team introductions, integration perspectives discussion
🤝 Chainlink team: marketing cooperation discussion
🤝 Moonbeam team: new promo video about GLMR&MOVR staking feature
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.