Polkadot Ecosystem Weekly Digest
April 5 — April 11
POLKADOT & KUSAMA
➡ Polkadot and Kusama users will benefit from a direct integration with Tether’s USDT when common good parachains launch. As announced by Tether on Tuesday, the stablecoin will launch both on Polkadot and Kusama.
➡ Everything about crowdloans and parachain auctions. Expect chaos!
➡ 17 of April’21, Moscow. Welcome to offline&online Tech Polkadot Meetup hosted by Equilibrium! The agenda includes talks about development with Rust, the Substrate framework and how it enables building customized blockchains. Register to offline event.
Speakers of Tech Polkadot Meetup are the members of Parity, Equilibrium, McKinsey & Company and Byzantine Solutions. Meet like-minded people, learn from the best and participate in the prize drawing! Register to online event.
➡ Equilibrium has closed its Series A Venture Round, securing $2.5 million from: KR1, Signum Capital, Hypersphere, Block Dream Fund, Genesis Block Ventures, CMS, AU2, DFG, PNYX Ventures, FBG Capital, LD Capital, Crasolum Ventures, Inception Capital.
➡ Bit.Country team successfully implemented cross-chain token transfer. Its blockchain is now composable with Acala Network. Source.
➡ Acala Network received a grant from Compound for integration Compound with Polkadot chain, which will include building a bridge to Polkadot, adding support for DOT and LDOT as collateral, and make CASH available on Polkadot. Details.
➡ Overview of Karura’s DeFi parachain and applications built for the Kusama community.
➡ To celebrate one year since announcing the Moonbeam project, Moonbeam will have the Illuminate/21 online conference on April 27. Illuminate/21 brings together the Polkadot and Ethereum ecosystems through exploration of prominent multi-chain projects. Learn from the strategies of prominent oracles, wallets, NFT platforms, and more.
➡ Moonbeam upgraded its testnet to Moonbase Alpha v7. Moonbase Alpha v7 includes the following upgrades:
- New debugging and tracing APIs
- Advance block explorer support
- Pre-funded accounts standalone dev node.
Now Moonbase Alpha is compatible with the Rococo v1 branch of Polkadot, which allows us to register on the current Rococo test environment.
➡ Zenlink plans to launch NFT and explore its combination with a new community membership system. Zenlink will give the NFT community attributes and economic attributes, and then cooperate with relevant platforms to complete the launch of NFT.
➡ RMRK presented Kanaria: Initial Collectible Offering.
Kanaria is a collection of Kusama-native cheap and eco-friendly NFTs, all without smart contracts! It’s a collection of digital eggs which will “hatch” on June 1st into utility-NFTs that will not only look good, but also carry some platform bonuses and customizable traits (more on that below).
➡ Reef Chain Block Explorer is live. The block explorer will help users easily search addresses and track specific Reef Chain data in real-time.
➡ Clover will have the public sales round on CoinList on the 20th of April.
The community sale will take place on April 20th at 17:00 UTC, while Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on April 21st at 17:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC respectively. Details.
➡ The first proposal on Maxwell Preview Network has passed and been implemented. The validator count has increased from 25 to 30!
➡ Parastate, a smart contract platform providing a smart contract VM for all Substrate-based blockchains, announced the successful close of a $5-million fundraising round led by KNS Group, along with a contribution from Alameda Ventures.
➡ The Dock token migration is now complete. Almost 963 million ERC20 tokens have been sent to the vault address. As per Dock’s token release schedule, 150M of these tokens will be released as emission rewards for validators on the Dock mainnet, and to fund the treasury, during the life of the network. This will put the circulating supply of Dock’s mainnet token at circa 850M.
➡ ChainX will issue a limited edition NFT for ChainX First Halving that will take place on On May 25, 2019. To win the ChainX Halving NFT users can participate in the ChainX community, the NFT event, design the NFT.
➡ ChainX network will support Coming messenger — an encrypted messaging app with digital asset transfer function — in engaging with other blockchain ecosystems in terms of crypto transfers.
➡ Polkastarter has presented the 2021 Q2 roadmap. Polkastarter 2.0 is coming this quarter with new and improved features, and among other thing it is going to support Polkadot crowdloans.
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Solidity Smart Contracts on Kusama.
The first lending and staking protocol on top of Polkadot ecosystem.
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Uniarts aim to become the major gateway between business, individual or even A.I creators and blockchain networks, hence bring their unique artworks into an united NFT platform.
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