This is the biweekly digest: a summary of events happening in the Centrifuge community.
Altair + Kusama Crowdloan: A big thank you to our wonderful Centrifuge community who have given incredible support to our bid, we’re really close so let’s dig in and sprint for the finish line! Contribute here
Aave: Lots of work is underway and an announcement on timing of this world changing integration is forthcoming.
Repping it in DeFi: Centrifuge has featured in some top notch podcasts, AMAs and crowdcasts. See below
Conferences and events: This week, the Centrifuge team are at Mainnet NYC, talking about the future of DeFi (which is Real World Assets). Next month we’ll be in Lisbon, sponsoring key events.
Forum Gems: The Forum is the place for discussion of how we shape the Centrifuge platform; ideas, debate, deep thinking welcome. Below we share gems of the last weeks.
Altair is in pretty good shape but now is the time to dig in deep and together we’ll get across the finish line.
A reminder, the second batch of parachain auctions has 5 slots (6-10)
Kilt won the 6th slot
Calamari won the 7th slot
Basilisk is going to take 8th slot
The end of the auctions:
9th slot bidding ends September 29th, 2021, 09:00 GMT
10th slot bidding ends October 6th, 2021, 09:00 GMT
Keep it up!
Get your friends to go in on Altair!!! Spread the word and you will be rewarded:
- We announced a unique collab with RMRK NFTs - you have to be super quick as there’s not many spots left.
- There’s still time to enter the #YourWildestAssets competition on twitter and be in with a chance to to win some serious $AIR. Check out the details here
- Our other bonuses are listed here
Some of these excellent AMAs occurred over the last weeks and are a really good way for you to learn about Centrifuge, Altair and Real World Assets. Watch and share to help spread the word!
Lucas, CEO of Centrifuge speaks alongside Kiltprotocol, Parallel Finance, MantaNetwork, and Interlay.
“With integrating new collateral types into Kusama: our real-world assets are uncorrelated and so much bigger than what we see in crypto today. This allows us to go after the new users who currently don’t use crypto”
This is essential watching for anyone who wants to deep dive on Centrifuge and Tinlake. @jeroen gives a high level overview and demo of Tinlake and pools on the platform, asset value, how NFTs are calculated, and the epoch mechanism. More follows on tokenizing real-world assets (RWA) and how the team plans to make RWA more accessible to traditional business and finance.
Cassidy gives an update of how and why the Centrifuge Chain will transition to becoming a parachain on Polkadaot.
Host Bryan Hoffman, Cypto Platform lead at Kraken says: ‘I like the fact that you guys are using the Canary network and then the mainnet network as they’re intended to be. There’s a lot of teams that are going to go live on one or the other, or they are going to be the same on each one.’ Not Altair
Indeed. Rather than a boring old test net that does tests that don’t produce value for the user, having a testnet that enables value creation is hugely innovative and pushes the boundaries of what asset financing can look like.
And never forget Chico Crypto
“Centrifuge is the haven of this crypto cycle. It combines everything I like about crypto, DeFi, NFTs, substrate, Polkadot” Chico.
Right now Centrifuge gives businesses access to financing for all sorts of assets. The businesses have their own end users: artists, gig economy workers, freight companies, small businesses in India.
The businesses that provide financing to these end users are experts in these asset classes, they spin up the pools on Tinlake.
Check out Consol Freight’s exciting new deal. For the last quarter Consolfreight (CF) has been ramping up its effort to increase the size of its pool CF4. Team members Ernesto and Alejandro have been putting a big effort and focus on sustainable originations projects, instead of one-offs mitigating the cash drag.
Gig Economy pool is live and humming! Issuer End_Bridge helps Gig economy workers to get paid on demand for their services, providing payment advances to freelancers, influencers, and artists.
Join the next Community Call on Thursday 7 October 18:00 CEST to be the first to hear about significant milestones and updates! Give your feedback here on what you’d like more of in the Community Calls
If you have well thought out ideas for Centrifuge, questions for Asset Originators, suggestions for Community Calls, or opinions about what Centrifuge should focus on - state your case in the Forum.
If you want to get on the path to Ambassadorship - get posting in the Forum.
Check out these awesome Forum posts to get inspired about what could be possible with Centrifuge:
Remember, communities are built by their members. If you have a way that you can positively contribute, get in touch with an Ambassador or write a post on the Forum!