Introduction to projects participating in #PolkaPals Quest II on AirLyft

AirLyft by Kyte.One
5 min readAug 30, 2023

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The #PolkaPals is a network alliance between Polkadot teams. Between Aug 21st 23 ~ Sep 21st 23 they are hosting a series of quests to learn about each of the teams and climb the rankings. In this blog, we’ll do a short introduction to each of the 17 teams participating in the quest.

1. Mangata Finance

Mangata is an easy & secure community-driven DEX that is cheaper and more fair for everyone. Being a parachain on Polkadot, Mangata can change the consensus rules to be optimized for a DEX. It is a multi-rollup interchain infrastructure that allows you to trade any token, from any chain.

2. Crust Network

Crust functions as a decentralized storage network within the Web3 ecosystem. It accommodates various storage layer protocols like IPFS and provides storage interfaces to the application layer. Crust Network can be used for Serverless DApp/website hosting, General off-chain data storage, Accelerated content delivery or Secured cloud storage.

3. Bifrost Network

Bifrost Network is a fast and scalable EVM-compatible network that provides a native cross-chain capabilities to all its DApps.Bifrost developed a Staking Liquidity Protocol called SLP that allows you to get vTokens for operations and delivering liquidity, plus you get staking rewards for your DOT, KSM, EOS or other token that is otherwise locked by the Staking Mechanism.

4.Kodadot

KodaDot is go to Polkadot NFT marketplace, which aggregates nine NFT standards across nine Polkadot parachains ranging from RMRK2, ERC-721, ERC-1155, ERC-6551, Uniques v1.1, nft-pallet, including bsx-nft-pallet, soon ink! NFTs, KodaDot offers simple UX-focused UI to help people navigate the world of multi-chain NFTs.

5. Subsocial

Subsocial is an open platform that allows anyone to launch their own decentralized censorship-resistant social networks and marketplaces, or easily add social features to existing applications. Subsocial will help you create your own decentralized version of the popular sites we see today, such as Medium, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Discourse, Patreon, OnlyFans and more, and can help set any type of dapp apart from the competition by offering a user-centric social experience.

6. Imbue Network

Imbue Network is a platform based on blockchain technology, providing a secure, reliable, and safe freelance marketplace. It empowers freelancers and clients to manage their projects, build businesses, and make web3 work in a secure environment.

7. Bit Country

Bit.Country is the premier platform for creating immersive and engaging communities using metaverse. Their user-friendly tools and vast library of assets empower users to bring their unique visions to life and connect with others in new and exciting ways. Join Bit country today and start building your own world.

8. Subsquid

Subsquid is the most dev-friendly way to develop and deploy custom GraphQL APIs and ETLs for advanced blockchain use cases.Squid SDK is a complete indexing toolkit and hosted service for the next generation of dApps, on-chain analytics, and world-changing blockchain tech.

9. Composable

Composable’s technical stack establishes seamless and secure cross-ecosystem interoperability while upholding web3’s core principles. Users’ intentions trigger automated cross-chain transactions, streamlining processes. The solution to the current fragmentation in DeFi is not more of the same bridges being built between one chain to another. Instead, it is the unification of all ecosystems powered by a generalized framework for cross-chain infrastructure — the Inter-blockchain Communication Protocol.

Composable’s interoperable infrastructure forms the foundation for DeFi’s mass adoption, offering user-centric services like optimal lending rates and efficient swaps. The Composable VM unifies monolothic chains, optimizing smart contract execution for developers and users.

10. Litentry

The Litentry IdentityHub allows you to aggregate your personal data from blockchains and platforms to manage granular access to dApps.

11. Astar Network

Astar is Japan’s most popular smart contract platform supporting both EVM and WebAssembly (Wasm) environments, and interoperability between them using a Cross-Virtual Machine. Their innovative Build2Earn program allows developers to earn incentives for building decentralized apps.

12. Joystream

Joystream is an open source platform, with an open blockchain at its core, powering multiple video streaming Apps at once. Videos uploaded via any app built on Joystream can reach consumers of other apps on the network, allowing creators to expand their audience with the single account without extra effort.

13. Unique Network

Unlock the true potential of NFTs with Unique Network. Get access to sustainably created tokens, and experience advanced features tailor-made for mass adoption. Unique network is next generation NFT Chain for Polkadot & Kusama.

14. Polkadex

Polkadex is a fully non-custodial peer-to-peer orderbook-based cryptocurrency exchange for the DeFi ecosystem built on Substrate.

15. Beamswap

Beamswap v3 is a decentralized exchange and DeFi hub that utilizes the concentrated liquidity market maker (CLMM) protocol to power transactions.Topped with advanced liquidity management features, Beamswap v3 delivers greater capital efficiency and better exchange and earning opportunities for every user.

Experience the next generation of DeFi on Beamswap!

16. Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist is an evolving blockchain for prediction markets and futarchy. The core functions of the Zeitgeist network include methods for creating, betting on, and resolving prediction markets. However, it also consists of a governance protocol which sways the direction of the network, a decentralized court to handle disputes, and utilities for operating futarchic organizations.

Zeitgeist focuses on being the most advanced and usable decentralized prediction market platform out there, all while implementing the most advanced protocol technology.

17. Stellaswap

StellaSwap is one of the first automated market-making (AMM), decentralized exchange (DEX) for the Moonbeam parachain network.It is the DeFi Gateway to Moonbeam All your DeFi needs in one place. Swap, earn and build on Moonbeam’s leading DEX

With love,

Team AirLyft.

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AirLyft by Kyte.One

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