A little bit of chit chat

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Polkadot has a new Alliance 

Teams and community members are coming together to push a framework to protect the Polkadot brand and to foster ethical practices among participants. They are called the Polkadot Alliance, composed of former Patract Labs team members, Acala team, Moonbeam, Parity, Polkascan Foundation, Polkaworld, among others. 

This new group has set a handful of standards, which try to accomplish two goals: 

To regulate the use of unattributed code reuse and predatory practices among parachains. 

To provide recognition and reputation for those teams that contribute something back to the Polkadot ecosystem.

Polkadot community members could aim to become part of the alliance in any of the figures this organisation will have, such as Founders, Fellows or Allies. You can read the whole constitution document with the rules enacted here

RWAs from Polkadot to Aave

A post has been published on the Aave community forum prompting the Aave DAO to consider Centrifuge as the Real-World Asset (RWA) Facilitator for Aave’s new stablecoin: GHO. 

According to the post, the idea would be to use an Index Token containing a portfolio of senior positions on Centrifuge as collateral for the GHO stablecoin. This will provide GHO with a more stable foundational market. 

It wouldn’t be the first time a collaboration like this occurred. There’s already a marketplace on the Aave protocol allowing users to earn yield from real-world assets.

This week’s crowdloans

Weekly Spot: A recently spotted Polkadot /Kusama native NFT

Acid “Super Hero” Pill Everyone has always had a favorite super hero, and he, is every child’s favorite! Legend has it that as a child he fell into ua barrel full of acid, which gave him some astounding powers to say the least!

Wrap Up

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