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Polkadot parachains spike after the launch of a $250M aUSD stablecoin fund

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Crypto costs have been exploring new lows for weeks and at the moment it is unclear what it should take to reverse the pattern. Despite the downtrend, cryptocurrencies inside the Polkadot (DOT) ecosystem started to rally on May 24 and have managed to keep up features starting from 10% to 25%, a attainable signal that sure sub-sectors of the market are on the verge of a breakout.

Here’s a have a look at three Polkadot ecosystem protocols which have seen their token costs pattern larger in latest days.

Acala launches a $250 million aUSD ecosystem fund

Acala (ACA) is the main decentralized finance (DeF) platform on the Polkadot community, primarily as a result of launch of aUSD, the primary native stablecoin within the Polkadot ecosystem.

Following the collapse of Terra’s LUNA and TerraUSD (UST), merchants have been looking for “safer” stablecoin choices.

On March 23, ACA rallied after the undertaking introduced the launch of a $250 million “aUSD Ecosystem Fund” that goals to help early-stage startups planning to construct robust stablecoin use circumstances on any Polkadot or Kusama parachain.

Acala additionally introduced the launch of a kickoff rewards program that has put aside 1 million ACA tokens as rewards for LCDOT/DOT, LCDOT/aUSD, ACA/aUSD and aUSD/LDOT liquidity suppliers.

Following the aUSD ecosystem fund announcement, the value of ACA spiked 31% from a low of $0.364 on May 23 to a every day excessive of $0.478 on May 24.

Astar rallies after revealing a partnership with Microsoft

The Astar (ASTR) community is a brilliant contract hub for the Polkadot neighborhood that helps Ethereum (ETH), WebAssembly and different layer-two options like zk-Rollups.

Since the Polkadot relay chain does not supply Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) help, Astar was created to develop into a multi-chain sensible contract platform able to supporting a number of blockchains and digital machines in order that they’ll combine with the Polkadot ecosystem.

On May 24, it was revealed that AstridDAO, an Astar-based protocol answerable for minting the collateralized BAI stablecoin, had signed a partnership with Microsoft to develop into a part of Microsoft for Startups, an initiative “which removes conventional obstacles to constructing an organization with unique entry to expertise, teaching, advertising and marketing and help.”

If profitable, the partnership ought to speed up AstridDAO’s go-to-market velocity and maximize its market affect. It additionally consists of as much as $350,000 value of advantages by way of Github Enterprise, Microsoft Teams and Azure credit.

Following the partnership announcement, the value of ASTR spiked 61% from $0.055 to a every day excessive of $0.0888.

Related: Polkadot vs. Ethereum: Two equal possibilities to dominate the Web3 world

Uniswap v3 to deploy on Moonbeam

Moonbeam (GLMR) is an Ethereum-compatible sensible contract parachain on Polkadot that streamlines using Ethereum developer instruments to construct or redeploy Solidity tasks in a substrate-based setting.

Interoperability with the Ethereum community is a extremely sought-after functionality since a majority of decentralized purposes at the moment function on Ethereum together with a majority of the worth in decentralized finance.

The advantage of EVM interoperability was demonstrated with the May 24 announcement {that a} proposal to deploy Uniswap (UNI) v3 on the Moonbeam community handed, that means that the highest decentralized alternate within the crypto ecosystem will quickly be accessible to Moonbeam customers.

Following the announcement, the value of GLMR climbed 29% from a low of $1.15 on May 23 to a every day excessive at $1.48 on May 24 as its 24-hour buying and selling quantity elevated 106% to $75.3 million.

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