The moment we’ve all been waiting for has come: Polkamarkets has launched the MVP Testnet Closed Beta to our most active members and early supporters! We are truly humbled by the amazing support we’ve received from everyone, and especially from the early Beta Testers who are giving tremendously valuable feedback and helping to shape what will be the future of Prediction Markets. You’re making this a reality!
April was a month of complete focus on one of the major milestones we had on the roadmap: the launch of the MVP! Polkamarkets is on a mission to bring the best forecasting tool to the market. Updates and developments of the MVP can be reviewed here.
As we were getting ready to release the MVP on the 28th, Polkamarkets had the opportunity to showcase our product at the Illuminate/21 live event organized by Moonbeam. It was a pleasure to be part of it, and for those who didn’t have the opportunity to see Ricardo’s Presentation of Polkamarkets MVP check here.
🥊 Competitions for the Community
We also took the time to get to know the community better by launching a couple of Competitions to gather information on which members could be early Beta Testers for our MVP. To keep the community engaged and ready for what was about to come, we launched several competitions:
- Time to Forecast the Future — winners won these amazing and unique NFTs
- KuCoin Trading Competition — distributed rewards of 3,300 POLK Prize Pool + Polkamarkets KuCoin Champion NFT
- Artists Competition — winner had the opportunity to have his own artwork transformed into an exclusive one-of-a-kind NFT with future economic incentive (yet to be revealed)
(Congratulations to Brett Gifford for this amazing artwork — www.brettgifford.com)
🔥 The Launch of the MVP
April 28th was delivery day for the first of our major key milestones on our roadmap: launching the MVP Testnet. Ever since our project launch in late February of this year, we have promised our community to bring the best forecasting tool to the market. Just a few short months later, we are releasing this major milestone and taking another step towards fulfilling that promise.
In the upcoming days, we’ll be contacting whitelisted members and inviting them to our closed beta. We’re gradually giving access to all members to ensure everything runs smoothly on the platform. Stay tuned!
We believe that together we can see further and more clearly beyond the horizon of the unknown. With each forecast, you are contributing to the collective knowledge of mankind. What greater desire is there than to know what is to come? Knowledge is power. The future belongs to those who can see it accurately, and act.
🔮 $POLK Token listed on LCX Exchange
On the 9th of April, Polkamarkets (POLK) was listed on LCX Exchange through a community-driven voting process. Thank you to everyone for the huge support. With trading starting on the same day, LCX Exchange listed the trading pairs POLK/LCX & POLK/BTC.
📰 Polkamarkets featured on press media websites
1/Apr — Polkamarkets: A Brief Look At The Prediction Market King (read more)
2/Apr — Elrond launches prediction market, pushing EGLD price closer to 85% bull rally (read more)
7/Apr — Announcement of KuCoin Grid Trading Competition Winners (read more)
8/Apr — Polkamarkets and the Perspective Future With POLK (read more)
14/Apr — Piccolo Research on Polkamarkets $POLK (read more)
28/Apr — Inside Polkamarkets MVP Platform (read more)
👀 What’s coming in May?
For the next month, we will continue to be fully focused on preparing for our MVP mainnet release. At the time you’re reading this, we are running all the audits necessary and security reviews, as well as frontend polishes and usability testing. More Beta testing participants will have the chance to try out our MVP testnet, and give their feedback. This will help us get some extra feedback on the platform in terms of functionalities and user experience. We really take into consideration all the critical thinking and positive feedback from our community and most loyal members.
Other topics for the upcoming weeks and months include:
- Continue development of our MVP Testnet.
- Fixing minor and major bug issues as we’ll be sharing weekly logs
- In due time, we want to open our MVP Beta to more participants so everyone can experience it
- More partnerships with some of the hottest projects in the blockchain space
Polkamarkets is a DeFi-Powered Prediction Market built for cross-chain information exchange and trading where users take positions on outcomes of real-world events–in a decentralized and interoperable platform based on Polkadot.