Umbria Aurora — October Digest

As well as a lot of dev work this month for implementing Binance Smart Chain on the Narni bridge, we’ve been focusing on partnering and working with different projects to introduce their communities to Umbria Network and the world of fast and cheap bridging 🎉

Aavegotchi frens

First up for the month, we announced our partnership with Aavegotchi. Umbria now supports the cross-chain migration of Aavegotchi’s GHST token, and we’re the cheapest and fastest way to transfer GHST from Ethereum to Polygon and back again.

GHST tokens are used to buy DeFi-powered ‘Gotchi’ avatars — playable NFTs — and other goods in the popular Aavegotchi game, which is integrated into the AAVE DeFi platform. Holders of the token can also earn a nice APY on their asset with Narni’s Pool and Earn.

ICYMI, here’s the Umbria Narni Bridge x Aavegotchi: First Look.

FunkoBits

FunkoBits — a collection of 10,000 random and unique characters generated with python — is another promising NFT project on Polygon. We’ve partnered up, and our own Dev Oskii even has FunkoBits #1

The V2 minting starts on the 12th of November; take a look: https://funkobits.com/

Shroom Folk NFT

We’ve also been working with ShroomFolk NFT, who’ve been telling their community all about the Narni Bridge. Check out their great step-by-step guide on buying your first NFT on Polygon and find out more about the project here.

Got a project on Polygon? Does your community need cheap and fast bridging? Get in touch on Twitter if you’d like to collaborate.

Zed Run

The first of our Zed Run competitions to win a Zed Run foal was hugely popular and we had 100s of entrants.

The second competition ‘Name a foal' has just launched. TEN lucky entrants will win $WETH.

For your chance to win, here’s what you have to do.

🐎 Follow @NetworkUmbria on Twitter

🐎 Name a new foal something connected w/ Umbria Network

🐎 Win a Zed Run race with the new foal

🐎 Post winning photo on Twitter, tagging us and a friend and include the hashtags #WinningWithUmbria #WETH

Here are the full details: https://umbrianetwork.medium.com/umbria-network-zed-run-twitter-competitions-d870caf23c4f

The winners of both comps will be announced on Friday, 12th November during our Discord AMA (Discord invitation here: https://discord.com/invite/ARyFVDY), which will be held at 6pm UTC.

Polygon endorses Narni Bridge

Polygon reigns supreme for its scalable, secure and fast Ethereum transactions and its vast experience and presence in the DeFi and NFT space. This is why we partnered with them. It’s been fantastic to further integrate with the Polygon ecosystem and to get a full on endorsement from them for the Narni Bridge. Read more here:

SeanVsAll

If you didn’t catch @SEANvsALL’s Twitch live stream with Dev Barnyard and Dev Oskii about all things Zed Run and Narni Bridge then you can catch it here 👆🏻

FF Awards

We’ve submitted our entry for the FF Awards for the category of BEST WOW IN BLOCKCHAIN.

Watch Dev Barnyard’s video submission below. He explains how Umbria is helping the DeFi and NFT communities transact quickly and cheaply by removing current encumbrances and highlights how this solves the overall problem of liquidity fragmentation. Don’t forget to vote for us!

You can also read more about it here.

DeFi Singapore

Dev Barnyard and Dev Oskii joined DeFi Singapore to give a complete guide to DeFi bridges. They talked about how they operate within the DeFi ecosystem and unpacked the inner workings and key benefits. Tune in to get all the answers to the questions you were afraid to ask!

Coming up

Don’t miss the first DeFi Clinic with @OskiiDev and @devbarnyard hosted by crypto specialist Stefania Barbaglio. It’ll be a broad church and will give beginners the opportunity to understand what DeFi is all about and ask all their questions. Those more experienced in the space can quiz the team on any highly technical aspects. It’ll be fun and informative.

Register here to join live: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89524803561?pwd=UCsxbng2M0c3TWJQM2tLWHl2UEMwdz09…

Or just tune in via YouTube https://youtube.com/financialfoxtv

Looking forward to announcing that big Umbria development soon. Keep an eye on our Discord and Twitter to get the news first.

Until next time,

The Umbria team 🚀

Umbria is a decentralised protocol (Defi) which enables the creation of tokenised money markets. These money markets will enable users to accrue interest.