Dot Leap 26

A basic bounty list added to UI, Yieldscan for easy staking launches, a ton of awesome treasury proposals, a DeFi Alliance on Polkadot, and a brand new NFT newsletter for the Web3 ecosystem!

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NFT Newsletter

Rising demand for an NFT ecosystem on Kusama, a thought out and in-progress NFT strategy for the chain, and mints and purchases already happening via, all this indicates a growing need for a canonical resource on NFT information in the Kusama and Polkadot ecosystem.

Thus, NFT Review was born.

A newsletter focusing entirely on the NFT evolution on the Polkadot side and sometimes beyond, including but not limited to:

  • new NFTs minted,

  • top trades,

  • artist featurettes,

  • project announcements and early access codes,

  • and more!

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Polkadot (v0.8.26-1)

  • DoraHacks is requesting feedback on their planned treasury proposal for a Substrate Hackathon in in Hangzhou, China on December 19th-20th, 2020. A total of 3000 DOT would be requested.

  • There was a slash in era 188 of 383.7001 DOT for equivocation. 

Polkadot Governance

  • The Acala Team is kicking off its Substrate Developers Academy to help devs to build on Substrate/ The goal is to create a hands-on and affordable educational environment where developers can learn from existing professionals in the Polkadot ecosystem. A proposal has been published for Council's consideration to fund 6 scholarships so devs who find the cost of taking the course prohibitive can still attend.

  • Patract Labs is ready to discuss Europa (sandbox) v0.2: a sandbox environment that runs FRAME Contracts pallet, and it is also a framework that provides a sandbox environment for Substrate Runtime. Europa v0.1 (funded by the Council) is completed: This proposal covers v0.2. Please leave your comments and questions here.

Vote for a better tomorrow!

I’m running for Council Member on both Polkadot and Kusama! Read more about why and what I can bring to the table in this post or click the banner below - the post also explains how to vote in screenshots. Remember, voting costs nothing but a transaction fee - and can be done with locked and staked funds - but has the potential to change the landscape forever!

Kusama (v0.8.26-1)

💥 Chaos

There was a slash in era 1'606 of 0.1199 KSM for equivocation.

🏛 Kusama Governance

My newest council participation transparency report.

🔩 Core Stack

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Substrate now has native support for reserve-backed stablecoins.

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Ethereum Compatibility

As Moonbeam and Parity’s Frontier mature, I believe it’s worth having a separate section discussing Ethereum compatibility with Substrate and Polkadot in general. The potential for collaboration between the two ecosystems is immense.

🛠 Tools

🤝 Ecosystem

Don’t forget to vote!

Your vote only costs a TX fee (a few cents) but it can change the protocol (both Kusama and Polkadot - depending where you vote for me!) for ever - good governance is responsible governance! Click the banner to learn about my candidacy!

Note: your tokens will be locked in democracy, but are still usable for staking, referendum voting, etc. If you want to transfer them, just cancel the vote and they’re free, no strings attached.

That's it for this week - I hope this was as useful for you to read as it was for me to write! Many thanks to Bill Laboon for his daily digest, which helps me not miss some important updates!

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