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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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.
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.
Motion 44 by LocalCoinSwap covers the final milestone of their integration to Polkadot Network: This includes end-user wallet functionality, non-custodial P2P trading, basic and advanced pricing mechanisms as well as allowing crypto-to-crypto swaps.
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There was a slash in era 1'606 of 0.1199 KSM for equivocation.
🏛 Kusama Governance
Referendum 93, increasing the number of validators slots in Kusama Network by 1 per era (for 200 eras) has passed.
Motion 242, by OpenSquare, aims to develop an explorer to extend treasury capabilities, helping users understand the lifecycle of a treasury expense. The motion covers the first milestone, which you can find here. The motion passed.
Motion 243 by Polkascan Foundation for a treasury proposal to cover the soon-to-come deployment of parachains on Kusama. The foundation has focused all its efforts to produce new data from the available on-chain data, such as indexes and data aggregation: the core objective of this project is the introduction of a multichain application architecture. More info can be found here. The motion passed.
A new treasury proposal (59) for further development of the validator ranking tool recently added to Kusama’s website has been opened. The milestone 1 report is here, and the new proposal is described in this post. The proposal passed as Motion 244. All milestones have been completed.
ZKValidator has submitted a post for discussion on Polkassembly. They aim to curate a bounty for building STARK pallets. The proposal has been compiled in collaboration with xzhang from STARKs network.
Rotki submitted treasury proposal 60 for integrating KSM (and later DOT) into their free and open source portfolio / tax reconciliation application. It passed as Motion 245.
🔩 Core Stack
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⚠ BREAKING CHANGE: the Pallet trait
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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.
As part of our anti-scam efforts, known phishing sites will be added to the phishing repo. Help keep the Polkadot ecosystem safe by adding scamming and phishing URLs.
Polkadot JS Apps UI (now at version 0.70) will now show you when the last time a validator’s payout was triggered by either the validator or a nominator. The UI will also identify estimated nominator returns per target validator.
Polkadot JS API 2.10 is out. It also now lets you query for size of a storage item at a certain block, allowing users to find out when a storage item got a non-default value, i.e. when it was populated.
A Twitter bot notifying you of important Polkadot on-chain events.
Patract Labs Elara endpoints have been added to the Polkadot JS network selector UI. This offers new servers in the Asia region for easier global access!
Polkastarter partners with Moonbeam. Moonbeam devs will now have more DeFi tools available and an easier path to token exchange and raising capital in a decentralized fashion. 🚀
The PolkaBTC Alpha (Polkadot - Bitcoin bridge) TESTNET is now live. Mint wrapped testnet Bitcoin in Polkadot.
Yieldscan - a tool for easy filtering through validator candidates based on parameters like collusion resistance, commission, past slashes, estimated profit and more has launched! Read the announcement, watch the promo video, or just go play with it!
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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!