DotLeap 101 - USDT on Polkadot (?)
Collectives common-good parachain, Polkadot community call, Acala update, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.25b DOT | staking - 51% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Crust won the most recent parachain slot auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 77, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal to fund development of Gossamer, a Polkadot Host implementation written in Go, is passing.
Referendum 78, proposing to set up initial configuration for Polkadot nomination pools, is currently passing.
Referendum 80, seeking sufficiency for USDT on Statemint, is currently passing.
Referendum 81, to on-board Collectives as a common-good parachain, is passing.
Referendum 82, fixing Referendum 74 which failed to execute properly, opening several Statemint HRMP channels along with a new channel to Bifrost, is passing.
Motion 284 by OnFinality aiming to cover maintenance costs on their high-performance public infrastructure in Q3 2022 for Polkadot, Statemint and Westend, is currently up for a vote.
A proposal is up for discussion on how to incentivise the creation of initial high-quality Nomination Pools using tipping processes.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.87m KSM | staking - 53.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 7%
Crust Shadow has won the most recent parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 238, proposing to set the minimum validator commission to 8.5%, did not pass. Nonetheless, the discussion resumed on this post, including alternatives to solve the issues some operators are facing when validating on Kusama Network.
Referendum 239, proposing to upgrade the Kusama runtime to v9300, was passed.
Referendum 240, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Picasso, is currently failing w/ 3 days left to vote. It has been noted that the proposal would not work if executed.
Motion 562, to set up a decentralized DAO merchandise store on Kusama, has passed the Council vote.
A proposal from the Encointer team aims to extend the common good chain lease for 48 weeks to further work on their roadmap.
Be sure to make your opinion known on which Proposal will be voted on as a Referendum next. To understand how a Proposal becomes a Referendum, read this.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Mangata announced a partnership with Imbue for Imbue’s upcoming Liquidity Bootstrapping Event.
Bit.Country published a new development update.
Aventus published an update for October.
Litentry published a recap of its recent AMA featuring conversations on project roadmap, team structure, and utilities.
Darwinia introduced the LCMP-XCMP router to facilitate interoperability with various parachain.
Phala published Let's Talk About The “P” Element Over The Last Days (video).
Amplitude launched its Community Collator Program.
Acala published a new community call with updates from co-founder Bette Chen and Dan Reecer.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Gear published An Introduction To The Persistent Memory Concept.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Bill Laboon, Web3 Foundation’s head of technical education, had a talk about Governance v2 and the philosophy of Polkadot governance with OAK Network this morning.
Jonas Gehrlein, W3F researcher, has released a preprint on his research on validator selection in Polkadot.
Listen to the latest Polkadot Community Call.
Polkadot API v9.6.1 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
The presale phase of the Spacers NFT sale is live. All Kanaria holders with Kokopelli gem have less than 3 more days to participate. Spacers is an advanced NFT collection by Subsocial in collaboration with RMRK.
PhalaWorld hosted a Twitter Space on NFT Customization with RMRK.
MetaDojo announced that it will build a virtual stadium in Bit.Country in honor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
👷♂️ Jobs in Web 3.0
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That's it for this week - I hope this was as useful for you to read as it was for us to write!
Many thanks to Bill Laboon for his daily digest—which helps us not miss some important updates—and Raul Romanutti for helping us ensure that the governance news is accurate.
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