DotLeap 102 - $DOT is now a software 😮
Nomination pools live, new runtime upgrade, Acala gets Ledger support, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.25B DOT | staking - 51.1% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot v0.9.31 has been released with LOW upgrade priority.
Nomination pools are now live on Polkadot. You can now stake and obtain staking rewards by nominating via pool with a minimum of 1 DOT. This followed the successful passing and execution of Referendum 83, to set the initial configurations for nomination pools.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 77, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal to fund development of Gossamer, a Polkadot Host implementation written in Go, has passed.
Referendum 80, seeking sufficiency for USDT on Statemint, is currently passing with 98% in favor.
Referendum 81, to on-board Collectives as a common-good parachain, is passing with 99% in favor with 15 days left to vote.
Referendum 82, proposing to fix Referendum 74 and open 6 HRMP channels from Statemint, has passed.
There are 2 proposals in the public queue - you can endorse to determine which one will be voted on next as a Referendum.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.9m KSM | staking - 53.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 4%
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 240, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Picasso, has failed. It was noted that the proposal would not work if executed.
Referendum 241, approving a Treasury Proposal for development of the Fearless Wallet, is currently passing with 53% in favor and 4 days left to vote.
Note that this Referendum is a simple “majority-carries” (no adaptive quorum biasing).
Motion 565, to fund the creation of Polkadot Forms—a series of forms and tests in English and Spanish—that will allow the community to learn and test their knowledge in a dynamic way, is under consideration.
There are 12 proposals in the public queue - endorse which one you would like to see as a Referendum next here:
Encointer is seeking feedback on a potential second Treasury Proposal for funding.
Encointer is also proposing to extend its common-good parachain slot lease another 48 weeks.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Gear published a new ecosystem update.
Astar released dApp staking portal v2.
Centrifuge raised $4m from Coinbase in a strategic round.
OAK published a new weekly update.
Subsocial now has a new onboarding flow for its web app.
Pendulum published What is Pendulum?
Pendulum published Introducing the Stellar Oracle.
Mangata published a roadmap update.
Bifrost published a new monthly report.
Bifrost released an upgrade to its dApp.
Acala and Karura are now supported on Ledger.
Imbue published What Makes Imbue So Unique?
Phala published a new weekly report.
Manta is on track to break the record of largest trusted setup in Zero-Knowledge Proof’s history.
Moonbeam announced an integration with Kujira , allowing for cross-chain DOT token transfers between the two platforms via Axelar.
OnFinality announced that Phala is now added to its blockchain node marketplace.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Ruby published a new monthly report.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Polkadot is hosting a special ‘Beyond The Chain’ event on November 8th at TOKEN2049.
Finoa announced that DOT is now integrated into its institutional-grade staking platform.
Polkawatch announced a decentralization analytics tool for nomination pools on Kusama.
Polkadot Metaverse Championship announced the start of the prequalification process for the upcoming hackathon with a prize pool of $36K. (Dec 5-7)
Web3 Foundation announced that DOT is now a software.
Polkadot API v9.6.2 was released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK published a new ecosystem report for October highlighting the completion of the internal audit for EVM contracts, new Singular updates, and more.
Subsocial’s Spacers NFT sale is now live.
PhalaWorld’s Shell mint is now live.
Bit.Country announced an art design contest for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
Enjin published Building Games For Cross-Game Items Is Hard. So Why Do It?
👷♂️ Jobs in Web 3.0
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Web3 Foundation is looking for a Technical Educator, Spec Engineer, and Technical Grants Evaluator. Apply here.
Parity is hiring for a number of roles. Check here and apply.
That's it for this week - I hope this was as useful for you to read as it was for us to write!