DotLeap 103 - Gov2 arriving on Kusama
New runtime upgrade, SubWallet mobile app, October ecosystem reports, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.25b DOT | staking - 49.5% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot 0.9.32 has been released with LOW upgrade priority.
An extensive analysis of recent Polkadot releases has been posted to the Polkadot Forum - worth checking out to know what’s coming and what has come out recently.
Ajuna has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 80, seeking sufficiency for USDT on Statemint, has passed
Referendum 81, to on-board Collectives as a common-good parachain, is passing with 100% in favor.
Referendum 84, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain to runtime v9300, has passed.
There are now 64 nomination pools live (out of a currently possible 64). Learn how to join nomination pools on Polkadot, and start collecting rewards with as little as 1 DOT.
Motion 290 to fund Centrifuge’s FUDGE—core library for local integration tests in Substrate that aims to provide a simple and generic way to interact with and manipulate the database of a substrate-based blockchain—has been approved by the council.
Motion 292, to fund LimeChain—aiming to diversify the runtime development process on Polkadot by creating a framework for building Go Runtimes—is up for a vote.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.9m KSM | staking - 52.4% | parachains & crowdloans - 4%
Darwinia Crab has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 241, proposing to fund development of Soramitsu’s Fearless Wallet, did not pass.
Referendum 242, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Kintsugi, is currently passing with 99% in favor.
Referendum 243, proposing to extend Encointer’s common-good parachain lease slot another 48 weeks, is passing with 99% in favor.
Referendum 244, proposing to upgrade the Kusama relay chain runtime to v9320, is passing with 99% in favor and 10 days left to vote.
Note that upgrading to runtime v9320 will activate Gov v2. However, the current version of governance on Kusama will initially run in parallel.
Motion 568, aiming to put forward the creation of a Spanish Content and Event Production Bounty and create a mechanism with a focus on speed, effectiveness and control for content audits, has passed the Council vote.
Motion 571 to un-brick the Basilisk parachain (ID 2090) has passed Council vote: the proposal is now up for community vote as Referendum 245.
There are 12 public proposals vying to be the next referendum to vote on.
For instructions on endorsing proposals that you want to see voted on, refer to this Polkadot Wiki article.
There are now 73 nomination pools (out of a currently possible 256).
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
SubWallet announced public testing of the SubWallet Mobile App on both iOS and Android.
Astar announced Swanky WASM – an all-in-one tool for WASM Smart Contract developers.
Astar held a webinar to announce what to look forward to in the last quarter of 2022, as well as other news related to its ecosystem.
Moonriver announced a runtime upgrade to enable auto-compounding for staking rewards, randomness, and on-chain ID verification for users on the network.
Phala announced that SubBridge has opened a two-way HRMP channel between Khala and Shiden.
Turing published a new governance update.
Taipo (dApp on Acala) has closed a $4M seed round funding led by Polychain, Hypersphere, Arrington, and other investment projects.
Origin Trail announced new updates on both testnet layers for its parachain and the Decentralized Knowledge Graph.
Origin Trail presented the new Magnify app to help users discover and search for connections in the world of Web3 assets created on the Origin's Decentralized Knowledge Graph.
Bifrost Finance has completed the integration with Ledger in dev mode.
Bifrost revealed updates to their Back To Asgard NFT collection, including a plan to integrate RMRK's pallet and NFT assets on its main network and unlock a new level of interoperability between NFTs and DeFi applications.
Polkadex announced Polkadex Orderbook, designed to combine the advantages of CEXs and DEXs.
HydraDX published Pillars of Hydralosophy (1), explaining why it chose to build its own L1.
Zeitgeist published the first issue of a new biweekly update series.
Parallel/Heiko announced that INTR, iBTC, KINT and KBTC are now supported on its AMM (automated market maker).
OAK published Turing Network Governance Update.
Composable published The New Face of Composable Finance.
Centrifuge held its 10th governance call.
CLV published CLVs Journey and Technological Milestones.
Various projects published ecosystem reports for October:
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Energy Web announced a new partnership with Japan’s Electric Power Exchange (JEPX).
GameDAO published Looking Back to Move Forward, an updated roadmap and retrospective.
Ternoa published an October ecosystem update.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
DOTBrno – the Polkadot conference in Brno, Czech Republic, took place on Thursday.
Check the photos from the Polkadot events organized by the ecosystem teams: Polkadot Summit at #SFBW22 & Polkadot at WebSummit 2022.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK held a RoundTable discussion with Veil of Time.
Singular’s new update allows users to create multi-resource NFTs with greater ease.
Evrloot added an in-game marketplace. Read more about it here.
Astar hosted a Tech Talk on Building RMRK NFT dApp using Swanky.
Legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano’s Candy Girl NFT and COSMIZE, the first metaverse project built on Astar Network, have reached an agreement for a partnership.
MEXC Global is launching its metaverse on Bit.Country.
👷♂️ 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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