DotLeap 104 - Polkadot is quantum-proof
10x surge on daily new accounts, USDT live on Statemint, Subsocial becomes PolkaVerse, and more
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.25b DOT | staking - 49% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Anonymous parathread ID 2092 has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
The number of daily new accounts on Polkadot has surged by nearly 10 times in the past 2 weeks alone, while active accounts have increased 4 times.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 80, proposing to grant sufficiency to USDT on Statemint, has passed. Sufficiency means that this asset can be used to pay for transaction fees and act as the ED for an account.
Referendum 81, to on-board Collectives as a common-good parachain, has been passed and executed.
Referendum 84, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot Relay Chain to runtime v9300, has been passed and executed.
Referendum 85, proposing to update the Kapex parachain runtime code to allow it to upgrade, is currently passing unanimously with 23 days left to vote.
Referendum 86, proposing slightly higher nomination limits, is currently passing unanimously with 25 days left to vote.
Motion 295, proposing to establish a social contract between Polkassembly and Polkadot, was passed and executed.
Motion 296 by OpenZeppelin, to cover the review and audit the current design of Ink! smart contract language together with Substrate’s smart contracts pallet, is under consideration.
The W3F Grants Program has added a referral program open to anyone having previously worked on a grant or a Polkadot Ambassador.
There is a post up for discussion proposing to fund DotLeap, a weekly newsletter that offers updates on the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem.
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🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.96m KSM | staking - 52.2% | parachains & crowdloans - 4%
Anonymous parathread ID 2231 has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 242, opening an HRMP channel between Statemine and Kintsugi, has passed.
Referendum 243, proposing to extend Encointer’s common-good parachain lease slot another 48 weeks, has passed.
Referendum 244, proposing to upgrade the Kusama relay chain runtime to v9320, is currently passing. This runtime would bring OpenGov (aka Gov v2 or Gov2) to Kusama. This Referendum has been fast-tracked by the Technical Committee. If passed, it will activate 400 blocks (~ 40 minutes) afterward.
Referendum 245, proposing to un-brick the Basilisk parachain, passed and was executed.
Referendum 246, proposing to swap parachain ID 2024 to 2226 for Genshiro, is currently passing.
Referendum 248, aiming to open an HRMP channel between Picasso and Statemine, .
Motion 578, to fund the production of Polkadot ecosystem tutorial videos for Hindi audience, failed to pass.
Motion 579, to fund the first milestone of KAGOME—Polkadot Host written in C++ and developed by Soramitsu—passed Council vote. The proposal should be up for vote by the community soon.
Motion 580, seeking to further increase the number of collators on Statemine from 8 to 12, has passed Council vote. This follows after the passing of Motion 577.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
OAK Network published Decentralization & Automation: Imperative Tools For the New Financial System and Ecosystem Weekly Update.
Efinity released a new update that now allows devs to build in-game marketplaces using its on-chain marketplace pallet, and gamers to trade NFTs without front-end platforms.
Kylin announced the Kylin toolbox – a set of tools to manage nodes and interact with the oracle system.
Equilibrium published the learnings from its closed beta with around 5,000 users from 23 different communities.
SORA published a new ecosystem report.
Ajuna published Blockchain Games vs Traditional Games.
Subsocial (the web app) has been rebranded to PolkaVerse by the Subsocial team.
Bifrost integrates with Moonbeam to power GLMR liquid staking with XCM.
Darwinia announced Darwinia 2.0, a merger of the Darwinia chain and Darwinia parachain.
Astar published Rich Data Analysis on Astar with Covalent API.
ICE announced that the SNOW staking vault is live.
InvArch published a new monthly update.
Bit.Country published Transparent Strategies Update Nov 2022.
Peaq partners with Crust to bring decentralized data storage to Economy of Things.
Encointer published Before You Start, a guide for beginners who want to launch an Encointer currency.
Darwinia announced a partnership with SnowSwap to launch a DEX on the Darwinia parachain.
Phala announced that it would enter its first halving period.
ChainSafe published Introducing Post-quantum Security to Signatures on Substrate.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Ternoa’s team (Capsule Corp Labs) announced a partnership with Kylin Network for reliable market data.
Acurast announced the launch of the Acurast Pallet, enabling chains in the Dotsama ecosystem to receive verifiable off-chain data and computation.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Set a reminder for the next Polkadot Community Call.
If you're in Berlin next week, don't miss the Next Block Expo. Several Polkadot ecosystem projects, including KILT, Phala, Subsquid, Pendulum, and Parity will be there.
SubWallet released dotinsights the first panoramic and interactive Polkadot & Kusama Ecosystem Map together with the Polkadot Deep Dive Report Q3 2022. Read the highlights.
Pendulum published The 5 Best DotSama Events of 2022.
Watch videos from this year’s Moonbeam Illuminate.
Nova Wallet, Talisman, and SubWallet announced access to Polkadot nomination pools via their apps.
The new staking dashboard makes it easier than ever to stake your tokens.
Polkadot-JS API v9.8.2 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
If you're a holder of a Talisman Spirit Key, or have received a Commendation NFT, you can now migrate them to RMRK 2.0.
Bit.Country released a sneak peek into its Event World where users can host virtual concerts, lectures and much more!
Exosama Network, to power the Exosama and Moonsama ecosystems, is now live. Holders of $POOP can swap to $SAMA on a 1:1 ratio. A whitepaper has also been released.
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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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