DotLeap 105 - Path for Polkadot in 2023
Sub0 2022 ends, new Polkadot runtime release, new Moonbeam integrations, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.27b DOT | staking - 45.9% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot v0.9.33 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
Frequency won the 33rd parachain auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 85, proposing to update the Kapex parachain runtime code, is currently passing with almost 100% in favor.
Referendum 86, proposing an increase in the (non-pool) nomination minimum of 100 DOT, is passing with 99% in favor.
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, was passed and executed.
Motion 297, to fund the continuous operation and maintenance of PolkaWorld, was passed and executed.
Motion 299, to fund the operation and maintenance of Pinknode’s public infrastructure for Polkadot, was passed and executed.
Motion 301, to fund the DotLeap newsletter, was passed and executed.
Motion 302, to fund the 2022 Polkadot Winter Hackathon by Oneblock in China, is under consideration.
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🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.99m KSM | staking - 52.4% | parachains & crowdloans - 4%
Anonymous parathread ID 2236 won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 244 was passed and executed, upgrading the Kusama relay chain to v9320, and activating OpenGov (aka Gov2), which will run concurrently with Gov1 for the time being.
Referendum 246, proposing to swap parachain ID 2024 to 2226 for Genshiro, was passed and executed.
Referendum 247, proposing to upgrade the Statemine runtime to v9320, has passed.
Referendum 248, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Picasso and Statemine, has passed.
Referendum 249, proposing to fund development of Kagome, a C++ implementation of the Polkadot Host, was passed despite Soramitsu/Nova ‘controversy’.
Referendum 250, seeking to migrate several preimages from the legacy Democracy system, has passed.
Referendum 251, seeking a parachain slot swap for the Zeitgeist parachain, is passing with 99% in favor and 4 days left to vote.
Motion 582, to fix the parachain auctions schedule following some misconfiguration caused by the new OpenGov update, is under consideration.
7 referenda are currently up for vote under the new OpenGov governance mechanism. You can see and vote on them here.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Ajuna started producing blocks.
Astar announced the network has reached a milestone of six million transactions.
Astar has opened a new HRMP connection with Phala.
Bifrost has opened a new HRMP connection with Kintsugi.
Bit.Country has released a new version of Pioneer with some notable updates like anti-snipe functionality, EVM precompiles, and more.
Bit.Country announced the first iteration of the social login implemented in its Kaosland campaign. Now it's possible to create a non-custodial wallet that will be associated with your Twitter account.
Equilibrium published a roadmap update.
Interlay announced plans to become a BTC DeFi Hub, and presented a new project roadmap until Q2 2023.
InvArch published The INV4 Protocol: The Core of the Creator Economy.
Moonbeam announced an integration with Tenderly, an all-in-one Web3 development platform.
Moonbeam announced a new XCM connection between Moonriver and Robonomics.
Manta announced that its trusted setup contributions phase is live and already has more than 13,000 registrants from over 177 countries. This makes it the largest trusted setup in Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKP) history.
Mangata announced the listing of Bifrost tokens BNC, vMOVR, vKSM, and vsKSM.
Phala was introduced by Intel as a Software Guard Extensions blockchain use case.
Phala published a new weekly update.
Pendulum announced a new partnership with Acurast.
Picasso was officially launched.
RMRK tagged a new release of rmrk-pallets, moving it closer to production.
SubWallet completed the 2nd milestone of the Substrate Builders Program with the SubWallet beta mobile app officially released.
t3rn announced that it has raised $6.5M in a strategic funding round.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Ternoa announced a partnership with Kylin.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Watch Gavin Woods’ talk where he outlined Polkadot’s path for 2023.
The Anti-Scam team has done quite a bit to help keep scams out of our ecosystem - see here for a rundown and how it is continuing to decentralize.
Listen to the latest Polkadot Community Call, covering what is happening in the Polkadot ecosystem.
The Web3 Foundation research team has released a formal write-up describing improvements that allow for more efficient verification for BLS signatures for individual as well as aggregated signatures.
Joe Petrowski has written a blog post on the roadmap for Statemint and Statemine.
Polkadot-JS API v9.9.4 has been released.
Acala has released a tool, Chopsticks, which allows you to view a “parallel reality” of any Substrate chain, to see the effects of extrinsics submitted.
The November ink! update has been published.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Singular has been updated with some cool new features.
Unique Network partnered with Unit Masters to accelerate Web3 & Blockchain Education.
Bit.Country’s Xenoform Event has concluded with 9 new raw land owners.
PhalaWorld Shell incubation is set to begin on Dec 5th.
👷♂️ 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.
That's it for this week - I hope this was as useful for you to read as it was for us to write!