DotLeap 107 - the first parachain dispatch
Slashes reversed, new runtime release, new Acala roadmap, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.27b DOT | staking - 44.9% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Polkadot v0.9.36 has been released.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 88, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal for Snowbridge, a trustless Polkadot-Ethereum bridge, is currently passing.
Referendum 91, proposing to increase the maximum number of nomination pools to 128, is currently passing.
Referendum 92, canceling Referendum 89, has passed and been executed.
Referendum 93, proposing a new registrar but with no other contextual information, is currently failing.
Referendum 94, proposing to seed the Polkadot Alliance, is currently passing.
Referendum 95, proposing to upgrade Statemine to v9330, is currently passing. It initially passed as Motion 312.
Motion 313, to upgrade Polkadot to v9340, was passed currently sits in the external queue. It will be brought up to community vote shortly as a referendum.
Motion 314, to fund further development of Nova wallet, was passed and executed.
Motion 315, to fund Milestone 2 of Hackathons, Education & Certification programme by IBC, is under Council consideration.
Motion 316, to fund the development and maintenance of ORML (Open Runtime Module Library), is under Council consideration.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.1m KSM | staking - 49.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 24 (gov2), upgrading the Kusama runtime to v9350, has passed and been executed.
Referendum 25 (gov2), extending Encointer’s common good parachain lease by 48 weeks, has passed.
Referendum 255 (gov1), proposing to swap lease periods, is currently failing with 48% in favor. Note that this is an obsolete proposal as Shiden has already swapped lease periods via XCM.
With the passing and execution of Referendum 16 (which fixes the slashing incident from last week), a new validator election has taken place and the longest era in Kusama history has ended.
There are 9 active Gov2 Referenda up for vote. Among them, the more interesting ones are Referendum 18, funding a Treasury Proposal for a new multisig solution by InvArch, and Referendum 39, kicking off the start of a new auction.
To understand OpenGov (gov2), read the Polkadot Wiki article.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Polkadot published the first edition of the Parachain Dispatch, a monthly recap of the latest news and developments from parachains.
Acala released an updated roadmap for 2023.
Acala announced an integration with Subsquid.
Astar revealed its plans for next year which include Astar WASM, enterprise partnerships, and more.
Astar published 3 Ways to Bring Liquidity to WASM.
Aventus announced that its parachain migration is complete.
Basilisk published Snekkkkkking Along.
Bit.country announced the Land Claim Date and Kaosland Roadmap.
Centrifuge announced a $220 million fund by BlockTower Credit and MakerDAO towards Real-World Assets on Centrifuge.
Crust published a 2022 review.
Intergritee published L2 in Blockchain: TEE Sidechains vs ZK Rollups.
Interlay published December Ecosystem Update.
InvArch announced an incentivized testnet.
Moonbeam announced the public launch of Firefly–a perpetual decentralized exchange service–on Polkadot.
Moonbeam updated its article Introducing XC-20s.
Moonbeam published Voting with Snapshot.
KILT announced a new proposal to implement a Constitution for its parachain which has now become a public referendum for all KILT holders.
Phala announced that Phala App 2.0 is in the process of being upgraded.
OriginTrail’s v6 mainnet is live.
OAK published a 2022 review.
t3rn, an interoperable Smart Contract hub on Polkadot, announced its parachain strategy.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Robert Habermeier (Polkadot cofounder) hosted a Twitter Space about a potential DEX on Statemint. You can listen to the recording here.
Polkadot hosted a Twitter Space about Staking & Nomination Pools on Polkadot with speakers from Nova Wallet, Talisman, and Parity.
Listen to the latest Polkadot community call.
Are you interested in working on something on Polkadot, but don’t know what? The W3F Grants Team has a list of RFPs for ideas that they would like to see implemented.
Unbounded, possibly the first open source, freely available and on-chain funded variable font in the world, is now available on Google Fonts.
TinkerGabe was crowned the winner of the 2022 Golden Birdie for Exemplary Service to Kusama.
$DOT is now integrated into BitGo.
Applications for the 6th Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator cohort are now open.
Polkadot-JS API v9.10.3 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK hosted a Roundtable with PhalaWorld to learn more about the most customizable NFT collection in crypto.
Blockchain Game Alliance sat down with some Enjin team members to talk about what blockchain gaming on Enjin is all about.
Bit.Country has airdropped the Kaosland Cup NFTs to the winning wallets. The competition drew in over 8000 selfies & unlocked the extra Kaosland 500k NEER Airdrop.
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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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