DotLeap 109 - Fast-unstake arrives on Kusama
New runtime upgrade, XCM v3 merged, RMRK EVM documentation, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.27b DOT | staking - 45.6% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Polkadot v0.9.37 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
With the passing and enactment of Referendum 96, the Polkadot runtime has been upgraded to v9340.
Among other things, this sets the Collectives parachain as a Trusted Teleporter, and entities can join the Polkadot Alliance as Allies (although note that there is a slashable 1000 DOT deposit, and this is intended for projects/companies, not individuals).
Also, the maximum number of nominators receiving rewards per validator increased from 256 to 512. This should reduce missing rewards due to oversubscription.
XCM version 3 has been merged into the master branch of the Polkadot repo.
Parathread 2101 (Subsocial) has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 94, seeding the Polkadot Alliance, has passed, inducting the initial members–Moonbeam, Interlay, Subscan, Kilt, Acala, Phala, and Astar.
Referendum 97, proposing to unbrick the Bitgreen, has passed.
Referendum 98, proposing to update the parathread ID in the genesis state WASM of Bittensor, is passing with 99% in favor.
Referendum 99, proposing to upgrade the Statemint and Collectives system parachain code to runtime v9360, is passing unanimously.
Motion 323, to fund milestones 2 and 3 of Yieldbay’s development of a listing platform for all DotSama liquidity pools and yield farms, is under consideration.
Motion 324, to enable pre-checking for runtime upgrade on parachains, is under consideration.
Motion 325, to fund the Polkadot Hackathon Global Series 2023, is under consideration.
Motion 326, to fund an experimental analysis on the use of candle auctions on Polkadot Network, is under consideration.
Wei Tang has posted a potential Treasury Proposal for the Polkadot Treasury to provide funding to the Matrix.org Foundation.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.15m KSM | staking - 46.7% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
Bittensor Kusama has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 72 on the Root track is proposing to schedule 57 more auctions throughout 2023. Note that this was originally filed as Referendum 71, but it was noted that due to an issue with Scheduler track, it would not execute.
Fast-unstake is now available on Kusama. This allows instant unstaking if you have not participated in staking in the last 28 eras.
Referendum 56, enabling pre-checking of parachain runtimes by validators, has been confirmed.
Referendum 67, proposing to fund OpenGov referendum audits, is now being decided and currently 98.5% are in favor.
There are now 16 Referenda available to vote on via the new OpenGov mechanism.
Root - 1
General admin - 1
Small tipper - 1
Medium spender - 9
Big spender - 1
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Ajuna published Our Experience Building With Substrate & Polkadot.
Astar unveiled the cross-virtual machine (XVM) public testnet on Shibuya, its parachain testnet with EVM functionalities.
Astar and Brushfam joined forces to expand dapps use cases on Polkadot by deploying ink!-based smart contracts and supporting new WASM projects in the ecosystem.
Astar published Why WASM Smart Contracts are the Future.
Aventus published a 2022 recap.
Darwinia published First Successfully Merge Of Substrate Solo-Chain And Polkadot Parachain.
Efinity announced an API for its Open Platform – a package that allows game developers to move faster when it comes to blockchain integration.
Phala introduces phat contract into SaaS3 to build a highly scalable oracle.
Manta published An Analytical Deep-Dive into ZK.
Moonbeam published Transferring Tokens from Axelar to Centrifuge through Moonbeam’s Connected Contracts and a new video Moonbeam One Year Breakthrough.
OriginTrail joins the EU’s BUILDCHAIN project to help create a more sustainable construction environment for the EU using OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG).
Polkadex published a 2022 review.
RMRK published RMRK EVM developer documentation to help developers utilize RMRK legos in EVM.
SORA published Introducing TBCD.
Subsocial announced a migration from Kusama to Polkadot.
Unique published a detailed thread on its NFT infrastructure and the developer solutions for the mass adoption of sustainable NFTs.
Zeitgeist published a December 2022 review.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Web3 Foundation, along with many other entities in the technology space, has signed an open letter calling for the US Congress to embrace a pro-privacy future.
The Web3 Foundation research team has released a new paper, Sassafras and Semi-Anonymous Single Leader Election.
DFG Official published 2022 Annual Polkadot Report.
dotinsights published Polkadot Deep Dive Report Q4 2022.
Polkadot-JS App v0.123.1 has been released.
Polkadot-JS Extension v0.44.8 has been released.
Polkadot-JS API v9.11.3 has been released.
If you are interested in reviewing the differences between Polkadot runtimes, the Polkadiff tool is useful.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Manta partnered with RMRK to mint NFTs for the contributors of their record-breaking ZK trusted setup.
Dark RPG Evrloot published an update on its planned migration to Moonbeam. View the full map of Telcarnal, the world the game takes place in.
Bruno Škvorc published a thread on Kanaria sales analytics.
Singular published a 2022 recap.
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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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