DotLeap 110 - RMRK Substrate Pallets Proposal
Litmus wins slot, Astar updates roadmap, new ink! release, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.28b DOT | staking - 45.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 97, proposing to unbrick Bitgreen, has passed.
Referendum 98, proposing to modify the genesis block WASM of Bittensor, is passing.
Referendum 100, which proposes to enable pre-checking for runtime upgrades on parachains, is currently passing unanimously. Note that this referendum was fast-tracked by the Technical Committee, and will enact shortly afterward if it passes. For details on fast-tracking, see.
Motion 331, to cover the development of Snowbridge, is under consideration.
Motion 327, to fund the WASM Smart Contracts Bounty, is under consideration. This bounty aims to encourage and promote the adoption and development of WebAssembly smart contracts on Polkadot parachains.
Motion 328, to fund the maintenance and development of Smoldot—an alternative implementation of the Polkadot client focused on using as little CPU, memory, and bandwidth as possible—is under consideration.
RMRK has posted on Polkassembly seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for developing rmrk-substrate-pallets.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.18m KSM | staking - 46.4% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
Litmus won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
There is a post seeking feedback on increasing the validator minimum commission rate on Kusama (from 3% to 10%).
There is a post seeking feedback for a Treasury Proposal for Subsquid integration with the Polkascan block explorer.
There is a post seeking feedback for a Treasury Proposal for maintenance of the substrate-api-client by Supercomputing Systems.
There is a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for funding GMI crypto media, a network public service podcast series.
There is a post seeking feedback on renewing funding for the NFT Content Creators initially funded by Bounty 12.
Referendum 261, which has no contextual information, is currently failing.
Referendum 53, proposing to register the Bridge Hub parachain, eventually providing a gateway to other networks such as Ethereum and Polkadot, has been confirmed. For more details on the Kusama Bridge Hub, see.
Referendum 74, to upgrade Kusama to v9370, has been approved by the community. The proposal is now in the dispatch queue to be enacted in block #16,356,547.
There are now 15 Referenda available to vote on via the new OpenGov mechanism.
Root - 1 (Referendum 72, to schedule new batch auctions for 2023, is now live).
Treasurer - 1
Small tipper - 1
Medium spender - 9
Big spender - 2
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Acala announced that Karura’s Liquid KSM (LKSM) Integrated as New Bitcoin Vault Collateral for Kintsugi.
Astar updated its 2023 roadmap with the first milestone: the cross-virtual machine (XVM) feature allowing EVM and WASM to interact with each other & empower devs to build future-proof WASM smart contracts.
Aventus published a deep dive into its Q1 2023 roadmap.
Bifrost announced a new wallet functionality: users can now switch easily between BNC (Bifrost's native token) and ASTR (Astar’s native token) when carrying out direct cross-chain transfers of assets.
Bit.Country published Getting ready to Boostrap the first metaverse on Continuum.
KILT published New Year, New Launch: KILT Website Features Enterprise and Consumer Onramps to DIDs.
OriginTrail joined the Sustainable Medicines Partnership as its knowledge assets help make medicines more accessible and sustainable.
Robonomics announced the launch of the Robonomics Academy, a free online learning platform to provide new skills in using modern web technologies to create IoT solutions.
SORA published a new ecosystem update.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
GameDAO, building a multifaceted hub on Polkadot to connect game creators, players, investors, and publishers, announced a partnership with ÆX-1 to look for new ways to improve sustainability in esports.
GIANT Protocol, building a global, community-owned internet infrastructure with Substrate, announced that its core protocols are now feature complete, and shared what's next for the project.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Polkadot published A Year in Parachains, Part 1: DeFi and Let's Talk Polkadot OpenGov (Part I).
Shawn Tabrizi posted an in-depth forum post on the technical differences between Cosmos's and Polkadot’s approaches to shared security.
Bill Laboon was interviewed by KryptosChain about Web3 foundation, the future of Polkadot and Kusama, system parachains, and OpenGov.
An interview with Bill Laboon about the Web3 Foundation, and specifically our Grants Program, has been published in Business and Leaders.
Listen to January’s Polkadot Community Call.
Sign up for the Europe edition of the Polkadot Hackathon Global Series, a virtual 3-week program on all things Polkadot.
Polkadot-JS API v9.12.1 has been released.
ink! 4.0.0-beta has been released. There are several breaking changes in this release.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
NFT marketplace Raresama has migrated from Moonriver to the Exosama blockchain.
Bit.Country distributed ~20,000 rewards to users upon launching the alpha version of its Campaign Tool on Pioneer. It published Getting ready to Boostrap the first metaverse on Continuum, which contains a reward claiming schedule and a guide on how to claim.
RMRK Punks announced the first release KusaMint, a tool to create RMRK 2.0 NFTs on Kusama, is ready and working.
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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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