DotLeap 111 - Wormhole on Acala EVM+
New runtime upgrade, Astar partners with Toyota, Moonriver wins, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.28b DOT | staking - 46% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Aleph Zero announced that they won a parachain lease (after bidding as an anonymous parathread).
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 98, proposing to update the parathread ID in the genesis state WASM of Bittensor, is passing with 99% in favor.
Referendum 100, proposing to enable pre-checking for runtime upgrades on parachains, passed.
Referendum 101, to approve the WASM smart contracts bounty (Bounty #19), is currently passing unanimously with 24 days left to vote.
Motion 334, to fund the development of SubWallet Mobile App, was passed and executed.
Motion 335, to upgrade Polkadot to v9360, was passed. The proposal will be up for a vote by the community.
Motion 336, to fund Blockchain Training Alliance’s Substrate Training Course, is under consideration.
Motion 337, to fund Rust Syndicate’s development of Uptest (a tool for testing Pallet functionality before and after runtime upgrades), is under consideration for a second time.
Motion 338, to reimburse costs of Sub0 conference organised by a coalition of teams in the representation of the entire Polkadot ecosystem, has passed the council vote.
Motion 339, to enable the execution of Nomination Pools Incentives, 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 - ~13.21m KSM | staking - 46.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
Following the passing of Referendum 74, Kusama has upgraded to Runtime 9370.
Moonriver won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
On Kusama, OpenGov referenda are now preferable unless there is a specific reason not to propose via OpenGov.
OpenGov Referendum 81, scheduling 2 auctions to replace the missing auctions supposed to be scheduled by Ref 72, is passing.
OpenGov Referendum 80, proposing to add a missing auction meant to be scheduled by Referendum 72, has been confirmed.
OpenGov Referendum 85, fixing the Kusama auction schedule, was passed and executed.
OpenGov Referendum 86, to free up KSM that was locked during an earlier migration, is now up for vote.
Referendum 89, to cancel Referendum 81: to then be replaced by the new auction schedule proposal, is passing. The cancellation was meant to happen with Referendum 85 but during execution a bug was discovered.
Referendum 261, proposed without any contextual information, failed.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Acala announced the launch of Wormhole on Acala EVM+.
Astar and Equilibrium have opened HRMP channels between the networks.
Astar announced a Web3 hackathon sponsored by Toyota.
Equilibrium and Pendulum integrate for cross-chain EQD stablecoin & PEN functionality.
Efinity announced the new Fuel Tank function allowing users to interact and use Efinity without paying transaction fees.
Integritee published AI & Blockchain: The Combo of the Future.
InvArch announced a new token economy.
KILT introduced a way to get a KILT DID (decentralized identifier) without using cryptocurrency. It is available for both individuals & enterprises.
Manta published Our Mission to Bring Privacy to the Polkadot Ecosystem, explaining why Polkadot is the perfect platform for building a Web3 privacy hub.
Nodle announced the Red Envelope Experience, a new digital experience that enables users to digitize and streamline the giving process.
OriginTrail shared an in-depth overview of how global supply chains can increase sustainability with Origin Trail's Decentralized Knowledge Graph.
Unique announced the release of the staking program for Quartz, Unique’s parachain on Kusama.
Various projects released new ecosystem updates: Manta, Bit.Country, Interlay, Bifrost, Pendulum, SORA, OAK.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Learn about the battlepass - GameDAO’s solution for organizing additional revenue streams for esports organizations powered by Polkadot.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Kian (Parity) posted The Future of Polkadot Staking on the Polkadot Forum to discuss the coming roadmap of staking.
Want to dive deep into Polkadot technology? Every week, Parity hosts Polkadot Deep Dives, live education sessions to teach people about Substrate and Polkadot.
Looking to build on Polkadot or Kusama, but don’t know what is needed in the ecosystem? The W3F Grants Program has numerous RFPs and other suggestions.
Following W3F's announcement on DOT morphing into a non-security, read this thread to learn how DOT was able to morph, what Polkadot is, and the primary goals of the network.
The video from the second week of the Polkadot Blockchain Academy has been released.
The latest Substrate Seminar covered building a voting dApp with ink!, by Brushfam. Brushfam has produced several other ink! smart contract tutorials. Watch this for onboarding to ink!
The Staking Dashboard has received an overhaul, which should make it even easier to use.
Polkadot-JS API v9.13.5 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Reminder: Ethereum developers can now build advanced NFT products with RMRK on EVM. Review the documentation to get started.
Curious about the Evrloot story (both in-game and in reality)? Check out this tweet thread.
Veil of Time launched an in-game shop where players can trade their VoT NFTs.
👷♂️ Jobs in Web 3.0
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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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