DotLeap 115 - Astar's wallet innovation
Polkadot goes to California, new runtime release, RMRK at ETHDenver, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.29b DOT | staking - 49.4% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Polkadot v0.9.39 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
t3rn won the 41st parachain slot auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 101, approving a Wasm smart contracts Bounty, has passed.
Referendum 105, proposing to upgrade system parachains to runtime 9370, has passed.
Referendum 106, proposing to open new HRMP channels between Statemint and HydraDX, Kapex, Ajuna, Pendulum, and Litentry, is currently passing.
Referendum 107, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain runtime to v9370, was passed and executed.
Motion 355, to fund Milestone 1 of YieldBay’s DotSama Yield Farming Dashboard, was approved.
Motion 356, to top-up the anti-scam bounty, was approved.
Motion 357, to fund the development of MULTIX, a simple interface for managing complex multisigs, was approved.
Motion 358, to fund India’s first Polkadot conference, was approved.
Motion 359, to schedule a new set of parachain auctions on Polkadot in 2023, has been approved by the Council. It will now move to a referendum to be voted by the community.
Motion 360, to fund Grabber, a tool for incentivization crowdloan participants, is under consideration.
Motion 361, by Polkadot Blockchain Academy to fund an Education Bounty, is under consideration.
Motion 362, to register a new genesis WASM for Manta, is under consideration.
There is a discussion about modifying nomination parameters on Polkassembly (e.g., increasing minimum nomination pool bond to 500 DOT, increasing minimum direct nomination bond to 200 DOT, and others).
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.32m KSM | staking - 51.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
Crowdloan 2262-95 won the 71st parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 100, proposing a curator group for the Spanish content and event production bounty, has passed.
Referendum 101, proposing the Kusama parachain lease auction schedule for the rest of 2023, has passed.
Referendum 105, to fund the development of Subledgr, is currently passing.
Referendum 107, to fund Imbue to build a freelance marketplace UI, is currently passing.
Referendum 108, to establish a bounty for Collators of System Parachains, is currently passing.
Referendum 109, to fund Polkadot Safari, a 2-day Polkadot conference in Kenya, is currently passing.
Referendum 110, canceling Referendum 106 (and thus the upgrade to Kusama runtime 9380, containing the new XCMv3 logic), has passed and executed.
Referendum 111, to fund Subsquid’s infrastructure and maintenance cost, is currently passing.
Referendum 114, by Bittsensor with no contextual information, is currently failing.
Referendum 115, for Milestone 4 of the Canary Network X Polkadot Network Experience, is up for vote.
Referendum 116, to fund the Kusama & Polkadot Prodigy Hackathon, is currently failing.
Referendum 117, to fund the dubbing of the SUB0 official playlist into Spanish, is currently failing
Referendum 118, to update the Kusama runtime, is currently passing.
A request for promotion for a Fellowship member was approved, making Sam Elamin the newest fellow.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Astar discussed their partnerships with Toyota and Sony, and the growth of their smart contract hub which now has more than 100 dApps using it.
Astar and StellaSwap launch cross-chain assets.
Ajuna announced the launch of their Awesome Ajuna Avatars game on BAJUN Network, marking the convergence of traditional gaming and Web3 philosophy.
Equilibrium and Phala integrate to empower trustless computing in DeFi.
Litentry announced an integration with Equilibruim to enable bi-directional transactions and expand use cases for native tokens
Moonwell announced changes to their governance process, making it easier for the community to participate.
Nodle published Connecting Web3 to the Physical World: Nodle’s Smart Missions.
Origin Trail explained how its parachain is becoming a semantic web hub by bringing Multichain Decentralized Knowledge Graphs to other Web3 teams.
Various projects released new ecosystem updates: SORA, Pendulum, Bit.Country, Subsocial, Interlay.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Watch the latest Polkadot AMA on OpenGov, the new governance mechanism.
Watch the latest Polkadot Community Call.
Polkadot Blog published Introducing the Polkadot Blockchain Academy: Coming to California, Summer 2023 and A Year in Parachains, Part 3: Data, ID, Privacy, Storage, & Infrastructure.
Shawn Tabrizi (Parity lead dev) gave a talk on Shared Security at ETHDenver.
Polkadot-JS Extension v0.45.1 has been released.
Polkadot-JS API v10.0.1has been released.
State proofs are an important concept for understanding how Polkadot works. For more information on them, see this new article.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK co-founder Bruno Škvorc gave a presentation at the zkSync Hackathon event at ETHDenver. He also led an NFT Infrastructure panel on the Near stage.
Jan Turk (RMRK’s Solidity dev) hosted an online workshop on Using Nestable and MultiAsset RMRK Legos in zkSync to aid developers in the zkSync x RMRK Hackathon. The hackathon is still open for developers from all over the world.
Steven (RMRK’s Solidity dev) published 15 video tutorials on how to use RMRK on EVM. Check out his YouTube channel for all the tutorials he’s made so far.
👷♂️ 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.
Interested in working in the Polkadot ecosystem? Check out Dot Jobs.
Parity has some technical and non-technical positions open.
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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