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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.29b DOT | staking - 49.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Polkadot 0.9.39-1 was released with HIGH upgrade priority. Validators are asked to upgrade as soon as possible. This security release fixes a potentially critical bug in parachain validation, due to a vulnerability in the wasmtime library. See here for details.
Block production time on Polkadot relay chain slowed down yesterday (from average 6 seconds to ~ 9 seconds) due to a validator issuing numerous dispute requests. This also had an impact on parachain block times. Block time is now back to normal, and a permanent fix is being developed for the issue.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 106, proposing to open new HRMP channels between Statemint and HydraDX, Kapex, Ajuna, Pendulum, and Litentry, was passed.
Referendum 107, upgrading the Polkadot relay chain to runtime v9370, has passed.
Referendum 108, a community proposal seeking to fix the genesis registration for the Manta parachain, is currently failing.
Referendum 109, proposing to set the Polkadot Auction Schedule for 2023, is currently passing.
Referendum 110, an external motion (i.e. from the Council) to fix the genesis registration for Manta, is currently passing.
Motion 360, to fund Grabber, a tool for incentivization crowdloan participants, was not passed.
Motion 363, to fund the continuous maintenance of Polkassembly, was passed and executed.
Motion 364, to change the configuration of three operations on fast-unstake pallet, staking pallet, and nomination pools pallet, was passed and executed. It will become a Referendum soon.
Motion 365, to fund Sublab to develop tools for developers in the Substrate ecosystem, is under consideration.
Motion 366, to fund the ops and maintenance of PolkaWorld for the next 3 months, is under consideration.
Motion 367, to fund Sub0 2023, is under consideration.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.34m KSM | staking - 51.5% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
Krest has won parachain lease auction #72.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 108, proposing a Bounty for collators of system parachains, has been approved.
Referendum 109, to fund Polkadot Safari, 2-day conference in Kenya, the first ever Polkadot conference in Africa, is being confirmed.
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 currently passing by a slim margin.
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. Note that the proposer asked the community to reject the proposal.
Referendum 118, to update the Kusama runtime, is still passing.
Referendum 121, to fund HackaDOT 2023, a Polkadot Hackathon in Seoul 9 - 11 June, is failing.
Referendum 122, cancelling some early OpenGov referenda which were wrongly scheduled, is now up for vote.
Referendum 123, to fund the creation of a ParaSpell XCM SDK & XCM UI Spending Bounty, is currently failing.
Referendum 124, to fund PolkaGate 2nd milestone, is up for vote.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Ajuna published The Advantages and Disadvantages of Blockchain Gaming.
Astar announced the Astar Gaming Guild - a community for next-gen games built on Astar.
Astar announced a partnership with Shibuya City (a city in Tokyo).
Crust announced the start of its internal testing phase for Crust Cloud, a web3 toolsuite for all decentralized storage and hosting needs,
Kylin announced its 2023 roadmap.
Mangata published Auto-Compounding via XCM.
Moonbeam announced v2 of Moonbase Alpha, its dApp interface. New features include improved staking & governance displays, easy-to-navigate sections, & more.
StellaSwap, a decentralized exchange on Moonbeam, announced an integration of $ASTR.
Derek Yoo (Moonbeam founder) spoke about Cross Chain Protocol Architectures: Key Trends and Challenges in 2023 at ETHDenver.
0xcarrier, a token and NFT bridge from Wormhole & Automata, announced an integration with Moonbeam and Acala, bringing its zero-tracking policy (even across chains) to the Polkadot ecosystem.
Nodle announced Smart Missions, unveiling Nodle's strategy & goals for the future, and introducing the new generation of smart contracts for the mobile computing platform.
OriginTrail hosted a Twitter space with its founders, Robert Metcalf (Internet pioneer & formulator of the law of network effects) and The Kusamarians.
OT announced that its Decentralized Knowledge Graph has reached more than 100,000 AI-grade Knowledge Assets.
peaq now enables people to connect real IoT devices to the network following the announcement of peaq control, a dApp that works as the command center for connected devices.
Phala announced its 2023 roadmap.
SubID (by Subsocial), a dashboard for users to manage their Polkadot portfolios, announced the completion of batch 1 of its treasury proposal for continued development.
Unique partnered with fashion brand Dundas to mint proof-of-attendance NFTs for attendants of its show at the Paris Fashion Week.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Polkadot co-founder Robert Habermeier discussed Polkadot’s blockspace-centric future.
Registration is now open for Polkadot Now India, 1-2 April in Bangalore. Details:
The next Polkadot Blockchain Academy is 10 July - 10 August at UC Berkeley in California. Applications and more information are here.
SubWork in Bled, Slovenia, will be hosting the PolkadotBled NFT Hackathon from 17 April to 7 May. See here for details.
Polkadot is at SXWS 2023 with various ecosystem teams including Peaq, OAK, Moonbeam, Robonomics, Nodle, and Moonsama among others.
Encode x Polkadot Spring 2023 Educate series is starting March 14th.
Polkadot posted a Twitter thread on OpenGov.
Polkadot Blog published A Year in Parachains, Part 4: Sustainability, IoT, NFTs, Gaming, & Metaverse.
Nearly 3 million UK & EEA Revolut customers have collected tokens by completing a Polkadot Learn & Earn course.
PolkadotBled, a 3-week hackathon focused on creating groundbreaking NFT solutions and applications in the Polkadot ecosystem, starts on April 17th.
The Polkadot ecosystem map created by dotinsights, SubWallet, & Parity, now spans over 540 projects across 29 categories.
New videos have been added to the Polkadot Deep Dives playlist on YouTube.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Veil of Time (RMRK-based RPG) NFT sale has begun. It will last until March 24th.
RMRK published a video recap of its time at ETHDenver.
👷♂️ 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.
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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!