DotLeap 117 - Polkadot x Aventus x Beatport
New runtime release, Bitcoin DeFi hub, Public Pressure x KILT, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.3b DOT | staking - 47.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Polkadot v0.9.38-rc12 has been released. This is a runtime-only release; node software does not need to be updated.
The PR for adding OpenGov to Polkadot (and totally removing Gov1 from Kusama), has been merged. Note that this requires a runtime upgrade, which must be approved by DOT holders.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 109, setting the Polkadot auction schedule for the rest of 2023, has passed.
Referendum 110, an external motion (i.e. from the Council) to fix the genesis registration for Manta, was passed.
Referendum 111, proposing to adjust the nomination configuration in several ways, is passing with 99% in favor with less than 5 days to vote.
Motion 365, to fund Sublab to develop tools for developers in the Substrate ecosystem, was not approved.
Motion 366, to fund the ops and maintenance of PolkaWorld for the next 3 months, was approved.
Motion 367, to fund Sub0 2023, was approved.
Motion 370, funding the Polkadot Developer Bootcamp - India, was approved.
Motion 371, funding various improvements to Sub.id, is under Council consideration.
Motion 372, funding the development of an open-source web API system to ‘bridge’ enterprise IT and the Polkadot blockchain ecosystem, is under consideration.
Motion 373, funding housing development for victims of the Turkish-Syria earthquake, is under consideration.
Motion 374, funding the ops and maintenance of Pinknode, is under consideration.
Treasury Proposal 227, funding 1TRIBE, an educational initiative with a focus on Africa, has been approved.
Treasury Proposal 252, retroactively funding Acala for Chopsticks, a testing client that allows 1-step recreation of Substrate-based networks, has been proposed.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.38m KSM | staking - 51.6% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
SORA has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 111, to fund Subsquid’s infrastructure and maintenance cost, was passed.
Referendum 123, to fund the creation of a ParaSpell XCM SDK & XCM UI Spending Bounty, is currently passing.
Referendum 124, to fund PolkaGate 2nd milestone, is currently failing.
Referendum 125, assigning curators for Bounty 20, is currently passing.
Referendum 126, to fund a marketing initiative centered around a papercraft model of the Kusama logo, is currently passing.
Referendum 128, canceling Referendum 127 (to update the runtime) due to an error, has been approved and executed.
Referendum 130, opening a new batch of HRMP channels for Amplitude, MangataX, Imbue, Tinkernet, and GM Parachain, is passing unanimously.
Referendum 131, proposing a bounty program aimed at helping Kusama parachains integrate fiat on-ramp support for their native assets, is passing.
Referendum 132, funding Elixir Docs to help onboard Web2 developers to Polkadot, is failing.
Referendum 133, covering the maintenance and Polkadot integration costs of web3alert.io for 12 months, is passing.
Referendum 134, proposing to upgrade the Relay Chain to runtime 9381 and Statemine and Bridge Hub to runtime 9382, is now up for vote. A Fellowship Referendum to whitelist this call has also begun. To understand what the Fellowship is and how whitelisting works, see the Polkadot Wiki.
Referendum 135, funding Substrate in Bits, a series of in-depth technical content focused on addressing the pain points of developers building with Substrate, is failing.
Treasury Proposal 279, funding Polkadot Safari, a 2-day conference in Kenya, was approved and executed.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Ajuna published Web3 and the Future of Gaming.
Aleph Zero published a new monthly update.
Bifrost Finance announced a new kind of liquid staking for Hardware Networks.
Beatport, Polkadot, and Aventus join forces to launch a Web3 electronic music platform.
GIANT, a community-owned internet infrastructure on Polkadot, announced the launch of the first resale market for mobile data. Unused data can be sold back to the GIANT community in exchange for $GIANT rewards.
Integritee published A Privacy Sidechain for All Polkadot & Kusama Chains.
Interlay is launching a Bitcoin DeFi Hub on Kintsugi, and it comes with the limited-edition Chaotic Kintsugi collection to the top referrers.
KYVE has fully integrated with Polkadot, bringing customized access to on- and off-chain data by providing fast and easy tooling for decentralized data validation, immutability, and retrieval.
Manta announced the launch of MantaPay on Calamari, its Kusama parachain.
Manta introduced support for NFTs and SBTs (soulbound tokens) and announced Ultiverse as its first MetaFi partner.
Manta announced an ecosystem grants program.
Moonbeam has released a runtime 2200 including a new dynamic fee mechanism, improvements to staking & voting with proxy accounts from the staking DApp.
Robonomics, the open-source platform for IoT, published a new R&D (research & development) book that highlights a wide range of use cases people are building with Robonomics.
Pendulum announced that it has integrated MYKOBO’s EURC stablecoin.
Pendulum announced a new partnership with nTokens.
Picasso announced that Collators are going live on its parachain.
Public Pressure, a Web3 music marketplace built on Polkadot, has partnered with KILT to issue public credentials to music NFTs in their marketplace collections. This will allow artists or their record label to add certificates of authenticity.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Interested in learning about developing on Polkadot? Check out the new Polkadot Twitch stream.
Want to learn more about blockchain fundamentals and Polkadot online? Be sure to check out Web3x for free online courses from Web3 Foundation on these topics.
Apply for the Polkadot Blockchain Academy, 10 July - 10 August, at UC-Berkeley, California, USA.
Want to build something on Polkadot but don’t know what’s needed in the ecosystem? Check out Bryan Chen’s (Acala co-founder) list of things the ecosystem can use.
The Polkadot Icon Set has been released, providing 340 icons that can be used for Polkadot projects.
dotinsights hosted a Twitter Space on ink! 4.0, WASM Smart Contracts & strategies to onboard ink! & WASM builders.
PolkaWorld and Parity are teaming up to host a Polkadot Meetup in Hong Kong on April 11th. Join the 20 different ecosystem teams that will be present.
W3F continues to provide support via grants for the expansion of the Web 3.0 ecosystem. You can see some of the recently completed milestones and how to apply here.
Smoldot, a light client for Polkadot and many other Substrate-based chains, allowing users to interact with a chain without an RPC endpoint, has reached version 1.0.0.
Nova Wallet’s latest update for iOS and Android introduces support for agile delegations on Kusama, making it easier than ever to delegate your on-chain voting power to another account.
Fearless Wallet released its browser extension on the Chrome Web Store after successful public testing.
Ben Greenberg, Developer Relations at Parity, wrote an article on testing your Substrate blockchain with Codespaces.
Polkadot-JS API v10.1.4 has been released.
Polkadot-JS Extension v0.45.3 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Yuri Petusko (RMRK co-founder) published A New Chapter for RMRK: Embracing EVM Support and Expanding the NFT Ecosystem.
Singular (RMRK’s advanced NFT marketplace) announced new changes to bug reporting and feature requests. It also published a recap of trading activity in february.
Bit.Country announced that staking booster rewards are now available to be claimed by eligible users. It also hosted a Twitter Space titled Artificial Intelligence: Life on Autopilot.
👷♂️ 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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