DotLeap 118 - HydraDX mitigates protocol vulnerability
Integritee launches Securitee, Astar's new bounty program, Subsocial now on Polkadot, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.3b DOT | staking - 47.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Polkadot v0.9.40 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 108, to fix the genesis registration for Manta, is up for vote, but it has already been superseded by Referendum 110. The proposing team has thus asked the community to vote NAY on it.
Referendum 111, adjusting nomination parameters in Polkadot, has passed and executed. As a result, minimum nomination pool creation bond has increased to 500 DOT, size required to directly nominate has increased to 250 DOT, maximum number of pools is now 256, and fast-unstaking is now enabled.
Note that there are several important restrictions in using fast-unstake. For details, see here.
Motion 371, funding various improvements to Sub.id, did not reach majority.
Motion 372, funding the development of an open-source web API system to ‘bridge’ enterprise IT and the Polkadot blockchain ecosystem, did not reach majority.
Motion 373, funding housing development for victims of the Turkish-Syria earthquake, did not reach majority.
Motion 374, funding the ops and maintenance of Pinknode last quarter of 2022, did not reach majority: some councilors left feedback on the post.
Motion 375, retroactively funding Acala for Chopsticks, a testing client that allows 1-step recreation of Substrate-based networks, is under consideration
Motion 376, to fund the organisational costs of Polkadot @ ETH Denver 2023, is under consideration.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.4m KSM | staking - 52% | parachains & crowdloans - 2%
Khala Network has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Whitelisted Caller - for proposals approved by the Fellowship
Referendum 129, removing an old preimage from storage, has passed and executed.
Referendum 130, opening a new batch of HRMP channels for Amplitude, MangataX, Imbue, Tinkernet, and GM Parachain, was approved.
Referendum 132, funding Elixir Docs to help onboard Web2 developers to Polkadot, was rejected.
Referendum 134, proposing to upgrade the Relay Chain to runtime 9381 and Statemine and Bridge Hub to runtime 9382, was approved and executed.
The original proposer of Referendum 140, seeking to open an HRMP channel between GM Parachain and MangataX, has asked for people to vote NAY on it.
Small Spender - for proposals requesting less than 333.33 KSM
Referendum 123, to fund the creation of a ParaSpell XCM SDK & XCM UI Spending Bounty, was approved.
Referendum 126, to fund a marketing initiative centered around a papercraft model of the Kusama logo, was approved.
Medium Spender - for proposals requesting less than 3,333.33 KSM
Referendum 125, assigning curators for Bounty 20, was approved.
Referendum 131, supporting a fiat onramp support Bounty, has passed. As a result, Referendum 141, selecting a Curator for this Bounty program, is now being voted on.
Referendum 133, covering the maintenance and Polkadot integration costs of web3alert.io for 12 months, is live.
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 live.
Big Spender - for proposals requesting less than 33,333.33 KSM
Referendum 124, to fund PolkaGate 2nd milestone, was approved.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Astar`s latest update jumpstarts Astar’s WASM environment with smart contract developments like minting ink NFTs.
Astar published What is ink! and What’s New in Version 4.0?
Astar launched the Collaborative ink!kubator bounty program.
Bifrost published How the Upcoming XCM v3 Upgrade Improves Bifrost Protocol Security and Interoperability.
Bit.Country published March Development Update.
Crust announced an airdrop in collaboration with Arbitrum.
Gear published Development Paradigm on Gear.
HydraDX published a security update in which it claims to have mitigated a vulnerability in its Omnipool.
Integritee announced the launch of Securitee, its cybersecurity solution.
Integritee introduced Teeracle, a framework for building TEE-based oracles.
Interlay published Introducing the Kintsugi Bitcoin DeFi Hub: A New Era for Bitcoin DeFi.
Manta announced a partnership with ReadON, a decentralized content platform.
Moonbeam’s first community snapshot signal vote for allocating ecosystem grants to projects is complete.
Nodle introduced the Nodle Client, .
Origin Trail will participate in a webinar on how it can advance sustainability and trust as a partner of the EU’s BUILDCHAIN initiative.
SORA published March Ecosystem Update.
Subsocial has completed its migration from Kusama to Polkadot.
t3rn announced that it is now an open-source project. The code is available for anyone to view, use, and modify.
Unique announced that $UNQ staking is live - this includes partial unstaking to allow greater flexibility & control over staked assets.
Zeitgeist published a newsletter.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Rob Habermeier, co-founder of Polkadot, has a new blog post out about hybrid chains (a combination of app-chains and smart contract chains).
Reminder that applications for the Polkadot Blockchain Academy, 10 July - 10 August in Berkeley, California, are now open.
Listen to the last Polkadot Community Call.
Encode x Polkadot Spring 2023 Educate is in full swing, offering expert-led workshops and technical sessions to explore the Polkadot ecosystem.
Read the Parachain Dispatch for March by the Polkadot blog.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK published a new and more detailed video recap of its second day at ETHDenver.
Singular (RMRK’s advanced NFT marketplace) published an analysis of the trading activity of Kanaria Genesis items.
Bit.Country (parachain for metaverses on Polkadot) announced that the Estate Staking module is approaching the final stage of testing.
Moonsama (NFT-focused Polkadot parachain) hosted a Twitter Space on The Next Steps for Moonsama.
Evrloot (RPG powered by RMRK) hosted an AMA Twitter Space with Talisman (Polkadot wallet).
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