DotLeap 122 - KILT bags Deloitte Consulting
High-priority upgrade, Astar x Sony round 3 candidates, Moonbeam introduces Distractive, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.31b DOT | staking - 40.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 10%
Polkadot v0.9.42 was released with a HIGH upgrade priority level. The changes motivating this priority level are:
Nomination pools migration v5: rewardpool fix
Bump trie-db to 0.27.1 (fix storage iteration bug + change seek behavior with prefix).
Anonymous parathread ID 3336 won Auction 43.
🔴 🏛 Governance
treasury balance - 44.8m DOT (~$243.26m) // 🔺 0.72% from last week
Referendum 112, proposing to immediately increase the number of validators in the active set to 500, was rejected.
Referendum 114, proposing to onboard a Bridge Hub system parachain to Polkadot, is passing unanimously in favor and less than 6 days to vote.
Referendum 115, proposing to open three new HRMP channels between Statemint and Bitgreen/Subsocial/Manta, is passing unanimously with less than 11 days to vote.
Referendum 116, fixing the issue caused by Referendum 113 and resetting the Watr parachain genesis block, was passed.
Referendum 117, seeking a force_transfer back to the Treasury from a previous Treasury Proposal, is currently failing with 73% in favor.
Motion 392, funding milestones 5 & 6 of Kampela’s development (a hardware signer and key storage), was passed and executed.
Motion 394, completing the funding for Motion 383 (which funds the operating cost for the nonprofit organization Polkadot Ecology Research Institute), was passed and executed.
Motion 395, funding RockX for providing free RPC service for the community in 2023, was passed and executed.
Motion 396, funding the Q2 2023 development of smoldot, an alternative implementation of the Polkadot client focused on using as little CPU, memory, and bandwidth as possible, was passed and executed.
Motion 398, to increase the active set of Polkadot Validators to 400, was passed and will now become a Referendum for the community to vote on.
Motion 399, funding the 2nd of 3 tranches for Polkadot Decoded, is under Council consideration.
Motion 400, funding Integritee to develop privacy sidechains Statemine and Statemint, is under consideration.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~13.55m KSM | staking - 52.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 1%
Basilisk won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
treasury balance - 302.29k KSM (~$8.06m) // 🔻0.6% from last week
Root - for proposals that seek to update the network
Referendum 172, to remove the lock on Bifrost’s parachain ids 2259 & 2262, is passing with 91% in favor. (Note that this Referendum is still in the Prepare period–the phase before actual voting).
Referendum 173, proposing to fix the HostConfiguration by setting the max_code_size to 3 MiB, is passing with 99% and less than 2 days to vote.
Whitelisted Caller - for proposals approved by the Fellowship
Referendum 167, to upgrade Kusama’s XCM to v2, is currently passing unanimously with less than 6 days to vote.
Small Spender - for proposals requesting less than 333.33 KSM
Referendum 177, to fund the improvement of Kusama OpenGov through the use of auditors who audit proposals, is passing with 88% in favor and less than 5 days to vote.
Medium Spender - for proposals requesting less than 3,333.33 KSM
Referendum 166, retroactively funding Daniel Maricic for developing Polkadot Discovery Portal, was rejected.
Referendum 168, funding the further development of KusaMint (a development kit for NFTs), was rejected.
Referendum 169, funding Cryptozilla for the production of 40 educational videos in 4 months, was rejected.
Referendum 170, retroactively funding the maintenance of parasnaps.io, was passed.
Referendum 176, funding Dwellir for the development and maintenance of its RPC services for Q2 2023, is passing with 91% in favor and less than 4 days to vote.
Referendum 178, funding milestones 2 & 3 of Sol2Ink development (a tool that transpiles Solidity smart contracts to ink! smart contracts), is failing with 3% in favor and less than 9 days to vote.
Referendum 179, funding Sublab to develop tools for developers in the Substrate ecosystem, is failing with 13% in favor and less than 9 days to vote.
Big Spender - for proposals requesting less than 33,333.33 KSM
Referendum 180, funding a Polkadot hackathon in Mexico, is failing with 39% against and less than 11 days to vote.
Treasurer - for proposals requesting up to 333,333.33 KSM
Referendum 171, to close the Infrastructure Maintenance Bounty #13 following the community’s disapproval of a top-up request for said bounty, is passing with 99% in favor and less than 1 day to vote.
Referendum 175, to fund the monitoring of public RPC/WSS endpoints and node database analytics, is failing with 37% in favor and less than 3 days to vote.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Astar announced Round 3 candidates for its Incubation program in partnership with Sony.
Aventus and Energy Web announced a partnership to accelerate energy transition via Web3.
Bit.Country announced the launch of Marketplace 2.0 with more features and an NFT trading lucky draw.
Encointer published Europe’s Hidden Inequality Problem.
Enjin’s NFT.io marketplace beta is live on the Efinity blockchain, with easy-to-use tools for NFT minting, editing, & distribution.
KILT announced that Deloitte Consulting AG, the world’s biggest accounting firm, has integrated with the KILT blockchain to issue reusable digital credentials to support its KYC and KYB processes.
Manta announced the MantaPay Incentive Program, a campaign that rewards on-chain activity on MantaPay with 20,000% APY.
Moonbeam introduced Distractive, a freshly-minted contributor to the Moonbeam ecosystem, dedicated to all things marketing, growth, and ecosystem development.
OnFinality has released ‘Trace API’, a tool that allows web3 developers to gain unprecedented visibility into their dApps, making it easy to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks.
Origin Trail's AI-based search framework for knowledge assets (ChatDKG) is now supported by NgiSearch, an initiative for the next generation of web search tools funded by the European Commision.
SubWallet announced an integration with multi-sig solution PolkaSafe, providing enhanced security & more to its users.
t3rn published The power of an Ethereum light client on Polkadot parachains.
Unique announced its EVM coder, a tool that streamlines Rust-based smart contract development, helping onboard a new generation of devs.
Various projects released ecosystem reports: Centrifuge, Darwinia, HydraDX, Integritee, Subsocial, and Unique.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Missed the latest Polkadot Community Call? No problem! Find the recording here and read on for a snapshot of the highlights from the Polkadot ecosystem.
The next Polkadot Community Call will take place on May 24 at 4pm CEST. Tune in to hear the latest from the ecosystem teams, and learn about some of the most prominent referenda and treasury proposals for Polkadot & Kusama.
Registrations are open for Polkadot Decoded 2023.
ink! hosted a Twitter Space on What can you do with ink! that you can't with Solidity.
Polkadot Staking Dashboard 1.0.7 now live. Some new upgrades include: proxy account support, controller deprecation prompt & 1-click access to switch it to your stash, and 10% smaller app size.
Polkadot-JS API v10.6.1 was released.
Learn how Polkawatch , an analytics tool designed to measure effective decentralization of Polkadot’s validation process, has improved monitoring and observability across the Polkadot ecosystem.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Vatreni, Croatian National Teams' blockchain project, announced a partnership with RMRK.
RMRK published a thread on Nestable NFTs.
Moonsama announced that Beat Pressure, a game that allows you to listen to your music NFTs and play along with their rhythm 🎛️, has entered alpha stage.
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