DotLeap 45: Breaking Chains and Changing Skins

RMRK breaks Kusama again, Shiden wins third parachain auction, Plasm becomes Astar, and a possible NFT artist registrar on Kusama.

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Polkadot Updates

🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain

  • After Referendum 28 was executed, there is now a nominating minimum of 40 DOT and a maximum total number of 22,500 nominators.

    This change also included a bugfix, allowing nominators to change their validator preferences when the number of nominators is equal to or greater than the maximum allowed.

    It also restricts the use of chill_other, so that if the number of nominators is not near the nominator limits, the chill_other extrinsic cannot be called on other accounts.

🔴 🏛 Governance

Kusama Updates

🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain

🦅 🏛 Governance

  • OpenSquare’s proposal for StateScan: a Statemine fungible asset explorer, has passed a council vote. Development has started already and you can check features, timelines and budget on the post.

  • The Helikon Team published a proposal aiming to build Subvalt (Substrate Validator Toolkit) for iOS and Android: a native mobile application for iOS and Android devices that provides node operators with tools helping them in running their validators on any Substrate-based blockchain network. It includes configurable notifications about the on and off-chain events, node monitoring features, and validator performance reports.

  • Motion 321 is now up for vote! The CryptoLab Team submitted their proposal with the goal of helping non-technical nominators build a stable portfolio and manage it via a well-designed UI (the CryptoLab staking website) and including other tools as well. The platform will integrate both Kusama and Polkadot networks: the first milestone is to be covered by Kusama. Budget, milestones and timelines can be found on the Polkassembly post.

  • There is a new Polkassembly discussion about adding an NFT registrar for verifying the originality of certain artists/minters.

⛓ Parachains, dApps, and others

  • Kylin Network partners with Avsa Labs to co-develop custom oracle scripting parameters that will be useful to Avsa’s architecture.

  • PINT, an index token representing a diversified basket of Polkadot ecosystem projects, released it second community update.

🛠 Tools

🌎 Ecosystem

👷‍♂️ Jobs in Web 3.0

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  • RMRK is looking for an Artist Advocate [remote], Community Manager [remote], Marketing Master [remote], Rust developers [remote]. Interested? Email us.

That's it for this week - I hope this was as useful for you to read as it was for me to write! Many thanks to Bill Laboon for his daily digest, which helps me not miss some important updates!

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