DotLeap 46: Chaos Continues

Moonriver brings the chaos, Khala wins auction #4, Kilt changes their consensus mechanism, UX upgrades on the Polkadot JS side

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Polkadot Updates


🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain

  • New upgrade for relay chain nodes to v0.9.8 ⚠️

    This release introduces a new host function, which will be a breaking change once the corresponding runtime is enacted. If you do not upgrade your nodes before the next runtime upgrade, your node will be unable to sync.

    The corresponding runtime upgrade for Polkadot is targeted for after Kusama’s upgrade on Monday, July 19. Please plan accordingly.

  • Parity prepared a survey for node operators to improve ease of use and security.


🔴 🏛 Governance

🧐 Nothing to see here


Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ


🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain

  • New upgrade for relay chain nodes to v0.9.8 ⚠️

    This release introduces a new host function, which will be a breaking change once the corresponding runtime is enacted. If you do not upgrade your nodes before the next runtime upgrade, your node will be unable to sync.

    The corresponding runtime upgrade for Kusama is targeted for roughly Monday, July 19, with the corresponding Polkadot runtime upgrade happening at some point after that. Please plan accordingly.

  • Khala Network wins the fifth parachain slot with over 132,280 KSM locked by 2,759 addresses.


🦅 🏛 Governance

  • Motion 326 is now up for vote: the treasury proposal by Helikon aims to develop Subvalt, a native mobile application that provides node operators with tools to help them run 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. Roadmap, milestones, and budget can be found in the post.

  • Motion 327 to open the 5th parachain auction slot was approved and the auction has begun.

  • Motion 325 to fix the Moonriver parachains runtime upgrade issue has passed as Referendum 124.

  • Motion 324 funded DotScanner’s next milestones.

  • Motion 328 is now up for vote: requesting Council members to authorize the minting of three classes of NFTs on Statemine for a campaign commemorating the launch of parachains on Kusama.


⛓ Parachains, dApps, and others


🌎 Ecosystem

Twitter avatar for @danreecer_Dan Reecer 🅰️🕊⚪️ @danreecer_
💰There is now no maximum funding limit (formerly $100k) for General Grants from @web3foundation for proposals related to accelerating the @Polkadot, @kusamanetwork, and @substrate_io ecosystem. Learn more and apply at
web3.foundation/grants/

Web3 Foundation @web3foundation

As part of our commitment to promoting the Web3 ecosystem, we offer comprehensive grants programs focused on funding development & research efforts for @Polkadot, @kusamanetwork & @substrate_io. Today the max. funding limit for general grants was removed! https://t.co/fb8m5E3Vwd

⚙Core Stack


🛠 Tools


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