DotLeap 48: Statemine Levels Up
Permissionless assets arrive to Kusama, Karura launches first Kusama DEX, Robonomics create a new relay chain, and more
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
The Treasury-tipped py-subalert program allows you to monitor and alert you of on-chain events, such as validator commission changes, referenda, and large balance transfers.
This week, the Polkadot Relay Chain passed 6,000,000 (six million) blocks produced (in the canonical chain). 🍻
🔴 🏛 Governance
💰 Remember: if you’re a councilor, please review and endorse tips in the Treasury!
Motion 94: aiming to bring to light an easy-to-understand explanation of Polkadot in a book form: available to everyone for free. Budget, timelines, and book structure can be found on the Polkassembly post.
Please take 20 seconds to fill out this 2-question form to help us determine the best direction to take the book (or whether it is necessary at all).
Motion 95: requesting funds for the Polkadotters community, to include all activities the group has developed as well as the creation of content for the Polkadot communities around the globe. Link of past work, budget, and milestones can be found on the Polkassembly link.
Motion 96: After integrating Kusama to Dotscanner explorer, the team is following up with new features for Polkadot's integration, including chain stats, transfer and rewards export, validator stats, common identities, and balance & reward over time graphs on accounts. More info on the post.
Referendum 26, to increase the number of validators in the active set to 499, has failed.
Referendum 29, to increase the number of validators in the active set, is currently failing by ~ 50k votes against, ~20k in favor.
Note that since Referendum 29 originates from a public proposal, it requires a supermajority to pass due to adaptive quorum biasing.
MaraLink has published a Polkassembly post seeking feedback on linking Polkadot with Polygon.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
All crowdloans for projects which did not win an auction have been closed, and all KSM used for unsuccessful crowdloans have been returned to their owners' accounts.
🦅 🏛 Governance
💰 Remember: if you’re a councilor, please review and endorse tips in the Treasury!
Referendum 126, to upgrade Kusama to runtime 9080, is currently passing unanimously. If passed, it will be enacted on block #8,555,825.
Fearless published a new milestone proposal to be considered by the Council: Fearless Wallet: Multi-asset & networks support proposal, for a convenient way of managing assets & features from different networks in one application, having access to all tokens & networks in one place. Fearless aims to provide a convenient user interface for managing user’s assets from different chains in one place. This multi-asset proposal includes support of META-accounts, multi-asset support, and new networks (this proposal covers multi-asset in terms of Polkadot, Kusama, and Statemine including Westmint networks. Other networks like parachains will be integrated together with parachain teams).
Patract Labs published proposal #766 for Ask! v0.3 (AssemblyScript Contract) for review before on-chain submission.
Encointer's request for a common good slot: Feel free to leave any feedback, questions, or comments on Encointer's proposal! The discussion is still open.
Honoring Statemine’s upgrade to v2 runtime, the Ethworks team published two proposals for discussion in the category of UI/UX development, aiming to simplify asset creation, asset transfer, and usage of Statemine tokens by other chains:
The first proposal, "UI for easier creation of assets on Statemine and asset transfers:" aims to develop user interfaces that create a great user experience for both new asset creation and asset transfer - budget and milestone can be found here;
The second one, "Streamline use of Statemine Assets in dApps on other parachains" aims to find an easy way to use Statemine tokens from other parachains. A runtime-level parachain app can send an XCMP transfer message to Statemine but currently has no way of reading Statemine's state or have a secure execution confirmation. The team aims to explore other possibilities to achieve integration of a parachain dApp with Statemine. More info on this proposal, including budget and milestones, can be found here.
⛓ Parachains, dApps, and others
Statemine has been upgraded to a new runtime version v2, allowing for permissionless asset creation - both fungible and non-fungible. The runtime upgrade hit a snag during enactment wherein blocks could not be verified due to a missing PR in the runtime file, but this was fixed with an emergency council move a few hours later.
Due to a low deposit amount, as expected, this led to an immediate flood of what one would usually dub “shitcoins”.
As the first decentralized exchange in the ecosystem, Karura Swap has opened trading for the KSM/KAR pair, which currently has $3,410,992.00 in Total Value Locked thanks to Karura Swap’s novel Bootstrap mechanism.
Moonriver has completed Phase 1 of its launch process (adding third-party collators to the active set). It has now entered Phase 2, during which the network will enable on-chain governance. The staking functionality is now enabled. Learn more about Moonriver launch process in detail.
Khala crowdloan participants can now claim their rewards here.
The developers of Robonomics Network have decided to deploy and maintain a functionally identical relay chain — Frontier Relay chain. Details on what this means can be found here.
Kylin Network partners with Nftfy to help kickstart the DeData revolution through fractionalized NFTs. Using DDMOs (Decentralized Data Market Offerings) Kylin is looking to usher in a new paradigm in data consumption services.
Reef Finance partners with Hypersign to bring DID infrastructure and passwordless authentication solutions to Reef Chain.
Subscan joins Astar Builders Program to provide basic explorer customization services for Dusty Shiden and Astar (previously known as Plasm) Network.
Multi-chain DEX Zenlink unveils a new website.
Astar + Shiden is onboarding Pinknode as a collator node in its dApp staking system, allowing dApp users to effortlessly connect to Polkadot, Kusama, Astar, and Shiden’s protocols. Pinknode will also provide single-click API endpoints for Astar’s test network, Dusty.
Polkadot JS API 5.2 is out. Low priority update. Recommended for users of BTreeMap and BTreeSet which will now also be sorted properly. Lots of foundations being laid for auto-generated types and portable registry of types. This release does not include the bugfix for a fixed-in-master problem with
The 4th release candidate for ink! v3 is out! The full re-release of this powerhouse of a smart contract language is near, so now is a perfect time to dive in!
Substrate API Sidecar 9.1.0 is out adding basic support for H160 and H256 accounts and new endpoints
Did you know? You can find the list of registrars in the Polkadot ecosystem and their fees by looking at https://polkadot.subscan.io/account?role=registrar
On Sunday, July 18th, OAK Network’s team won the 1st prize of the Substrate Developer Hackathon held by ParityAsia.
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Encode’s Polkadot Club released the video and slides from their first event. Also documented are the upcoming events and their dates. Check it out so you don’t miss any.
ICYMI: Polkadot Club is a long-term program, funded by the Polkadot Network on-chain treasury, to educate students worldwide about all things Polkadot. Sign up for the program here.
On Thursday, Bruno Škvorc will be doing a reintroduction into RMRK.
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OAK Network is hiring for Sr. Rust Engineer, Research Scientist (PhD in C.S., Math or a related field), and Executive Assistant.
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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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