DotLeap 63 - And the slot goes to...

Acala wins first slot, RMRK is coming to Moonriver, Zenlink launches ambassador program, and more.

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Polkadot Updates

🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain

total supply - 1.1381 BDOT || staking - 53.1% || parachains - 2.86%

  • 🎉 Acala won the first parachain slot auction on Polkadot after leading for 63.11% of the ending period.

  • Last week, we wrongly reported that Shell had been upgraded to Statemint (the first common-good parachain on Polkadot). We would like to clarify that Statemint is still running as Shell.

🔴 🏛 Governance

  • With more than 99.9% in favor, Referendum 43, proposing to increase the number of validators in the active set to 400, is passing. 

  • Motion 126, closing six bounties that had no contextual information, was approved by the Council. Some DOT bonded by the proposers have been slashed and will go to the treasury.

Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ

🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain

total supply - 11.6903 MKSM || staking - 42.6% || parachains - 22.41%

  • The 14th auction on Kusama ended and Quartz won the slot. As scheduled by motion 384, the 15th auction on Kusama Network started.

🦅 🏛 Governance

  • Motion 395, approving a Treasury Proposal for maintenance and development of, has been passed by the Kusama Council. 

  • NibbleBits has posted the completion of phase 1, and discussion for phase 2, of their Treasury-funded educational music video for Polkadot. 

  • Referendum 154, to generate new KSM from that burned during the XCM attack, is passing unanimously. 

  • The Treasury Proposal for phase 2 of an educational music video about Polkadot by Nibblebits has been approved by the Council.

⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others

projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains

  • Zenlink has started its Ambassador Program

  • Moonriver announced an integration with RMRK. The teams will collaborate to develop Solidity standards for RMRK-based Kusama assets. This will allow Moonriver Network and other EVM chains to work with NFT infrastructure.

  • Bit Country released a software development summary for the month of October.

  • Interlay, the team behind Kintsugi, released a developer and ecosystem update.

  • You can now claim your AIR rewards if you participated in the Altair crowdloan. 

  • Open data platform Web3Go launched with SubQuery Network. Web3Go’s interface provides the means for analysts to query, extract, curate data, and generate data boards.

🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others

projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains

⚙ Core Stack

🌎 Community & Ecosystem

  • Polkadot’s ‘Auctions, Crowdloans, and Gifts, Oh My!' educational campaign has started, where you can learn about Auctions and Polkadot Gifts. 

  • The potential Substrate Stackexchange has reached the commitment phase - sign up to commit to participating in this community here.

  • The results of the on-chain vote for the Polkadot brand update were released during a crowdcast on Thursday.

  • If you missed yesterday's Substrate Seminar on off-chain computation with Integritee, you can watch a replay here

  • ChainSafe, creators of Gossamer (Go version of Polkadot Host) will hold their first CSCON on 1-3 December, including several speakers from the Polkadot ecosystem.

  • Phala’s 58th update is out.

🛠 Tools

🌠 NFT Review

weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.

  • Referral bonuses were announced for the Dino x Dino NFT sale.

  • The RMRK Hackathon with over 680 participants entered its final 2 weeks.

  • Bit Country partners with Manta Network.

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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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