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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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🔴 ⭕️ 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%
🦅 🏛 Governance
Motion 395, approving a Treasury Proposal for maintenance and development of parachains.info, 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 RMRK.app 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
Litentry has welcomed Web3Go to its incubator DID startups program.
Project Venkman, an e-commerce engagement solutions provider, announced Acala as its technology partner for launching a portfolio of brand engagement solutions using on-chain loyalty points and NFTs.
Bit Country and Ash WSB announce their partnership to bring the Ash Army from the Twitterverse to the metaverse.
Encointer, having been provisionally accepted to form a common good parachain on Kusama, is now inviting people to form the first Encointer community currency in Zurich. Read more about this bold project here.
Sergei Lonshakov from Robonomics published an article that offers the most practical illustration of how web3 combines with IoT to create a whole new mode of co-working. It’s the most grounded explanation I’ve read for the revolutionary system the Robonomics team is building.
Composable Finance bridges to the Cosmos ecosystem through Evmos’ integration with Mosaic.
RMRK is coming to Moonriver!
⚙ Core Stack
Substrate’s JSON RPC server will now fall back to a random port if the default fails.
Users have been complaining that the
AllowDeathflag on crowdloan contributions is unexpected and has been eating dust out of accounts when users do not contribute the full amount into the crowdloan. This PR changes the
KeepAlive, which forces the user to keep the existential deposit of funds in their account after the crowdloan contribution. As an alternative option, users can now also call
contribute_all, which automatically calculates the full balance available to transfer from the user, and contributes that to the crowdloan while allowing death of the account.
It looks like Parity will be taking over and leading the development of the sub-bounties extension for the Bounty pallet.
🌎 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.
Polkadot JS API 6.8.1 is out with some low-priority performance fixes and other minor updates.
Polkadot JS API 6+ will soon have improved type generation, so that the promise of auto-built types from Substrate nodes can finally become a reality.
Substrate API Sidecar 11.3.0 is out with low upgrade priority, minor bug fixes.
🌠 NFT Review
A 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.
👷♂️ Jobs in Web 3.0
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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!