DotLeap 67 - New Year, Same ol' DotSama
Gav's 2021 Polkadot roundup, new tool for nominators, new XCM channel approved, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.1540 BDOT || staking - 53.3% || parachains - 9.26% (~109m DOT)
Congratulations to Efinity for winning the sixth parachain auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Nova Foundation published a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal from Nova Foundation for Omni, a desktop enterprise Polkadot application.
Polkadot India published a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for a series of Polkadot India webinars and a Substrate bootcamp.
Referendum 44, with no contextual information provided, failed.
Interestingly, if you don’t take conviction into account, more DOT has voted in favor of this referendum than against. Even if conviction was not taken into account, however, due to adaptive quorum biasing, the required supermajority would not have been reached.
There are 16 tips outstanding - Polkadot Councillors, please be sure to vote on these.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 11.8mil KSM || staking - 42.8% || parachains - 25.5%
Crust Shadow and Robonomics have won the preceding two parachain slot auctions.
🦅 🏛 Governance
The Acala Foundation’s proposal to open an HRMP connection between Statemine and Karura has been approved.
Note that not all HRMP channel openings require a vote on the relay chain. Since Statemine is governed by the relay chain, however, any HRMP channels with it will require the relay chain to authorize opening.
BrightTreasury has published information on a maintenance proposal on their own app. You can leave feedback on the Treasury Proposal there.
There are 21 Tips outstanding - Kusama Councillors, please be sure to vote on these.
Motion 415 to fund Nomi, a decision support tool for Nominators, was approved by the council.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Altair (Centrifuge) recently held a governance call.
The Picasso team held an AMA titled The Future Picasso and the Composable Parachain.
Folks from the Centrifuge, Interlay, Manta, Parity, and Moonbeam teams got together on Twitter Spaces to talk about interoperability in the DOTverse.
Moonbeam has begun decentralization by added 24 third-party collators to the active collator set.
Picasso released a post-mortem analysis explaining what happened when block production halted on the chain.
Moonbeam released a 2021 report.
Slowmist & CertiK has completed the Bifrost code audit.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
OAK Network has launched Neumann, their parachain testnet.
Interlay entered into a partnership with GSR, one of the largest market makers in crypto and crypto derivatives.
Crust Files, a Web 3.0 personal file storage vault for crypto-natives, is finally here.
SubDAO released a report reviewing 2021 and looking forward to 2022.
Manta released a 2021 report.
Interlay released a 2021 report.
SORA, Polkaswap, and Fearless wallet 2021 year-end review.
Composable Finance released a 2021 year-end report.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Gavin Wood has written the Polkadot 2021 Roundup, reviewing what all has happened in the Polkadot ecosystem over the last year.
To learn more about the Polkadot API, you can check out the docs here.
If you’d like to see what’s planned to occur on-chain without relying on the Digest, check out the Polkadot-JS App Calendar.
Or if you don’t want to depend on someone else’s node, you can run your own light client node in-browser by selecting the “light client (experimental)” endpoint!
Polkadot entered a partnership with T-Systems MMS (MultiMedia Solutions), a subsidiary of the German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom.
The Polkadot JS extension has been updated to version 0.42.4, with extension mocks for better testing and some typo fixes in docs.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK co-founder Bruno Škvorc spoke about RMRK at the European Blockchain Convention.
All Kanaria Yuletide giftboxes were sold out and all christmas items have been sent to accounts that participated in the sale.
Kodadot is hosting a contest for GIF makers to create GIFs using the new Kodadot logo.
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That's it for this week - I hope this was as useful for you to read as it was for us to write!