DotLeap 68 - A Composable Future
New parachain slot winners, HDX holders appeased, Litentry introduces new product for airdrops, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - BDOT || staking - 53.4% || parachains - 9.76% (~112m DOT)
Composable Finance won the 7th parachain slot auction.
Polkadot v0.9.15-1 has been released with a LOW upgrade priority.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 44, proposing to authorize a treasury proposal, failed. The proposal had no contextual information whatsoever, and seemed to be a user submission mistake.
Motion 138, a Treasury Proposal for a Wasm Smart Contract Conference, did not reach majority in council. The team is now requesting feedback on a new budget layout to try and reach majority.
Motion 139, to fund the maintenance of Polkassembly, was approved.
Version 1.5.2 of the Staking Rewards Collector has been released, which can keep track of your staking rewards for Polkadot, Kusama, Moonriver, Moonbeam, and Shiden.
Motion 141, proposing to start a referendum to runtime 9150, was passed and executed. Among other changes, Runtime 9150 allows unlocking of uncleared locks from the obsolete nicks pallet. See here for details.
However, when passed as a Referendum, a few issues were found on Kusama with the same release (already enacted). The community then decided to reject the Referendum on Polkadot until the issues on Kusama were fixed. See this message.
Motion 143, aiming to upgrade Polkadot Network to runtime v9151, has passed Council vote. The proposal should be up for vote by the community soon - execution block number will be announced here as well when ready.
Motion 142 is up for vote: The proposal, by BrightTreasury, aims to cover maintenance costs for the new UI developed by the team for treasury proposal submissions
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~11.9mil KSM || staking - 42.7% || parachains - ~25.7%
Integritee Network won the 21st parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Motion 419, proposing to start a referendum to upgrade Kusama to runtime 9150, was passed and executed.
As stated above on Polkadot section, v9150 presented some issues on Kusama. Motion 420 (enacted yesterday) fixed these issues on Kusama’s runtime: It looks like the runtime upgrade lacked a corresponding Polkadot companion change for #10043, as a result some users may have seen errors in the logs of Kusama nodes. This new motion reverts the inclusion of #10043.
Referendum 163, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Karura, was passed and executed.
Referendum 164, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Moonriver, was passed and executed.
Referendum 165, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Bifrost and Statemine, was passed and executed.
Referendum 166, upgrading the Kusama runtime to v9150, was passed and executed. As already explained above, after this referendum was executed, Kusama showed some issues, so Referendum 167 fixed it by enacting v9151 on Kusama.
Motion 421 is up for vote, aiming to clean the bounty proposal queue and closing 3 bounty proposals with no contextual information about their purpose.
A proposal aiming to allow Community Collators on Statemine is now up for discussion: The team working on Statemine has recently tested adding more collators to Westmint (beyond the genesis Invulnerables) and they believe that Statemine is ready for the same. Target for Council to start voting on the proposal is 20 Jan - after, the community will also cast their vote to decide on this. More info can be found here.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
The Composable team hosted a parachain celebration & revealed the vision behind Picasso in an AMA.
Composable Finance announced a partnership with RMRK to expand RMRK’s NFTs functionalities using its cross-chain infrastructure and DeFi ecosystem.
Composable also announced that Mosaic (its cross-chain bridge) will support Moonbeam as one of its connected networks. This integration will allow users to seamlessly transfer tokens between Moonbeam and Ethereum, Fantom, Avalanche, Arbitrum, Polygon, Moonriver, and upcoming integrations such as Optimism and Starknet.
Astar/Shiden released an ecosystem roadmap for 2022.
Bit Country released a software development update for January 2022.
Parallel Finance released a roadmap for 2022.
The Moonbeam community + team came together for Moonbeam Lights Up, a virtual event to celebrate Moonbeam’s launch on Polkadot.
Interlay/Kintsugi released a dev and ecosystem update.
The ArthSwap team has confirmed that their Astar-native DEX will be deployed right after Astar’s launch.
Genshiro announced that it is bridging with Ethereum-compatible public network, HECO Chain.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
SherpaX released details on its mainnet custodian mechanism–the process by which BTC is moved to-and-from Bitcoin to Polkadot.
Following community uproar at the announcement of a second token to power the Omnipool, the HydraDX team engaged in an AMA to explain the relationship between the LHDX and HDX tokens, as well as why the LHDX token was deemed a necessity to the progress of the protocol.
The SORA team released an ecosystem update for Polkaswap, Fearless Wallet, and SORA.
OAK Network announced a partnership with OnFinality, a Polkadot-focused cloud infrastructure service provider.
Litentry invites the community to test Drop3 — a decentralized cross-chain airdrop protocol with over 5000 LIT as rewards.
Talisman, the DotSama-focused wallet and extension, announced the launch of Phase 2 of its Sentinel Program. Applications are open for those who want to help build a great user-friendly wallet and extension for DotSama.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
The DotSama Experience team has released a progress update.
The Web3 Foundation has published details on their 12th wave of grants.
Confused about the differences between XCM, XCMP, VMP, and HRMP? Learn more about cross-chain messaging on the Polkadot wiki here.
There are now over 3,000 sites and 115 addresses blocked by the Polkadot-JS extension for phishing. If you see a dangerous site or phishing address, please add it here.
There was a Polkadot conversation between the founders/CEOs of Phala, Composable, Interlay, and Equilibrium focused on the parachain rollout.
Check out the latest post from the ‘Polkadot A to Z’ educational series by Web3 Foundation’s Emre Surmeli to learn about Kusama Network and its functional differences from Polkadot.
The Polkadot-JS extension has been updated to version 0.42.6 with a fix that doesn’t apply shims on content pages but only apply on backgrounds.
Polkadot-JS Apps has been updated to version 0.102.1.
Polkadot-JS API has been updated to version 7.4.1 with a MEDIUM upgrade priority. Required for all chains using
RangeInclusivetypes. Also includes better error handling for number conversions.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK announced a new community-led curation and plagiarism-reporting mechanism.
Darwinia Network announced RMRK as an official sponsor of its Crab Hackathon.
Unique Network raised $11 million during its token sale.
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