DotLeap 74 - First Polkadot Community Call
Acala launch ACA staking, Kintsugi <> Moonriver XCM open, Talisman partners with Astar, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.1738B DOT | staking - 53.4% | prchns & crwdlns - 126m+ DOT
Nodle won the latest parachain slot auction.
Kian’s February report on development on Polkadot staking is now out. See it and previous reports here.
🔴 🏛 Governance
There has been quite a bit of discussion on adding a minimum bond for validators on Polkadot. Note that this is also being discussed on Kusama.
After discussion about re-funding Supercolony for their Wasm Conference, a new treasury proposal has been initiated. This was approved by Motion 165. The lost funds, given the current situation in Ukraine and the lost of keys, will be marked as lost. The team has just shared as well a report for the work done so far.
Motion 166, extending crowdloans for teams in the first two auctions for Lease Period 7, was passed by the Polkadot Council and became Referendum 54 which did not pass community vote.
Motion 167, proposing a Security Bug Bounty for the ORML (Open Runtime Module Library), has been approved. The Bounty is now waiting for bounty funding from the Treasury. After this, the Council will vote on a Curator. Curator suggestion by the proposer can be reviewed here.
The AngelHack team has published a post for community consideration for a Treasury Proposal for several “Learn-and-Earn Campaigns” for the Polkadot Global Hackathon Global 2022. This is now up for vote as Motion 169.
There was a discussion to decrease the minimum nomination bond from 160 DOT to 10 DOT, and the maximum number of nominators to 50,000. However, this does not automatically mean that all nominations >= 10 DOT will get rewards. See Kian’s clarification here. This has been proposed as Motion 168. Note that this would also need to be passed by referendum.
Polkascan Foundation has a post seeking feedback for potential Treasury funding for becoming a “Common Good Organization”.
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🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 12.0743M DOT | staking - 42.6% | prchns & crwdlns - 3.1M DOT
An anonymous owner of parathread ID 2112 won the latest Kusama parachain slot auction. A few days after, Moonriver announced that it was the anonymous owner.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 178, to deregister parathread ID 2009 (PolkaFoundry), passed.
A team member at Acala has developed an interesting visualization of HRMP channels in Kusama.
Motion 442, proposing to increase the maximum number of HRMP channels from 10 to 30, was passed. It is currently in the external queue and will be up as a referendum for the community to vote in the next launch period.
With the enactment of Referendum 176, the minimum commission of any validator below 3% could be raised to 3%. This was done in a recent batch call here, at the beginning of era 3438.
There is a post seeking feedback for Treasury funding of a “Dotsama Among the Stars” event, a three-day event in Chile.
Jay Chrawnna has published an update on his Treasury-funded “Ser, Have Ya Heard?” broadcast.
The Integritee parachain is seeking governance assistance to unbrick its parachain due to an issue with sudo on their chain.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Moonbeam released an update on its activities in February.
Genshiro released a new update on its ecosystem.
How the earning mechanism on Equilibrium and Genshiro works.
Dan Reecer of Acala was at CfC St Moritz with Aave, 1kx, Sygnum, and Financial Times to talk about The Future of the DeFi Economy.
KILT released an article tilted Looking Forward–Community.
SubQuery integrates with Astar Network to provide data indexing solutions.
Kujira to launch on Karura’s EVM+, providing effective liquidations for aUSD.
An XCM channel between Kintsugi and Moonriver is now open! Users can move their KINT freely on Moonriver in seconds.
Despite having no inflation, Acala launched an ACA Staking program, leveraging ACA buybacks with network-owned staking rewards.
Talisman partners with Astar to provide an optimized wallet experience.
Listen to the latest Acala community call.
Watch the latest Composable Team Talks where the Composable team gives updates on its ecosystem.
Centrifuge published an update on its parachain launch process.
Astar announced that Microsoft will support the Astar Incubation Program.
The KINT staking app is now live. Read more here.
Talisman to launch on Acala, bringing a better UX for Polkadot with its user-friendly wallet.
SORA released a new ecosystem update.
Acala released an ecosystem update for February.
Kintsugi announced an integration with SubSquare, a governance platform, and Subscan, a blockchain explorer.
Learn how Integritee is taking gaming to the next level with Ajuna.
Read about Composable’s implementation of the Crowdloan Rewards Pallet.
Coinbase Ventures joined a follow-up strategic round in Astar Network along with Binance Labs, Crypto.com Capital, Polychain, and more.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Subsquid and Crust form partnership to scale Web3 storage.
TEA Project released TEA Project Allows Privacy in the Home.
Gear Technologies released an article describing Gear’s role in the Polkadot ecosystem.
Read the latest Litentry Weekly by Litentry.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
The first Polkadot Community Call happened on 11th March 11. People can go to the Polkadot twitter account to listen to the recording for the next 30 days.
On Thursday, 24 Mar, Jonas Gehrlein, researcher at Web3 Foundation, will give a talk at Polkadot Zurich on the topic "The Economics Around Polkadot”. Note that this will discuss economic mechanics, not price.
A new version of the Kusama Ledger application has been released on Ledger Live. If you are using Ledger and getting a “tx version not supported” error, please upgrade to the latest version.
Reminder that the Web3 Foundation grants program has several RFPs out, looking to fund software development and research in the field of decentralized software protocols. If you have an idea, please apply.
Parachains Auctions podcast spoke with Joe Petrowski of Web3 Foundation about the ever-evolving nature of Polkadot and the governance model behind it.
Polkadot founder, Gavin Wood, was on the Defiant Podcast to talk about his journey into crypto and the intricacies of Polkadot. It is a pretty good and in depth interview.
Gavin Wood was also on CoinDesk’s Money Reimagined podcast to talk about Polkadot and the Future of the Internet.
Newly released Substrate Connect allows you to run a Polkadot, Kusama, or other Substrate light client directly in the browser, with no dependencies on external RPC endpoint solutions. You can try it now by selecting your RPC endpoint as “light client (experimental)” in the Polkadot-JS App.
Polkadot-JS Apps v0.108.1 was released.
Polkadot-JS API v7.11.1 was released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK launched Singular 2.0, making it the most advanced NFT marketplace in the world because it allows NFTs:
to own and equip other NFTs
to have multiple resources
to change based on conditions
to receive emojis
KodaDot released a multi-wallet feature on their marketplace.
You can now view all your RMRK NFTs in the same place with the Talisman web app.
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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!
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