DotLeap 76 - $250m aUSD Ecosystem Fund
Astar's learn-use-earn campaign, Bitcoin bridge is live, Parachain block production increased, and more
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.1789b DOT | staking - 52.5% | parachains & crowdloans - 31%
Polkadot v0.9.18 has been released with LOW upgrade priority.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Motion 175, a housecleaning proposal to remove three bounties with no contextual information, was passed and executed.
Motion 176, to approve a Treasury Proposal for an open-source Polkadot brand typeface, was passed and executed.
Motion 177, proposing to unbrick the Composable Finance parachain via the “forceSetCurrentCode” extrinsic, has passed Council vote and will become a referendum next week.
The Polkadot Ecology Research Institute is seeking feedback on a potential Treasury Proposal covering maintenance costs from March to August 2022.
Raul (Council member) made a post seeking feedback on guidelines for Liquidity Treasury Proposals for Kusama and Polkadot governance.
Polkadot India has issued a report on their Polkadot Treasury-funded activities over the last six months.
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🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 12.1278m KSM | staking - 42.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 31%
Turing Network (ID 2114) has won the latest parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 180, increasing the number of HRMP channels from 10 to 30, has been executed.
Referendum 181, to unbrick the Integritee parachain, has passed and Integritee is producing blocks again.
Referendum 182, seeking to verify user JAM’s identity, has failed.
Referendum 183, proposing to upgrade Kusama to runtime v9180, has been passed and executed.
Motion 449, funding a Treasury Proposal for milestones 2 and 3 of the NFT governance participation rewards mechanism, was passed and executed.
Parachain block production time has been increased due to the number of parachains. There is a post seeking feedback on auction timing modification to ameliorate this before adding many more parachains.
Dotsama Freelancer has developed a governance participation dashboard and is seeking feedback.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Acala announced the aUSD Ecosystem Fund in partnership with Astar, Moonbeam, and other live parachains to support early-stage projects in the Polkadot or Kusama ecosystems which can use aUSD.
To celebrate the launch of the courses section on Astarhub, Astar announced a new Learn-Use-Earn campaign.
Interlay also hosted a kBTC event to discuss DeFi Bitcoin for DotSama. Acala and Moonbeam were part of the event.
SORA released a new ecosystem update.
Composable published defining good behavior for just-in-time liquidity bots.
Authtrail integrates KILT DIDs using DIDsign.
PHA/kUSD bootstrap and liquidity incentive program to be launched on Karura Swap.
Zeitgeist to integrate aUSD decentralized stablecoin to power its prediction markets and futarchy platform.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
InvArch published InvArch and the IP Revolution, as well as Web3’s Super Highway & The Future Of Transporting IP Rights.
Deeper published 5 Ways the Deeper Network Protects You.
Gear published the actor model & why we use it.
Litentry released a new ecosystem report.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Interested in building on Polkadot? The six-month Web3.0 Bootcamp will consist of a cohort of 12 teams in Shanghai starting in May 2022. More info and application here.
Polkadot hosted a Parachain Takeover Twitter space where several parachains talked about what they have been doing since onboarding. Recording is available here.
Have questions about building with Substrate? Ask on the Substrate StackExchange.
On Wednesday, 30 March, at 14.30 UTC, join Outlier Ventures for a discussion Is Polkadot Web3's Pathway To Interoperability?
Polkadot Zurich is hosting a hybrid online/in-person Polkadot Meetup for Developers with Radha Dasari from W3F and William Freudenberger from BOTLabs on 31 Mar 2022.
Polkadot hosted a new Polkadot Web3 Talks episode on Decentralized Solutions for the Energy Sector.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Governance Participation Rewards Kusama, a new Kusama treasury-funded project, now uses Singular to give out trophy NFTs every time someone votes in a Kusama on-chain referendum.
Chaos Collective released the first music album on Singular using RMRK 2.0 legos, particularly multi-resource.
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