DotLeap 79 - XCM on Polkadot
Major upgrade to Moonbeam's XC-20s, Acala integrates with Anchor, Encointer becomes functional, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.1856b DOT | staking - 53.4% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot v0.9.19 was released.
Unique Network won the most recent parachain slot auction and will onboard in Lease Period 8.
🔴 🏛 Governance
RadiumBlock is seeking feedback on a potential Treasury Proposal for their validator snapshot service.
OneBlock is seeking feedback on potential Treasury funding for their 2022 Summer Polkadot Hackathon.
B58 Finance is seeking feedback on a potential Treasury Proposal for Iris, an open-source cross-browser wallet.
Motion 184, for Treasury funding of Ask! 0.4 (ink! in AssemblyScript), was approved and executed.
Motion 186, to cover Polkadot, Statemint, and Westend RPC services provided by the Dwellir team, is up for a vote.
Phala published a proposal to help unbrick its Parachain: the team is requesting an external motion calling
Paras.forceSetCurrentCodeto solve the issue caused by a misconfiguration in the genesis runtime.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 12.1987m KSM | staking - 43.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 31%
After successfully passing Referendum 187, the Encointer parachain has now been upgraded to full functionality.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 186, proposing to remove Zug Capital from the Kusama Council, failed.
Interested in Statemine assets or the Statemine parachain in general? The relevant Kusama Guide page has just been fully brought up-to-date with the latest changes.
There is a proposal to refund a user of 63 KSM via Parallel Heiko, due to a claimed bug in reading ParaIDs.
The DotSama Experience is seeking feedback on their previous milestones.
Feedback is still sought for Dotsama Freelancer’s Referendum Dashboard proposal.
Referendum 188, to open an HRMP channel between Parallel Heiko and Statemine, is up for vote.
Motion 458, to upgrade the Kusama Runtime to v9190, was passed.
On the runtime side, this release includes minor uniques pallet improvements and XCM v3 preparations, child bounties configuration, lower Kusama staking limits implementation, a PR enabling migration of slot depositors in crowdloans for parachains to be able to swap slots, among other things -
Cervera is looking for feedback on his treasury proposal seeking to fund the production & development of Spanish video tutorials for a user to carry out functions on the networks. The goal is to create a complete playlist on Kusama where all its functionalities are explained in a simple and clear way for the Spanish-speaking community.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Astar announced an NFT Pitch Contest.
$NFTY token can now be used on Astar.
Phala published Redefine Web3 Analytics and Provide Customized Data Analytics Service on Web 3.0.
Phala released its plans following a successful onboarding of its parachain to the relay chain.
Equilibrium announced Polka DeFiance, an annual conference on Polkadot DeFi, which kicks off on April 28th.
Moonbeam published XC-20s Are Now Mintable/Burnable.
Acala held a webinar with Jump Crypto to discuss the Wormhole bridge integration on Acala & Karura.
Acala and Anchor Protocol integrate to grow decentralized stablecoin market.
Darwinia partners with Celer Network, bridging stablecoins to Crab Smart Chain.
RMRK sold out 20 unique Kanaria statues of 55 cm wingspan, generating over $200k for Ukraine war relief. Every statue holder gets a % of Harberger tax from the Skybreach metaverse in perpetuity. You can view a clip of the 3D printing of one of the statues here.
RMRK also announced a Skybreach land giveaway contest.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Litentry published a new weekly ecosystem report.
Ajuna Network published Blockchain Games Need More Expertise.
Imbue Network integrates aUSD as its default stablecoin for crowdfunding on Polkadot.
ParaState published The Geminis Network — A Fast Ramp to Parastate and WasmEdge EWASM Soutions.
InvArch published a new weekly ecosystem report.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Polkadot co-founder Rob Habermeier posted a thread on XCM’s arrival in Polkadot and what it means.
If you are interested in building on Polkadot, there is still time to sign up for the Web3 Bootcamp. This tweet includes a video with commentary about the Web3 Bootcamp.
Listen to the recent Polkadot Community Call.
Polkadot-JS API v8.1.1 was released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
RMRK auctioned Phygital Kanaria statues for Kanaria holders which grant a % of revenue from Harberger tax on Skybreach. 30% of sales goes to Ukraine.
All Skybreach land deed vouchers were distributed to Kanaria birds. Learn more here.
DonnieBigBags released the 3D render of the NOVA game protagonist.
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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