DotLeap 81 - Polkadot Parachain Messaging Enabled
Polkadot for beginners published, new runtime upgrade, Bifrost wins parachain slot, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.19b DOT | staking - 53.5% | parachains & crowdloans - 31%
Polkadot 0.9.20 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
With the passing of Referendum 60 and upgrading of relay chain to runtime v9190, parachain messaging is enabled and HRMP channels can be created.
If you are a parachain team looking to open a HRMP channel, instructions are here.
This has also allowed teleporting DOT from the relay chain to Statemint and asset creation on Statemint. The first assets have already been generated.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Funded by the Polkadot Treasury, the Polkadot for Beginners book by gbaci has been published. You can find it in PDF, EPUB, and as an NFT here.
Post 1022, a potential proposal to support Polkadot nodes at up to 50 different universities worldwide, is seeking feedback.
With one day left to vote, Referendum 59, to unbrick the Phala parachain, is passing by a wide margin.
With one day left to vote, Referendum 61, to reduce the deposit for HRMP channels from 20,000 DOT to 10 DOT, is passing by a wide margin.
Motion 189 by Polkascan to cover the work done regarding maintenance and support of their for Python Libraries, was approved by the Council.
Motion 190 by Oneblock, to fund the Polkadot Hackathon in China (for operations and winners' prizes) is approved by Council.
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🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.25m KSM | staking - 43.6% | parachains & crowdloans - 12%
Bifrost won the last parachain slot auction.
With the passing of Referendum 191, Statemine has been upgraded to runtime v900.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 190, seeking to force_transfer 63 KSM to Parallel Heiko’s sovereign account, failed.
With 4 days left to vote, Referendum 192, seeking to swap parachain slot leases for Karura, is passing by a wide margin.
With 3 days left to vote, Referendum 193, to grant sufficiency to RMRK on Statemine, is passing by a wide margin.
Public Proposal 65, to set the code on parachain 2115 (Dora Factory), is seeking endorsement to pass to vote as referendum.
Wallety.org is seeking feedback for their multi-chain analytics tool and a potential Treasury Proposal.
Motion 463, to create Spanish educational video tutorials, was approved by the Council.
Motion 466, which would approve a Treasury Proposal for infrastructure maintenance by OnFinality, was passed and executed.
Motion 467, which would approve a Treasury Proposal for OpenSquare off-chain voting enhancements, was passed and executed.
Motion 468 has passed council vote and it is now in external queue. The motion aims to help with Moonriver and Khala swap their new leases before the current LP ends: it will be up for vote by the community soon.
1kvnode is seeking feedback on a potential Treasury Proposal for Kusama/Polkadot snapshot education and resiliency.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
xc-DOT is now available on Moonbeam.
Bit.country released episode 3 of Metaverse News, a video of the ecosystem's updates. It also published a written monthly update.
Picasso published Introducing Substrate financial NFTs and the redesign of CHAOS and Pablo—Understanding the Features of Our Substrate-native DEX.
Centrifuge published a new monthly update.
Watch KILT’s presentation at 2022’s amsterDOT.
Watch Astar’s presentation at 2022’s amsterDOT.
Watch Interlay’s presentation at 2022’s amsterDOT.
Watch Zeitgeist presentation at 2022’s amsterDOT.
Watch Unique Network’s presentation at 2022’s amsterDOT.
Astar announced the launch of Smart Contract Verification in partnership with Subscan.
Moonbeam published a new monthly report.
Compossable published Introducing the Composable XCVM: Building Interoperable Applications on Composable Parachain with CosmWasm.
Interlay published a new ecosystem update. It also announced proposals to give KBTC multi-collateral support.
Watch the latest Polkadot ecosystem overview by Polkadot Defiance.
SubWallet now supports Acala.
SORA published a new weekly report.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Imbue announced a partnership with Fractal, a decentralized identity protocol.
Automata published Not Your 2FA, Not Your Coin.
Pendulum is a developing Spacewalk, a bridge between Polkadot and Stellar to connect the fiat and DeFi ecosystems.
Polkadex announced that users can now bring tokens from Ethereum over to Polkadex.
CoverCompared published Why does Web3 require DeFi Insurance?
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
If you are interested in influencing which proposal becomes a Referendum next, you can endorse one (or more) here.
Remember that the Web3 Foundation can provide support if you want to run a Polkadot meetup in your area.
The Polkadot x Web3 Foundation team had a conversation with Uphold to talk about the past, present, and future of Polkadot.
Polkadot-JS API v8.3.1 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Watch RMRK NFTs as Games on Kusama to see what creators are doing with RMRK’s NFT composability.
Watch Polkadot Web3 Talks on Taking the Metaverse from Science Fiction with Bit.Country, Unique Network, and RMRK.
Unique Network announced two new products–UniqueScan and UniqueMinter.
DonnieBigBags posted an update on what the Exosama x Moonsama team has been building.
⚠️⚠️ Remember to burn your Skybreach land vouchers before May 30th. Learn how to here.
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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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