DotLeap 84 - Moonbeam avoids security disaster
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.199b DOT | staking - 53.6% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Bifrost won the most recent parachain slot auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 62, to open five HRMP channels between different parachains and Statemint, was passed and executed.
Referendum 63, to upgrade the Polkadot Relay Chain to runtime to v9200, passed.
Referendum 64, proposing to fund a Treasury Proposal for reimbursing teams for presenting at Davos, is passing with 89% in favor.
Referendum 65, to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v0.9.22, is live for voting.
EasyA posted a potential Treasury Proposal for a hackathon for students focused on developing on Polkadot.
Motion 203, to fund the next 3 months of PolkaWorld’s operations, was passed and executed by the council.
Motion 204, to fund the creation of sign-language-based tutorials around Polkadot and Kusama for people with disabilities, was passed and executed.
Motion 205, to fund the creation of a web-based, modular design application consisting of three unique Polkadot Asset Generators, was passed and executed.
Motion 206, to fund an educational series at the AIBC Americas Summit and some virtual events, was passed and executed.
Motion 207, to sponsor the 2022 International Blockchain Congress (an 8-month long plan for hackathons, education and competitions) was passed and executed.
Polkadot Hub in Spanish published a post looking for feedback for Milestone 3 of the Polkadot Educational Hub in Spanish.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.35m KSM | staking - 46.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 30%
The Rococo testnet for parachains is being revamped. For details, see Rob Habermeier’s Twitter thread on the topic.
Bajun won the most recent parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 202, proposing to upgrade the Kusama Relay Chain to runtime v9220, has passed and executed.
Referendum 203, re-proposing sufficiency for RMRK after a technical issue, has passed and executed.
Referendum 204, proposing to open a HRMP channel between Statemine and Shiden, is passing by a wide margin with four days left to vote.
Motion 485, approving a Treasury Approval for improvements to Nova Wallet, has been passed and executed.
Motion 486, to fund the DotSama Adventures - Spain Activation, was passed and executed.
Motion 487, to fund the creation of an Infrastructure Maintenance Bounty that will aid teams funded by the Treasury before in the development of their ideas, was passed and executed.
Virto is seeking feedback on a potential treasury proposal to add Kreivo as a common good parachain to Kusama.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Bifrost Co-Founder Lurpis spoke about the role of staking derivatives in the ecosystem in an interview with PolkaWorld.
Moonbeam released an urgent security patch for custom precompiles.
Bit.Country published a new development update.
Astar is hosting a $1 million bug bounty program on Immunefi.
Phala published a new development update.
Equilibrium released its whitepaper.
Integritee published The Complete Guide to TEER Tokens.
Composable and Picasso to integrate aUSD as their default stablecoin.
RMRK Founder Bruno Skvorc announced RMRK and Phala's new joint venture CypherMOD at Blockdown in Croatia.
Subsocial announced an upgrade to its text editor and posting workflow.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Klaytn is building a metaverse platform on Substrate in collaboration with Parity.
Pendulum published The Bright Future of WebAssembly Smart Contracts — Part 2 and How to Optimize Yield Farming on Polkadot.
OAK announced the launch of a dApp contest and grants program.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Are you voting for your representatives on the Polkadot or Kusama Council? See how to do so here.
If you missed Polkadot at Davos, you can see all of the talks on Youtube.
Gavin Wood was interviewed by Alex Kantrowitz of the Big Technology Podcast.
Polkadot-JS API v8.6.2 was released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
EVRL00T, a Dark-RPG game built on RMRK, sold out the first wave of its Tarot card sales. Another is currently running.
Tree art for seedlings bought in batches 2 and 3 of the Moonglade sale was revealed.
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