DotLeap 83 - Project Liberty chooses Polkadot
Decentralized Social Network Protocol to build on Polkadot, new runtime upgrade, USDT gains Statemine sufficiency, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.196b DOT | staking - 52.9% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
The Nodle parachain is live.
Polkadot v0.9.22 has been released with LOW upgrade priority. This release switches to a new JSON-RPC server library and adds nomination pools to the native Kusama runtime.
OriginTrail has won the most recent parachain slot auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 62, to open the first five HRMP channels from Statemint, is passing unanimously with 9 days left to vote.
Referendum 63, to upgrade the Polkadot Relay Chain to runtime to v9200, is passing by a wide margin with 2 days left to vote.
Motion 200, funding common-good Polkadot infrastructure at universities, has passed.
Motion 201, funding the prize pool for the Polkadot Hackathon Global Series: North America, has passed.
Motion 202, funding several teams to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos, has passed. It will now be voted on by the community in a referendum.
There is a post seeking feedback for a Proposal for an educational series at AIBC Americas Summit and related events.
A new proposal by the Spanish Polkadot Hub team aims to cover milestone 3 of their project focused on increasing education and providing information to the Polkadot Spanish-speaking community with the development of an educational hub.
The final Treasury payout to gbaci for the Polkadot for Beginners book was approved by the Polkadot Council.
If you are interested in reading Polkadot for Beginners, it is available for free in a variety of formats here.
Shawn Tabrizi made a post seeking feedback on a common name service for Polkadot.
Hashed Systems has posted on a potential Treasury Proposal to develop a pallet for “Graded Assets and Fractional Uniques”.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.32 KSM | staking - 46.6% | parachains & crowdloans - 31%
Listen Network won the most recent parachain slot auction.
KSM locked up for the first set of parachain auctions in 2021 have been released and returned to all crowdloan participants’ accounts.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 196, to open an HRMP channel between Parallel Heiko and Statemine, passed.
Referendum 197, seeking to grant sufficiency to USDT, has been passed and executed. To understand what sufficiency is and why it is important, see here.
Referendum 198, to fund a Treasury Proposal for liquidity for stablecoin pools, has passed public vote.
Referendum 200, to update the runtime and genesis of Dora Factory, has passed. It will be executed on 30 May.
Referendum 201, to make the remark “Expect chaos!” on-chain, is currently failing with 94% in favor.
Referendum 202, aiming to upgrade Kusama to runtime v9220, is up for vote by the community now.
Motion 481, funding a Treasury Proposal for “Polkadot World” in Barcelona 17 - 19 June, has passed.
Motion 482, to set a curator for Bounty 12 (Content Development and Incentivization), is under consideration by the Kusama Council.
Motion 484, amending the call to grant sufficiency to the RMRK token on Statemine, is under Council consideration.
Nova Wallet, a Treasury-funded wallet, is looking for feedback for a second Treasury Proposal for additional features.
There is a post seeking feedback for an Infrastructure Maintenance Bounty to provide bounties for providing various infrastructure projects with funding.
The Treasury-funded Kusamaverse launched on May 24th. Watch this video to learn more about this special metaverse project.
For details on the Kusamaverse, see the original motion funding it here.
There is a potential Treasury Proposal to study privacy in the Polkadot ecosystem within the context of Swiss law.
There is a potential Treasury Proposal to incentivize for participation in nomination pools.
The Governance Rewards NFT project is seeking funding via Tip to ensure the continuance of the project.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
CLV (previously Clover Finance) announced a wallet bounty program with a 100,000 $CLV reward pool.
Crust launches a new product–Pay to Download–on Crust Files.
Crust reached the ‘1,000,000 valid files’ milestone.
Watch the latest Interlay Vault Workshop.
Acala published Intro to stablecoins and overview of aUSD.
xckPHA now live on Moonriver following the completion of XCM integration.
Polkadex integrates aUSD as the default stablecoin for its Polkadot parachain.
Litentry released a new weekly ecosystem report.
InvArch and RMRK partner to revolutionize the future of NFTs & intellectual property.
Composable announced its inaugural Composable Unchained conference in Berlin on the 1st of July 2022.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Tea Network published a new article explaining how its token economy works, pioneering a new kind of stablecoin that is pegged to the computational.
The InvArch ‘Brainstorm’ Testnet has launched.
Imbue Network partners with OAK Network.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Web3 Foundation has entered into a formal agreement with Project Liberty to implement DNSP (Decentralized Social Networking Protocol).
Interested in attending Polkadot Blockchain Academy with Dr. Gavin Wood this summer? This crowdcast explains what it is and what it will cover. Register here.
If you are interested in seeing Polkadot at Davos, there are still some events that are not sold out, and some that are being live streamed. For details, see here. You can watch What Will it Take to Build a Better Web? (with Gavin Wood, Frank McCourt, and Andy Serwer) and Why Multichain Is the Future of Blockchain (Derek Yoo, Ingo Rübe, and Oscar Franklin Tan).
The Polkadot Hackathon Global Series: North America starts on 30 May.
The latest Polkadot Community Call discussed parachain swaps, Statemint, and XCM.
Reminder that registration is open for Polkadot Decoded 2022, with five in-person locations (Berlin, New York, Buenos Aires, Shangai, Mexico City) and online streaming.
Ink! v3.1.0, has been released, with several breaking changes.
If you are interested in trying out Ink!, you can go through the tutorial to deploy your first smart contract here.
Polkadot-JS API v8.5.1 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
The Skybreach land sale will happen in mid-June and a new video was released to explain Chunkies, the companions to Kanaria in Skybreach.
REMINDER: redeem (burn) ALL land deed vouchers ASAP or risk losing your free land. Don’t forget to specify your MOVR address.
Moonsama announced Pondsama, a browser-based metaverse fish pond.
👷♂️ Jobs in Web 3.0
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Web3 Foundation is looking for a Technical Educator, Spec Engineer, and Technical Grants Evaluator. Apply here.
That's it for this week - I hope this was as useful for you to read as it was for us to write!
Many thanks to Bill Laboon for his daily digest—which helps us not miss some important updates—and Raul Romanutti for helping us ensure that the governance news is accurate.
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