DotLeap 85 - $100m Moonbeam growth fund 🤯
New staking UI released, Astar offers AWS Activate, new details for Polkadot Decoded, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.2B DOT | staking - 52.7% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot 0.9.23 has been released with LOW upgrade priority.
Parity has been working on a new UI for staking and it is finally ready for users to try out! Be aware that it is in beta phase for now.
The latest Staking Update by Kian for May has been published, with some really interesting details.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 64, proposing to fund a Treasury Proposal to reimburse teams for funds spent at Davos, is currently passing with 91% (conviction-weighted) in favor.
Referendum 65, upgrading Polkadot to runtime v9220, has been passed and executed.
Motions 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, and 214, seeking to fund various Polkadot Decoded events, were approved and executed.
Motion 215 by EasyA, to execute a hackathon for students to raise awareness of the Polkadot ecosystem, was passed and executed.
Motion 216, to fix the establishment of HRMP channels with Statemint, was passed and executed.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 12.399M KSM | staking - 47.2% | parachains & crowdloans - 30%
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 204, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Shiden and Statemine, has passed.
Referendum 205, proposing to reset the Pichiu (Kylin canary) genesis state and runtime, has passed.
Referendum 206, seeking to upgrade the Kusama relay chain to runtime v9230, has passed.
A post on Polkassembly is seeking feedback for the Kreivo parachain to be onboarded as a common-good chain.
A post on Polkassembly is seeking feedback for the best way for Web3Alert to receive community funding for development.
Multiple proposals are up for discussion seeking feedback on the organisation of Decoded 2022 on three continents
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Arrington Capital and the Moonbeam Foundation launched a $100M growth fund for the Moonbeam ecosystem.
Moonbeam was awarded a Web3 Foundation grant for the development of a custom parachain staking pallet. It also published a new ecosystem report.
Compossable published Cubic: Composable’s modular DeFi vault pallet and Understanding Composable’s modularly interoperable infrastructure.
KILT released a notable update to its docs with detailed explanations of some new concepts as well as tutorials. It also published Looking Forward — web3name.
Integritee completed 2 key milestones towards decentralization. It also published a new ecosystem report.
Litentry invites the community to join the pre-release of My Crypto Profile v2.0. It also published a new ecosystem report.
Interlay (the decentralized Bitcoin ‘bridge’) is now live. Read this guide to learn how to claim your INTR if you contributed to the crowdloan.
Crab/Darwinia Network integrates with governance platform SubSquare. It also published a new ecosystem report.
Calamari and Moonriver are now connected.
Equilibrium published a new ecosystem report.
Acala will be sponsoring the CRADL Web3athon during Consensus 2022.
Astar now offers AWS Activate to its builders and incubation programs. It also published Astar Innovation Hub Vision enabled by XCM — Part 1, The Astar Vision Part 2: Asset Diversity Through XCM dApps and Smart Contracts, and announced a partnership with Band Protocol.
Subsocial published a new ecosystem report.
Bifrost Finance published a new ecosystem report.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Pendulum’s Spacewalk receives a Web3 Foundation grant to bridge Stellar and Polkadot.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
The Polkadot Hackathon (America edition) continued with a Crowdcast on building cross-chain dapps with XC-20s with Moonbeam.
Web3athon, a 3-month virtual hackathon for solving problems with blockchain technology, started on 9 June.
More details on Polkadot Decoded 2022 (29 - 30 June) have been released. Events will be held in Berlin, New York, Buenos Aires, and Hangzhou.
Polkadot founder Gavin Wood will be talking about “What is Web3” at the Collision conference on 21 June.
Polkadot-JS Apps v0.116.1 has been released.
Polkadot-JS Extension v0.44.1 has been released.
Polkadot-JS API v8.7.1 has been released.
Interested in connecting via your own in-browser light client via Substrate Connect? Simply select “light client (experimental)” from the Network Pull-down on Polkadot-JS App, or go here.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Skybreach land deed vouchers will expire on June 15th, 2022. BURN THEM NOW!! Learn how to burn/redeem them here.
To make your life easier, the RMRK team has added an indicator in Singular profiles/spaces for any land deeds and discount vouchers you might have.
RMRK founder Bruno Škvorc had an interview with the Moonbeam community.
RMRK has announced a referral program for the upcoming Skybreach land sale.
Bit.Country released a new podcast going over its ecosystem progress.
👷♂️ 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.
If you are interested in helping build the future of the Polkadot staking system, Parity is looking to hire a Staking/PoS Engineer.
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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