DotLeap 86 - Polkadot <> NEAR
Acala EVM+ launches, Polkadot v0.9.24 released, new Basilisk update, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.2b DOT | staking - 51.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot v0.9.24 has been released with a high upgrade priority, so if you’re running a node make sure to upgrade.
Coinversation won the last parachain slot auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 64, to reimburse certain expenses via Treasury Proposal for teams that presented at Davos, is passing with 94% in favor.
Referendum 66, to re-try Referendum 62 which failed due to a technical issue, is passing by a wide margin. This should open HRMP channels between Statemint and five parachains - 2011 (Equilibrium), 2000 (Acala), 2004 (Moonbeam), 2006 (Astar), and 2012 (Parallel).
Referendum 67, proposing to upgrade Polkadot to runtime v9230, is currently passing unanimously.
Motion 215 by EasyA, to execute a hackathon for students to raise awareness of the Polkadot ecosystem, has passed Council vote.
A proposal to reward community events using child-bounties is up for discussion
Moonbeam has proposed taking over the planning and delivery of Decoded NYC through on-chain governance.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 12.42m KSM | staking - 47% | parachains & crowdloans - 21%
1 year into the release of Parachains on Kusama, 31 Parachains have already connected to the Relay Chain.
Tanganika won the last parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 207, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Robonomics and Statemine, is currently passing by a wide margin.
Referendum 208, proposing changes to Nomination Pools, is currently passing.
Referendum 209, proposing to enact a ‘genesis WASM reset’ to the Pichiu parachain, is currently failing.
Motion 496, to update the Statemine runtime to v9230, is currently under consideration by the Kusama Council.
Bifrost is seeking feedback on a potential proposal to request KSM liquidity subsidy for their KSM staking liquidity derivative - vKSM.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
OriginTrail published OriginTrail V6 and Parachain: from Turing to Metcalfe phase.
Acala’s EVM+ launch initiated as the Wormhole multi-chain bridge goes live on Karura.
Nodle released its 10-year roadmap.
Watch Interlay's vault workshop with software engineer Theo at Polkadot Hackathon.
Basilisk published an update on the launch of the BSX token. The future is to be decided by the community in a referendum.
Equilibrium integrates with Acala to bring the aUSD stablecoin to its ecosystem.
Astar published The Astar Vision Part 3: The Innovation Hub of Web3.0 and announced a partnership with Covalent.
Litentry released its parachain rollout plan.
Phala published a new ecosystem update.
Unique published a new ecosystem update.
Bifrost released its parachain rollout plan.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Supercolony published A hitchhiker’s guide to WASM smart contract ecosystem.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Polkadot, Kusama, and 6 other Parachains have been added to the DeepDao platform, where DAO discovery and statistics is simplified.
Watch the recording of Theodore Bugnet from Interlay talking about how InterBTC works and how to build a bounty feature for the Polkadot Hackathon.
Tune in to the Collision Conference on June 21st to hear Gavin Woods talk: Web 2.0 is dead. Long live Web3.
Polkadot and Kusama communities are showing up for the upcoming Polkadot Decoded conference through motions and treasury proposals. Raul has posted about it in his recent tweet.
Polkadot Decoded is coming up at the end of the month. Hosted in 4 physical locations and on-line, the event will have keynotes, talks, demos and workshops about all things Polkadot.
Polkadot API v8.9.1 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Phase 1 of the Skybreach land sale is in full swing with over $1m worth of land already sold. The second phase starts in 4 days.
A Skybreach land giveaway competition is now in effect. Enter for a chance to win free land and some $xcRMRK.
A glimpse into the innovative PhalaWorld.
Watch the pre-alpha test of Moonsama’s Rug of Duty game.
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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!