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DotLeap 87 - Polkadot Decoded 2022
Subsquid and RMRK collaborate, Moonbeam introduce Harvest Moon, Gavin Wood announces Governance v2, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.21b DOT | staking - 51.7% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Kapex has won the latest parachain slot auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 64, funding a Treasury Proposal to reimburse various teams for their work at Davos, has passed.
Referendum 66, establishing HRMP channels between five parachains and Statemint, has been passed and executed. The five parachains that HRMP channels were opened to are 2011 (Equilibrium), 2000 (Acala), 2004 (Moonbeam), 2006 (Astar), and 2012 (Parallel).
Referendum 67, upgrading the Polkadot runtime to v9230, has passed and been executed.
Motion 221 aiming to upgrade Statemint to v9230, is still up for a vote.
Motion 222, to fund the development of SubWallet, is up for a vote by the council.
Motion 223, to fund Subsquid’s public infrastructure cost, is under consideration.
There is a Treasury Proposal for production of Polkadot educational material in Hindi.
There is a post seeking feedback for an open-source UI font for the Polkadot/Kusama ecosystem.
There is a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal to fund Polkaevent, a Polkadot event discovery platform.
There is a post seeking feedback for a potential Bounty for community events, to fund events more quickly than the normal Treasury process.
This newsletter is made possible thanks to Pendulum
Pendulum’s vision is to build the missing link between fiat and DeFi through a fiat-optimized smart contract blockchain based on Substrate. Custom-built trustless bridges will connect it to other major DeFi or payments ecosystems such as Ethereum, Cosmos and Stellar.
Pendulum’s sister chain Amplitude now has a live Kusama parachain slot powered by the native AMPE token after a successful completion of the crowdloan with more than 24 080 KSM (over $1m) raised. Follow Pendulum on Twitter and join our community newsletter to get updates about the upcoming Polkadot crowdloan in 2022!
Pendulum’s grant program will provide funding to support dApps that aim to help establish the missing link between fiat and DeFi.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 12.47m KSM | staking - 47.6% | parachains & crowdloans - 21%
Anonymous para ID 2122 won the previous parachain slot auction while Amplitude (paraid 2124) won the most recent parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 208, proposing changes to Nomination Pools, was passed and executed.
Referendum 210, upgrading Statemine to runtime v9230, has passed and executed.
Referendum 211, seeking to reset the Pichiu parachain’s genesis state, did not pass.
Referendum 212, requesting an initial KSM liquidity for Bifrost, is currently failing.
There are several proposals vying to be the next public referendum. Feel free to endorse those you support. Among these are P72, to swap Shiden’s lease periods, and P73, to open an HRMP channel between Shiden and Statemine.
There is a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for providing liquidity for various Genshiro products.
Motion 500, setting the curator for the Infrastructure Maintenance bounty (a multisig - see link for members), has passed and the bounty is active.
Motion 501, approving a Treasury Proposal for Subsquid maintenance for their public data indexing Infrastructure for Kusama, has passed.
Motion 504, to fund a Treasury Proposal for Fearless wallet, has been passed and executed.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Unique Network published RFT & Cross-Chain NFTs: Bringing Freedom and Innovation Back to the Blockchain.
Subsquid and RMRK collaborate on faster NFT and metaverse data indexing.
Bit.Country announced that its alpha testnet is live and ready for public testing. Join the 100 Metaverse Projects Competition (Prizes).
Shiden opens the door to WASM.
Acala Foundation joins Alluvial, Coinbase Cloud, and Figment to provide a compliant, enterprise-grade Polkadot (DOT) liquid staking product to institutions.
Integritee XCM integration connects the Moonriver ecosystem with enterprise-ready privacy solutions.
Zeitgeist published So, What Exactly ARE Prediction Markets?
Moonbeam introduced Harvest Moon: A Moonbeam DeFi Campaign.
Crust partners with Cube Chain to introduce decentralized storage solutions.
Encointer published How Can We Create Digital Local Currencies That Will Stand the Test of Time?
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
If you missed Polkadot Decoded, you can watch videos of the presentations here.
Listen to the last Polkadot Community Call here.
A new application, Polkawatch, visualizes the decentralization of the Polkadot ecosystem.
Do you know about the Polkadot Relayers program, which brings together entrepreneurs and developers to bring ideas to life?
If you’re interested in building on Polkadot but don’t know what to build, check out the RFPs to see what Web3 Foundation is interested in giving grants for.
Looking for another conference to attend after Polkadot Decoded? ParisDOT Comm is happening on 19 - 21 July.
Polkadot-JS API v8.11.2 has been released.
ink! v3.3.0 has been released. This restores SemVer compatibility in the 3.x series of releases, along with compatibility with v0.13.0 of substrate-contracts-node.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
NeonCrisis have become the first team to utilize the EVM implementation of the RMRK NFT standard.
RMRK teams up with Phala network to launch CypherMOD and resolve current metaverse issues.
Watch RMRK founder Bruno Škvorc’s talk at the BlockSplit Conference Unlearning NFTs: going further than just images.
👷♂️ Jobs in Web 3.0
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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!