DotLeap 88 - The State of Polkadot
Messari's Q2 verdict on Polkadot, new runtime upgrade, Centrifuge collaborates with Acala, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.2b DOT | staking - 51.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot v0.9.26 has been released with a MEDIUM upgrade priority.
Darwinia won the previous parachain auction while Parathread ID 2046 won the most recent auction.
Messari published State of Polkadot Q2 2022.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Motion 226, approving a Treasury Proposal for the creation of an open-source KMS, pool of shared nodes, and block explorer for Polkadot, has been passed and executed.
Motion 227, approving a Treasury Proposal for maintenance and support of Substrate Python libraries, has been passed and executed.
Motion 228, approving a Community Events Reward Bounty, was passed and executed. After the end of the current spend period, the curator will be selected.
Referendum 68, proposing to upgrade Statemint to runtime v9230, was passed and executed.
There is are over 5 Treasury Proposals under discussion, including one to fund Polkaevent, an event discovery and booking platform for the Polkadot ecosystem.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.5m KSM | staking - 48.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 22%
Tinker (InvArch Network) won the most recent Kusama parachain slot auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 212, approving a Treasury Proposal for a liquidity subsidy for a KSM staking liquidity derivative for Bifrost, has passed.
Referendum 213, proposing to upgrade the Kusama runtime to v9250, was passed and executed.
Referendum 214, proposing to upgrade the Quartz runtime and thus un-brick this parachain, is passing by a wide margin.
There are quite a few proposals available to be voted on to be the next Referendum. You can make your voice heard by endorsing one or more.
There is a post on Polkassembly seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal to support Kusama Governance Rewards.
Motion 506, approving a Treasury Proposal for further BrightTreasury integration with Polkassembly, has passed.
Motion 508, a batch transaction closing several Treasury Proposals for Polkadot Decoded events in Berlin, Delhi, and Juba, was passed and executed.
Motion 510, to fund a Treasury Proposal for various tasks to be done to grow the Encointer common-good parachain and ecosystem, has been passed and executed.
Motion 511, approving a Treasury Proposal to reimburse funds spent for the Pendulum-hosted viewing party in Berlin, has been passed and executed.
There is a post on Polkassembly seeking feedback for a potential liquidity funding proposal for Genshiro Money Market and DEX.
There is a post on Polkassembly seeking input for a potential automated nomination pool on Kusama, developed by ONE-T.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Bit.Country published How to Build a Metaverse (video).
Interlay published a new ecosystem update.
Compossable published its dual parachain strategy.
Centrifuge x Acala’s AIR/aUSD listing and liquidity incentive program launching on Karura Swap.
Integritee published XCM Integration: What is it and how does it work?
New HRMP channels have opened between Acala and Astar.
Astar announced a partnership with ProtoFire.
Subsocial published an ecosystem review for June.
Subsquid published Five Highlights of Polkadot Decoded 2022.
Equilibrium published How Equilibrium Embeds Bailouts and Mitigates Risks to Stability in DeFi.
SORA published a new ecosystem update.
Unique unveiled App Promotion Staking: A Uniquely Accessible Pathway for Developers.
Swim launches Metapool on Karura’s EVM+, enabling native stablecoin swaps via Wormhole.
Phala published a new ecosystem update.
Acala published a new ecosystem update for June.
Litentry published a new ecosystem update.
OAK Network security audit has been completed by SlowMist. OAK is also sponsoring the Stanford Science of Blockchain Conference 2022.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
If you have registered for Polkadot Decoded and have not yet claimed your NFT, be sure to do so quickly - the deadline to claim is 21.50 UTC on 18 Jul.
The full speaker list for parisDOT.comm (19 - 21 July) has been released.
Web3 Foundation published a post covering Wave 14 of grant recipients. If you are interested in applying for a grant from Web3 Foundation, please click here.
Notes from Centrifuge’s Substrate Governance Workshop in Berlin on 28 Jun (attended by people from Parity and top parachains) are now available.
The deadline for submitting your project to the Polkadot Hackathon - North America has been extended to 13 July at 07.00 UTC.
Video recordings of talks from Dotsama Prague are now being released on a one-by-one basis here.
Videos from Supercolony’s Wasm Conference: Smart Contracts on Polkadot are now available online.
Gavin Wood was interviewed on Space Monkeys podcast, discussing his life, building Polkadot and Kusama, and Gov 2.0.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Enjin's CTO Witek Radomski explained how NFTs will bridge traditional gaming with blockchain.
A Neighborly Love Campaign was announced for the Skybreach Land Sale to coincide with the start of the public dutch auction phase.
Since launch, the Kanaria collection has seen over 100k in KSM of volume. That is almost 1% of all KSM in existence 🤯
Watch this video to learn more about resources in Skybreach.
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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!
Many thanks to Bill Laboon for his daily digest—which helps us not miss some important updates—and Otar for helping us ensure that the governance news is accurate.
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