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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.22b DOT | staking - 51.8% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Polkadot 0.9.27 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
Integritee Shell won the most recent parachain lease auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 70, proposing to increase the number of HRMP channels to 30, is currently passing by a wide margin with 20 days left to vote.
Motion 235, to fund the further development of Omni, the Polkadot for enterprise app, was approved.
Motion 236, to top-up the anti-scam bounty, was approved.
Motion 237, to fund OneBlock’s Substrate Evangelists Program, was approved.
Motion 238, proposing to fund Polkaevent, an event discovery and booking site for Polkadot and Kusama events, was disapproved.
Motion 240, proposing to fund infrastructure and maintenance costs for Subscan, was approved.
Motion 241, proposing to fund several projects including Statescan and Dotreasury, was approved.
Motion 242, rejecting several Bounty proposals at the request of the original proposer, is under consideration by the Polkadot Council.
Read the latest Monthly Polkadot Staking Update which details how the staking system is being improved on Polkadot and Kusama.
There is a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for a new project, Yieldbay.
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🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 12.59m KSM | staking - 51.5% | parachains & crowdloans - 22%
Altair won the most recent parachain lease auction, despite being in the lead only during ~3% of the Ending Period.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 217, seeking a liquidity subsidy for Genshiro, did not pass.
Referendum 218, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Shiden, was approved.
Referendum 219, proposing to allow Parallel Heiko to swap leases, was approved.
Motion 517, proposing to fund a Treasury Proposal for “The Kusamarian” from WagMedia, was approved.
Motion 518, to cancel a pending slash, was approved.
Motion 520, rejecting a Treasury Proposal for Subscan maintenance, was approved.
Motion 521, approving a Treasury Proposal for Polkawatch for Kusama, a decentralization metrics analytics service, was approved
Motion 522, to fund ONE-T—a data analytics and visualization platform for Kusama—was approved.
There is a post seeking feedback for Polkadot/Kusama presence at Blockchain Rio in September.
Statemine, the common-good assets parachain for Kusama, is requesting an extension of their parachain slot lease.
Encointer, the common-good parachain, is seeking feedback on a potential runtime upgrade.
There is a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for a “virtual reality reality series” by the makers of Dotsama Experience.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Coinbase Cloud published IBC: Expanding Polkadot’s Interoperability, an in-depth article on interoperability within and without Polkadot.
Turing/OAK released auto compounding APIs for staking, and also opened HRMP channels with Bifrost, Shadow, and Khala.
New HRMP channel launched between Bifrost and Crab parachains.
Bit.country published episode 6 of its Metaverse News.
Darwinia introduced its Universal Cross-Chain Messaging SDK.
Phala published Fat Contract: Introduce Off-Chain Computation to Smart Contract.
Composable published XCVM Architectural Overview.
Karura assets now live on Parallel Heiko products and vice versa.
Acala launched the ACA staking program, leveraging ACA buyback with protocol-owned liquidity.
Basilisk launches DEX on Kusama with aUSD as its parachain’s stablecoin of choice.
Moonbeam released an urgent security patch for integer truncation bug before it could be exploited.
Robonomics published 7 Years of Robonomics Development and Burning 7 Million XRT.
New XCM integration between Moonriver and Shiden is now live.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
If you missed any presentations at Polkadot Decoded, you can watch all 105 videos here.
The Polkadot Twitter account has begun posting weekly ecosystem updates (note that the Daily Digest focuses on the Relay Chain and core technologies, not the broader ecosystem).
The winners of the Polkadot North American Hackathon have been announced.
Radha Dasari, Technical Education Lead at W3F, has given a workshop on how to start building your own blockchain with Substrate.
Polkadot-JS API v9.0.1 has been released.
Polkadot-JS Extension v0.44.3 has been released.
Polkadot-JS Apps v0.119.1 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
What is the difference between The Sandbox, Decentraland, and Skybreach? Watch this.
Subsquid released SquidSquad, a new collection on Singular.
👷♂️ 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.
RMRK is hiring! Check if your position is available.
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.