DotLeap 93 - New Polkadot Forum
New conversations around XCM, Acala's next steps to fix error mint, LayerZero on Moonbeam, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.23b DOT | staking - 52% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 70, proposing to increase the maximum number of HRMP channels from 10 to 30, was passed and executed.
Referendum 72, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v9270, is currently passing unanimously.
Motion 249, funding a Treasury Proposal for PolkaWatch maintenance, has been approved by the Polkadot Council.
Motion 250, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal for PolkaWorld maintenance and operations, has been passed by the Polkadot Council.
Motion 252, to fund the development of Ziggurat, a network testing and stability framework, is up for vote.
Motion 253, to fund costs for Milestone 2 of Subwallet’s Web3 Multiverse Wallet, is up for vote.
Motion 254, to upgrade Statemint common good chain to v9270, is up for vote. This release introduces the ability to buy and sell NFTs in the Uniques pallet, among other things.
With nomination pools just around the corner, the Staking Team published a proposal requesting higher nomination limits on Polkadot.
Currently, nominators can freely set their intention to nominate in Polkadot, as long as they meet two limits: a minimum of 10 DOTs is staked, and a maximum of 50,000 nominators is not filled. This creates a nomination market, where in every era, the top 22,500 nominators from this open market are chosen to participate: nomination pools are exactly here to combat this, but the team aims to prevent too many waiting nominators to be created. To achieve this, we can set the nomination limits (10 DOTs, 50,000) such that the system is not so inviting to waiting nominators. In other words, the system should try and prevent nominators from being created, if they are certainly going to end up being in the waiting queue, encouraging them to use pools instead. More information can be found on the post.
Alzymologist is seeking feedback on Kampela, an entirely open-source hardware wallet focused on the Polkadot/Kusama ecosystem.
Sota Watanabe (founder of Astar) is seeking feedback on a potential Treasury Proposal for creating a Polkadot Singapore event at the Token 2049 conference.
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🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.67m KSM | staking - 49.5% | parachains & crowdloans - 7%
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 224, to fix the opening of an HRMP channel between Statemine and Robonomics, has passed.
Referendum 225, proposing to upgrade the Kusama relay chain to runtime v9271, was passed and executed.
Referendum 226, proposing to edit the Snow crowdloan parameters, is currently failing with 21% in favor with four days left to vote. Note that the ICE/SNOW Network team has asked people to vote against this.
Motion 533, to cover maintenance costs for Parasnaps.io—a provider of snapshots for the Polkadot and Kusama networks, is up for a vote.
Motion 534, aiming to lift the limits imposed on the nomination pools by Motion 495, has passed Council vote.
Motion 535, to fund several events during Berlin Blockchain Week Sep. 12th - 18th, is up for a vote.
There is a Treasury Proposal to fund Bounty #3, meant for funding dapps and mobile wallets.
Polkadot Hub is seeking feedback on a potential Treasury Proposal to organize an 8-week Substrate hackathon in Latin America.
Polkadot-JS Plus has updated their potential Treasury Proposal after community feedback.
Sara is seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for dubbing the Polkadot Decoded 2022 videos into Spanish.
Leemo is seeking feedback on KICRA, the Kusama Innovation Cost Reduction Act of 2022.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
SubBridge launches on Phala.
Acala tweeted the next steps to expect as it fixes the 3.5b error mints of $aUSD.
Phala published a new ecosystem report.
Moonbeam published Moonriver One Year Later, Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake: Comparing the Environmental Impact of Ethereum and Moonbeam, and Moonbeam Expands Cross-Chain Capabilities with New LayerZero Deployment.
Composable published How does the XCVM abstract the cross-chain developer experience?
Integritee published results from its sidechain performance benchmark tests.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
InvArch, a decentralized & censorship-resistant alternative to GitHub, is storing code using RMRK NFTs.
Aventus published Parity Technologies Joins Forces With Aventus Network To Bring Blockchain To Businesses.
Pulse published Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Transform Global Healthcare.
Pendulum published Polkadot Parachains: 5 Success Stories.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Interested in building in Polkadot and looking for support? Check out Square One, a guide to resources available for builders in the ecosystem.
Sub0, the Polkadot Developer Conference, is back this year 28-29 November in Lisbon, Portugal and online.
The Polkadot Forum is now live and open to the public. It is for focused discussion of Polkadot: ecosystem, development, governance, etc.
Shawn Tabrizi started an excellent conversation on how XCM will be used with XCMP there. If you are interested in learning more about XCM itself, he has also posted a list of resources.
Web3 Foundation is open-sourcing a fully succinct BLS signature aggregation achieved using custom SNARKs. This allows one to define and construct accountable light client systems that, in turn, are the core cryptographic primitive used for building bridges between PoS blockchains. For details, see here.
Reddit user EvilRabbit817 has put together a very comprehensive post with FAQs (and answers) about staking on Polkadot.
Interested in an overview of what’s been developed on the open-source Polkadot/Kusama Tech Stack? As usual, the information can be found on the Polkadot Wiki.
Polkadot-JS API v9.2.4 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
Bit.Country partners with Gate.io and KuCoin partners with to launch in the metaverse.
GameFi platform DeQuest announced a partnership with RMRK.
Evrloot will host the DotSama Gaming Roundtable with speakers from other NFT gaming projects Exiled Racers, Damned Pirates Society, and PhalaWorld.
👷♂️ 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—and Raul Romanutti for helping us ensure that the governance news is accurate.
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