DotLeap 95 - Rise of the DotSama Metaverses
Bit.country goes live, new runtime upgrade, Sub0 returns, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - 1.23B DOT | staking - 52.1% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
A new version of Polkadot is out with an upgrade priority of MEDIUM.
Nomination pools on Polkadot are scheduled to go live with the activation of runtime 9290, approximately mid-late November. v9280 runtime upgrade, up for vote now, includes nomination pools to the business logic, but a governance proposal is needed to configure them to go live.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 73, proposing to upgrade the Statemint runtime to v9270, has passed and executed.
Motion 259, to fund Milestone 2 of the EasyA Polkadot Hackathon, was passed.
Motion 260, to fund community involvement at Token2049, was approved.
Motion 261, to upgrade the Polkadot Runtime to v9280, is up for a vote.
There is a post seeking feedback on increasing the minimum nomination limit (note that this does not impact the minimum to receive staking rewards). This is to make nomination pools, which should be coming soon to Polkadot, more attractive and reduce individual nominations.
There is a post seeking feedback on a potential Treasury Proposal for a San Francisco Blockchain Week Polkadot Summit.
ChainSafe has published a proposal for continuing development of the Gossamer Polkadot Host implementation (written in Go) using Treasury funds.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.72M KSM | staking - 54.4% | parachains & crowdloans - 7%
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 227, seeking to lift restrictions on nomination pools (thus allowing 256 pools and 1024 members/pool), was passed.
Referendum 228, proposing to upgrade Kusama to runtime 9280, was passed and executed.
Referendum 229, a proposal which was admitted to be a mistake by the originator, is failing with 3% in favor with almost four days left to vote.
Per Treasury Proposal 164, Polkascan Explorer has been open-sourced.
There is a post seeking feedback for a potential Treasury Proposal for a Polkadot Search Indexer and RPC endpoints.
BitCountry Pioneer has won the most recent parachain lease auction.
The GM Parachain Team is requesting more feedback on KICRA: Kusama Innovation Cost Reduction Act 2022 discussion, that can be found here.
The proposal for Sub.ID is also up for discussion: the team aims to provide quick and convenient access to all your Substrate addresses, balances and other assets in one place.
OnFinality published a proposal for discussion by the community explaining their new service sustainability options: these changes are designed to allow the team to transition to a more sustainable future and many of their parachain customers are migrating to a model where they put in place lower rate limits for the public API endpoint. The team is seeking feedback on how the community prefers to structure future maintenance proposals for their service.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Bit.countryPioneer is live. Now users can create their own metaverse.
Turing’s auto-compounding for staking rewards is now available and enabled via a simple compound toggle switch.
Subsocial notifications are back.
Litmus’ XCM integration with Crab is live.
Litentry released a new ecosystem update.
Bifrost published a new monthly report.
Astar published Building a Multichain Network with XVM.
Interlay published How Polkadot Makes The Future of Bitcoin on Any Chain Possible.
Parallel Finance’s XCM integration with Phala is live.
Darwinia’s upcoming major updates.
Nodle published Nodle App | Summer Features Roundup.
🔗 Candidate Parachains, dApps, and others
projects that are not yet connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
InvArch published Decentralized Collaboration with InvArch’s Multi-Signature Solution.
Pendulum published How Does Polkadot Scale?
Ruby announces partnership with Kylin.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Polkadot will be represented at Stand P70 at Singapore’s Token2049 conference 28-29 September. You can sign up for a raffle for a free ticket here.
Sub0 - the Polkadot Developer Conference - is coming again on 28 - 29 November in Lisbon. Apply to attend here.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
The first NFT-based game built using RMRK’s revolutionary NFT legos was launched–Evrloot.
In preparation for some key upgrades, advanced NFT marketplace Singular has a new twitter account.
The RMRK EVM development team held a Crowdcast last week to go over some details and updates on RMRK’s EVM implementation.
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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 Raul Romanutti for helping us ensure that the governance news is accurate.
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