DotLeap 99 - State of Polkadot Q3
New XCM dashboard, wave 15 grants, Polkadot on edX, and more.
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🔴 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~1.24b DOT | staking - 51.3% | parachains & crowdloans - 11%
Bitgreen won the 29th parachain lease auction.
🔴 🏛 Governance
Referendum 79, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot and Statemint runtimes (to 9291 and 9290 respectively), is passing unanimously.
Referendum 78, proposing to add nomination pools to Polkadot, is passing by a wide margin.
Referendum 77, proposing to fund ChainSafe for development of Gossamer (a Polkadot Host written in Go), is passing by a wide margin.
Referendum 74, proposing to open several HRMP channels, is passing by a wide margin.
Motion 271, seeking to measure the carbon footprint of the entire Polkadot ecosystem, has been approved
Motion 276, to allow the use of USDT without DOT on Statemint to pay for transaction fees, has been approved by the Council. It will be up for community vote soon.
A proposal to register a new Collectives Common Good Parachain providing ability to organise and act as a group (without needing to trust third parties like lawyers and jurisdictional courts). The intention is to apply for a four-year lease, where the full launch will include a series of referenda on Polkadot for approval by DOT holders. The full proposal, along with the technicalities, can be found here.
Kusama Updates ₑₓₚₑcₜ cₕₐₒₛ
🦅 ⭕️ Relay Chain
total supply - ~12.82m KSM | staking - 54% | parachains & crowdloans - 7%
DAO IPCI won the 55th parachain lease auction.
🦅 🏛 Governance
Referendum 237, proposing to return 11,700 KSM from an attacker’s account back to the @MangataFinance sovereign account, is obsolete and voters are advised not to lock up tokens unnecessarily.
Motion 553, seeking to improve the Polkascan Explorer, has been approved by the Council.
Treasury proposal by PolkaSafe to produce a user-friendly Multisig platform for Polkadot and Kusama is open for discussion.
Treasury proposal by Guillitolmo to produce 78 informative videos of Polkadot and Kusama is open for discussion.
Treasury proposal by kml to build a C++ implementation of the Polkadot host is open for discussion.
A follow-up proposal from the curators requesting a top-up to the Infrastructure Maintenance Bounty to continue covering the ongoing costs of the running reliable public infrastructure for the Kusama ecosystem: including block explorers, governance forums and applications, snapshots and validators service providers, community wallet services, and other projects seeking to cover maintenance costs with treasury funds. All the details of the proposal, along with the spending analysis, report and budget, can be found here.
⛓ Connected Parachains, dApps, and others
projects connected to the DOT and KSM relay chains
Subscan released an XCM dashboard.
HydraDX published Feeding every Hydrahead.
Robonomics published Smart home based on Web3 technologies.
Parallel/Heiko announced that USDT is now supported in its AMMs and money markets.
Crust announced an integration with Gear, a WASM-based smart contract parachain-candidate.
Subsocial published Developer Playground.
Sota Watanabe (Shiden/Astar founder) presented The Future of Smart Contracts L1 Chain for Multichain at Token2049 Singapore.
Manta published Be Part of Privacy and Web3 History by Participating in Our Trusted Setup.
New ecosystem updates were published by:
Interlay has opened new HRMP channels with Astar.
🌎 Community & Ecosystem
Web3 Foundation is launching courses on Blockchain, Web3, and Polkadot on edX.
Messari published the State of Polkadot Q3 2022 report.
In the past few months, the Web3 Foundation has released new video tutorials.
Web3 Foundation announced the wave 15 grant recipients.
Polkadot API v9.5.1 has been released.
🌠 NFT Review
A weekly newsletter keeping up with the evolution of NFTs in the Dotsama ecosystem.
There was a notable update to Singular, ushering in a few cool features.
Parity published How we created 50K Unique NFTs for Polkadot Decoded 2022 (in one month).
Proof of Attendance multi-resource NFTs for Polkadot Decoded '22 were minted and distributed.
👷♂️ 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!
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