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Polkadot: Sub0 was a blast, Frequency has won the latest parachain lease auction, OpenGov has been enacted on Kusama, On-chain “Polkadot Alliance” formed, Interlay 2.0 roadmap is out, Celer Partners with Sei, The Picasso launch sequence has begun, Dock to launch Web3 ID on ProductHunt on Dec 2, and much more!

Biweekly update on the Polkadot ecosystem vol. 50, 17th November — 1st December

TL;DR

  • After two jam-packed days, Sub0, the Polkadot Developers Conference, officially comes to an end. Although the events were not live-streamed, recordings of many of the talks will be available.
  • Polkadot nomination pools have hit another milestone with more than 500,000 DOT bonded by pool members.
  • Frequency has won the latest parachain lease auction.
  • After successfully securing the 31st parachain slot, Ajuna Network announced it has started to produce blocks as a Polkadot parachain.
  • Polkadot Relayers 2022, an initiative bringing together developers and entrepreneurs in the Polkadot ecosystem, has come to an end.
  • OpenGov, enabling an even more decentralized governance on the network, has been enacted on Kusama after Referendum 244 was passed, upgrading the runtime to v9320.
  • The Web3 Foundation research team has released a formal write-up describing improvements that allow for more efficient verification for BLS signatures for individual and aggregated signatures.
  • Polkadot v0.9.33 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
  • Referendum 81, onboarding Collectives as a common-good parachain on Polkadot, has been passed and executed.
  • Referendum 85, proposes to force and update to the Kapex parachain runtime code to allow it to upgrade.
  • Referendum 86, proposing an increase in the (non-pool) nomination minimum of 100 DOT, is passing with 99% in favor and 12 days left to vote.
  • Referendum 88, approving a funding proposal for Snowbridge, a trustless Polkadot-Ethereum bridge, is currently passing unanimously.
  • Seven teams from the Polkadot ecosystem announced the formation of the Polkadot Alliance, an on-chain collective of teams seeking to protect the Polkadot brand, recognize ecosystem contributors, and uphold a community code of ethics.
  • Referendum 249, proposing to fund development of Kagome, a C++ implementation of the Polkadot Host, is now passing with 53% in favor and less than an hour left to vote.
  • Referendum 251, seeking a parachain slot swap for the Zeitgeist parachain, is passing with 99% in favor and 4 days left to vote.
  • Interlay announced the Interlay 2.0 roadmap paving their way to BTC DeFi hub, as well as shared updates on Interlay’s early access & innovator program.
  • New HRMP channels between Bifrost Kusama and Kintsugi are here, enabling cross-chain BNC, KINT & kBTC (wrapped BTC) to the Zenlink DEX.
  • The vGLMR & GLMR farming pool launches on December 5.
  • You can now import your Ledger accounts on the Centrifuge network and view your balances, connect to apps and sign transactions. Hear Martin Quensel, Co-Founder of Centrifuge discuss the origins of Centrifuge, interest from TradFi players & more.
  • Darwinia 2.0 will upgrade the staking module, which allows users to earn staking rewards via nominating collator.
  • With the release of Runtime 1901, Moonbeam and Moonriver now natively support auto-compounding for staked GLMR. With the help of LayerZero Labs, Moonbeam is extending the built-in interoperability of parachains on Polkadot.
  • Robonomics & Moonriver are now connected cross-chain via XCM.
  • Celer has successfully integrated generic message passing (Celer IM) with Arbitrum Nova. Celer Network will be deployed on the Sei Ecosystem.
  • The Picasso launch sequence has officially begun. The team has set a new website live and released an updated overview of PICA, its utility, use cases, tokenomics, and a sneak peek at what is scheduled in later releases.
  • Phala was introduced by Intel as an SGX blockchain use case. Delegation amount has surpassed 190 million on Phala/Khala Network.
  • The Manta Network Trusted Setup is now open for contributions.
  • Dock is going to launch Web3 ID on ProductHunt on December 2nd. It will be a big day for the Dock Community to show the world how privacy-preserving auth systems can be built on blockchain.
  • OKX has integrated with Crust Network. Now you can get mainnet CRU tokens via OKX Wallet login in the Crust Swap.
  • Humanode has launched the crypto-biometric blockchain network where one human = one node = one vote. Humanode integrated into Math Wallet.
  • Equilibrium’s EQ Offering Phase 2 is live on its brand-new launchpad.
  • SORA network’s Substrate 4 upgrade has been successfully deployed.
  • Origin trail announced the distribution of the TRAC (Origin’s utility token) teleporte to OT parachain is underway.
  • A weekly newsletter discussing progress updates, events, and governance proposals within the Edgeware ecosystem.
  • KILT has proposed changing staking rewards from automatic to self-selected distribution.
  • Ocean collaborates with peaq to advance the future of machine-generated data sharing. Stakers can claim DF12 rewards. DF13 runs Nov 24-Dec 1 2022.
  • Staking on Litentry parachain is officially live.
  • Capsule Corp Labs partnering with Kylin Network.
  • Unique launched Nested NFTs.
  • Beam supports Web Wallet & soon Efinity.
  • Acala users can now connect their Ledger hardware wallet with Talisman. A vote for Gauntlet’s latest risk parameter update to optimize risk and capital efficiency on Acala has been passed and successfully executed.
  • The second edition of the Polkadot Academy will take place in Buenos Aires from January 10th to February 10th, 2023.
  • Join Astar on December 17th–18th for Builders Weekend.
  • Polkadot & Web3 Educational Courses launching on edX.
  • And more!

Latest Polkadot News

  • Polkadot nomination pools have hit another milestone with more than 500,000 DOT bonded by pool members. Learn how to join them to start collecting rewards with as little as 1 DOT.
  • Frequency has won the latest parachain lease auction.
  • Polkadot Relayers 2022, an initiative bringing together developers and entrepreneurs in the Polkadot ecosystem, has come to an end. Meet the teams and projects that made it to the final of this 3-month program.
  • OpenGov, enabling even more decentralized governance on the network, has been enacted on Kusama after Referendum 244 was passed, upgrading the runtime to v9320.
  • The Web3 Foundation research team has released a formal write-up describing improvements that allow for more efficient verification for BLS signatures for individual and aggregated signatures.
  • Polkadot v0.9.33 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority.
  • Referendum 81, onboarding Collectives as a common-good parachain on Polkadot, has been passed and executed.
  • Referendum 85, proposing to force and update to the Kapex parachain runtime code to allow it to upgrade.
  • Referendum 86, proposing an increase in the (non-pool) nomination minimum of 100 DOT, is passing with 99% in favor and 12 days left to vote.
  • Referendum 88, approving a funding proposal for Snowbridge, a trustless Polkadot-Ethereum bridge, is currently passing unanimously.

Slot Auction Progress:

Kusama

  • Referendum 249, proposing to fund the development of Kagome, a C++ implementation of the Polkadot Host, is now passing with 53% in favor and less than an hour left to vote.
  • Referendum 251, seeking a parachain slot swap for the Zeitgeist parachain, is passing with 99% in favor and 4 days left to vote.

Awareness and Events

  • Sub0, the Polkadot Developer Conference, was back this year from November 28th to 29th in Lisbon, Portugal and online. After two jam-packed days, Sub0 officially comes to an end. Although the events were not live-streamed, recordings of many of the talks will be available. The recordings of all the presentations, workshops, and sessions from the event will be shared later on Polkadot’s YT.
  • The second edition of the Polkadot Academy will take place in Buenos Aires from January 10th to February 10th, 2023. Join to become a leading blockchain engineer.
  • Missed Polkadot Community Call? Check out the recordings to hear the latest updates, referenda, and treasury proposals for Polkadot & Kusama, as well as hear from ecosystem teams:
  • Last week the Polkadot ecosystem continued building, deploying and growing. Check out some of the announcements from the ecosystem and hear the latest news from the parachain teams, infrastructure providers, and wallets in this week’s Polkadot Roundup:

Finance

Polkadot markets (information from Coingecko)

Polkadot Ecosystem Market Cap (information from Dotmarketcap)

Tradable Projects

Ecosystem Updates

Bridges

Bifrost

Bifrost has developed an EOS network bridge that enables trustless cross-chain asset transfer by implementing on-chain light nodes with Merkle tree verification.

Centrifuge

The ChainBridge allows Centrifuge to move fungible and NFTs between chains, enabling the financing of real-world assets in a variety of DeFi products.

Darwinia

Darwinia is building a permissionless non-custodial bridge protocol featuring efficient, low-cost decentralization of cross-chain tokens and Non-Fungible Token (NFT) transfers, as well as other cross-chain operations.

Interlay

Interlay is building a trustless bridge from Bitcoin to Polkadot.

  • Interlay 2.0 Roadmap is out: From Bridge to BTC DeFi Hub. With the iBTC bridge operational and DeFi integrations live on numerous chains, the next step is to expand focus to products and user experience. With the updated vision comes an updated website. The DAO will reach economic sustainability by receiving a percentage of fees generated across all protocols (AMM, lending, bridge) as well as transaction fees on Interlay and cross-chain iBTC transfers. The more BTC volume the Interlay network can generate (on Interlay and other chains), the more revenue will flow to operators, LPs, and the DAO.

Smart Contracts

Edgeware

Moonbeam

Scaling

Astar Network (previously Plasm Network)

Celer

DeFi

Acala

Composable Finance

SORA

  • SORA network’s Substrate 4 upgrade has been successfully deployed. The network is now fully upgraded to the latest version of Substrate bringing with it the new XSTUSD stablecoin base pools on Polkaswap and the Fearless Wallet integration in the coming days.
  • SORA Wallet: Polkaswap v2.5.0 has been released. The update includes Substrate v4 integration, Polkaswap pools, and node selection.

Privacy

Phala Network

Manta Network

Data

Crust Network

Dock

Kylin Network

Other

Enjin

Humanode

Litentry

Social Media Metrics

Social media activity:

The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Polkadot Twitter followers and Reddit subscribers. The information is taken from Coingecko.com

Polkadot Social Channels:

Website

GitHub

Blog

Twitter

Medium

Youtube

Reddit

Webinar Channel

Polkadot Wiki

Polkadot Newsletter

Polkadot Ecosystem News

Polkadot Digest by Bill Laboon

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