Polkadot Weekly News October 19, 2020

Polkadot Core

Polkadot Referenda

  • #10 Exactly as transfer, except the origin must be root and the source account may be specified (currently failing votes). 
  • Motion 31 executed: Patract Labs’ treasury proposal for Elara v0.1.

Polkadot Proposals 

  • #7 Increase the number of Validators to 599.
  • #2 Set the new runtime code.
  • #4 Increase the number of Validators to 299.
  • #5 Increase the number of Validators to 399.
  • #6 Increase the number of Validators to 499.
  • #8 Increase the number of Validators to 259.
  • #9 Exactly as transfer, except the origin must be root and the source account may be specified. (Returning money from a scammer account to original owner account).
  • #10 Send a call through an indexed pseudonym of the sender..

Kusama Referenda

  • #226 Proposed: NFC cold wallet for Kusama (milestone 2).
  • #227 Proposed: Kusama’s First Bounty Proposal: The UI bounty on Polkadot{.js} Apps.

Polkadot Community

Dates of Note

  • October 20, 6:44 UTC: Election of new council candidates.
  • October 29, 22:00 UTC: Polkadot Webinar: Conheça a Web 3.0. O que é Polkadot? (em Português).
  • November 11, 5:44 UTC: Voting ends for referendum 10.
  • November 11, 5:44 UTC: Start of the next referendum voting period.
  • November 11, 5:44 UTC: Start of next spending period.
  • December 3, 14:00 UTC Polkadot Decoded: The Polkadot Community Conference.
  • December 8 5:44 UTC: Potential dispatch of referendum 10 (if passed).
  • Q1 20201: Bitcoin is coming to Polkadot (PolkaBTC).

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Tokens

  • Bitcoin is coming to Polkadot in early 2021 (PolkaBTC).
  • Acala and Interlay are exploring different collateral use cases between Acala’s aUSD stablecoin and PolkaBTC.
  • Laminar Laminar is exploring collaboration with Interlay to provide cross-chain liquidity to Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Plasm Network is looking to offer PolkBTC to its highly scalable DApps.
  • Equilibrium is planning to offer PolkaBTC on cross-chain DeFi money markets.
  • Edgeware is looking to offer support for PolkaBTC in its WASM smart contracts.
  • Moonbeam (developed by PureStake) is planning to use PolkaBTC with its Ethereum compatible smart contract platform.
  • Polkaswap is to support trading PolkaBTC on an AMM-powered decentralized exchange.
  • Chorus One will explore how to make PolkaBTC available to the Cosmos SDK ecosystem via a Cosmos-Substrate IBC bridge.
  • Darwinia will be partnering with the interoperable DeFi eCommerce platform Bondly (Bondly.Finance).
  • Bithumb set to launch DeFi platform as a Polkadot Parachain.

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