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Polkadot 2021 Roundup
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Polkadot 2021 Roundup

The holiday season is coming around again and with the new year, let’s take a quick retrospective about what the Polkadot project achieved over 2021....

Making History, Again: Polkadot Auctions 1-5
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Making History, Again: Polkadot Auctions 1-5

Following the successful completion of Polkadot's first batch of auctions, we review what happened and look at the data....

Statemint Becomes First Common Good Parachain on Polkadot
Statemint Becomes First Common Good Parachain on Polkadot

After approval by the Polkadot community, the the Shell parachain was upgraded to Statemint, Polkadot’s common-good parachain for fungible and non-fungible assets....

Parachains are Live! Polkadot Launch is Now Complete
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Parachains are Live! Polkadot Launch is Now Complete

Parachains are now live on Polkadot, completing the multi-stage Polkadot launch process....

The Parachain Advantage: Exploring Polkadot's Next-Generation Model
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The Parachain Advantage: Exploring Polkadot's Next-Generation Model

With the recent launch of Polkadot's first five auction-winning parachains, we take a closer look at the parachain model and the value this game-changing multichain technology brings to Web3....

Kusama Batch 2 Auctions Report
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Kusama Batch 2 Auctions Report

This is the second report on Kusama’s parachain auctions. It follows a similar format as the first, however detailed explanations about the candle mechanism applied in the auctions are left out because they were discussed in the first report....

Rococo Revamp – Becoming a Community Parachain Testbed
Rococo
Rococo Revamp – Becoming a Community Parachain Testbed

Rococo has come a long way over its short life. It is now ready to evolve into a decentralized, community maintained network....

Introducing Polkadot & Kusama Gifts: The Easiest Way to Send DOT & KSM to Friends & Family
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Introducing Polkadot & Kusama Gifts: The Easiest Way to Send DOT & KSM to Friends & Family

Introducing Polkadot and Kusama Gifts, the easiest Way to send DOT and KSM to Friends and Family. Polkadot and Kusama Gifts are a new way to send DOT or KSM to anyone, even if they don’t already have an account or wallet....

Polkadot Is Ready for Parachain Launch, Auction Dates Proposed
Polkadot
Polkadot Is Ready for Parachain Launch, Auction Dates Proposed

Parachains are now officially ready for launch on Polkadot and the auction schedule has been proposed. The news that Polkadot is now technically capable of supporting its first parachains....

XCM Part III: Execution and Error Management
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XCM Part III: Execution and Error Management

The third article on XCM takes a deeper look into its underlying design and execution model. Since XCM is based around the instruction set of the XCVM, a very high-level virtual machine, this amounts to becoming familiar with this machine architecture....

XCM Part II: Versioning and Compatibility
Polkadot
XCM Part II: Versioning and Compatibility

Polkadot founder Gavin Wood inspects one interesting aspect of XCM in-depth: how XCM can change over time without introducing breakage between the very networks it is meant to connect....

XCM: The Cross-Consensus Message Format
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XCM: The Cross-Consensus Message Format

This primer on XCM, Polkadot's inter-chain messaging format is the first in a series of articles explaining what it does, how it works, how to use it, and what it could become....

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