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Polkadot Approaches Beta Launch - Claim Your Dots Today with Coinbase Custody!
Polkadot
Polkadot Approaches Beta Launch - Claim Your Dots Today with Coinbase Custody!

Individuals and entities that hold allocations of dots – Polkadot’s native token that enables access to the protocol’s features – can now take the first step to prepare for Polkadot’s launch in the coming months....

Join Kusama’s Thousand Validators Programme
Kusama
Join Kusama’s Thousand Validators Programme

Anyone technical and determined is encouraged to apply here. By applying and following the setup instructions, you will be eligible to receive nominations from Web3 Foundation and Parity Technologies...

The Path of a Parachain Block
Polkadot
The Path of a Parachain Block

Polkadot guarantees valid state transitions for its member parachains. Beneath the surface, an orchestra of nodes, from validators and collators to fishermen and full nodes, play their parts to deliver parachain blocks to the final Relay Chain....

Alert - Kusama Network Phishing Email and Fake Medium Post
Kusama
Alert - Kusama Network Phishing Email and Fake Medium Post

We have learned that a phishing email with the subject line: “1% DOT allocation for KSMs stakeholders” is being circulated from a fraudulent version of the Polkadot.JS domain. Do not respond to this email; it was not sent from the Web3 Foundation nor from our Kusama or Polkadot accounts....

Polkascan Development Update #5
Polkadot
Polkascan Development Update #5

This development update is part of our work that provides the Polkadot-ecosystem with an enriched Substrate Interface (API) for any Substrate-based blockchain with full decoding context of the chain’s respective runtime....

Kusama Upgrade Bulletin (1032-1037)
Kusama
Kusama Upgrade Bulletin (1032-1037)

Details Runtime version: 1037 Supported natively by Polkadot v0.7.17 Polkadot Git commit hash: f570356 Substrate Git commit hash: 860b79b Council motion: #85...

Kusama’s First Adventure
Kusama
Kusama’s First Adventure

A little chaos ensued on the Kusama network, Polkadot’s canary-net. Here’s a quick summary of the cause and solution....

Polkadot 2019: Year in review
Polkadot
Polkadot 2019: Year in review

I started the last year-end round-up with some statistics, and it seems fitting to continue the trend and report some numbers from this year. In total, the Polkadot project, including Substrate, Grandpa, Cumulus and a few bits of support code, has over three hundred thousand lines of code!...

Kusama Upgrade Bulletin (1031)
Upgrade Bulletin
Kusama Upgrade Bulletin (1031)

Kusama is about to get a new logic core; here’s the details....

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020
Polkadot
Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

To close out the year, we asked colleagues across the Polkadot Launch Team to reflect on their work in 2019 and discuss what part of their work they’re most looking forward to in 2020. We’re excited to share their answers (some serious and some light-hearted!) with you below....

Polkadot Consensus Part 4: Security
Consensus
Polkadot Consensus Part 4: Security

So far, we have discussed how BABE creates blockchain candidates and GRANDPA finalizes them. We know that we need more than two-thirds of validators to properly follow the protocol. But how many validators are there? How are they chosen? Why should they follow the rules?...

Polkadot Consensus Part 3: BABE
Consensus
Polkadot Consensus Part 3: BABE

Blind Assignment for Blockchain Extension (BABE) is a block production engine that was inspired by Ouroboros Praos, another proof-of-stake protocol. It can be used on its own because it provides probabilistic finality, or it can be coupled with a finality gadget like GRANDPA....

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