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Writing History: The First Teams Submit Their Proposal to the Polkadot Treasury
Polkadot
Writing History: The First Teams Submit Their Proposal to the Polkadot Treasury

To make sure the teams building on Polkadot have all the support they need, it is paramount that they understand the funding alternatives available. One good funding option is the Polkadot Treasury, which is already supporting a wide range of projects....

Swisscom Blockchain to develop Kubernetes Operator for Kusama and Polkadot
Kusama
Swisscom Blockchain to develop Kubernetes Operator for Kusama and Polkadot

Swisscom Blockchain AG has received a Wave 5 grant from Web3 Foundation to develop a Kubernetes Operator for sentry nodes and validators for both Kusama and Polkadot....

GRANDPA Equivocation and sysinfo Process Collection Results In Slashing on Kusama Network: a Post-Mortem.
Kusama
GRANDPA Equivocation and sysinfo Process Collection Results In Slashing on Kusama Network: a Post-Mortem.

Multiple bugs in code resulted in nodes dropping out from Kusama network and losing the database that stores which blocks they validated. Consequently, the same nodes double-signed those blocks on restart. The slashes caused by this issue have been reverted via Kusama Council motions....

Transferability and Redenomination Public Notice
Polkadot
Transferability and Redenomination Public Notice

Token transferability will be enabled today, exactly at block number 1,205,128. This will occur at approximately 16:40 UTC, though it is impossible to exactly calculate this time. This will not change the denomination of DOT (old) which still represents 10**12 Planck....

Denomination Day: Ecosystem Project Guidance
Redenomination
Denomination Day: Ecosystem Project Guidance

On August 21st at approximately 13:15 UTC (block number 1,248,328), the DOT token will undergo a redenomination from its original sale. ‘New DOT’ will be 100x smaller than ‘DOT (old)’....

Introducing Rococo: Polkadot’s Parachain Testnet
Polkadot
Introducing Rococo: Polkadot’s Parachain Testnet

We reached a significant step towards implementing parachain functionality on Polkadot – we launched a new testnet specifically designed for parachains and their related technologies, dubbed Rococo. The Rococo testnet integrates Polkadot with Cumulus and HRMP....

The Results are in
Polkadot
The Results are in

With a turnout just shy of one third of the tokens, the recent Polkadot redenomination poll was a major result for stakeholder decision-making. This number is all the more impressive considering that both the Web3 Foundation and Parity Technologies abstained from the voting....

The First Polkadot Vote…
Polkadot
The First Polkadot Vote…

A vote has been started that will alter the course of Polkadot and define the final denomination of its native DOT token. It affects all Polkadot stakeholders. If you have claimed your DOT on the mainnet, or you plan to, then you can — and should! — vote....

Trusted Execution Environments and the Polkadot Ecosystem
Polkadot
Trusted Execution Environments and the Polkadot Ecosystem

The use of Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) in combination with the Substrate blockchain modular framework is providing new solutions to enable real-use applications on the next generation of the web....

What is Polkadot? Part 2: The Vision.
Polkadot
What is Polkadot? Part 2: The Vision.

Polkadot is designed to take back our digital sovereignty and agency from powerful third-parties, while also providing the foundation for new business models, services, organizations—and even entire societies and economies—to take shape and thrive into the future....

Join Hackusama - Hack on Polkadot's Wild Cousin!
Hackathon
Join Hackusama - Hack on Polkadot's Wild Cousin!

The very first hackathon within the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem is now live and running until August 14th. Join now!...

Kusama Treasury Funds Seven Teams in Seven Weeks
Kusama
Kusama Treasury Funds Seven Teams in Seven Weeks

The Kusama Treasury plays a fundamental role when incentivizing organic development and growth of our community. At the time of writing this post, more than 190,000 KSM (Kusama tokens) sit on the Treasury. Now they are being put to good use....

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