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Gov2: Polkadot’s Next Generation of Decentralised Governance
Polkadot
Gov2: Polkadot’s Next Generation of Decentralised Governance

Read the proposal for Polkadot's next-generation governance system - currently known as Gov2 - to discover how it aims to advance the decentralization of the network....

Introducing the Polkadot Staking Dashboard: The Easiest Way to Nominate and Stake Your DOT
Polkadot
Introducing the Polkadot Staking Dashboard: The Easiest Way to Nominate and Stake Your DOT

Staking your DOT just got a whole lot easier with Polkadot’s new staking dashboard, a user-friendly interface for staking natively on Polkadot....

XCMv2 Audit Completed by Quarkslab
Polkadot
XCMv2 Audit Completed by Quarkslab

XCMv2 has now been audited for a second time to discover any potential cross-chain security or fairness issues, including logical bugs, denial-of-service, and incorrect lock/unlock or burn/mint on both chains...

Introducing Encointer: Making Web3 Truly Inclusive
Kusama
Introducing Encointer: Making Web3 Truly Inclusive

Encointer is Kusama’s second common-good parachain slot . In this post, we take an in-depth look at Encointer and the problems it addresses — how it can bring financial inclusivity to Web3 and mitigate Sybil attacks with a novel ‘proof-of-personhood’ system for unique identity....

Polkadot v1.0: Sharding and Economic Security
Polkadot
Polkadot v1.0: Sharding and Economic Security

This post is about the technology powering Polkadot. Polkadot is a sharded blockchain with heterogeneous shards....

Polkadot 2021 Roundup
Polkadot
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
Polkadot
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
Polkadot
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
Polkadot
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
Kusama
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....

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