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Research Update: The Case for Candle Auctions
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Research Update: The Case for Candle Auctions

A look at why candle auctions are the most suitable form for blockchain auctions, as seen in recent research done at the Web3 Foundation....

Nominating and Validator Selection on Polkadot
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Nominating and Validator Selection on Polkadot

Nominating and validator selection are crucial parts of user interaction with Polkadot. This post presents background information on nominating and things to consider when selecting validators....

Polkadot and Kusama Staking Changes
Polkadot
Polkadot and Kusama Staking Changes

With the increase in the number of accounts nominating on Polkadot and Kusama, we have seen some limitations of the current staking parameters. In order to prevent issues from occurring when these limits are reached, some restrictions are being added to the staking system on both networks....

The First Parachains Launch on Kusama
Kusama
The First Parachains Launch on Kusama

The first Kusama parachain slot auction has ended and the first parachains have successfully connected to the Kusama Relay Chain, delivering the last piece of core functionality outlined in the Polkadot whitepaper: purpose-built, interoperable parachains....

Kusama Parachain Auctions
Kusama
Kusama Parachain Auctions

The first real-world functional parachain Statemine, began processing permissionless transactions after an on-chain upgrade last week. After some smooth running over the weekend, the time is coming to move to the next stage: slot auctions....

A Polkadot Postmortem - 24.05.2021
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A Polkadot Postmortem - 24.05.2021

On 24 May 2021, Polkadot nodes failed with an out of memory (OOM) error on block 5,202,216. This block contained an on-chain solution to the validator election, which is normally computed off-chain and only takes place on-chain if no off-chain solution is submitted....

The Launch of Parachains
Parachains
The Launch of Parachains

The staged launch of Polkadot is about to reach another chapter. As we approach the launch of parachain functionality and the auctions and crowd-loans behind them, let’s look at what’s coming....

Chainlink Makes Oracle Pallet Available to all Substrate, Polkadot and Kusama Chains
Substrate
Chainlink Makes Oracle Pallet Available to all Substrate, Polkadot and Kusama Chains

Since the last update, there has been significant development work completed on the Polkadot - Chainlink integration, culminating in Chainlink making their extensive collection of on-chain Price Feeds available as a Substrate oracle pallet....

Polkadot Bridges - Connecting the Polkadot Ecosystem with External Networks
Bridges
Polkadot Bridges - Connecting the Polkadot Ecosystem with External Networks

Web 3.0, the next generation of the internet, has been envisioned as a fully functional and user-friendly web where our identity and data is our own. Polkadot was created with the belief that no single blockchain can do everything; that rather, the future is multichain....

Common Good Parachains: An Introduction to Governance-Allocated Parachain Slots
Parachains
Common Good Parachains: An Introduction to Governance-Allocated Parachain Slots

The Polkadot network has a number of teams developing parachains, each optimized for its own domain. These parachains specialize in smart contracts, identity, DeFi, robotics, bridges, and more....

Polkadot 2020 Roundup
Polkadot
Polkadot 2020 Roundup

Despite being a tough year for pretty much everyone (with the possible exception of Amazon and takeaways), the Polkadot network and community...

Rococo V1  -  A Holiday Gift to the Polkadot Community
Parachains
Rococo V1  -  A Holiday Gift to the Polkadot Community

The Rococo-V1 Parachains Testnet is live. Rococo is a public testnet, maintained by Parity Technologies and the community, aimed towards testing both the parachains consensus process itself and parachains built by the community....

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