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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....

Polkadot, Kusama and Gitcoin: Building the Future
Kusama
Polkadot, Kusama and Gitcoin: Building the Future

Polkadot and Kusama are onboarding to the Gitcoin platform, strengthening the foundations of the Web 3.0 ecosystem and expanding the opportunities for developers to earn from open source projects....

Polkadot Research Update
Research
Polkadot Research Update

Several articles have recently been added to the Web3 Foundation research portal covering individual subprotocols of the Polkadot decentralized blockchain platform: nominated proof of stake (NPoS), time consensus and GRANDPA (the finality gadget implemented for the relay chain)....

Polkadot Governance
Governance
Polkadot Governance

On-chain governance and autonomous enactment give the token holders agency, the vehicle to express their opinions and the guarantees about the impact that their expression has....

An Updated Overview of Polkadot
Polkadot
An Updated Overview of Polkadot

The new paper Overview of Polkadot and its Design Considerations expands on the white paper, presenting a comprehensive and updated description of Polkadot’s design components and subprotocols. Some of these are outlined here....

Build Polkadot: Network Launch Bounty Challenges
Polkadot
Build Polkadot: Network Launch Bounty Challenges

The genesis block of the Polkadot network was launched on May 26th. To celebrate, we have created the first builder’s bounty with over $6000 DAI to be won, split over three challenges....

W3F Initiates Launch: Polkadot is Live
Polkadot
W3F Initiates Launch: Polkadot is Live

Polkadot’s highly-anticipated release follows three years of intense development work. Mainnet launch builds on the success of Kusama canary network release in 2019....

Westend: Introducing a New Testnet for Polkadot and Kusama
Polkadot
Westend: Introducing a New Testnet for Polkadot and Kusama

Westend provides a testing environment for our infrastructure partners to test their Polkadot and Kusama deployment and processes....

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