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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

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

Polkadot v1.0: Sharding and Economic Security

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

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.

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.

Polkadot

Parachains are Live! Polkadot Launch is Now Complete

Parachains are now live on Polkadot, completing the multi-stage Polkadot launch process.

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

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

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.

Polkadot

Introducing Polkadot & Kusama Gifts: The Easiest Way to Send DOT & KSM to Friends & Family

Introducing Polkadot and Kusama Gifts, the easiest Way to send DOT and KSM to Friends and Family. Polkadot and Kusama Gifts are a new way to send DOT or KSM to anyone, even if they don’t already have an account or wallet.

Polkadot

Polkadot Is Ready for Parachain Launch, Auction Dates Proposed

Parachains are now officially ready for launch on Polkadot and the auction schedule has been proposed. The news that Polkadot is now technically capable of supporting its first parachains.

Polkadot

XCM Part III: Execution and Error Management

The third article on XCM takes a deeper look into its underlying design and execution model. Since XCM is based around the instruction set of the XCVM, a very high-level virtual machine, this amounts to becoming familiar with this machine architecture.