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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.

Validators

Supporting Decentralization: Join the Polkadot Thousand Validators Programme

Web3 Foundation has created a Thousand Validators Programme for Polkadot. Apply and follow the validator setup instructions, and you could be eligible to receive nominations from Web3 Foundation to help kickstart your Polkadot node.

Community

6 Ways You Can Get Involved in the Polkadot and Kusama Community

Discover the ways you can get involved in the Polkadot and Kusama community and meet some of the people already contributing in those areas today.

Polkadot

Bitcoin is Coming to Polkadot

In early 2021, Interlay will introduce Polkadot’s first trustless wrapped Bitcoin - PolkaBTC - an exciting step towards a truly interoperable ecosystem.

Polkadot

Kusama And Polkadot Now Reward Curators Helping To Scale Councils Functions: Join The Force Moving the Community Forward!

The new Bounty Extension on Polkadot and Kusama allows curators to autonomously allocate Treasury funds to projects that bring value to the ecosystem.

Polkadot

Hello World! by Polkadot: Take the Challenge

DOT and KSM are now integrated on Gitcoin. To celebrate, we created Hello World! by Polkadot to bring you on a journey of Polkadot development discovery.

Polkadot

Obtaining a Parachain Slot on Polkadot

Parachains are specialized shards of Polkadot that give projects and their communities agency over their respective goals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)’.