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Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Selects Four Polkadot Projects for Spring 2020 Cohort
The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator has announced its third cohort of startups, including four projects from the Polkadot ecosystem. Acala, Finoa, Nodle.io and Stake Technologies will join the 14 startups comprising the Spring 2020 program, selected from more than 140 applicants to the Xcelerator.
Major Milestone Achieved: Polkadot and Chainlink Integration Using Substrate
By being the first Substrate-based oracle solution, Chainlink is set to become the first and primary oracle provider for all Substrate-based chains and eventually the entire Polkadot network.
Polkadot Approaches Beta Launch - Claim Your Dots Today with Coinbase Custody!
Individuals and entities that hold allocations of dots – Polkadot’s native token that enables access to the protocol’s features – can now take the first step to prepare for Polkadot’s launch in the coming months.
Alert - Kusama Network Phishing Email and Fake Medium Post
We have learned that a phishing email with the subject line: “1% DOT allocation for KSMs stakeholders” is being circulated from a fraudulent version of the Polkadot.JS domain. Do not respond to this email; it was not sent from the Web3 Foundation nor from our Kusama or Polkadot accounts.
Polkadot 2019: Year in review
I started the last year-end round-up with some statistics, and it seems fitting to continue the trend and report some numbers from this year. In total, the Polkadot project, including Substrate, Grandpa, Cumulus and a few bits of support code, has over three hundred thousand lines of code!
Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020
To close out the year, we asked colleagues across the Polkadot Launch Team to reflect on their work in 2019 and discuss what part of their work they’re most looking forward to in 2020. We’re excited to share their answers (some serious and some light-hearted!) with you below.