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Consensus 2024: Get Ready, Get Set, Polkadot

Polkadot is revving up for Consensus 2024 in Austin, Texas, from May 29th to May 31st. The road to this year’s conference is fueled by the community Indy 500 sponsorship and ecosystem teams and is set to be an unforgettable journey into Polkadot. Before Consensus Polkadot hackathon: North America edition 2024 April 15 to May 6, 2024 The Polkadot hackathon: North America edition 2024 is igniting the imaginations of developers worldwide, offering an unparalleled opportunity to dive deep into

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Polkadot Consensus Part 1: Enhanced Economic Security via NPoS

The first installment in the NPoS series describes how Polkadot maintains a more secure, open and more decentralized network due to its novel consensus system, NPoS.

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Polkadot Roadmap Roundup

A proposed roadmap for upcoming developments on Polkadot. Get the latest status on asynchronous backing, parathreads, XCMv3, governance, common-good parachains and more.

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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.

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Polkadot Consensus Part 4: Security

So far, we have discussed how BABE creates blockchain candidates and GRANDPA finalizes them. We know that we need more than two-thirds of validators to properly follow the protocol. But how many validators are there? How are they chosen? Why should they follow the rules?

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Polkadot Consensus Part 3: BABE

Blind Assignment for Blockchain Extension (BABE) is a block production engine that was inspired by Ouroboros Praos, another proof-of-stake protocol. It can be used on its own because it provides probabilistic finality, or it can be coupled with a finality gadget like GRANDPA.

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Polkadot Consensus Part 2: GRANDPA

In the introduction to this series, I outlined that a consensus algorithm helps a network of computers answer three questions. GRANDPA addresses the second.

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Polkadot Consensus Part 1: Introduction

This series will be a discussion about security and consensus in Polkadot. In part 1, we will define some terms before getting into the details of how Polkadot creates and secures blocks.