Polkadot 2022 Roundup
Polkadot's yearly roundup for 2022. The Polkadot community wraps up the year with the largest ecosystem of purpose-built layer-1 blockchains. Read on for all the 2022 highlights.
First Parachain Successfully Migrates from Kusama to Polkadot
KILT Protocol's migration from Kusama to Polkadot is an important technical milestone and the first parachain migration. Polkadot's 'canary network' model allows Web3 projects to test their technology in a real-world environment before upgrading to stable production networks.
Proposal for Common Good Parachains
Introducing a proposed roadmap for future developments on common good parachains, subject to approval by Polkadot's decentralized governance community.
Introducing the Polkadot Staking Dashboard: The Easiest Way to Nominate and Stake Your DOT
Staking your DOT just got a whole lot easier with Polkadot’s new staking dashboard, a user-friendly interface for staking natively on Polkadot.
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.
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.
Kusama’s First Batch of Parachains: An Interview with the Teams
This blog contains information provided by the projects Karura, Moonriver, Shiden, Khala, and Bifrost, in order of when they won their parachain slot. Discover what network each does, their achievements so far, and the phases ahead on their respective roadmaps.
Participating in Crowdloans on Kusama and Polkadot
By Bill Laboon, Director of Education and Community at Web3 Foundation Parachains are the diverse layer-1 blockchains that run in parallel on the Polkadot and Kusama networks. Parachains connect to Polkadot or Kusama by leasing a parachain slot on the Relay Chain. Apart from the slots for common good parachains, which are reserved for functionality that benefits the ecosystem as a whole, projects wishing to obtain a parachain slot need to participate in one or more parachain slot auctions. The
Kusama Parachain Auctions: Second Batch
The first batch of 5 parachain slot auctions on Kusama were completed successfully over the course of June and July. Here are our recommendations for rolling out the next batch of Parachain Auctions after the interim period of monitoring for liveness and stability.
Making History: An Overview of the First Five Parachain Slot Auctions on Kusama
This post provides important background information on the candle auctions and crowdloan mechanisms for these slots and recaps what happened during the first five auctions.
Network Stability Report: Kusama With Parachains
We’ve monitored the Kusama network for stability after the first 5 parachain auctions. We’ve sampled metrics from opt-in validators to gather the information in Prometheus and Grafana for this report.
Statemine Upgrade Launches New Phase of Parachain Functionality
The Kusama community has just voted to upgrade the Statemine parachain to allow anyone to create assets and NFTs on a permissonless basis.