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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.
Polkadot and Kusama Staking Changes
With the increase in the number of accounts nominating on Polkadot and Kusama, we have seen some limitations of the current staking parameters. In order to prevent issues from occurring when these limits are reached, some restrictions are being added to the staking system on both networks.
System Parachains: An Introduction to Governance-Allocated Parachain Slots
The Polkadot network has a number of teams developing parachains, each optimized for its own domain. These parachains specialize in smart contracts, identity, DeFi, robotics, bridges, and more.
Polkadot 2020 Roundup
Despite being a tough year for pretty much everyone (with the possible exception of Amazon and takeaways), the Polkadot network and community is coming out of 2020 with the wind very much behind its sails. So now that we’ve reached the end of 2020, for better or worse, let’s have a roundup of what we achieved and what we’re planning to do over the course of 2021… I tend to start these roundups with a few statistics, and this year seems no exception. Development has continued apace, with the Rus
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.
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.
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.
Introducing Rococo: Polkadot’s Parachain Testnet
We reached a significant step towards implementing parachain functionality on Polkadot – we launched a new testnet specifically designed for parachains and their related technologies, dubbed Rococo. The Rococo testnet integrates Polkadot with Cumulus and HRMP.