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Kusama’s First Batch of Parachains: An Interview with the Teams
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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
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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...

Kusama Parachain Auctions: Second Batch
Kusama
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
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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
Kusama
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
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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....

The First Parachains Launch on Kusama
Kusama
The First Parachains Launch on Kusama

The first Kusama parachain slot auction has ended and the first parachains have successfully connected to the Kusama Relay Chain, delivering the last piece of core functionality outlined in the Polkadot whitepaper: purpose-built, interoperable parachains....

The Launch of Parachains
Parachains
The Launch of Parachains

The staged launch of Polkadot is about to reach another chapter. As we approach the launch of parachain functionality and the auctions and crowd-loans behind them, let’s look at what’s coming....

Common Good Parachains: An Introduction to Governance-Allocated Parachain Slots
Parachains
Common Good 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....

Rococo V1  -  A Holiday Gift to the Polkadot Community
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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....

Obtener un parachain slot en Polkadot
Polkadot
Obtener un parachain slot en Polkadot

Polkadot es una red de blockchain que se escala extendiendo las transacciones a través de múltiples fragmentos de blockchains paralelas llamados parachains....

Obtaining a Parachain Slot on Polkadot
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Obtaining a Parachain Slot on Polkadot

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

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