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Making History, Again: Polkadot Auctions 1-5
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Making History, Again: Polkadot Auctions 1-5

Following the successful completion of Polkadot's first batch of auctions, we review what happened and look at the data....

Parachains are Live! Polkadot Launch is Now Complete
Polkadot
Parachains are Live! Polkadot Launch is Now Complete

Parachains are now live on Polkadot, completing the multi-stage Polkadot launch process....

The Parachain Advantage: Exploring Polkadot's Next-Generation Model
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The Parachain Advantage: Exploring Polkadot's Next-Generation Model

With the recent launch of Polkadot's first five auction-winning parachains, we take a closer look at the parachain model and the value this game-changing multichain technology brings to Web3....

Kusama Batch 2 Auctions Report
Kusama
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....

Rococo Revamp – Becoming a Community Parachain Testbed
Rococo
Rococo Revamp – Becoming a Community Parachain Testbed

Rococo has come a long way over its short life. It is now ready to evolve into a decentralized, community maintained network....

Polkadot Is Ready for Parachain Launch, Auction Dates Proposed
Polkadot
Polkadot Is Ready for Parachain Launch, Auction Dates Proposed

Parachains are now officially ready for launch on Polkadot and the auction schedule has been proposed. The news that Polkadot is now technically capable of supporting its first parachains....

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

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