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Kusama is a blockchain network designed for risk-taking and radical innovation, built using (almost) the same code as the Polkadot network. This blog is run by Web3 Foundation. All proceeds from tips will be donated to charity.


A week in Kusama: To January 10th, 2021

11 Jan 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Kusama News The Kusama Digest has been off for a couple of weeks, so this will be a high-level review of some VERY exciting times in the Polkadot ecosystem. There has been quite an upsurge in scams recently. Please be aware, THERE IS NO DOT AIRDROP....

A week in Kusama: December 7 - 13, 2020

14 Dec 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Web3 Foundation

Kusama News From Dec 9,The maximum number of Kusama validators in the active set has started to increase by 1 each era until it reaches 900 validators (increasing from 700). Polkadot-JS now has a page to view bounties. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?...

A week in Kusama: November 30 - December 6, 2020

7 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Kusama News Referendum 93, increasing the number of validators gradually to 900 from 700, has passed and will go into effect this week. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/93 The current referendum is once again asking for a redenomination. No...

A week in Kusama: November 23 - 29, 2020

30 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Kusama News Council member @bitfalls explains his votes in this Council term: https://bruno.id/council-participation-report-13112020-2/ With the v2026 runtime being on Kusama a bug (https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/356) that caused immature slash...

A week in Kusama: November 16 - 22, 2020

23 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Kusama News ArtProject.io, a virtual art and technology expo, was shown in Vancouver, Nov 11th to Nov 15th, and featured a discussion panel on NFT progress on Kusama. See a recording of the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lep5PWTiKJg The...

A week in Kusama: November 9 - 15, 2020

16 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

  Kusama News The default node for Westend was down on Monday for a while. It is once again available and you should be able to access Westend from Polkadot-JS. If you are interested in being a validator on Kusama, check out the Thousand Validators...

A week in Kusama: November 2 - 9, 2020

9 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Kusama News Referendum 91, to redenominate KSM by 100x, has failed. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/91 There was a lot of discussion in the Kusama Direction channel and Polkascan about Motion 233, the Treasury Proposal for academic robotic...

A week in Kusama: October 26 - November 1, 2020

2 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Kusama News Please be aware of scams! Note that Web3 Foundation, Polkadot, or Parity are NOT giving away DOT or KSM! There is currently a non-binding (system.remark) referendum to redenominate Kusama 100x, just as Polkadot was (1 "old KSM" → 100 "ne...

A week in Kusama: October 19 - October 25, 2020

26 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Kusama News Interested in winning KSM or DOT while learning about Kusama and Polkadot? Check out Hello World! by Polkadot - https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/polkadot Jaco (developer of Polkadot-JS) has been approved as the curator for the first bounty o...

A week in Kusama: October 12 - October 18, 2020

19 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Web3 Foundation

Kusama News "Hello World! by Polkadot" is live. It’s a Gitcoin-powered learning challenge where you can gain DOT and KSM. http://bit.ly/0x2HcwPtd  Karura, Acala's DeFi chain, has been launched, and is aiming to be among the first parachains on Kusam...