A week in Kusama. A round-up of what’s new in the Kusama universe, September 28 - October 4, 2020

A week in Kusama. A round-up of what’s new in the Kusama universe, September 28 - October 4, 2020

By Web3 Foundation | Kusama | 5 Oct 2020


Kusama news

Kusama News

There is a discussion on the NFT strategy for Kusama taking place here: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/303

Kappa Sigma Mu is now up to 17 members. Congratulations to the new members! https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fcc3-5.kusama.network#/society

"Uncharted Territories", a Youtube channel with videos interviewing many Kusama council members about the future of Kusama and how it can impact the world. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEk1aTXtPgs31A-vQJ5kvjg/videos

The previous video was supported with a Kusama treasury proposal. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/92

Wednesday, the Parity and Friends crowdcast discussed the Treasury and NFTs on Kusama. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/213v16pl/register

The referendum to increase the number of validators to 1,000 is now failing unanimously (no aye votes, all nay votes). https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/democracy

On Thursday, there was a crowdcast on NFTs and the Treasury on Kusama https://www.crowdcast.io/e/213v16pl/register

For more information and discussion on Kusama's NFT strategy, see here: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/313

GeekCash has claimed SS58 network prefix 19. https://github.com/paritytech/substrate/pull/7195

Rococo testnet block production is running much more slowly than usual and finalization has stalled. This is a known issue and it is being worked on.

If you voted very early on for Kusama Council, a small portion of your funds may be inaccessible. A fix is incoming. https://github.com/paritytech/substrate/issues/7223

With 18 members and 2 candidates who have received many approvals, Kappa Sigma Mu continues bringing the blockchain to the real world via proof of ink. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/society

Join Parity on October 15th for Sub0, a developer-focused conference on developing on Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem. https://sub0.parity.io

Tips and Tricks

Want to know the total of how much of your account balance is locked and CAN be used for fees, vs how much is locked but CANNOT be used for fees? You can see the total by issuing a system.account(ACCOUNT) query and comparing feeFrozen vs miscFrozen. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fcc1-1.polkadot.network#/chainstate

Found a mistake or want something explained more clearly on the wiki? Please file an issue here: https://github.com/w3f/polkadot-wiki/issues

Remember that if you vote (for Council members or Referenda), you have to unlock your votes after the locking period is over. Click on the three dots next to your account and select "Clear expired democracy votes".

If you don't like the little DOT icons used to represent your account, you can change your icon theme in the Polkadot-JS settings page. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io#/settings

 

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