A week in Kusama: December 7 - 13, 2020

By Web3 Foundation | Kusama | 14 Dec 2020

Kusama news

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/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/bounties

Similar to Referendum 13 on Polkadot, Referendum 95 on Kusama reimburses council members who were erroneously slashed by a bug in phragmen-elections pallet. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/95

The Kusama Council is currently voting on Motion 246, a Treasury Proposal seeking to fund Patract's creation of Wasm contract SDKs in Go and Python. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/246

Tips and Tricks

Did you know that Polkadot-JS allows you to interact with networks other than Polkadot and Kusama? Besides testnets and dev nets, you can also use it to interact with Centrifuge, Darwinia, Kulupu, and more. https://polkadot.js.org/apps

After reading the new wiki info, check out the Bounties UI. There is currently a bounty out to allow management and not just viewing. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/bounties


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