A week in Kusama: January 11-17, 2021

A week in Kusama: January 11-17, 2021

By Web3 Foundation | Kusama | 18 Jan 2021

Kusama news

Kusama News

Motion 253 (to issue a referendum for upgrading the Kusama runtime to v2027) is currently up for vote by the Kusama Council. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/council/motions

The motion to issue a proposal to upgrade to runtime 2027 has passed ( https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/253 ). It is now in the queue to become a referendum from Council.

The max number of validators on Kusama also continues to increment daily, currently at 834. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/staking

There is a Treasury Proposal for milestone 2 of Voxel Bridge, an AR exhibit in Vancouver featuring Kusama. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/255

There is a Treasury Proposal to develop Ask!, an AssemblyScript-based smart contract DSL similar to ink!. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/254

There is currently an active referendum to upgrade the Kusama runtime to v2027. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/98

The Kusama Treasury now has 275'207 KSM, with a potential burn of 550.4148 KSM in 6 days if necessary. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/treasury

The Treasury Proposal for the Voxel Bridge Augmented Reality has been approved. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/255

A Treasury Proposal for an NFT Explorer is currently being voted on by the Kusama Council. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/256


Tips and Tricks

NOTE: "Burns" on Kusama actually go to Society (Kappa Sigma Mu). https://guide.kusama.network/docs/en/maintain-guides-society-kusama


Rococo News

Requirements for running a parachain on the parachain testnet Rococo v1 are now on the Polkadot Wiki. https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/build-parachains-rococo#rococo-v1-parachain-requirements

Plasm is now running as the fourth parachain on Rococo (after Tick/Trick/Track test parachains). https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frococo-rpc.polkadot.io#/parachains

There are now 18 parachain candidates who have submitted a proposal to connect to the Rococo relay chain (not including Plasm which has already connected). https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/parachains

If you are interested in having your parachain connect, instructions for requesting a slot are on the Polkadot wiki - https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/build-parachains-rococo#rococo-v1-parachain-requirements

Subscan now supports block exploration of Rococo. https://rococo.subscan.io/

Note that the Westend Faucet is now sending 1 WND per request, limit once per day (changed from 0.5 WND per request, limit two per day) https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-DOT#getting-westies


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