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

By Web3 Foundation | Kusama | 19 Oct 2020

Kusama news

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 Kusama. https://twitter.com/AcalaNetwork/status/1314428556194312195

The Bounties extension is now live on Kusama. Check out what you can do with it here: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/318

Candidate HNnV... has received 14 approvals and looks to be soon joining Kappa Sigma Mu. Congratulations! https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/society

Twenty-three people have now joined Kappa Sigma Mu via proof of ink, and there's a candidate for spot #24. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/society

Are you a dev looking to work with Kusama, or a team looking for Kusama devs? Check out https://ksmjobs.net/

Bruno Škvorc, Kusama councillor, explains the decisions he has been making regarding the network. https://bruno.id/kusama-council-participation-report-14102020/

There are currently 4 candidates for joining Kappa Sigma Mu https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/society

The proposal to fund Voxel Bridge, a Kusama AR exhibit at the Vancouver Bienniale of Public Art, has passed. https://spark.adobe.com/page/r33XysJHusO1C/

The first bounty has been posted using the new Bounties pallet. This would involve developing the UI to use Bounties more easily. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/325

Sub0, the online conference for Substrate / Polkadot developers, is over!  Thanks to everyone who attended. You can watch all of the sessions at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/axvfinsv


Tips and Tricks

Interested in knowing which projects are working to create parachains for Kusama and Polkadot? Check out the Rococo testnet and which projects are creating parachains for it. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frococo-rpc.polkadot.io#/parachains

Want an address with specific letters, words, or numbers in it? For example, make your address have "Yay" in it, such as 1YaYDVuFPFMt6exU4gTzgVvXXRaKXmAv4D8FD6H2aZ4fBtK. You can use the Polkadot-JS vanity generator (https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts/vanity). Learn how at https://support.polkadot.network/support/solutions/articles/65000171416-dot-vanity-addresses-and-recognizable-dot-icon-avatars

If you are the type of person who reads down to here in the Weekly Digest, you'd probably make an excellent grants evaluator at Web3 Foundation! https://web3.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=85

Or perhaps a Technical Educator intern / entry-level candidate, teaching people about Polkadot. https://web3.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=84


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