A week in Kusama: October 5 - October 11, 2020

By Web3 Foundation | Kusama | 12 Oct 2020

Kusama news

Kusama News

If you are a KSM holder, please be sure to vote on Referendum 88. If passed, this would start the journey to 1,000 validators on Kusama, increasing the number of validators in the active set by one each era for 400 eras. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/democracy

It appears that Kappa Sigma Mu will be moving past 20 members in the near future... https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/society

Congratulations to the SubstraTEE team, whose Treasury Proposal just passed. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/post/111

The Rococo testnet endpoint is currently down, so you won't be able to view it through Polkadot-JS. This is a known issue and being worked on. Expect a restart soon. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frococo-rpc.polkadot.io#/explorer

There is a new Kusama Treasury Proposal for "VOXEL BRIDGE - A Sensory Journey Through the Kusama Network" - https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/315

There is a new Kusama Treasury Proposal to use Kusama for academic robotics. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/297

There is currently a vote on the referendum to update the Kusama runtime to v2025. Among other things, this would reduce the number of max nominators per validator to 128 and introduces Bounties. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/89

Bruno Škvorc has released his latest Kusama Council Participation Report - this is a great resource to see what is happening in the Kusama Council and how he makes his decisions. https://bruno.id/kusama-council-participation-report-08102020/

Tips and Tricks

Interested in applying for a Treasury Proposal to help develop the Polkadot or Kusama ecosystem? You can find instructions here: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-treasury#creating-a-treasury-proposal

Need to convert a Polkadot address to a Kusama address or vice-versa? The Polkadot wiki has a tool for that: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-accounts#address-changer

Polkadot and Kusama hosts are built with Substrate, but changes to the runtime only occur as the result of a runtime upgrade via referendum. You may see updates in the "Substrate News" section that only come to the mainnets after a long time, or even not at all if they are not relevant to them.

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