A week in Kusama

By Web3 Foundation | Kusama | 21 Sep 2020

A round-up of what’s new in the Kusama universe, September 14 - 20, 2020

Kusama Blockchain Network

Kusama News

Bryan Chen of Laminar has implemented logic gates using only Kusama transactions. 8) https://gist.github.com/xlc/f064f492a4040f698a2b4eb838f0bf2b

Bruno Skvorc created rmrk.app, which allows you to generate non-fungible tokens using the system.remark extrinsic on Kusama. https://rmrk.app/

The latest referendum on Kusama is to increase the number of validators from 600 to 700. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/democracy

There is a new Treasury proposal: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/292

m-of-n Account Recovery is now available on both Westend and Kusama. https://github.com/paritytech/substrate/tree/master/frame/recovery

The current active referendum, #83, would increase the number of validators to 700. It is currently failing with 7.85% voting "aye". https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/democracy

With 12 members, 1 candidate, and 5 additional bids, the Kappa Sigma Mu fratority is growing quickly. https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/maintain-guides-society-kusama

The max number of nominators before a validator is oversubscribed has been increased to 256 on Polkadot, 128 on Kusama. This change will be seen in the next runtime upgrade. https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/pull/1668

There are already 7 "aye" votes for creating a "Validator Resource Center and Ranking Website for Kusama Network" via this Treasury proposal. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/286

There are currently two candidates to join Kappa Sigma Mu. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/society


Tips and Tricks

It is possible to create a multi-signature account in Substrate-based chains. https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-accounts#multi-signature-accounts

Are you interested in trying something on Kusama without using up your KSM? You can play around with the Westend testnet. Faucet is available via Matrix chat, channel #westend_faucet:matrix.org

To see your account information, go to https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts, and click the downwards-facing arrow next to your DOT balance. You will see how much of your account is transferrable, vested, locked, reserved, bonded, and democracy-locked.

Having trouble understanding proxies? Kirsten Richard has done a three-video series on them. Part 1: "What are proxies?" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuaM5dWAJis&list=PLOyWqupZ-WGuAuS00rK-pebTMAOxW41W8&index=29

Part 2: "Anonymous Proxies" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWq53zXo7dw&list=PLOyWqupZ-WGuAuS00rK-pebTMAOxW41W8&index=28

Part 3: "Governance Proxies" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5qLFhG4SDw&list=PLOyWqupZ-WGuAuS00rK-pebTMAOxW41W8&index=27

Accidentally had your settings set to the wrong network when you copied your address? You can now easily convert addresses between Polkadot, Kusama, Kulupu and several other formats with our Address Changer tool. https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-accounts#address-changer

Don't want to depend on how the UI displays information to you? You can make your own RPC calls through the UI here: http://bit.ly/0x30z06Fg

Keep up to date with the news on Kusama on Twitter, Telegram or Element.

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