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A week in Polkadot: January 11-17, 2021

18 Jan 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News Polkadot 0.8.27 has been released - see release notes here: https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/releases/tag/v0.8.27 Web3 Foundation's grants program has now issued 200 grants - and 100 of those are since May 2020. https://medium.co...

A week in Polkadot: To January 10, 2021

11 Jan 2021 2 minute read 6 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News The Polkadot Weekly News has been off for a couple of weeks, so this will be a high-level review of some VERY exciting times in the Polkadot ecosystem. There has been quite an upsurge in scams. Please note: THERE IS NO DOT AIRDROP. Roc...

A week in Polkadot: December 7 - 13, 2020

14 Dec 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News The maximum number of validators in the active set has started to increase by 1 each era for 44 eras, leading to a new maximum of 296 (currently 252). https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io#/democracy/dispatch Th...

A week in Polkadot: November 30 - December 6, 2020

7 Dec 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News Polkadot's first gathering since the network's launch and decentralization, Polkadot Decoded, aired on Thursday, 3 December 2020. Over 6,500 people tuned in to watch a wide variety of speakers from the Polkadot and broader Web3 ecosyst...

A week in Polkadot: November 23 - 29, 2020

30 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News Ex-council member @bitfalls explains his votes in his last Council term: https://bruno.id/council-participation-report-13112020-2/ Referendum 12 (https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/12) to move an Ethereum claim of DOTs to anot...

A week in Polkadot: November 16 - 22, 2020

23 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News Motion 39 by Subscan for operating expenses has passed: https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/motion/39 Motion 41 to cancel an (ancient) erroneous proposal is being voted on: https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/motion/41 Dia is planning to beg...

A week in Polkadot: November 9 - 15, 2020

16 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News A HIGH PRIORITY upgrade has been released for Polkadot, 0.8.26-1. This fixes a DoS vector in 0.8.26. https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/releases/tag/v0.8.26-1 Joe Petrowski announces and explains his Polkadot validator setup. https...

A week in Polkadot: November 2 - 9, 2020

9 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News Bruno Škvorc, Technical Educator at Web3 Foundation, showed how to add your own Substrate pallets to a blockchain (increasing its functionality). https://www.crowdcast.io/e/substrate-pallets/ Bruno is also a Polkadot and Kusama Council...

A week in Polkadot: October 26 - November 1, 2020

2 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News We are seeing a huge uptick in scams lately. Be wary of anyone contacting you, and triple-check links and addresses! Note that Web3 Foundation, Polkadot, or Parity are NOT giving away DOT or KSM. Web3 Foundation has set up an open-sour...

A week in Polkadot: October 19 - October 25, 2020

26 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News Interested in winning KSM or DOT while learning about Kusama and Polkadot? Check out Hello World! by Polkadot - https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/polkadot Reminder to register for Polkadot Decoded, the event for the Polkadot community on 3...