A week in Polkadot: November 23 - 29, 2020

By Web3 Foundation | Polkadot | 30 Nov 2020

Polkadot News

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 another address is sitting at 0.18% turnout with only 0.14% of all voters having voted Aye.

Watch the replay of the virtual Polkadot meetup with Moonbeam and Litentry on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/polkadot-moonbeam-litentry

A new proposal by Cryptonauts is up for discussion. Their plan is to make a comprehensive and high quality introduction video for Polkadot: https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/post/172

Patract Labs submitted their proposal for Megaclite for introducing basic zero-knowledge proof support for the Polkadot ecosystem. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/treasury/24

Motion 43 is up for vote, aiming to reimburse Council candidates slashed due to a bug. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/motion/43

Motion 42 by Patract Labs (aiming to develop a zero-knowledge proof tool set for the Polkadot ecosystem) has been approved by the Council, issuing a payout of 5,430 DOT: https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/treasury/24


Tips and Tricks

Interested in taking some of the available Substrate and Polkadot tools for a ride? We have an index in the wiki: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/build-tools-index

Want to get started with earning some DOT/KSM? Consider writing tutorials, drawing art, creating memes, blocking spammers in our Telegram groups, reporting scams you encounter, etc. We have a tipping mechanism to reward such actions: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-treasury#tipping

The Polkadot JS Extension will now warn you if you have Caps Lock on, and will contain more verbose errors when you mistype a password: https://github.com/polkadot-js/extension/pull/545

Polkadot JS Apps UI now has a calendar button next to each Calendar entry, letting you export on-chain events into your local calendar by way of an ICS file: https://github.com/polkadot-js/apps/pull/4068

Polkadot JS UI will soon display inflation percentage and network-wide APY gains in the staking screen. https://github.com/polkadot-js/apps/pull/4085

There’s a really cool visualization of activity across the Polkadot development ecosystem on Github: https://electric-capital.github.io/?p=/ecosystem/polkadot

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

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