A week in Polkadot: November 9 - 15, 2020

By Web3 Foundation | Polkadot | 16 Nov 2020

Polkadot News

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://petrow.ski/polkadot/

Bill Laboon gave a talk on "An Overview of Polkadot Governance", at the Infrachain Summit. http://www.infrachainsummit.com/agenda

Zoe Meckbach and Alistair Stewart discuss Polkadot's consensus protocols in a Polkadot Fireside Chat. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/polkadot-conversations-session2/register

Referendum 10, asking to force_transfer a sum to the alleged victim of a scammer, has failed. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/10

The new referendum, 12, is asking to move a claim address. No further information has been provided (if you have some, please add it to Polkassembly!) https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/12

Interested in running your Solidity code on a Substrate chain? See how Moonbeam does it here: https://www.parity.io/ethereum-smart-contracts-on-substrate-moonbeam/

Referendum 12 (to move a claim) strangely has quite a few accounts voting for it, but no information posted on Polkassembly or shared elsewhere. If you are the proposer, please add more information. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/12

Polkadot has successfully upgraded to runtime v26. Changes in this runtime include implementation of pallet versioning, batch_all extrinsic (atomic batches), and validator election calculation improvements.

I believe this is the first time we've seen this on Polkadot, a motion to cancel a proposal (Proposal 8 which was erroneously submitted) - https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/motion/41

The smallest nominator that got in the solution set this era was 100.61783 DOT. Devs are working on making selection more efficient so that smaller nominators can also receive rewards. https://polkadot.network/polkadot-staking-an-update/

Bruno once again explains his decisions as a Council member in his latest transparency report - https://bruno.id/council-participation-report-13112020/


Tips and Tricks

Want to know if something interesting is happening on Polkadot without waiting for the next Digest? Check out the @subnotif bot on Twitter. https://twitter.com/subnotif

Have you backed up all of your accounts? Understand how accounts work and how to back your accounts up here: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-account-restore

Interested in knowing who's on the Polkadot Council? All of the current members have verified identities! https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io#/council

See something cool happening in Polkadot? Propose a tip for whoever did it! https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io#/treasury/tips

Want to really understand how Councillors and validators are elected? See the Wiki page on the Phragmén method. https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-phragmen


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