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

By Web3 Foundation | Polkadot | 26 Oct 2020

Polkadot News

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 Dec 2020. https://decoded.polkadot.network/

Referendum #10, to force-transfer some allegedly scammed DOT back to the original address, is seeing a lot of voting. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/10

There have been some staking changes which have impacted the number of DOT necessary to nominate. See this article for details: https://polkadot.network/polkadot-staking-an-update/

Bruno Škvorc will demonstrate how to add pallets to your Substrate-based blockchain in this crowdcast on Nov 3, 2020. https://twitter.com/bitfalls/status/1318142387835850752

There have been quite a few interesting grant requests in Web3 Foundation's Open Grants Program - check them out on the repo here: https://github.com/w3f/Open-Grants-Program/

Interested in helping evaluate grants and helping the Polkadot ecosystem grow? Check out this full-time Technical Grants Evaluator position with Web3 Foundation. https://web3.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=85

The Polkadot India kick-off event is tomorrow at 7:30 PM IST. Learn about Polkadot and the Polkadot community in India. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/polkadot-india-launch/

Soramitsu is developing Kagome, a C++ implementation of the Polkadot Host. Details: https://soramitsu.co.jp/kagome-press-release


Tips and Tricks

Do you want to link your account to a real-world identity on-chain? This can be useful for governance, Treasury proposals, or running a validator, among other reasons. See https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-identity

Want to make sure that a group of extrinsics all run in the same block? Use the utility.batch extrinsic to wrap them all together.  https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/extrinsics

Learn how to write your own applications that interact with Polkadot. There are a variety of built-in sample JavaScript programs in Polkadot-JS that show you how to listen to balance changes, get network parameters and more that you can build on. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io#/js

Interested in discussing Polkadot or Kusama more with others? Check out the Polkadot wiki's Community page to see official accounts and channels. https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/community

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