A week in Polkadot: October 5 - October 11, 2020

By Web3 Foundation | Polkadot | 12 Oct 2020

Polkadot News

Polkadot News

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Due to recent staking algorithm changes, unfortunately most nominators staking < ~ 200 DOT are not receiving rewards. This is due to technical limitations that developers are working diligently on potential fixes. Off-chain nominating is recommended if you are nominating less than this amount..

Dr. Fatemeh Shiraz and Bill Laboon gave a talk at SEBAversity on Blockchain Scalability and Interoperability, Monday Oct 5th.

Reminder that if you are still running sentry nodes, you should be removing them from your setup:

If you are interested in developing for the Polkadot ecosystem, you should register for the Sub0 conference on 15 October.

Referendum 7 on Polkadot has passed - the number of validators will now gradually increase to 297.

The Council Motion to upgrade the runtime to v25 has passed; it will be voted on via referendum shortly.

Among other changes, the runtime upgrade will reduce the number of maximum nominators per validator from 256 down to 128.

Avado has released the latest version of their Polkadot node manager.

Patract Labs' Treasury Proposal was approved, giving them funding to work on Europa, the Substrate runtime environment sandbox.

Tips and Tricks

For additional and more in-depth information on Polkadot published on a fortnightly basis, check out the DotLeap newsletter by Bruno Škvorc.

Interested in applying for a Treasury Proposal to help develop the Polkadot or Kusama ecosystem? You can find instructions here:

Need to convert a Polkadot address to a Kusama address or vice-versa? The Polkadot wiki has a tool for that:

Polkadot and Kusama hosts are built with Substrate, but changes to the runtime only occur as the result of a runtime upgrade via referendum. You may see updates in the "Substrate News" section that only come to the mainnets after a long time, or even not at all if they are not relevant to them.

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If you want to talk more deeply about developing for the Polkadot ecosystem, the best place to chat is on Matrix.

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