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Polkadot is a scalable, interoperable & secure network protocol for the next generation of the web. This blog was run by Web3 Foundation and is now closed. All proceeds from tips have been donated to She256.org in this transaction: https://etherscan.io/token/0xd46ba6d942050d489dbd938a2c909a5d5039a161?a=0xed11e5ea95a5a3440fbaadc4cc404c56d0a5bb04 https://etherscan.io/token/0xa0246c9032bc3a600820415ae600c6388619a14d?a=0xed11e5ea95a5a3440fbaadc4cc404c56d0a5bb04


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...