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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: October 12 - October 18, 2020

19 Oct 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News Hello World! by Polkadot is live. It’s a Gitcoin-powered learning challenge where you can earn DOT and KSM. http://bit.ly/0x2HcwPtd  The latest episode of the Polkadot-focused podcast, Relay Chain, covers staking with Bison Trails. htt...

Hello World! By Polkadot: Dive into the Polkadot universe!

14 Oct 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Web3 Foundation

Gitcoin has integrated Polkadot and Kusama tokens (DOT and KSM) into their tech stack, making us one of the first full integrations outside of the Ethereum ecosystem. To celebrate, we have created Hello World! by Polkadot. Consisting of 23 different...

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

12 Oct 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News If you are reading this and looking for an entry-level position or internship, you might be a perfect fit as a technical educator https://web3.bamboohr.com/jobs/ Due to recent staking algorithm changes, unfortunately most nominators st...

A week in Polkadot. A round up of what’s new in the Polkadot universe, September 28 - October 4, 2020

5 Oct 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News You may have noticed some changes in the validator selection algorithm, leading to having multiple validators active in the same era. The fix is still being investigated. Referendum #6 passed, which fixed some migration issues from the...

A week in Polkadot

28 Sep 2020 2 minute read 5 comments Web3 Foundation

A round up of what’s new in the Polkadot universe, September 21 - 27, 2020 Polkadot News There are currently several scams occurring. Please be careful. There is no DOT giveaway, admins will never DM you first, don't trust any URLs that people send...

A week in Polkadot

21 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

A round-up of what’s new in the Polkadot universe, September 14 - 20, 2020 Polkadot News See the first inter-chain asset transfer using the new XCM protocol. https://twitter.com/gavofyork/status/1304849064891158528 Three Treasury proposals were rece...

Introducing Westend: The Testnet for Polkadot and Kusama

18 Sep 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Web3 Foundation

Westend provides an environment for our infrastructure partners to test their Polkadot and Kusama deployment and processes. Westend is a Polkadot testnet, replacing Polkadot’s previous Alexander testnet. Westend more accurately resembles how you int...

The Inspiration Behind Polkadot

15 Sep 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Web3 Foundation

Gavin Wood has a passion for creating technical solutions for previously unsolvable problems, and delivering them. Following his role as co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum, he moved on to his current project, Polkadot. In the following video you w...

Polkadot Connects

10 Sep 2020 2 minute read 8 comments Web3 Foundation

“Polkadot empowers the individual against much more powerful corporate and state actors.”Dr. Gavin Wood, Polkadot Founder Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain protocol that unites an entire network of purpose-built blockchains, allowing them to...

A "Light" Introduction to Polkadot

7 Sep 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Web3 Foundation

LESS TRUST MORE TRUTH Every day we interact with technologies controlled by a handful of large companies whose interests and incentives often conflict with our own. If we want the benefits of using their proprietary apps, we’re forced to agree to te...