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The Parachain Advantage: Exploring Polkadot's Next-Generation Model
With the recent launch of Polkadot's first five auction-winning parachains, we take a closer look at the parachain model and the value this game-changing multichain technology brings to Web3.
Introducing Polkadot & Kusama Gifts: The Easiest Way to Send DOT & KSM to Friends & Family
Introducing Polkadot and Kusama Gifts, the easiest Way to send DOT and KSM to Friends and Family. Polkadot and Kusama Gifts are a new way to send DOT or KSM to anyone, even if they don’t already have an account or wallet.
Polkadot Is Ready for Parachain Launch, Auction Dates Proposed
Parachains are now officially ready for launch on Polkadot and the auction schedule has been proposed. The news that Polkadot is now technically capable of supporting its first parachains.
XCM Part III: Execution and Error Management
The third article on XCM takes a deeper look into its underlying design and execution model. Since XCM is based around the instruction set of the XCVM, a very high-level virtual machine, this amounts to becoming familiar with this machine architecture.
Kusama’s First Batch of Parachains: An Interview with the Teams
This blog contains information provided by the projects Karura, Moonriver, Shiden, Khala, and Bifrost, in order of when they won their parachain slot. Discover what network each does, their achievements so far, and the phases ahead on their respective roadmaps.
Participating in Crowdloans on Kusama and Polkadot
By Bill Laboon, Director of Education and Community at Web3 Foundation Parachains are the diverse layer-1 blockchains that run in parallel on the Polkadot and Kusama networks. Parachains connect to Polkadot or Kusama by leasing a parachain slot on the Relay Chain. Apart from the slots for system parachains, which are reserved for functionality that benefits the ecosystem as a whole, projects wishing to obtain a parachain slot need to participate in one or more parachain slot auctions. The desig
Kusama Parachain Auctions: Second Batch
The first batch of 5 parachain slot auctions on Kusama were completed successfully over the course of June and July. Here are our recommendations for rolling out the next batch of Parachain Auctions after the interim period of monitoring for liveness and stability.