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Statemine Upgrade Launches New Phase of Parachain Functionality
The Kusama community has just voted to upgrade the Statemine parachain to allow anyone to create assets and NFTs on a permissonless basis.
Polkadot and Kusama Staking Changes
With the increase in the number of accounts nominating on Polkadot and Kusama, we have seen some limitations of the current staking parameters. In order to prevent issues from occurring when these limits are reached, some restrictions are being added to the staking system on both networks.
A Polkadot Postmortem - 24.05.2021
On 24 May 2021, Polkadot nodes failed with an out of memory (OOM) error on block 5,202,216. This block contained an on-chain solution to the validator election, which is normally computed off-chain and only takes place on-chain if no off-chain solution is submitted.
Chainlink Makes Oracle Pallet Available to all Substrate, Polkadot and Kusama Chains
Since the last update, there has been significant development work completed on the Polkadot - Chainlink integration, culminating in Chainlink making their extensive collection of on-chain Price Feeds available as a Substrate oracle pallet.
Polkadot Bridges - Connecting the Polkadot Ecosystem with External Networks
Web 3.0, the next generation of the internet, has been envisioned as a fully functional and user-friendly web where our identity and data is our own. Polkadot was created with the belief that no single blockchain can do everything; that rather, the future is multichain.
System Parachains: An Introduction to Governance-Allocated Parachain Slots
The Polkadot network has a number of teams developing parachains, each optimized for its own domain. These parachains specialize in smart contracts, identity, DeFi, robotics, bridges, and more.
Polkadot 2020 Roundup
Despite being a tough year for pretty much everyone (with the possible exception of Amazon and takeaways), the Polkadot network and community is coming out of 2020 with the wind very much behind its sails. So now that we’ve reached the end of 2020, for better or worse, let’s have a roundup of what we achieved and what we’re planning to do over the course of 2021… I tend to start these roundups with a few statistics, and this year seems no exception. Development has continued apace, with the Rus