Polkadot Weekly News September 23, 2020

Polkadot Core

Polkadot Referenda

  • #5 [Council] Upgrading Polkadot Runtime to v24 (Started) 

Polkadot Proposals 

Kusama Core

  • Parachain auctions will begin on Kusama prior to Polkadot

Kusama Referenda

  • #85 Change the number of validators to 900.

Kusama Proposals

  • #35 Change the number of validators to 1000.
  • Discussion on organizing a demonstration of Kusama’s capabilities for robotics technicians in universities.
  • Discussion on tip to Kirill from Parity for reimbursement of “question bounties” during Decentralized Web Meetup #5.
  • Discussion on creating a Validator Resource Center and Ranking Website for Kusama.

Polkadot Community

  • Teams building on Polkadot can now submit their projects to be funded by the Polkadot Treasury.
  • Web 3 Foundation is giving grants to those who are working on the advancement and adoption of decentralized software protocols.
  • Supply of tokenized Bitcoin on Ethereum now tops $1.1B.
  • Bluezelle is moving a distributed storage project onto Polkadot Substrate. Framework with the goal of becoming the de facto data layer for Web 3.0.
  • How to Stake Polkadot on a Ledger Hardware Wallet video.
  • Dapp.com announced that they are adding support for Polkadot and Kusama parachains, ecosystem components, tooling, and DApps.

Dates of Note


  • Polkadot projects will be able to mint their own tokens in 2021.
  • Sora referenda voting summary: Converting v1 XOR token to VAL, then giving VAL to ERC-20 XOR holders and the SORA Parliament, and modifying the model for the v2 XOR token so that supply is managed by a token bonding curve, backed by reserves.
  • Acala Network’s parachain is now fully compatible with Ethereum.

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