Polkadot Weekly News October 6, 2020

Polkadot Core

Polkadot Referenda

Polkadot Treasury Proposals

  • #26 Patract Labs’ treasury proposal for Redspot v0.2.
  • #27 SubstraTEE Scalability Proposal.

Polkadot Proposals 

  • #7 Increase the number of Validators to 599.
  • #2 Changing the calculation of the commission when sending from a Polkadot wallet.
  • #4 Increase the number of Validators to 299.
  • #5 Increase the number of Validators to 399.
  • #6 Increase the number of Validators to 499.
  • #8 Increase the number of Validators to 259.
  • #9 Exactly as transfer, except the origin must be root and the source account may be specified. (Returning money from a scammer account to original owner account).
  • #10 (Wrong proposal. Fixed the proposal in #11).
  • #11 Proposal to recover a users lost account.

Kusama Referenda

  • #7 Increase number of Validators by 1 for 100 eras. (It currently would add 1 new validator slot each day for 100 days).

Kusama Proposals

  • #36 A proposal to gradually increase the number of active validators by 1 every era for 400 eras (1 era is 6 hours, and this would increase the total to 1000 active validators.).
  • #87 Increase the number of active validators to 1000.

Polkadot Community

Dates of Note

  • October 7, 2020 5:00 UTC: Election of new Council candidates.
  • October 8, 2020 9:19 UTC: Voting Ends on Motion #26.
  • October 8, 2020 9:20 UTC: Voting Ends on Motion #27.
  • October 8, 2020 11:17 UTC: Voting Ends on Referenda #7.
  • October 8, 2020 13:17 UTC: Potential dispatch of referendum #7 (if passed).
  • October 8, 2020 16:00 UTC: Polkadot Webinar: Digital Asset Tracking using Blockchain Technology: Use Cases and Benefits.
  • October 14, 2020 1:56 UTC: Start of the next referendum voting period.
  • October 15, 10:00-17:00 UTC: The Substrate Developer Community Conference.
  • October 18, 5:08 UTC: Start of next treasury spending period.
  • October 29, 22:00 UTC: Polkadot Webinar: Conheça a Web 3.0. O que é Polkadot? (em Português).

Top Youtube Videos of the Week

Top Reddit Posts of the Week


  • Sora (XOR) roadmap and implementation plan for the SORA v2 tokenomics.
  • Polkastarter’s (POLS) token soars 10x on day 1 of its Uniswap launch on Septermber 29 landing it the number 4 spot.
  • Ocean Protocol and Balancer Labs Partner for The First AMM-Based Data Market.
  • Plasm Network is waiting to list PLM token until more of the parachain auction information on Polkadot Network arrives. Becoming a parachain is their first priority.
  • Crust Network launched CRU on Uniswap and Huobi.
  • Dock launches their mainnet.
  • Live testing of Acala and and Laminar’s Rococo Parachain (Polkadot’s Testnet).

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