Nomination Pools are Live! Stake natively with just 1 DOT.

Polkadot Nov 1 · 5 min read Stake natively on Polkadot easier than ever and with as little as 1 DOT thanks to this new scalability feature for Polkadot’s staking system. Nomination pools are a new feature for Polkadot’s staking system that allows users to pool their DOT tokens together on-chain to nominate validators and … Read more

What is Decentralized Social Media?

The blockchain-powered social platforms defining web3 Unless you live under a rock, you’ve surely heard the criticisms of big social media platforms and tech giants. Facebook, Twitter, Google, and TikTok have all faced a cacophony of complaints over the past decade. You’ve probably heard it all: Some say there’s not enough content moderation. Others say … Read more

Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) Fall to Historic Lows, but Increase Decentralization

Despite the bearish price action, the Polkadot (DOT) network continues to grow rapidly. Today, data was published on staking improvements and the so-called Nakamoto coefficient. The latter measures the level of blockchain decentralization, which remains higher in Polkadot than in Ethereum (ETH), BNB Smart Chain (BNB), or Cardano (ADA). Unfortunately, despite the high performance and … Read more

How DeSci is funding longevity research

Paul Kohlhaas, the co-founder of Molecule Protocol and co-author of VitaDAO on longevity research and the role of decentralization in science. In this episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we spoke to Paul Kohlhaas, co-founder of Molecule Protocol and co-author of VitaDAO. ​​VitaDAO is a community-owned collective funding early-stage longevity research. Paul Kohlhaas is … Read more

Polkadot Decoded: Submit Your Proposal for the Biggest Polkadot Event of the Year

Polkadot · Follow Feb 16 · 4 min read Polkadot Decoded is back for 2022, and is going even bigger and bolder than last year. The annual conference for all things Polkadot — ranging from talks to immersive workshops — has been confirmed for June 29th & 30th, with events at four international locations spanning … Read more

Ocean Protocol announces the launch of DataX, an OceanDAO grantee

Ocean Protocol, the decentralized data exchange protocol that unlocks data for AI, is excited to announce the launch of DataX Protocol, a project financed through OceanDAO, Ocean’s community-curated grants program. DataX Protocol has an ambitious lineup of innovative DeFi tooling for datasets in the roadmap. Its goal is to build DataFi infrastructure to help onboard … Read more

Polkadot v1.0: Sharding and Economic Security

Polkadot Jan 21 · 34 min read By Rob Habermeier, Polkadot founder This post is about the technology powering Polkadot. Polkadot is a sharded blockchain with heterogeneous shards. What sharding means in this context is splitting up the work that happens onto multiple sub-blockchains, known as parachains. What heterogeneous means in this context is that … Read more

Moonbeam Begins Decentralization Process

Katherine Dec 21, 2021 · 3 min read Boston, MA — December 21, 2021 — Moonbeam, the Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on Polkadot, has begun decentralization and added 24 third-party collators to the active collator set. This marks the beginning of phase one of the Moonbeam launch process, which gradually phases in functionality to ensure … Read more

How to Participate in the Centrifuge Crowdloan

Dylan Dedi Dec 22 · 2 min read A step-by-step guide Happy to see you here! Following the success of the Altair crowdloan, we are already seeing a similar trend as Centrifuge claims the highest number of contributors (way to go community!): Before we jump into the guides on how to contribute, here’s a few … Read more

Making History, Again: Polkadot Auctions 1–5

Polkadot Dec 21 · 12 min read By Jonas Gehrlein, Web3 Foundation Researcher The Polkadot network has reached yet another remarkable milestone, delivering the final piece of functionality to achieve the vision of Polkadot as outlined in the whitepaper (aka the Polkadot Paper). The first five slot auctions have successfully concluded and the winning parachains … Read more