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Validator Views: Polkadot Update - April 9, 2020

Posted by Staked on Apr 17, 2020 11:51:42 AM

The purpose of Validator Views is to provide updates and information regarding proof of stake chain progress, timelines, and more. 

Polkadot Update - April 9, 2020
  • As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Polkadot is re-evaluating the timing of their public token sale and transferability of the DOT token.
  • However, launch of the Proof of Authority (PoA) blockchain with Nominated Proof-of-Stake (NPos) remains on track for launch in Q2 2020.
  • As of April 6th, development is focused on weight benchmarking (outlined in 01/22 update), technical security and reliability issues.
  • A list of outstanding technical issues remaining for launch is available on Github:

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