Polkadot P2P.ORG received grant for Multi-blockchain ETL for Polkadot and Filecoin

<h4 id="7th-september-2020-p2p-validator-is-delighted-to-announce-their-grant-work-on-connecting-the-polkadot-and-filecoin-ecosystems-by-creating-an-etl-solution-with-unified-api-together-with-web3-foundation-and-protocol-labs-"><strong>7th September 2020 - P2P Validator is delighted to announce their grant work on connecting the Polkadot and Filecoin ecosystems by creating an ETL solution with unified API , together with Web3 Foundation and Protocol Labs.</strong></h4><p>Over the past few years, the world has seen the rise of blockchain interoperability; with the attraction DeFi tools and platforms are getting nowadays, the idea of making the blockchain world more interoperable has become ingrained. The blockchain ecosystem has already attracted thousands of software developers working on different things - applications, wallets, dashboards, explorers - but by inserting interoperability into this equation brings an additional challenge.</p><p>Imagine a situation where a user moves a chain A asset through bridge B to parachain X to open a Collateralized Debt Position (CDP), then uses received stablecoin to long a synthetic asset from parachain D on a margin trade chain E. Ten years ago this could sound like nonsense - but this is a reality now. To make efficient applications that would allow this behavior - the developers need appropriate tools.</p><p><em><em>"Default blockchain node interfaces are usually unsuited for complex or historical data queries. That makes building application on top of blockchains a complicated affair - you need to build your own data layer first. Interchain communication aggravets that problem even more"</em></em>, says Vasiliy Shapovalov, CTO of P2P Validator. <em><em>"Our goal is to exctract, clean, enrich, transform, and serve the blockchain data in way that will allow users to to merge several application-specific interchain requests in the single one."</em></em></p><p>To begin this journey, we've decided to create an ETL solution for blockchains with a GraphQL API for the collected data. The solution aims to add value and decrease development costs for every company or individual who is working on application development. GraphQL as an API query language has been chosen to unify the data interface to simplify the development process and provide the best quality real-time data for applications.</p><p>As a validator, we have a unique opportunity to develop such a system:</p><ul><li>we have developed our dashboards and other tools that require a deep dive into specific blockchain's architecture</li><li>blockchain node management does not add costs to the solution as we already maintain them</li><li>we are familiar with a variety of blockchains</li><li>we are trusted by more than 2000 users staking their assets with us</li></ul><p>Although our ultimate goal is to provide a high-quality data source for lots of blockchains, we've chosen Polkadot and Filecoin to be the pioneers in this project. We would love to see services that would utilize this solution and supply a justified demand for more blockchains to be added as data sources.</p><p><em><em>“We are excited to work together with Protocol Labs and P2P validator to create an interoperability-first data warehouse across all kinds of different blockchains. This will make it easier to integrate with different blockchains and ultimately help the entire ecosystem ”</em></em>, says David Hawig, Grants Lead at Web3 Foundation.</p><p><em><em>"In collaboration with Web3 Foundation we’re delighted to support P2P Validator as they build an ETL solution to simplify the process of building wallets, dashboards, explorers and apps that interact with multiple blockchains connected through interchain communication protocol"</em></em>, says Eva Shon, Grants Coordinator at Protocol Labs.</p><p>Stay in touch with us and visit our website and GitHub to know more!</p><h3 id="about-web3-foundation"><strong>About Web3 Foundation</strong></h3><p><a href="https://web3.foundation/">Web3 Foundation</a> funds research and development teams building the technology stack of the decentralized web. It was established in Zug, Switzerland, by Ethereum co-founder and former chief technology officer Dr. Gavin Wood. Polkadot is the Foundation's flagship project.</p><h3 id="about-protocol-labs"><strong>About Protocol Labs</strong></h3><p><a href="https://protocol.ai/">Protocol Labs</a> is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. Protocol Labs' projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and many more. Protocol Labs aim to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology.</p><h3 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h3><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=announcement&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_grant_announcement">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider with the best industry practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities securing more than 300 million of USD value. At the time of publishing, P2P Validator is trusted by over 2000 delegators across 15+ networks.</p><p></p><hr><p></p><p><strong>Web</strong>: <a href="https://p2p.org">https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong>Telegram</strong>: <a href="https://t.me/P2P/polkadot"><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></a></p>

Gleb Palienko

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Polkadot Polkadot overview for newcomers

<h1 id="polkadot-overview-for-newcomers"><strong>Polkadot overview for newcomers</strong></h1><p><em><em>August 18th, 2020</em></em> - Polkadot almost became a fully-operational network by reaching the 4th of five milestones - opening transfers between accounts. The network is expected to finish the rollout plan this autumn by enabling parachain auctions and cross-chain interaction protocol, but, which might be important for newcomers, now you can legally buy and sell DOT tokens. If you are someone who missed the original 2017 and small 2020 sale but still are interested - this article is for you.</p><h2 id="which-wallets-to-use"><strong>Which wallets to use?</strong></h2><p>We recommend starting exploring Polkadot with official <a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts">Polkadot.js browser wallet</a> (you would also need to install <a href="https://github.com/polkadot-js/extension">polkadot.js browser plugin</a>). This is the official wallet supported by Web3 Foundation that provides all possible opportunities for DOT users. If you are not a fan of desktop wallets, you can just walk through all tabs and get a good overview of Polkadot. The full list of supported wallets can be found <a href="https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/build-wallets">here</a>.</p><p>You will notice that a lot of them are in the development stage, but the following ones are fully functional:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.parity.io/signer/">Parity Signer</a></li><li><a href="https://lunie.io/">Lunie</a></li><li><a href="https://polkawallet.io/">Polkawallet</a></li><li><a href="https://token.im/">ImToken</a></li><li><a href="https://www.mathwallet.org/polkadot-wallet/en/">Math wallet</a></li></ul><p>Please note that the wallets may not provide full functionality (e.g., Democracy, Council voting, Extrinsic, etc.) - but all of them support transfers and staking.</p><h2 id="where-to-buy-dot"><strong>Where to buy DOT?</strong></h2><p>Generally, we don’t give advice on the exchange as your experience may differ based on the country of your residence or KYC/AML procedures. As you’re reading this page, we believe you are already a crypto person and you don’t need common advice like picking a trusted exchange. But there’s one thing you may not be familiar with:</p><p><strong><strong>On August 21st, Polkadot will go through the redenomination process. It means the “old” DOT will be equal to 100 “new” DOTs. This was the choice of community - you can read more in the <a href="https://polkadot.network/the-results-are-in/">official post</a>. This change will not be done by changing any core code - from 21st 1 DOT will be equal to 10^10 Plancks (the smallest fraction of DOT), while now it’s 10^12 Plancks. If you buy your DOT now, you will just see 100x more DOT on your balance after 21st.</strong></strong></p><h2 id="how-to-create-an-account"><strong>How to create an account?</strong></h2><p>Please use <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/create-account-in-polkadot-network">our guide</a>. The whole process will take several minutes.</p><h2 id="how-to-nominate"><strong>How to nominate?</strong></h2><p>We have a general <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-nomination-guide">guide on nominating</a>. Here are some additional tips that you might find helpful:</p><ul><li>You can nominate from 1 to 16 validators from one account. The validator election mechanism will distribute your stake to validators in an optimal way (generally, for one validator). We recommend to nominate trusted validators as the right selection will provide better yield and protect you from <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/Polkadot-overview-for-newcomers#what-is-slashing-and-how-does-it-work">slashing</a>.</li><li>Your nomination status will update every day (around 1PM CET - when the validator election happens). The meaning of each status: <em><em>Active - your nomination is working, and one of the validators you’ve chosen is in the active validator set. Everything is OK. </em></em>Inactive - it is OK to have some inactive nomination while you have at least one active - it means that your nomination is working, but some of the validators you’ve chosen are not in the active set. <em><em>Waiting - you will see this status if you’ve made a nomination but the elections haven’t happened yet. Don’t worry, just wait for the validator elections to be held. </em></em>Renomination needed - this signals you that you need an update of your nomination.</li><li>Bonding and unbonding <em><em>Bonding means you’re locking your funds to work in staking. While funds are locked, you can make nominations, update them, vote, etc. To make your funds liquid you should go through unbonding. </em></em>Unbonding might be performed when you want to stop nominating and move or sell your DOTs. Please be careful - the unbonding period for Polkadot is 28 days, so basically you won’t be able to transfer or stake your DOTs for almost a month!</li><li>Controller account is a special account that might be linked with your primary account (stash in terms of Polkadot) to perform some actions (e.g., staking). It is good practice to have a controller account connected to your stash and don’t touch the last one without a significant reason. What is more important, you can basically share your controller account with 3rd parties to perform staking while keeping your stash keys with you and your funds will be safe!</li></ul><p>For those of you who have more than 50000 DOT we have a <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-nomination-strategies/#p2p-validator-special-offer">special offer</a>!</p><h2 id="how-do-rewards-work"><strong>How do rewards work?</strong></h2><p>At the moment, Polkadot provides around 14-15% APR on your stake. The following things might influence your profit:</p><ul><li>Validator fee. The average validator fee is around 3%.</li><li>Luck. The profit for each validator is proportional to the number of blocks produced during the era. These numbers will be equal in the long run, but for some days you may notice a bit more or a bit less profit than predicted - so basically you should not worry about this.</li><li>Total stake on the node. Polkadot provides staking rewards that are almost equal for every validator. After that, the validator automatically distributes the profit for the nominators after taking a validator fee. So, nominating to the validator that has 2M DOT in nominations will bring you twice as much as nominating the one with 4M DOT in nominations.</li><li>Overall validator performance. In the real world, different validators have different hardware resources, connectivity, etc. - all of these factors may affect nominators’ profitability.</li><li>Slashing penalties. <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/Polkadot-overview-for-newcomers#what-is-slashing-and-how-does-it-work">Please take a note on slashing and how it works in Polkadot</a>.</li></ul><p><strong><strong>Please use our <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-nomination-strategies">article with nomination strategies</a> that are based on the stake you hold</strong></strong></p><p>Other important points on the rewards:</p><ul><li>Rewards are distributed each era (24 hours for Polkadot).</li><li>By default, the rewards are not claimed automatically. This can be done either by you or by your nominated validator. P2P Validator is periodically claiming rewards for our nominators, so you should not worry about this if you nominate us.</li></ul><h2 id="what-is-slashing-and-how-does-it-work"><strong>What is slashing and how does it work?</strong></h2><p>Slashing is a penalty mechanism that provides economic incentives for validators to play fair and nominators to choose the right validators. Slashing is triggered when a validator makes a double sign or more than 10% of the network goes offline. This can also happen because of a software bug. In such cases, the slashes are applied after 28 days and can be canceled by democracy voting.</p><p>As the slashing is applied to both validator and its nominators, you may lose some portion of your stake. To minimize risks to be slashed:</p><ul><li>Select 16 validators in your nomination.</li><li>Select only the validators you know and trust.</li><li>Don’t try to make maximum profits - staking is a marathon, not a sprint. The risk of losing a portion of your stake might outweigh the better profitability of an unknown validator.</li></ul><h2 id="what-resources-to-use-or-follow"><strong>What resources to use or follow?</strong></h2><p>For all newcomers to Polkadot ecosystem, we recommend the following resources:</p><ul><li>Our <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/category/polkadot/">blog articles about Polkadot</a></li><li>Join the <a href="https://t.me/PolkadotOfficial">official Polkadot group on telegram</a></li><li>Join the <a href="https://matrix.to/#/!FdCojkeGzZLSEoiecf:web3.foundation?via=matrix.parity.io&amp;via=matrix.org&amp;via=web3.foundation">community group in Element</a></li><li>Use the official <a href="https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/getting-started">wiki of the project</a></li><li>Get familiar with Polkadot in action using <a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts">Polkadot.js</a></li><li>Use <a href="https://polkascan.io/polkadot">Polkascan</a> or <a href="https://www.subscan.io/">Subscan</a> to dive deeper in addresses and transactions</li><li>Give <a href="https://kusama.network/">Kusama</a> network, a wild cousin of Polkadot, a try</li></ul><h2 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h2><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_for_newcomers">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider with the best industry practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities securing more than 100 million of USD value. At the time of publishing, P2P Validator is trusted by over 2000 delegators across 15+ networks.</p><hr><p><em><em>Do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Gleb via [email protected] We are always ready to help and open for communication.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_for_newcomers"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Gleb Palienko

from p2p validator

Polkadot Polkadot Nomination Strategies

<p>While validators in Polkadot work together as the heart of the ecosystem - validate transactions, build the blockchain itself, and maintain network security, nominators supply the blood - they delegate their tokens to the validators they trust and therefore receive rewards and provide supply to the blockchain economy. So, what's the best strategy for a nominator? How to be sure your funds are safe and working at their maximum? We've gathered some strategies that might be useful for you based on the stake you have.</p><h1 id="500k-dots-and-more-"><strong>500K DOTs and more.</strong></h1><p>You hold a large number of tokens, and the rewards you can get are pretty high (in absolute numbers). Here are some thoughts that you might find useful:</p><ul><li>The right nomination strategy can add several additional points to your APR, while with the wrong one you can receive only half of the potential profit. "Nominate once and relax" won't work for you because the fluctuations of nominations on the network can change the position of validators you've chosen drastically.</li><li>Selecting the most profitable validators in polkadot.js UI might not be a good idea because your stake is significant enough to change the position of validators in terms of profitability.</li><li>To make the best choice of validator, you should make predictions on the next validator set for each era, which requires development resources and a deep understanding of Polkadot validator election mechanisms.</li></ul><p>All this can make you think that it's almost impossible to get the maximum from your stake. <strong><strong>Luckily, you're reading this text on p2p.org. We're a top-tier validator and can make this happen because of our vast amount of experience accumulated in Kusama and Polkadot.</strong></strong></p><h3 id="p2p-validator-special-offer-"><strong>P2P Validator special offer:</strong></h3><ul><li>Optimized regular nominations to get maximum yield</li><li>Direct support by chat or video call</li><li>Weekly reports on profitability</li><li>Reports for tax authorities on demand</li><li>An immediate reaction in case of active set increases and other changes that can potentially affect your staking rewards.</li></ul><p><strong><strong>All the mentioned benefits are available for you without any additional fees. Contact us via <a href="mailto:[email protected]">email</a> or <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">join our telegram group</a> to know more.</strong></strong></p><h1 id="50k-500k-dots"><strong>50K - 500K DOTs</strong></h1><p>We can bet you care about your profits, so you may develop this strategy by yourself - monitor the staking daily and update your nomination to choose the best validators. But the question is - how to choose reliable validator nodes and get maximum rewards from them? Here are some thoughts:</p><ul><li>Your stake is still significant enough not to use the automatic validator selection on polkadot.js - you're still able to push the specific node from the top profitability position.</li><li>Try not to update your nomination right after the election happens. The same reason being as for the point above - your nomination changes the landscape, so the best time to make an update is about noon CET.</li></ul><p>Feel free to use a <a href="https://redash.p2p.org/public/dashboards/cviD6Ci7oUDRnSoq8CqNJImrJfq8uuY37DsiF2CY?org_slug=default">dashboard</a> that predicts the next validator set and was designed to find out the best targets for nominations.</p><p><strong><strong>If you plan to continue staking Polkadot and would contact us during the upcoming month - we are happy to tell you are also able to receive a special offer for 500K+ stakes. Contact us via <a href="mailto:[email protected]">email</a> or <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">join our telegram group</a> to know more</strong></strong></p><h1 id="10k-50k-dots"><strong>10K-50K DOTs</strong></h1><p>With a stake in this range, you might be interested in increasing profits, but paying too much attention to staking would not cover the costs of your time. The best approach would be to make a nomination and come back, check and update nomination if needed in a week or two. Here are some thoughts that might help you to make the right choice of validator:</p><ul><li>Choose nodes from a validator you know and can reach in case you have any questions. Polkadot network is permissionless - that means anyone can be a validator. The malicious behavior of a validator results in a punishment (slashing in terms of Polkadot) - which is a lot more harmful to the nominator than the validator.</li><li>If you're using polkadot.js, be careful over choosing validators automatically. This mechanism relies only on the current state of nominations and fees - and tells you nothing about specific validator quality.</li></ul><p>Use the <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_nomination_strategies">p2p.org/polkadot</a> web page to find out the best target addresses supported by P2P Validator.</p><h1 id="0-10k-dots"><strong>0-10K DOTs</strong></h1><p>You don't have enough dots to earn a lot - but that also brings you an advantage - your stake does not significantly change a selected validator's profitability, so there is no need to pay much attention to nominations. The best strategy for you would be to choose around eight top-performing validators from the active set and the rest from the waiting list based on your feelings. We encourage you to put a bet on both big names in validation and include smaller independent validators who are active in community chats.</p><h1 id="general-thoughts"><strong>General thoughts</strong></h1><p>According to Polkadot network rules, you can choose up to 16 validators in your nomination, and an automated election algorithm will do the rest. It looks like a perfect solution - to nominate once and relax, but there are some pitfalls that might affect your profits:</p><ul><li>Validators you've nominated might not be elected to the active validator set. This situation might occur if the other nominators that chose the same validators as you will renominate to other nodes. In this case, you're entirely missing any profit - and will continue to miss it until you make a new nomination or other people help your validators reach the active validator set.</li><li>Validators you've nominated become extremely popular and receive many nominations. In this case, you're getting profits on your stake, but they are not optimal. Here's a simple explanation: the reward each validator receives is almost equal for all active validators in the long term. The more nominated stake a specific validator has, the less each nominator gets. Some validators have nominations for 2M, some for 4M DOTs - as a result, the profits for their nominators differ twice!</li><li>There is a small chance the nodes you've nominated would go offline. If you nominate 16, the chance all of them would be down is meager - but it exists.</li></ul><p>The risks of not paying attention to the actual state of nomination in Polkadot can result in losing profits (partially or even completely). <strong><strong>To mitigate our nominators' risks, P2P Validator supplies new validator nodes when the demand for them is growing.</strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong>Why else should you nominate P2P Validator?</strong></strong></p><ul><li>We've invested our own funds in Polkadot &amp; ecosystem and stake them via the public validator nodes - the same as you do</li><li>We have a dedicated DevOps and development team with a tremendous amount of experience across Polkadot and other blockchains</li><li>We were the first ones to run validators in both Polkadot and Kusama</li><li>We've achieved top-notch profitability for our nominators in Kusama and have a good track record.</li></ul><p><strong><strong>How to nominate P2P? Just use the 16 validator nodes listed on our website <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_nomination_strategies">p2p.org/polkadot</a></strong></strong></p><h2 id="p2p-statistics-in-kusama"><strong>P2P statistics in Kusama</strong></h2><p>We have accumulated a huge amount of experience in staking Kusama and continue this story in Polkadot. The graph below shows the profits for a nominator with 1000 KSM with P2P Validator and other validators*.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/dx9t8wS.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/dx9t8wS.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/dx9t8wS.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/dx9t8wS.png 1021w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>*<em><em>Other validators’ profits are calculated based on the average weighted commission rate of 7,5%, average stake amongst all validators, and current staking ratio.</em></em></p><h1 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h1><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_nomination_strategies">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider with the best industry practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities securing more than 100 million of USD value. At the time of publishing, P2P Validator is trusted by over 2000 delegators across 15+ networks.</p><hr><p><em><em>Do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Alex via [email protected] We are always ready to help and open for communication.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_nomination_strategies"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Gleb Palienko

from p2p validator

Polkadot Polkadot Council elections: vote for P2P Validator

<p>After the first council elections and removal of sudo module Polkadot will become a permissionless chain fully governed by the community. Every DOT holder can submit a proposal and suggest parameter changes such as increasing the validator set and many more.</p><p><strong><strong>P2P Validator is excited to announce our Council candidacy</strong></strong>. We have supported both Polkadot and Kusama networks from the very beginning, and, as a result, received more than 50,000,000 DOTs from 250+ users as nominations. As a Council member, we promise to act in the interests of the Polkadot community.</p><h2 id="why-you-should-vote-for-p2p-validator"><strong>Why you should vote for P2P Validator</strong></h2><ul><li>We have a proven track record of 2+ years in the validation business across different networks</li><li>We are active participants in the governance of most groundbreaking blockchains</li><li>We've invested our funds in Polkadot &amp; ecosystem and stake them via the public validator nodes</li><li>We have a dedicated development team and participate in W3F General Grants Program</li><li>We are always open for community requests</li></ul><p><strong><strong><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/Polkadot-Council-elections-vote-for-P2P-Validator#how-to-vote">Press here to find detailed instructions on voting.</a></strong></strong></p><h2 id="role-of-a-council-member"><strong>Role of a council member</strong></h2><p>Efficient governance implies an active participation of stakeholders, which is always limited to some extent. It requires continuous monitoring of new proposals and taking actions to check that the outcome is not harmful for the ecosystem. Sometimes, token holders miss the right moment or simply prefer not to participate in voting for various reasons. Councils in Polkadot represent passive stakeholders and have a crucial role in the governance affecting the way of approving/rejecting proposals.</p><p><strong><strong>Some of their capabilities:</strong></strong></p><ul><li>Accept or reject treasury spending proposals</li><li>Propose a referendum and change its bias</li><li>Cast "veto" on a malicious proposal</li><li>Cancel slashes that are in a queue for application</li></ul><p>Initially there are 13 councilors, the number will gradually grow to 23. Elections initially happen once a day. Later, elections will occur on a weekly basis and eventually monthly. Every token holder can pick up to 16 candidates. Stake-weighted votes are distributed automatically based on the Phragmen method the same way as nominating validators. <strong><strong>Tokens involved in staking count in the selection of Council members</strong></strong>. The vote is considered valid until canceled via extrinsic. Before that DOT are frozen (becoming non-transferable). <strong><strong>Unlike unbonding, there is no specific period to wait before unfreezing and they become unlocked and transferable right after submitting a corresponding transaction.</strong></strong></p><h2 id="the-mission-of-p2p-validator-as-a-council-member"><strong>The mission of P2P Validator as a council member</strong></h2><p><strong><strong>Very simply, we can describe our mission as a council member as follows: to protect the interests of nominators and validators.</strong></strong></p><p>Although nominators and validators have different roles in the ecosystem, we find that many points are valid for both:</p><ul><li>Nominators and validators own and earn a certain amount of tokens and are interested in network ecosystem growth.</li><li>Nominators' stake and validators' future profits are in a non-liquid state, so both would not welcome any change that would result in a negative change in value of their holdings.</li><li>In some cases, nominators and small independent validators may not have enough time or expertise to analyze the proposed changes and make a considered conclusion in voting for or against.</li></ul><p>So, what exactly are we going to do as a council member?</p><ul><li>Dive as deep as we can into any proposal that is put to the council</li><li>Publicly express our opinion regarding the proposals clearly stating the expected results for both nominators and validators</li><li>Collect opinions from both validators and nominators</li><li>Discuss it with other council members and vote based on the opinions we've got from the community</li><li>Issue regular reports on the network development direction based on the proposals and discussions in the council</li></ul><h2 id="how-to-vote"><strong>How to vote</strong></h2><p>1. Go to a Council tab of<a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/council"> PolkadotJS UI</a> and press the vote button in the right top corner.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/1-1.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/1-1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/1-1.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/1-1.png 1600w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>2. Select up to 16 candidates by left clicking on accounts in the left box or simply paste the address of the desired one in the search field. <strong><strong>Here is P2P Validator candidate address:</strong></strong> <code>14krbTSTJv3aaT1VeBRX7CzoV4crr3adeF3KutdpkCttrxsZ</code></p><p>After you specify the amount of DOT, press submit button and sign the transaction</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/2-3.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/2-3.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/2-3.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/2-3.png 1600w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3.   Your vote will be considered in the following elections.</p><p>To cancel your vote go to Extrinsics tab, select the account used for voting, choose electionsPhragmen in the left drop-down menu, and removeVoter() in the right one.Then press the Submit Transaction button and sign it.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/3-3.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/3-3.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/3-3.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/3-3.png 1600w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Your vote will be immediately removed and tokens locked in Council elections will unfreeze.</p><h2 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h2><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=vote_for_p2p_council">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider with the best industry practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities securing more than 100 million of USD value. At the time of publishing, P2P Validator is trusted by over 2000 delegators across 15+ networks.</p><hr><p><em><em>Do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Alex via [email protected] We are always ready to help and open for communication.</em></em></p><p></p><hr><p></p><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=vote_for_p2p_council"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=vote_for_p2p_council">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Gleb Palienko

from p2p validator

Polkadot P2P Staking Strategy in Polkadot Before DOT Transfers

<p>Polkadot staking has successfully launched. Validator elections has been held and issuance of first rewards has been started. If you have not nominated yet it is a good time to <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-nomination-guide?utm_source=strategy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy">do it now</a>.</p><p>P2P Validator has more than three years of experience as a non-custodial staking provider. We make staking clear and attractive to simplify the process, incentivizing token holders to secure the network. <strong><strong>The main goal of our staking strategy is maximizing rewards for token holders.</strong></strong></p><p>To reach that goal in Polkadot, we have been validating Kusama since the first day to polish our approach. Currently, we operate over 25 Kusama nodes with 300,000 KSM nominations and provide <strong><strong>~15% benefit for our nominators compared to average.</strong></strong></p><p>Below I will briefly describe a <strong><strong>temporary approach we are taking while DOT transfers are not enabled</strong></strong>.</p><p><a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy">Nominate P2P</a> to take part in this exciting journey.</p><h1 id="staking-in-polkadot"><strong>Staking in Polkadot</strong></h1><p>In Polkadot nominators don't choose the amount delegated to a particular validator. <strong><strong>Instead, they select preferred validators and their bonded stake automatically spreads amongst them</strong></strong> to achieve an optimal distribution. Each token holder can pick up to 16 targets and the system will decide which ones will receive a delegation and the amount.</p><p>Nominations represent stake-weighted voting for validators who compete for the active set. In the long term validators in the active set receive equal rewards meaning that the least staked node can potentially be more efficient.</p><p>For example, assuming 0% commission, a nominator with <code>10 000 DOT</code> will receive 50% if the total stake of a validator is <code>20 000 DOT</code> and only 25% if <code>40 000 DOT</code>. But, if a staking provider does not have enough votes it can remain outside of the active set.</p><p>To provide sustainable services <strong><strong>validators need to find an optimal relation between the number of nodes and their total nominated stake</strong></strong>. We run multiple nodes to provide an even distribution of stake for our nominators.</p><h1 id="dynamic-adjustment-strategy"><strong>Dynamic adjustment strategy</strong></h1><p>The lower threshold of nominated stake decreases as the number of available seats in the active set increases and we will adjust to it <strong><strong>retaining the number of our active nodes to be always one unit higher than the number that can win in elections</strong></strong>.</p><p>The reserved validator will enter the active set if it is expanded or more token holders vote for these nodes. Once this happens tokens will be distributed amongst the higher quantity resulting in a lower stake on each node. In this case nominators get a higher share in it. To explain the idea let's look at an example, which is simplified for better understanding.</p><h3 id="example"><strong>Example</strong></h3><p>Let's assume that <code>12 000 DOT</code> is required to win in elections and <code>30 000 DOT</code> is staked with three validators two of which are in the active set while the third one is in reserve. In this case, tokens will be evenly distributed among the two active ones resulting in <code>~15 000 DOT</code> staked with each of them.</p><p>If nominators vote for these three nodes with an additional <code>6 000 DOT</code> or the number of validators in the active set increases, the reserved validator will most likely win in the next elections. Stake of nominators will be redistributed resulting in <code>~10 000 DOT</code> per node and nominators will obtain a higher share. We will set a new reserve node that nominators can include in their nomination list in case of future changes.</p><hr><p>This temporary strategy will help us to remain flexible in the changing conditions of the network optimizing staking return for nominators who included all validators.</p><p>Currently, <strong><strong>we have ten nodes</strong></strong>, which you can<a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy"> add to your nomination list</a>.</p><h1 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h1><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $40 million by over 1500 delegators/nominators across 15+ top-notch networks. We have been present in all Polkadot testnets and have been actively participating on Kusama network since the beginning. P2P Validator invested its own funds in Polkadot in 2017 and intends to support the network in the long term.</p><hr><p><em><em>Do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Alex via [email protected] We are always ready to help and open for communication.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=strategy">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Polkadot 3 reasons to stake DOT right now

<p>Transition to NPoS is expected to happen this week. Validator elections and rewards will be activated during this stage. <strong><strong>Is it reasonable to stake at the very beginning or better to wait for exchange listings and activation of token transfers?</strong></strong></p><p>There are more arguments for early staking, than against.</p><h1 id="time-is-rewards"><strong>Time is rewards</strong></h1><p>During NPoS, all nominators will earn staking rewards. <strong><strong>For those who haven't nominated yet, each day will result in a missed opportunity to receive additional interest</strong></strong> on their DOT holdings.</p><p>The period between NPoS and transfer activation is not defined. Some time will be taken to ensure that the network is stable enough before the next steps. After the enablement of decentralized governance, a technical committee and first councils should be elected. It will take at least 14 days. After that, someone will make a runtime upgrade proposal to remove sudo module, voting will take 28 days with an additional 30 days of enactment period before the upgrade.</p><p>If a proposal to enable transfers will be the next one it will also take 28 days to vote for and 30 more days of enactment period. To sum up, <strong><strong>more than 4 months and more than one third of annual DOT rewards can be lost just waiting for the right moment to stake</strong></strong>.</p><h1 id="lower-staked-dot"><strong>Lower staked DOT</strong></h1><p>In the early days of the network the number of staked DOT will start from a lower value and will increase gradually over time as new holders will join staking. Assuming a constant number of validators before network stabilization, the barrier for a node to enter the active set will be lower in the beginning.</p><p>The average annual percentage return for a nominator depends on his share in the validator's total stake. It means that <strong><strong>nominators who stake early obtain a bigger share in the validator pool receiving a higher portion of rewards</strong></strong>. With enabled compounding nominators will be able to retain or even increase their share.</p><p>If Joe has 15,000 DOT and the total stake of a validator is 30,000 DOT, Joe will receive one half of the rewards obtained by this validator node. If the total validator stake is 45,000 DOT Joe will receive only one third. In this example, commission rate is not taken into consideration for illustrative purposes.</p><p>After raising the number of validator slots in the set, the barrier will decrease as well as the average stake among active validators meaning that the nominator's staking returns might increase even more.</p><h1 id="you-shall-not-miss"><strong>You shall not miss</strong></h1><p>Polkadot investors have been waiting more than three years for a return on their initial investment. Some are worried that locking DOT in staking can interfere with a quick reaction when DOT become transferable and appear on exchanges.</p><p>Enablement of transfers will be approved by the community of DOT holders via governance. The proposal will be voted for 28 days and if it is accepted, there will be an enactment period of 30 days before the upgrade. <strong><strong>Tokens of participants who cast a Yay vote will be locked.</strong></strong></p><p>In Polkadot, it is possible to vote without locking DOT in the enactment period, in this case, the weight of a vote will be decreased by 90%. There will be enough time to initiate unbonding for those who wish to fix a portion of DOT holdings as soon as possible. It is much more attractive than refusing three months of additional interest.</p><p>In addition, we will notify nominators about the most important milestones and provide individual assistance in our<a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"> Telegram chat</a>.</p><h1 id="staking-in-polkadot-is-simple"><strong>Staking in Polkadot is simple</strong></h1><p>If you lack educational information and can't find guides explaining the required steps, read the detailed guides we have prepared to simplify the process:</p><ol><li><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/create-account-in-polkadot-network/">Create a Polkadot account</a></li><li><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/claim-dot-with-polkadotjs">Claim DOT tokens</a></li><li><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-nomination-guide/">Nominate validators</a></li></ol><h1 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h1><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=reasons_to_stake">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider with the best industry practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities securing more than 40 million of USD value. At the time of publishing, P2P Validator is trusted by over 1000 delegators across 15+ networks.</p><hr><p><em><em>Do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Alexey via [email protected] We are always ready to help and open for communication.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=reasons_to_stake"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=reasons_to_stake">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Polkadot Create Account in Polkadot Network

<p><em><em>This guide will walk you through the steps of creating Polkadot account and receiving individual address to <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/claim-dot-with-polkadotjs">claim DOT</a> tokens and <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-nomination-guide">start nominating</a>.</em></em></p><p><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/create-account-in-polkadot-network#create-an-account-using-polkadotjs-ui">Create an account using Polkadot.JS UI</a></p><p><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/create-account-in-polkadot-network#create-an-account-using-polkadotjs-browser-extension">Create an account using Polkadot.JS browser extension</a></p><h1 id="create-an-account-using-polkadotjs-ui"><strong>Create an account using PolkadotJS UI</strong></h1><p>Visit <a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts">Polkadot UI</a>, go to <code>Settings</code> tab and select <code>address prefix</code>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/1-4.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/1-4.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/1-4.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/1-4.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/1-4.png 1899w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>In a dropdown menu select Polkadot (live).</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/2-7.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/2-7.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/2-7.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/2-7.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/2-7.png 1899w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Set the node/endpoint. Choose one hosted by Parity or Web3 as on screenshot below and click <code>Save &amp; Reload</code>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/3-6.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/3-6.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/3-6.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/3-6.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/3-6.png 1901w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Go to <code>Account</code> tab and press <code>Add account</code> button. Polkadot mainnet address should start with "1".</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/4-3.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/4-3.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/4-3.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/4-3.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/4-3.png 1906w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Complete all the required fields and save all information in a secure place. For future ease add in the name of the account “stash” to identify it easily in the future or add a tag after creation. You will be able to download and store your encrypted keystore locally.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/5-3.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/5-3.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/5-3.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/5-3.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/5-3.png 1902w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Press <code>Save</code> and backup your account.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/6-1.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/6-1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/6-1.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/6-1.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/6-1.png 1901w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>For secure staking you will need to have at least two accounts:</p><p><strong><strong>Stash</strong></strong> - the primary account that holds the funds. The funds can be kept in a cold wallet and all bonded DOT are locked. After unbonding, users must wait for 28 days before they can access the locked funds.</p><p><strong><strong>Controller</strong></strong> - a separate account to control and perform staking commands for stash account, like changing nominations, starting or stopping nominating and so on. It needs to have sufficient funds in DOT to pay for transaction fees when actions are taken.</p><p>Now you have created one account that initially will perform both functions. It will appear in your <code>Accounts</code> tab. <strong><strong>After enablement of token transfers</strong></strong>, it is recommended to create a separate account, send 1 DOT to it and use it as a controller.</p><h1 id="create-an-account-using-polkadotjs-browser-extension"><strong>Create an account using PolkadotJS browser extension</strong></h1><p>As an alternative way of creating Polkadot account you can use Polkadot.JS browser extension. It is available for Chrome and Mozilla users.</p><p>First install the extension:</p><ul><li><a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/polkadot-js-extension">Mozilla</a></li><li><a href="https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/polkadot%7Bjs%7D-extension/mopnmbcafieddcagagdcbnhejhlodfdd?hl=en">Chrome</a></li></ul><p>You will see the orange logo in the menu bar.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/7-1.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/7-1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/7-1.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/7-1.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/7-1.png 1877w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Open the PolkadotJS plugin and press <code>Create New Account</code> or simply press the cross in the middle.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/8-1.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/8-1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/8-1.png 800w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Write down or copy your seed phrase and go to the next step. If you will try to paste it before finishing the process, extension window will close so you will need to repeat this step.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/9-1.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/9-1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/9-1.png 800w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Choose the name of account and set a secure password. Press the orange button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/10.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/10.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/10.png 800w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>You will see the account in the extension menu. Now you can paste a seed phrase if you copied it in a previous step. Now check that address displays as a Polkadot mainnet address that should start from "1". Press a "gear" in the right top corner. In the dropdown menu choose Polkadot (live). Click <code>back</code> and you will see that address will transform. Now you can copy it to save as a plain text.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/11.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/11.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/11.png 800w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Download a backup JSON by pressing three dots and choosing <code>Export Account</code>. The extension will ask you to enter the password which you specified in a previous step.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/12.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/12.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/12.png 800w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Now you can visit <a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts">Polkadot UI</a> and let the extension to add your account. If there was no such intention you can simply press <code>Restore JSON</code> and drug the backup file saved in a previous step. Even if you haven't changed the address format to Polkadot (live) in extension it still can be imported to the <a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts">Polkadot UI</a> and transformed in a <code>Settings</code> tab.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/13.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/13.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/13.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/13.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/13.png 1899w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>For secure staking you will need to have at least two accounts:</p><p><strong><strong>Stash</strong></strong> - the primary account that holds the funds. The funds can be kept in a cold wallet and all bonded DOT are locked. After unbonding, users must wait for 28 days before they can access the locked funds.</p><p><strong><strong>Controller</strong></strong> - a separate account to control and perform staking commands for stash account, like changing nominations, starting or stopping nominating and so on. It needs to have sufficient funds in DOT to pay for transaction fees when actions are taken.</p><p>Now you have created one account that initially will perform both functions. It will appear in your <code>Accounts</code> tab. <strong><strong>After enablement of token transfers</strong></strong>, it is recommended to create a separate account, send 1 DOT to it and use it as a controller.</p><h1 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h1><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_create_account">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $40 million by over 1000 delegators/nominators across 15+ top-notch networks. We have been present in all Polkadot testnets and have been actively participating on Kusama network since the beginning. P2P Validator invested its own funds in Polkadot in 2017 and intends to support the network in the long term.</p><hr><p><em><em>Now you have an account in Polkadot. The next step is to <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/how-to-claim-dot-tokens-with-pokadot-js">claim DOT</a> and <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/how-to-nominate-validators-in-polkadot">start nominating</a>. If you have any questions, join our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Alex via [email protected], we will be happy to help.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_create_account"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_create_account">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Polkadot Claim DOT With PolkadotJS

<p><em><em>This guide will walk you through the process of claiming DOT tokens. Make sure that you have <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/create-account-in-polkadot-network">created Polkadot account</a>. After successful claim you can <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-nomination-guide">start nominating</a>.</em></em></p><h1 id="claim-your-dot"><strong>Claim your DOT</strong></h1><p>After account registration you need to claim your DOT. Go to the <a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/claims">claim app</a> on Polkadot UI, select your account and press <code>Continue</code>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/1-3.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/1-3.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/1-3.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/1-3.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/1-3.png 1882w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Paste the Ethereum fundraiser address in the field to connect it with Polkadot account and press <code>Continue</code>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/2-5.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/2-5.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/2-5.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/2-5.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/2-5.png 1889w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>You will need to sign the message in a grey box with the ETH address that has DOT indicator tokens and paste the transaction signature in the empty box below.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/3-5.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/3-5.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/3-5.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/3-5.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/3-5.png 1888w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>To sign a transaction you can use MyCrypto (MC) or MyEtherWallet (MEW). For increased security, you can run one of the preferred applications on your local computer. Make sure that you have downloaded the latest version for your operating system.</p><p>In MC go to <code>Sign &amp; Verify Message</code>, in MEW go to <code>Message</code> tab. Copy text from the dotted box in the Polkadot claim app you used at the start and paste it into the empty message box in the MC or MEW and click <code>Sign</code>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/4-2.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/4-2.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/4-2.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/4-2.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/4-2.png 1888w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>After that you will get an output. Copy and paste it into the empty box in the Polkadot claim app and press <code>Confirm claim</code>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/5-2.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/5-2.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/5-2.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/5-2.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/5-2.png 1911w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>If you have a valid claim you will see a green box with the amount of DOT. Press <code>Claim</code> and then press <code>Submit (no signature)</code> to finish the process. Go to the <code>Account</code> tab and verify that tokens have appeared on the balance of your account.</p><p>Now you are able to take part in staking and nominate, token transfers are prohibited at the moment.</p><h1 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h1><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_claim">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $40 million by over 1000 delegators/nominators across 15+ top-notch networks. We have been present in all Polkadot testnets and have been actively participating on Kusama network since the beginning. P2P Validator invested its own funds in Polkadot in 2017 and intends to support the network in the long term.</p><hr><p><em><em>Have issues with claiming your DOT? Ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Alex via [email protected], we will be happy to help.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_claim"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_claim">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Polkadot Polkadot Nomination Guide

<p><em><em>This guide will help you to nominate validators in Polkadot network. Make sure that you have <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/create-account-in-polkadot-network">created account</a> with mainnet address and <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/claim-dot-with-polkadotjs">claimed DOT</a> tokens.</em></em></p><h1 id="nominate-validators"><strong>Nominate validators</strong></h1><ol><li>Visit the<a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps"> Polkadot UI</a> and select <code>Staking</code> tab. Choose <code>Account actions</code> in the top menu and press <code>+ Nominator</code> button.</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/TTNYJu1.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/TTNYJu1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/TTNYJu1.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/TTNYJu1.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/TTNYJu1.png 1917w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>2.   In the modal window choose your stash account and a controller account (in our case they are the same and their names and addresses will match). Put the number of DOT you are willing to bond. <strong><strong>This amount should be less than the total amount in your stash</strong></strong> to pay tx fees or set a separate controller account for your stash account in future. It is recommended to leave at least 5% not bonded.</p><p>3.   Press <code>next</code> button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/xm1ImvS.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/xm1ImvS.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/xm1ImvS.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/xm1ImvS.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/xm1ImvS.png 1916w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>4.    At this step you will be able to nominate up to 16 validators. Choose validators from the left box. You can easily find a particular validator by pasting his address in the blank search field.</p><p>You cannot specify the amount delegated to a particular validator, bonded stake automatically will spread among selected validators by the algorithm after transition to NPoS.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/5ijByOs.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/5ijByOs.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/5ijByOs.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/5ijByOs.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/09/5ijByOs.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>5.   To nominate P2P Validator pick all <code>P2P.ORG</code> from the left column or simply <strong><strong>copy our addresses one by one in the order indicated below</strong></strong> and paste them in the search field. Don't press <code>Bond &amp; Nominate</code> button until you add all addresses.</p><p><strong><strong>You can find an up-to-date list of recommended addresses on <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot">our website</a>.</strong></strong></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/RzkWNrT.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/RzkWNrT.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/RzkWNrT.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/RzkWNrT.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/09/RzkWNrT.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Clear the search field if you used it and <strong><strong>repeat that step for all addresses</strong></strong>. After adding all addresses clear the search field and check that <strong><strong>all addresses are presented in the right column</strong></strong>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/acURVHP.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/acURVHP.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/acURVHP.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/acURVHP.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/09/acURVHP.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Press <code>Bond &amp; Nominate</code> button and confirm the transaction.</p><p>6.    After that your funds will be locked. They will become available only after <strong><strong>unbonding</strong></strong> that <strong><strong>will last for 28 days after initiating</strong></strong>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/iSJGVno.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/iSJGVno.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/iSJGVno.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/iSJGVno.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/09/iSJGVno.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>7.    In the <code>Account actions</code> you will see your bonded account. Your nomination will be in <code>Waiting</code> status until the transition to NPoS. After that system will distribute your stake in an optimal way and you will see that nomination status changed on <code>Active</code> at least for one target and you will receive DOT rewards.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/X9umYEL.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/X9umYEL.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/X9umYEL.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/X9umYEL.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/09/X9umYEL.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>To edit your nominations press the button with three dots in <code>Account actions</code> tab.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/gWO32vj.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/gWO32vj.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/gWO32vj.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/gWO32vj.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/gWO32vj.png 1734w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Choose <code>Set nomenees</code> and simply repeat step #5 .</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/W1bJnmp.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/W1bJnmp.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/W1bJnmp.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/09/W1bJnmp.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/W1bJnmp.png 1734w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><h1 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h1><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_nominate">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $100 million by over 1000 delegators/nominators across 15+ top-notch networks. We have been present in all Polkadot testnets and have been actively participating on Kusama network since the beginning. P2P Validator invested its own funds in Polkadot in 2017 and intends to support the network in the long term.</p><hr><p><em><em>Now you can officially call yourself a nominator. You are fully prepared to earn rewards immediately after the transition to NPoS. Do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Alex via [email protected] We are always open for communication.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_nominate"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polkadot_nominate">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Polkadot Polkadot Brief Overview

<p>Polkadot is a decentralized ecosystem of parallelized blockchains called parachains. They can be used for various cases and are able to communicate seamlessly while parallel transaction processing drastically increases scalability. Polkadot implemented shared security meaning that all parachains share their state and are verified by a single validator's set of a Relay Chain. Separate blockchains can also be linked to the Polkadot ecosystem via bridges.</p><p>Developers can utilize Substrate, a framework for building parachains, to minimize the effort of constructing their own blockchain and seamlessly join to the Polkadot ecosystem. The network is permissionless and governed by the DOT token holders on-chain in a truly decentralized manner.</p><h3 id="current-state-and-market-potential"><strong>Current state and market potential</strong></h3><p>Polkadot mainnet is expected to launch by the end of May as a Proof-of-Authority chain with gradual transition to Nominated-Proof-of-Stake.</p><p>Interoperability is an important component for the evolution of blockchains. The benefit of a single network is limited by its capabilities and design solutions. The ability to interoperate seamlessly and utilize some unique features of each other will bring new use cases across interconnected projects and increase the synergy of cumulative value flow.</p><p>The closest analogy to Polkadot Relay Chain is Cosmos Hub secured by the ATOM token, which has a market capitalization of more than $500 000 000 on the date of writing. The Polkadot’s concept of shared security can drive additional demand for DOT token resulting in a higher initial token price and market capitalization at launch.</p><h3 id="token-allocation-and-purpose"><strong>Token allocation and purpose</strong></h3><p>Web3 Foundation raised ~$144 million. The overall DOT token allocation looks as follows:</p><ul><li>50% of DOT tokens sold via ICO in 2017</li><li>50% remain with the foundation where 20% are reserved for future sales or other ways of distribution to the public and 30% to support the Polkadot ecosystem growth</li></ul><p>DOT is the native token of the Polkadot Relay Chain the main purpose of which is to host multiple parachains and form the robust validator set to provide shared security making interchain transactions trust-free. DOT holders will be able to influence the future development of Polkadot ecosystem by participating in governance. Another purpose is to select validators who will be the active set by bonding their DOT and nominating. In order to join Polkadot ecosystem, parachains will need to lock a certain amount of DOT and get approval from the community.</p><p>There is no information available regarding the additional sale before mainnet launch. To acquire tokens you should participate in Kusama as <strong><strong>one percent of DOT tokens at genesis are reserved as a reward for Kusama stakeholders and active community</strong></strong>. The distribution scheme has not been finalized yet.</p><p>Otherwise, you should wait for official announcements from Web3 Foundation and listing on exchanges.</p><h3 id="staking-economics"><strong>Staking economics</strong></h3><p>Polkadot currently uses hybrid consensus algorithm GRANDPA/BABE. Validator nodes verify blocks of Relay Chain and hosted parachains and earn DOT rewards. Polkadot Relay Chain will launch as a Proof-of-Authority chain with smooth transition to NPoS. <strong><strong>Staking rewards depend on annual network emission which is a function of staked tokens</strong></strong>. The maximum value of 10% annual emission is achieved at 50% of tokens at stake resulting in ~20% APR. If the staked percentage surpasses 50% then network emission will decrease drastically. Holders can nominate validators they believe and trust increasing overall security of the network and earn a share of rewards in proportion to their stake in the validator pool.</p><p>In Polkadot, due to the fact that validators perform the same job for the network, they have equal chances to produce a block regardless of their stake. Era rewards are distributed among the active validators meaning that with a rising number of active nodes the reward per validator pool will be lower.</p><p>There is no minimum required to become a nominator but balance must have at least 0.01 DOT and should be sufficient to pay transaction fees. Staking since the beginning of the mainnet will result in higher returns for nominators.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/I3IshhC.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/09/I3IshhC.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/09/I3IshhC.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/09/I3IshhC.png 1368w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>*<em><em>If 50% tokens are nominated and validators have equal stake.</em></em></p><h3 id="slashing-risks"><strong>Slashing risks</strong></h3><p>If a validator misbehaves there are<a href="https://research.web3.foundation/en/latest/polkadot/slashing/amounts.html"> 4 levels of punishment</a> depending on the severity of misconduct.</p><p>In the case of an <strong><strong>isolated downtime</strong></strong>, the nominated stake won't be slashed but the validator will be removed from the active set and next election without receiving a reward. If it happens repeatedly or more than 10% of validators go offline simultaneously then the nominations of the offending validator will be lost and a portion of a stake will be slashed.</p><p><strong><strong>Isolated GRANDPA equivocation</strong></strong> occurs if a validator signs two or more votes on different chains in the same round. <strong><strong>Isolated BABE equivocation</strong></strong> occurs if the validator produces two blocks on the Relay Chain in the same time slot. In both cases the punishment will be more severe.</p><p>In the case of a validator’s hacks or low level of coordination like <strong><strong>simultaneous BABE/GRANDPA equivocation</strong></strong> by multiple operators, up to 10% of a stake can be slashed.</p><p>If validators form large cartels and pose a serious security risk then punishment can be even bigger - up to 100% slashing.</p><h3 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h3><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polka_brief">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $40 million by over 1000 delegators/nominators across 15+ top-notch networks. We have been present in all Polkadot testnets and have been actively participating on Kusama network since the beginning. P2P Validator invested its own funds in Polkadot in 2017 and intends to support the network in the long term.</p><h3 id="useful-polkadot-resources"><strong>Useful Polkadot resources</strong></h3><p>Website: <a href="https://polkadot.network/">https://polkadot.network</a></p><p>Github: <a href="https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/">https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/</a></p><p>Docs: <a href="https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/">https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/</a></p><p>Web3 research: <a href="https://research.web3.foundation/en/latest/polkadot/">https://research.web3.foundation/en/latest/polkadot/</a></p><p>List of grantees: <a href="https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/grants">https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/grants</a></p><p>Claim DOT tokens: <a href="https://claims.polkadot.network/">https://claims.polkadot.network/</a></p><p>Whitepaper: <a href="https://polkadot.network/PolkaDotPaper.pdf">https://polkadot.network/PolkaDotPaper.pdf</a></p><p>Litepaper: <a href="https://polkadot.network/Polkadot-lightpaper.pdf">https://polkadot.network/Polkadot-lightpaper.pdf</a></p><p>Overview and design considerations: <a href="https://github.com/w3f/research/blob/master/docs/papers/OverviewPaper-V1.pdf">https://github.com/w3f/research/blob/master/docs/papers/OverviewPaper-V1.pdf</a></p><p>Blog: <a href="https://polkadot.network/blog/">https://polkadot.network/blog/</a></p><p>Forum: <a href="https://forum.web3.foundation/">https://forum.web3.foundation/</a></p><p>Polkadot official FAQ: <a href="https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-faq">https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-faq</a></p><p>Projects in Polkadot ecosystem: <a href="http://polkaproject.com/https://www.oasislabs.com/blog">http://polkaproject.com/https://www.oasislabs.com/blog</a>)</p><p>Mainnet launch explained: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpcCeo-ZkDY">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpcCeo-ZkDY</a></p><hr><p><em><em>Want to stake DOT with us? Alexey will be happy to help. Contact</em></em> <em><em>[email protected]</em></em> <em><em>to get personal assistance.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>P2P Validator</strong></strong> provides secure non-custodial staking. Subscribe to our channels and stay tuned for updates and new blog posts.</p><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=economy&amp;utm_campaign=polka_brief"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong><a href="https://t.me/p2pvalidator"> https://t.me/p2pvalidator</a></p>

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