This month’s highlights include 1 million blocks on the test net, an awesome demo from Patrick at Clovyr, and Gavin Wood’s interview on Bloomberg. August was a strong month for Polkadot news!
There was a marked pick up in communications from the Polkadot team in June (see previous blog). In part due to the hiring of Jack Plats into the Web3 Foundation team, which increased capacity but also saw better internal alignment.
July saw the release of PoC2 and a major milestone in the evolution of blockchain technology: the first ever on-chain upgrade of a public network. Also the deployment of the first parachain!
Since the last update we’ve had the first release of the Polkadot test net (PoC1) and we are now on to the second version of the test net. The transition to the second test network was handled smoothly via an on-chain upgrade which is the first time that’s happened on a public chain.
However, a lot has happened so let’s have a recap!