Status updates

This upgrades to a recent substrate version (commit 50ab759f7a3194173ce8da0937ec2d888dee10e0) and (tentatively) re-enables the previous ORML pallets.
Before considering merging this PR, it is necessary that:
1/ both this substrate PR and this frontier PR are reviewed and merged first
2/ the code is pulled and built with the upgraded substrate and frontier to generate a new Cargo.lock to add to the PR.

  • Cohort Session 6: We're looking for ambitious learners that would like to grow with Edgeware, and become a core part of our community. The Edgeware cohort program is a new program that will educate individuals on the structure and operations of Edgeware, Substrate, and blockchain technology, and provide the skills necessary to contribute to the evolution of Edgeware's ecosystem. The  next one is January 5th, 11:00 AM EST in the Voice-Builders voice channel on the Edgeware discord. This will be the last session of Round 1. Round 2 will start after.
  • You can listen to the fifth cohort session here!
  • During the Sub0 conference, the Edgeware agency took notes! You can check them out here. You can read through and get the main points and the slides of each presentation. It is not fully completed we will add to it over time as we finish watching the intermediate and advanced presentations.

Ecosystem Headlines

Substrate

Community & Ecosystem

  • If you missed the Polkadot Parachain Launch Party, you can watch a recording here.
  • The Substrate Stackexchange area has received enough commitments to be created. The launch is expected soon.
  • Jonas Gehrlein, a researcher at Web3 Foundation, has published an analysis of the first five parachain auctions on Polkadot.
  • Polkadot: Behind the Code, Episode 3: The Ecosystem has been released.

Core