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An Explanation of Polkadot for Humans

What is Polkadot, and how does it differ from existing blockchains? What is its purpose and which chains does it compete with? This post will explain it all from a very high level - no technical expertise needed other than a basic familiarity with the term blockchain.

How to Import a Pre-synced Kusama Database

When first booting up a Kusama node, it may take a while for it go get in sync with the latest block. Depending on how long the chain has been alive, your hard drive speed, your bandwidth, and some other factors, it can take days.

To save time, you can import a database that's already fully synced. First, you need to be aware of the two types of database supported by any Substrate based chain, including Kusama.