Polkadot Digest 1 Feb 2023

Polkadot News

With 4 days left to vote, Referendum 98, proposing to update the parathread ID in the genesis state Wasm of @bittensor_ parachain, is passing with 99% in favor. Polkassembly

Referendum 101, proposing to approve the Wasm smart contracts bounty (Bounty #19) is currently passing unanimously with 26 days left to vote. Polkassembly

The latest Substrate Seminar covered building a voting dapp with ink!, by Brushfam. https://twitter.com/substrate_io/status/1620429723900973056

@Brushfam_io has produced several other ink! smart contract tutorials. See ink! smart contracts tutorial #0| Onboarding to ink! - YouTube for onboarding to ink!

The Polkadot staking rate has increased slightly to 45.67%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

A few hours into the Ending Period of the current parachain lease auction, and parathread ID 2256 is in the lead. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

OpenGov Referendum 85, fixing the Kusama auction schedule, is now up for vote. Polkassembly

OpenGov Referendum 86, to free up KSM that was locked during an earlier migration, is now up for vote. Polkassembly