Polkadot Digest 1 June 2023

Polkadot News

The next parachain lease auction begins today at approximately 07.14 UTC at block 15_774_000. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There is an interesting discussion on the Polkadot Forum about the possibility of private voting on governance matters on Polkadot. Private Voting on Referenda

Referendum 118, proposing to gradually increase the ideal number of validators in the active set on Polkadot to 400, is now failing with 32% in favor. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/118

Referendum 119, proposing to swap to perform a parachain lease swap between two different parachain IDs controlled by Acala, is passing with 65% in favor and 11 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/119

Referendum 121, proposing to upgrade the relay chain to runtime 9420 and enable Polkadot OpenGov, is passing with 99% in favor and 14 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/121

For more information on OpenGov, see the Polkadot Wiki OpenGov · Polkadot Wiki

XCM is much more than a way of transferring assets from one parachain to another. There is a growing use of XCM for non-asset transfer use cases. https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1662564364665393152

For more information on use cases of XCM, see XCM Usecases & Examples · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

With four days left in the current parachain lease auction, Calamari Network has been in the lead the entire Ending Period so far. Kusama Auctions #83-89 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info