Polkadot Digest 1 Mar 2023

Polkadot News

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, parathread IDs 3333 and 3334 have both been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Recall that this means either can potentially win the auction, due to the candle auction mechanism used in parachain lease auctions. For details, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

With less than a day left to vote, Referendum 105, upgrading system parachains to 9370, is passing almost unanimously. Polkassembly

With five days left to vote, Referendum 107, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain runtime to v9370, is passing unanimously. Polkassembly

Referendum 106, proposing to open new HRMP channels between Statemint and HydraDX, Kapex, Ajuna, Pendulum, and Litentry, is passing unanimously with 9 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Kusama News

With one day left in the current parachain lease auction, Parathread ID 2262 has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 101, proposing the Kusama parachain lease auction schedule for the rest of 2023, has passed. Kusama Auctions for 2023

Referendum 100, proposing a curator group for the Spanish content and event production bounty, has passed. Polkassembly

Referendum 110, proposing to cancel Referendum 106 (relay chain runtime upgrade to v9380) currently has 99% in favor. This delay is to give more time for parachain teams to test XCMv3 before it launches. Cancel #106 Kusama runtime upgrade to 9380

There is a request for promotion for a Fellowship member. You can view this to see the process of requesting promotion in the Fellowship. SubSquare | Kusama governance platform