Polkadot Digest 1 May 2023

Polkadot News

With four days left in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathread ID 3336 has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 112, proposing to immediately increase the number of maximum number of validators in the active set to 500, did not pass. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/112

Referendum 114, proposing to onboard a Bridge Hub system parachain to Polkadot, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 9 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/114

Referendum 115, proposing to open three new HRMP channels between Statemint and Bitgreen/Subsocial/Manta, is passing unanimously with 15 days left to vote. Three New HRMP Channels batch On Polkadot | Polkassembly

Referendum 116, fixing the issue caused by the recent Referendum 113 and resetting the Watr parachain genesis block, is currently passing with 97% in favor and 6 hours left to vote. Fix incorrectly enacted referendum caused by a Substrate bug | Polkassembly

Note that Referendum 116 was fast-tracked by the Technical Committee. Governance ยท Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 117, seeking a force_transfer back to the Treasury from a previous Treasury Proposal, is currently failing with 60% in favor. Returning Supercolony lost funds back to the Treasury | Polkassembly

For more details on the back story of Referendum 117, see the comments on Treasury Proposal 96. Helping Supercolony Recover Funds From Treasury Proposal - A new vote on the proposal

Kusama News

Quartz has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 167, forcing the default XCM version to 2, has passed and executed. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/167

Referendum 172, removing the lock for the Bifrost swapped parachain ID, is currently up for vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/172

Referendum 173, proposing to fix the HostConfiguration by setting the max_code_size to 3 MiB, is up for vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/173

Note that the maximum size of any current parachain runtime is ~ 1.8 MiB, but parachains should be aware of this limitation for future development.