Polkadot Digest 1 Sep 2023

Polkadot News

Astar has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 122, registering KSM as an asset on the Polkadot Asset Hub, has passed and executed. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/122

As part of Referendum 122, KSM was also made sufficient, which means that an account can hold KSM without also holding the ED of 0.1 DOT. Asset Hub · Polkadot Wiki

In-person tickets for Sub0, the Polkadot Developers’ Conference, are now sold out. However, you can register to view it online, and see other information, here: sub0 Europe 2023 | The Polkadot Developer Conference | Sep 19-20

Joe Petrowski, Systems Parachains Team Lead at W3F, will be on a panel discussing “Blockchain for Good” at Digital Festival Zurich, 15 September. Digital Festival | Programm

Also on 15 September, I will be speaking at a Protocol Roundtable as part of Swiss Web3 Fest’s “Crypto Valley Deep Dive”. SWISS WEB3 FEST 4: Crypto Valley Deep Dive · Luma

There are now 32 active Referenda up for vote on Polkadot OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kusama News

VirtoTeam is now in the lead in the current parachain lease auction, but Kabocha has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period so far. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info