Polkadot Digest 10 May 2023

Polkadot News

Referendum 114, proposing to onboard a Bridge Hub system parachain to Polkadot, is currently passing with 99% in favor with a few hours 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 with 99% in favor and 6 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/115

Referendum 117, seeking a force_transfer back to the Treasury from a previous Treasury Proposal, is currently failing with 73% in favor and 18 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/117

Reminder that Daniel Schoenberger, Chief Legal Officer at W3F, will be giving testimony to the US House of Representatives today on “The Future of Digital Assets”. For a copy of the written testimony, see Daniel Schoenberger on LinkedIn: Web3 Foundation Written Testimony, May 10, 2023

Kusama News

With two days left in the current parachain lease auction Kabocha is in the lead, but anonymous parathread ID 2268 has also been in the lead during the Ending Period Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 173, setting max_code_size to 3 MiB, is currently confirming. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/173

Brushfam is seeking support for Milestones 3 and 4 of sol2ink (Solidity to ink! transpiler). https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/2544

The staking rate on Kusama continues to slowly increase, now at 52.48%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)