Polkadot Digest 11 Apr 2023

Polkadot News

Kagome 0.9.0 has been released. Kagome is a Polkadot Host implementation written in C++. This version includes parachain and light client support. https://twitter.com/kamil_abiy/status/1643946062174994432

Referendum 112, proposing to immediately increase the number of validators in the active set from 297 to 500, is currently failing with 26% in favor and 19 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/112

Referendum 113, proposing to reset the genesis block of the Watr parachain, is currently passing unanimously with seven days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/113

Web3 Foundation has now given out over 500 grants. Thanks to DOT Insights of noticing the milestone! https://twitter.com/dotinsights_xyz/status/1644281591727022080

The Encode Club Polkadot Educate Series 2023 has wrapped up, with workshops from numerous Polkadot ecosystem teams available here: https://twitter.com/encodeclub/status/1644364177799086081

Check out the Polkadot Round-up for what else is happening around the Polkadot ecosystem: https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1645434561822638081

Kusama News

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

With one day left in the current parachain lease auction, Imbue Network has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period, but Alpha Network has also been in the lead for a minority of the time. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

For more information on how candle auctions work, see Parachain Slot Auctions ยท Polkadot Wiki