Polkadot Digest 11 Aug 2023

Polkadot News

The next parachain auction begins tomorrow ~ 23.13 UTC at block 16_819_200. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Congratulations to the most recent graduate of the Polkadot Blockchain Academy! Details about joining the next cohort is in this Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1689610296040497152

A new RFC, to modify the Treasurer Track confirmation period, has led to a longer discussion on modifying other OpenGov parameters. Treasurer Track Confirmation Period Duration Modification by Leemo94 · Pull Request #20 · polkadot-fellows/RFCs · GitHub

This is a good example of how the Polkadot Technical Fellowship is helping to shape the future of the Polkadot network, if you are interested in learning more about that.

Kusama News

There was no winner of the last parachain lease auction, as all bids were placed after the retroactively determined ending block of the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

This is an expected potential outcome of candle auctions; they incentivize bidders to put their best bid as soon as possible and reduce auction sniping. For details, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

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