Polkadot Digest 11 Jan 2023

Polkadot News

Assuming Referendum 96 passes (currently 99% in favor), Polkadot will upgrade to runtime v9340 on Saturday 14 Jan. This will have several effects: please read below! Polkassembly

First, any outstanding multisig calls (ones where one signatory has signed, but not the threshold) will not be able to execute. Please either finish your multisig calls before this upgrade, or wait until after it is completed. Remove multisig's Calls by gavofyork · Pull Request #12072 · paritytech/substrate · GitHub

All preimages and the dispatch queue will be cleared. Any Referenda already passed but not enacted will thus not execute. If the Referendum is ongoing, the preimage can be re-uploaded after the upgrade. https://github.com/paritytech/substrate/pull/11649

With the Ending Period having just begun, both Hashed Network and anonymous parathread ID 2101 have been in the lead so far. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Web3 Foundation has published an overview of Wave 16 Grants, including 39 grant recipients. Web3 Foundation Grants — Wave 16 Recipients | by Web3 Foundation Team | Web3 Foundation | Jan, 2023 | Medium

I will be talking with Qredo today at 14.00 UTC/15.00 CET about building on Polkadot on Twitter Spaces. https://twitter.com/QredoNetwork/status/1611419648989474817

Kusama News

With less than a day left in the current parachain lease auction, Bittensor has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

However, anonymous parathread ID 2243 has also been in the lead during the Ending Period, and thus also has a chance of winning. See Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

The staking rate has increased 1.1 percentage points from yesterday, to 46.7%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal