Polkadot Digest 11 Jan 2024

Polkadot News

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

Note the calculation for estimated staking rewards on the Staking Dashboard will be changing soon to a more accurate calculation. New Average Reward Rate Calculations for Staking

The number of requests for identity judgements for Polkadot and Kusama is close to an all-time high (December 2023 = 158; previous high was February 2021 with 160).

Web3 Foundation has cancelled their membership to the World Economic Forum for 2024. This was funded by a Treasury Proposal, so W3F has returned the relevant portion of DOT to the Treasury. Proposal: Polkadot at Davos during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2022 | Polkassembly

Kusama News

Referendum 328, proposing to upgrade the relay chain to runtime v1’001’000, is now up for vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/328

This runtime upgrade will bring numerous changes - BEEFY activation, asynchronous backing, various Treasury and governance updates, and more. For details, see Release Runtimes 1.1.0 · polkadot-fellows/runtimes · GitHub

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, Darwinia Crab has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

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