Polkadot Digest 12 Dec 2022

Polkadot News

USDT (Tether) assets are now sufficient on Statemint. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Sufficiency means that an account can hold this asset without also holding DOT, and this asset can be used for transaction fees. For more details, see Assets on Polkadot · Polkadot Wiki

OmniBTC has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 85, seeking to allow Kapex Parachain to upgrade itself via runtime upgrade, has passed. Polkassembly

Referendum 88, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal for Snowbridge, a trustless Polkadot-Ethereum bridge, is passing with 99% in favor and 16 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 89, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v9320, is passing with 68% in favor with 5 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Note that after submission, it was realized that this Referendum will fail, so the original submitter is asking people to reject it. See the Polkassembly link above for details.

Referendum 91, proposing to increase the maximum number of nomination pools to 64, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 24 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 92, seeking to cancel Referendum 89 (see above), is passing unanimously with 14 hours left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 93, proposing a new registrar but with no other contextual information, is failing with 2% in favor and 26 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Kusama News

Referendum 16, which should fix the last slashing event on Kusama, will enact at block 15_722_953 today. Polkassembly

Specifically, this Referendum will cancel all slashes and restart elections (which involves several steps; see link above for details).

However, this will NOT reverse any chilling. A PR is ready for this, but it will require a runtime upgrade to enact.

Ever wanted to have an address that contains specific text strings? You can use the vanity generator on Polkadot-JS App here: Polkadot/Substrate Portal