Polkadot Digest 12 Jan 2023

Polkadot News

Reminder that if Referendum 96 passes (currently 99% in favor), Polkadot will upgrade to runtime v9340 on Saturday 14 Jan. This will have several effects for future Referenda enactment and multisig users: please read the Referendum details! Polkassembly

The Web3 Foundation research team has released a new paper, “Sassafras and Semi-Anonymous Single Leader Election”. https://eprint.iacr.org/2023/031.pdf

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, Hashed Network and anonymous parathread ID 2101 have both been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

With 14 hours left to vote on Referendum 94, proposing to seed the Polkadot Alliance with initial members, is passing with 97% in favor. Polkassembly

With 4 days left to vote, Referendum 97, seeking to unbrick the Bitgreen parachain, is passing unanimously. Polkassembly

With 23 days left to vote, Referendum 98, proposing to update the parathread ID in the genesis state Wasm of Bittensor parachain, is passing with 99% in favor. Polkassembly

Referendum 99, proposing to upgrade the Statemint and Collectives system parachain code to runtime v9360, is currently passing unanimously with six days left to vote. Polkassembly

Note that this Referendum was fast-tracked by the Technical Committee and will enact shortly after passing. OpenGov · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

Bittensor Kusama has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions #65-67 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

There are now 15 active OpenGov Referenda up for vote. You can see details here: Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There is a legacy Democracy Referendum up for vote, but the proposer has asked for it to be ignored. Polkassembly