Polkadot Digest 12 Jan 2024

Polkadot News

Web3 Foundation has announced the recipients of Wave 20 of the Grants Program. Web3 Foundation Grants — Wave 20 Recipients | by Web3 Foundation Team | Web3 Foundation | Jan, 2024 | Medium

As a reminder, there are numerous programs available via W3F and the broader ecosystem for funding for Polkadot projects. For details, see Grants Programme · Polkadot Wiki and Decentralized Futures Programme · Polkadot Wiki

A new network validation protocol will be rolled out starting with polkadot-v1.6.0. This will require upgrades from all active validators nodes before the optimizations can enact. [Raising awareness] New network validation protocol version(v3) coming

The next parachain lease auction will begin on 16 Jan. Polkadot Auctions #60-66 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Kusama News

With two 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

Referendum 328, proposing to upgrade the Kusama relay chain to runtime 1’001’000, is currently passing unanimously. Runtime Upgrade v1,001,000 | Polkassembly