Polkadot Digest 13 Feb 2023

Polkadot News

“A Year in Parachains, Part 2: System Chains, Smart Contracts, & Social Media” was published on the Polkadot Network blog. A Year in Parachains, Part 2: System Chains, Smart Contracts, & Social Media

Referendum 101, approving a Wasm Smart Contracts Bounty (Bounty #19), is currently passing with 99% in favor and 14 days left to vote. Approval of Wasm Smart Contracts Bounty - bounty 19

Referendum 103, unbricking the Zeitgeist parachain, is currently passing with 98% in favor and 19 days left to vote. Note this was superseded by Ref 104. Polkassembly

Referendum 104, which also unbricks Zeitgeist (just as Referendum 103) but fast-tracked, is passing with 97% in favor and 10 days left to vote. Polkassembly

There is a Proposal to increase the maximum active validator count to 500. Polkassembly

To see all Referenda up for vote, or endorse Proposals to become Referenda, see Polkadot/Substrate Portal

For an overview of Polkadot governance, see Governance · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

Turing Network is in the lead in the current parachain lease auction, but Shiden has also been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

This means that either Turing or Shiden can theoretically win the parachain lease auction, since a candle auction mechanism is used. Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

There are now 10 different OpenGov Referenda to vote for on Kusama. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 95 is to perform a lease swap between 2000 (Karura) and 2233, as well as 2110 (Mangata) and 2256. Lease swap for Karura and Mangata

Referendum 96, replacing cancelled Referendum 81, will set the next parachain auction schedule on Kusama. Polkassembly

1 Like