Polkadot Digest 13 Jan 2023

Polkadot News

Final reminder: if Ref 96 passes (currently 99% in favor), Polkadot will upgrade to runtime v9340 tomorrow. This will have effects for Referenda enactment and multisig users: please read the Referendum details! Polkassembly

With two days left in the current parachain lease auction, Hashed Network and anonymous parathread ID 2101 continue to swap the lead position during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

This means that either could win the current auction. For details, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 94, seeding the Polkadot Alliance, has passed. Polkassembly

There are other governance Referenda up for vote and Proposals which you can endorse to become Referenda. To vote on either, you can go to Polkadot/Substrate Portal

If you are interested in learning more about how governance works on Polkadot, see Governance · Polkadot Wiki

Web3 Foundation, along with many other entities in the technology space, has signed an open letter calling for the US Congress to embrace a pro-privacy future. Fight for the Future - Open Source, Decentralized Tech Leaders Urge New Congress to Defend Privacy

Kusama News

There are now 16 Referenda available to vote on via the OpenGov mechanism. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

For an overview of the OpenGov system running on Kusama, see Gov2: Polkadot’s Next Generation of Decentralised Governance | by Gavin Wood | Polkadot Network | Medium