Polkadot Digest 13 Mar 2024

Polkadot News

Missed the first day of Sub0 Asia? You can check out the second day online here: https://twitter.com/Polkadotsub0/status/1767800010920333655

Interested in using Polkadot, but not interested in using the developer-focused Polkadot-JS App? You can check out a full list of wallets and extensions on the Polkadot Wiki: Wallets and Extensions · Polkadot Wiki

The next parachain lease auction will begin this Saturday, 16 Mar. https://parachains.info/auctions

Kusama News

With one day left in the current parachain lease auction, Karura has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

After the upcoming runtime upgrade, OpenGov can initiate a Referendum to activate async backing (6s parachain block time). Async Backing - Development Updates - #4 by joyce

Due to this, Kusama validators should upgrade ASAP to the latest version of the Polkadot Host software. Release Polkadot v1.8.0 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

Assuming no issues with async backing on Kusama, it can be enabled at any time after that on Polkadot.

Interested in joining Kappa Sigma Mu, the “human blockchain” DAO secured by “proof of ink”? Check out details here: https://ksmsociety.io/

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