Polkadot Digest 13 May 2024

Polkadot News

Integritee has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

This is despite being only in the lead for 36% of the blocks in the Ending Period. This is by design of the candle auction. For details, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

The staking rate on Polkadot continues to increase and is now at 55.5%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

I will be part of a panel on the topic of Open Governance at Decentralized Lugano this Thursday, 16 May. Decentralized Lugano 2024 | Scytale Digital

Eskimor, one of the Parity engineers working on the Polkadot Node software, has published an in-depth article on Grill explaining what is happening “under the hood” in developing Polkadot. Polkadot Node Strategy 2024 and beyond - Grill

Grill is an application running on the Subsocial parachain allowing for decentralized publishing. For details, see https://grillapp.net/

Kusama News

The staking rate on Kusama is also increasing, albeit more slowly, and is now at 52.12%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Referendum 393, assigning a core to the People Chain immediately, is passing and barring any major changes, should start confirming shortly. Assign core for People Chain directly on relay | Polkassembly

Referendum 388, enabling identity again on Kusama on the People Chain, is passing with 82.3% in favor. Enable Identity Again on People Chain | Polkassembly

Referendum 387, upgrading the relay chain runtime for People launch (allowing anyone to call reap_identity), is passing with 95% in favor. Upgrade Kusama Relay Chain for People Launch | Polkassembly

This will allow users to migrate their identity to the People Chain, which has a 1/100th deposit amount for identities. For details, see People Chain Launch and Identity Migration Plan