Polkadot Digest 13 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

After being in the lead the entire Ending Period, Parallel Finance has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

The next parachain auction will begin at block 18_201_600 (approximately Friday, 17 Nov).

Space Monkeys 122 has posted an interview with Parity’s new VP of Engineering, Pierre Aubert, with a focus on making Polkadot development more dev-friendly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8OCl3DGA7o

Referendum 246, cancelling the proposed runtime upgrade of Referendum 241, is currently passing unanimously. See the Polkassembly post for reasons and details: Cancel Referendum 241 (runtime upgrade) due to XCM issue | Polkassembly

There has been a flurry of new Polkadot Treasury Proposals over the last few days, especially on the Medium Spender track. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/medium-spender?trackStatus=all&page=1

Interested in how Parity’s Data Team finds data about ecosystem data on Polkadot, or have particular metrics you’re interested in? There’s more details about them here: https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1722980184599437539

The staking rate (% of all DOT staked) has increased slightly over the last week to 50.41%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

With two days left in the current parachain auction, Turing Network is in the lead the current parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

The Kusama staking rate (% of all KSM staked) has reduced slightly over the last week to 52.98%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)