Polkadot Digest 14 Dec 2023

Polkadot News

Polkadot 1.5.0 has been released. Release Polkadot v1.5.0 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

This version brings “Secure Validator Mode”, allowing validators to be secure when running untrusted PVFs. You should be running x86-64 architecture and seccomp should be enabled (see release notes for details).

With three and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Interlay has been in the lead the entire Ending Period so far. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Polkadot has been added to Nakaflow, with a current Nakamoto coefficient of 93. https://nakaflow.io/

There is now a new page on polkadot.network where you can browse dapps on Polkadot.

There are now 66 active Referenda on Polkadot OpenGov. You can read about and vote on them here: All Tracks | Polkassembly

Kusama News

With less than a day to go in the current parachain lease auction, Curio has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

As a reminder, the previous runtime upgrade introduced BEEFY keys. All Kusama validators should rotate keys and set them on-chain.

Referendum 318, proposing to deregister paraid 2118, is passing with 81% in favor. Deregister 2118 | Polkassembly