Polkadot Digest 14 Feb 2023

Polkadot News

A new parachain auction has begun and with one day left until the Ending Period begins, Hashed Network is in the lead. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The staking rate on Polkadot has increased slightly to 46.7%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Five Council motions are now up for vote - Councillors, please remember to vote on these. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kusama News

Turing Network is in the lead of the current parachain auction, but Shiden Network has also been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

An additional, anonymous crowdloan (parathread ID 2259) has entered the auction as of yesterday, as well.

Referendum 98 (which will require whitelisting by the Fellowship), to upgrade Kusama system parachains to runtime v9370, is up for vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 99, proposing to use Treasury funds for customized Kusama chocolate bars, is now up for vote. Polkassembly

There are 13 OpenGov referenda in total available to vote on here: Polkadot/Substrate Portal