Polkadot Digest 14 Mar 2023

Polkadot News

Referendum 109, proposing to set the Polkadot parachain lease auction schedule for 2023, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 5 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 110, an external motion (i.e. from the Council) to fix the genesis registration for Manta, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 7 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 111, proposing to adjust the nomination configuration in several ways, is passing unanimously with 14 days left to vote. Polkassembly

The changes: increase minimum number of DOT to create a nomination pool to 500 DOT, increase minimum nomination bond to 200 DOT, enable fast-unstake, increase number of validators candidates to 1500, increase number of pools to 256.

Note that Referendum 111 has been fast-tracked. If passed, it will enact 600 blocks (~ one hour) afterwards. Governance ยท Polkadot Wiki

Reminder that Polkadot Academy is coming to Berkeley, California this summer from 10 July to 10 August. More information and applications here: Polkadot Blockchain Academy | Become A Leading Blockchain Engineer

Kusama News

With two and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Sora has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There is a post on Polkassembly from Interlay, seeking feedback on producing a Parachain Assets Fiat Onramp Support Bounty Program. Polkassembly

The Kusama staking rate has increased slightly over the last 24 hours to 51.56%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)