Polkadot Digest 14 Sep 2023

Polkadot News

Version 1.1.0 of the Polkadot node software has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority. Release Polkadot v1.1.0 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

This is the first release under the new polkadot-sdk monorepo. More details about the move to the monorepo are here:


As part of this change, the Staking Miner has also been moved to its own repo. This only affects those submitting potential election solutions. GitHub - paritytech/staking-miner-v2: staking miner v2

Jonas Gehrlein, researcher at Web3 Foundation, has suggested a change to the ideal staking rate formula on Polkadot. Adjusting Polkadot's Ideal Staking Rate Calculation

Acala Network has released version 0.8.0 of Chopsticks. Chopsticks allows you to create a “parallel universe” of an active Substrate chain, so that you can test the results of extrinsics against the current state. Release 0.8.0 · AcalaNetwork/chopsticks · GitHub

Confused about the differences between parachains, rollups, and other scaling solutions? The Polkadot Wiki has a good overview of the differences here: Layer Two and Rollups · Polkadot Wiki

The Polkadot Staking Dashboard has now had over 1 million pages visited. https://twitter.com/rossbulat/status/1702184127158714620

Kusama News

Referendum 268, closing erroneous bounties on Kusama, is passing with 99% in favor. To close erroneous and spam bounties | Polkassembly