Polkadot Digest 15 Mar 2023

Polkadot News

W3F continues to provide support via grants for the expansion of the Web 3.0 ecosystem. You can see some of the recently completed milestones and how to apply yourself: https://twitter.com/Web3foundation/status/1635315942187237376

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 6 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 111, proposing to adjust the nomination configuration in several ways, is passing unanimously with 13 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Tomorrow at 11.00 UTC, I will be giving a talk on “Developing on Polkadot” at Blockchain Africa. https://blockchainafrica.co/programme-2023/

Kusama News

With less than two days left in the current parachain lease auction, Sora has been in the lead the entire auction period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There are now 17 open referenda on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Among these is a proposal to whitelist a call to upgrade system parachains to runtime v9381. Polkassembly

If you are interested in Treasury Proposals on Kusama via OpenGov (either applying or voting on them), this is a good discussion on ways of improving the process. Discussions on improving the current treasury spending/management mechanism