Polkadot Digest 16 Aug 2023

Polkadot News

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

There is a new Referendum up for vote on the Whitelisted track that updates the parachain configuration in several ways. For details, see https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/110

The staking rate on Polkadot continues to increase, and is currently at 47.35%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

You can now submit Polkadot OpenGov Referenda directly via Polkassembly, including preimage construction and submission. https://twitter.com/polk_gov/status/1691424678810898433

Kusama News

The current parachain lease auction has seen DAO IPCI, Bifrost, and parathread ID 2279 all in the lead during the Ending Period, with 17 hours remaining. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 257, looking to upgrade the Encointer system parachain runtime, is now up for vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/257