Polkadot Digest 16 Feb 2023

Polkadot News

Radha, Tech Ed Lead at W3F, gave a talk at Messari Mainnet on the new OpenGov system coming to Polkadot (and already live on Kusama). https://twitter.com/DrW3RK/status/1625956631056986113

Motion 348, adding a new batch of HRMP channels (for HydraDX, Kapex, Ajuna, Pendulum, and Litentry) has passed Council vote and now goes as a Referendum for vote by all DOT holders. Polkassembly

Motion 350, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal for 1TRIBE Radio, is under consideration by the Polkadot Council. Polkassembly

Referendum 105, proposing to update system parachains to runtime v9370, is now up for vote and passing almost unanimously. Polkassembly

The staking rate on Polkadot has increased slightly to 47.32%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Remember that you can now stake directly on-chain in an entirely decentralized, trustless way with as little 1 DOT using nomination pools. Nomination Pools · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

Turing Network has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions #65-69 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

OpenGov Referendum 101, proposing a new Kusama auction schedule for 2023, is up for vote, with 100% in favor. Polkassembly

There are now 14 Referenda for vote using in the OpenGov system. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Legacy Referendum 264, proposing to replace the current runtime code with the text “test how to proposal”, is failing with 1% in favor. Polkassembly