Polkadot Digest 16 Feb 2024

Polkadot News

I will be holding Polkadot Office Hours today at 14.00 UTC - feel free to stop by and ask me anything about Polkadot (or ask as a reply to the quoted tweet). https://twitter.com/BillLaboon/status/1757355556077986144

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

Referendum 457, proposing automatic USDT and USDC acquisition for the Polkadot Treasury, is passing almost unanimously on the Root track. USDT and USDC Acquisition for the Treasury | Polkassembly

There is a PR on the Polkadot Fellowship runtimes repository for a “Wish for Change” track, allowing people to suggest changes that do not include any stateful logic (e.g., making remarks for off-chain activity). Add a "Wish for Change" Track by joepetrowski · Pull Request #184 · polkadot-fellows/runtimes · GitHub

Kusama News

Kusama has been experiencing some finality lagging and slow parachain block production recently. For details and to follow along with debugging, you can see this Github issue: Kusama parachains block production slowed down · Issue #3314 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, Quartz has been in the lead almost the entire Ending Period. https://parachains.info/auctions/kusama

Referendum 343, setting BEEFY genesis and thus starting BEEFY consensus on Kusama, is passing almost unanimously. However, as it is on the whitelisted track, it requires at least 5% support to pass. Set BEEFY genesis (thus starting BEEFY consensus on Kusama) | Polkassembly