Polkadot Digest 16 Jan 2023

Polkadot News

With the passing and enactment of Referendum 96, the Polkadot runtime has been upgraded to v9340. Polkassembly

Among other things, this sets the Collectives parachain as a Trusted Teleporter, and entities can join the Polkadot Alliance as Allies (although note that there is a slashable 1000 DOT deposit, and this is intended for projects/companies, not individuals). Polkadot/Substrate Portal

With the passing and execution of Referendum 94, the Polkadot Alliance’s initial members - Moonbeam, Interlay, Subscan, Kilt, Acala, Phala, and Astart - have been inducted. Polkassembly

Parathread 2101 has won the most recent parachain lease auction. The next auction will begin on 21 Jan. Polkadot Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

With just a few hours left to vote, Referendum 97, seeking to unbrick the Bitgreen parachain, is passing unanimously. Polkassembly

With 19 days left to vote, Referendum 98, proposing to update the parathread ID in the genesis state Wasm of Bittensor parachain, is passing with 99% in favor. Polkassembly

With two days left to vote, Referendum 99, proposing to upgrade the Statemint and Collectives system parachain code to runtime v9360, is passing unanimously. Polkassembly

The staking rate on Polkadot has remained consistent at 45.0%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kusama News

With two days left in the current parachain lease auction, Luhn Network, Litmus, and parathread ID 2241 have all been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There are currently 16 Referenda currently up for vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The staking rate on Kusama has decreased slightly to 46.6%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

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