Polkadot Digest 16 May 2023

Polkadot News

The new Referendum 119, proposing to swap to perform a parachain lease swap between two different parachain IDs controlled by Acala, is currently failing with 30% in favor. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/119

Note that this Referendum originally comes from the Council, and thus requires a superminority to pass. The specific passing percentage depends on the turnout percentage. For details, see Governance · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 115, proposing to open three new HRMP channels between Statemint and Bitgreen/Subsocial/Manta, is passing almost unanimously in favor with less than an hour left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/115

Referendum 117, seeking a force_transfer back to the Treasury from a previous Treasury Proposal, is currently failing with 76% in favor and 12 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/117

Referendum 118, proposing to gradually increase the ideal number of validators in the active set to 400, is currently passing with 87% in favor and 23 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/118

Although the Polkadot Digest focuses on the Relay Chain, you can always read the Polkadot Round-Up for news about parachains and the rest of the ecosystem! https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1658102052516397056

Kusama News

With two days left in the current parachain lease auction, Bit.Country has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 185, proposing a tip for the creation of https://polkabeat.org/ (which measures decentralization of parachains), has passed. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/185

There are 15 active OpenGov referenda to vote on currently. Polkadot/Substrate Portal