Polkadot Digest 17 Jan 2023

Polkadot News

As of the latest runtime upgrade, the maximum number of nominators receiving rewards per validator increased from 256 to 512. This should reduce missing rewards due to oversubscription.

If you are interested in reviewing the differences between Polkadot runtimes, the Polkadiff tool is useful. https://polkadiff.parity.io/

Referendum 97, proposing to unbrick the Bitgreen parachain, has passed. Polkassembly

Kusama News

Fast-unstake is now available on Kusama. This allows instant unstaking if you have not participated in staking in the last 28 eras. Fast Unstake Pallet by kianenigma · Pull Request #12129 · paritytech/substrate · GitHub

Referendum 56, enabling pre-checking of parachain runtimes by validators, has been confirmed. Polkassembly

Referendum 67, proposing to fund OpenGov referendum audits, is now being decided and currently 98.5% are in favor. Polkassembly

With one and a half days left in the current parachain auction, Litentry is currently in the lead, but Luhn Network and parathread ID 2241 have both been in the lead during the Ending Period as well. Polkadot/Substrate Portal