Polkadot Digest 17 Jan 2024

Polkadot News

Polkadot 1.6.0 has been released. Release Polkadot v1.6.0 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

Crowdloaned DOT from auction winners 6 - 11 (Efinity, Composable, Centrifuge, Interlay, Nodle, HydraDX) have been refunded. The DOT contributed for these crowdloans should already be in the account with which you crowdloaned. No action is necessary on your part.

Registration is now open for Sub0, the Polkadot Developers’ Conference, in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-13 March. sub0 Asia 2024 | The Polkadot Developer Conference | March 2024

Starting 24 Jan, there will be mixed virtual/IRL meetups for Polkadot Updates, covering what all is happening in the Polkadot ecosystem. These will be run by the W3F Technical Education team and hosted by Polimec. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1747325569581076667

Snowbridge, the trustless Ethereum bridge, has executed a successful asset transfer from Ethereum Sepolia testnet to the Rococo Asset Hub and back. https://twitter.com/ClaraVanStaden/status/1747256867733279089

Referendum 416, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain and system parachains to runtime v1’001’000, is currently passing with 99% in favor. Upgrade Polkadot v1,001,000 | Polkassembly

Kusama News

Reminder: With the upcoming upgrade to runtime upgrade to v1’001’000 on 24 Jan, all Kusama validators should rotate their session keys (to generate BEEFY keys) and should stop using the —no-beefy flag.

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathread 3345 has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info