Polkadot Digest 17 July 2023

Polkadot News

The State of #Polkadot Q2 2023 by Messari is out, be sure to give it a good read: https://messari.io/report/state-of-polkadot-q2-2023

The staking rate on #Polkadot is now at 43.9%, with an increase of 0.4% since last week: Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The Polkadot Blockchain Academy’s (PBA) Wave 3 is in full swing with a plethora of support from the ecosystem: Polkadot Blockchain Academy Wave 3 Takes Off in Berkeley, CA: Forging the Architects of the Future

Polkadot Fellow RFCs are active in defining several substantial proposed changes to Polkadot and its surrounding work, anyone can participate here: hhttps://github.com/polkadot-fellows/RFCs/pullsttps://github.com/polkadot-fellows/RFCs/pulls

There are currently 22,000 active nominators out of 43,772 (+7 since last Friday). Inactive nominators who are not receiving staking rewards can fast unstake (if eligible) and join nomination pools: Nomination Pools · Polkadot Wiki

There are 49 active public referenda up for vote on Polkadot OpenGov: Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Cast your vote or delegate it through the delegation dashboard. https://delegation.polkadot.network/

Kusama News

Parathread 2274 and Karura, both self-funded, are currently in the 93rd parachain lease auction with Kaura taking the lead: https://parachains.info/auctions/kusama

There are 8 active public referenda and one fellowship referendum up for vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal (Switch to Kusama on the lefthand tab window).