Polkadot Digest 17 Jun 2024

Polkadot News

The JAM implementers’ prize has been announced, with up to 10 million DOT as awards for developing a JAM implementation. Apply now for the JAM Implementers’ Prize: A 10 Million DOT Opportunity | by Web3 Foundation Team | Web3 Foundation | Jun, 2024 | Medium

The next Polkadot parachain lease auction begins Friday, 21 Jun 2024. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 872, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot Relay Chain and the Asset Hub, is now up for vote. [Whitelisted Caller] Upgrade Polkadot: v1.2.6

Note that this will cause a temporary pause in being able to update identity on the relay chain as part of the move to the People Chain. For details, see the timeline posted for the Referendum here: [Whitelisted Caller] Upgrade Polkadot: v1.2.6

Referendum 814, promoting Gavin Wood to VII Dan Rank in the Polkadot Technical Fellowship, has passed and executed. Proposal: Promotion to "VII Dan: Free Master" for Gavin Wood - Evidence below | Polkassembly

Gavin Wood’s recent talk(in English) to the Swiss National Bank is now available: Research TV

Kusama News

Please note that due to a technical issue, Kusama DV delegations have not yet gone through. W3F is working on it and it will be announced as soon as they are live.

Referendum 409, proposing to upgrade Kusama to runtime 1.2.6, is now up for vote. Upgrade Kusama: v1.2.6 | Polkassembly