Polkadot Digest 17 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

A new parachain lease auction has begun and Logion is in the lead, with two days to go before the Ending Period begins. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

There is a discussion on Polkassembly for a Treasury Proposal from Quinence for a course on Substrate and Polkadot. Treasury Proposal: An expansive course on Substrate and Polkadot | Polkassembly

The first proposals have been coming in to the Decentralized Futures program, including this one to help the usability of the Polkadot Ecosystem. Improving Polkadot's User Experience: Introducing Braille

Various improvements have come to Smoldot, the Polkadot/Substrate light client that can run entirely in the browser. Smoldot updates threads

If you have your own ideas for improving the Polkadot ecosystem, Web3 Foundation has US$ 20 million and 5 million DOT available for projects via Decentralized Futures. https://futures.web3.foundation/

Eiger has announced their pallet to allow Move smart contracts (MoveVM was the VM used by the Facebook project Diem) on Polkadot and all Substrate-based chains. Bringing MoveVM to Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem

Interested in following along with Polkadot/Kusama governance, hearing from proposers, and the opinions on Referenda from others in the Polkadot ecosystem? Check out the Attempts at Governance broadcasts on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqeovuRmmyQ&list=PLtyd7v_I7PGkXbJmKojrZ1KXwspR1JkpV&index=2

Kusama News

Referendum 303, proposing to issue the remark “Kusama Welcomes Cardano Partner Chain”, is passing with 88.3% Kusama Welcomes Cardano Partner Chain | Polkassembly

There are six other Referenda up for vote on Kusama, which anyone with KSM in their account can vote on. You can do so here: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda