Polkadot Digest 17 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

A new version of the Polkadot Host, 1.2.0, has been released. Release Polkadot v1.2.0 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

Note that this only the host software; the Polkadot and Kusama relay chain runtimes are no longer controlled by Parity, but by the Polkadot Technical Fellowship. GitHub - polkadot-fellows/runtimes: The various runtimes which make up the core subsystems of networks for which the Fellowship is represented.

A new tracking PR for deploying Coretime to Rococo has been added here: Deploy Coretime on Rococo · Issue #52 · paritytech/roadmap · GitHub

In 10 days, the first crowdloan unlocks on Polkadot will occur. There is a good thread on what will happen from SubWallet here: https://twitter.com/subwalletapp/status/1712857297863766349

There is a discussion on Polkadot Forum about deposits on Asset Hub for NFTs, including a good summary of Joe of what these deposits are for and how storage impacts everyone using a chain. Polkadot AssetHub - high NFT collection deposit

With less than two days to go in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathread ID 3353 has been in the lead the vast majority of the Ending Period. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Kusama News

With the Ending Period having just begun in the current parachain lease auction, Zero is in the lead. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info