Polkadot Digest 18 Apr 2023

Polkadot News

There’s an excellent overview of what Parity has been working on the last few months available here: https://twitter.com/xcBirdo/status/1647958266842939394

For more information about what is happening in the Polkadot ecosystem, see the Polkadot roundup tweets here: https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1647940477738536961

Referendum 113, proposing to reset the genesis block of the Watr parachain, is currently passing with 99% in favor and just a few hours left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/113

Referendum 114, proposing to add a Bridge Hub parachain to Polkadot, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 22 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/114

The staking rate on Polkadot has increased slightly over the last week, to 47.49%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

I will be holding a Twitter Spaces AMA on 20 April at 12.00 UTC. https://twitter.com/BillLaboon/status/1647902889598222341

Reminder that you can stake with as little a 1 DOT using nomination pools: Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

For more information on nomination pools, see the Polkadot Wiki: Nomination Pools · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

With 10 hours left in the current parachain lease auction, Alpha Network has been in the lead the vast majority of the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

However, both Karura and Basilisk have been in the lead during the Ending Period, so according to the rules of the candle auction, both have a possibility of winning. Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki