Polkadot Digest 18 Dec 2023

Polkadot News

Interlay has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 335, proposing a parachain lease auction schedule for 2024, is currently passing with 99.7% in favor. Proposed Polkadot Auction Schedule 2024 | Polkassembly

Referendum 340, opening an HRMP channel between the Polkadot Asset Hub and Polimec, is passing with 99.5% in favor. Open HRMP channels between AssetHub and Polimec | Polkassembly

The staking rate on Polkadot has decreased slightly over the last week to 51.05%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, Mangata X has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 320, setting the parachain auction schedule for 2024, has passed and executed. Proposed Kusama Auction Schedule 2024 on Auction Admin Track

However, due to a typo for lease period 37 (starting block should be 22_118_400, not 21_118_400 as submitted), Referendum 324 fixing this is now up for vote. Addressing LP37 Opening Block Error in Kusama Auctions | Polkassembly

Referendum 321, proposing a Bounty for public RPCs for the relay chain and system parachains, is passing with 57% in favor. Bounty Proposal for Public RPCs for Relay and System Chains | Polkassembly

Referendum 319, proposing to reimburse an account from the Treasury after the owner allegedly lost their seed phrase, has failed with 0.1% in favor. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/319

The Kusama staking rate has remained relatively stable over the last week, currently at 51.66%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)