Polkadot Digest 18 Jul 2023

Polkadot News

There are 48 active public referenda up for vote on Polkadot OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal Cast your vote or delegate it through the delegation dashboard. https://delegation.polkadot.network/

Smoldot, an alternative client (light client) for Substrate based chains is in the Deciding phase for its development funding for Q3: https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/77

The staking rate on #Polkadot is now at 43.9%, with no increase since yesterday: Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There are currently 21,997 active nominators out of 43,760 (-3 since yesterday). Inactive nominators who are not receiving staking rewards can fast unstake (if eligible) and join nomination pools: Nomination Pools ยท Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

Parathread 2274 win Auction 93 on Jul 14th. Kaura is participating in Auction 94, not currently being contested. Both are self-funded: Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

There are 9 active public referenda and one fellowship referendum up for vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal (Switch to Kusama on the lefthand tab window).