Polkadot Digest 19 Jan 2024

Polkadot News

With four days left in the current parachain lease auction, Darwinia has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Applications for the Thousand Validators Programme (both Polkadot and Kusama) are currently on hold, for a planned re-launch in February or March. Current validators will continue to be nominated at this point. Questions can be directed to validators@web3.foundation.

Referendum 428, updating sufficient asset minimums on the Polkadot Asset Hub, is now up for vote. Update Sufficient Asset Minimum Balances | Polkassembly

Referendum 431, proposing a monthly governance incentive, is now up for vote. Monthly Governance Incentive Referendum #1 [Buffet] | Polkassembly

I will be hosting a space today at 15.30 UTC to discuss use cases in DeSo, Music and Metaverse in Polkadot. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1748047714124792118

Polkadot-JS’s open-source phishing site blocklist now has over 30’000 URLs and 274 addresses listed. Be careful out there! polkadot{.js}/phishing

Kusama News

Note - with the new runtime upgrade scheduled for 24 Jan, the balances.transfer extrinsic (which has been deprecated for some time) will be removed. If you are issuing extrinsics directly, use transfer_keep_alive or transfer_allow_death instead.

With less than a day left in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathread 3345 has been in lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info