Polkadot Digest 19 July 2023

Polkadot News

Read the latest Polkadot blog article: Polkadot 1.0: Pioneering Blockspace Composability and Scalability: https://polkadot.network/blog/polkadot-1-0-pioneering-blockspace-composability-and-scalability

1.0.0 release of Polkadot is out now with MEDIUM upgrade priority! :partying_face: : Release Polkadot v1.0.0 路 paritytech/polkadot 路 GitHub

Check out third wave of the Polkadot Blockchain Academy and other initiatives started by Academy Alumni: https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1681593309246914561

There are 47 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

For information on future proposed features, check out the Polkadot Fellow RPCs. Anyone is open to comment and participate: Pull requests 路 polkadot-fellows/RFCs 路 GitHub

The staking rate on #Polkadot is now at 44.2% (+0.3%): Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There are currently 22,000 active nominators out of 43,729 (+3 since yesterday). Inactive nominators who are not receiving staking rewards can fast unstake (if eligible) and join nomination pools: Nomination Pools 路 Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

Kusama is included in the 1.0.0 release: Release Polkadot v1.0.0 路 paritytech/polkadot 路 GitHub

Kaura is participating in Auction 94 (self-funded). It is not currently being contested: Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

There are 10 active public referenda and one fellowship referendum up for vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal (Switch to Kusama on the lefthand tab window).