Polkadot Digest 19 May 2023

Polkadot News

Referendum 121, proposing to upgrade the relay chain to runtime 9420 (from 9370), is now up for vote. Among many other changes, this would enable Polkadot OpenGov. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/121

OpenGov removes the Council and Technical Committee, and creates an even more democratic and open process to on-chain governance while maintaining security. For details, see OpenGov · Polkadot Wiki

Note that this will not immediately remove the traditional Gov1 processes. Both will run in tandem until and unless another governance decision removes Gov1.

Referendum 119, proposing to swap to perform a parachain lease swap between two different parachain IDs controlled by Acala, is now passing with 53% in favor and 24 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/119

Note that this Referendum originally comes from the Council, and is thus a simple majority (instead of supermajority) vote. For details, see Governance V1 · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 117, seeking a force_transfer back to the Treasury from a previous Treasury Proposal, is currently failing with 76% in favor and 9 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/117

Note that as Referendum 117 is a public proposal, it requires a supermajority to pass. for details, see Governance V1 · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 118, proposing to gradually increase the ideal number of validators in the active set to 400, is currently passing with 81% in favor and 19 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/118

Referendum 120, proposing to upgrade the Collectives parachain runtime to v9420, which would also enable the Fellowship on this parachain, is currently passing unanimously with 11 days to vote. Runtime Upgrade for Collectives Parachain To v9420 | Polkassembly

Kusama News

Bit.Country has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

There are now 17 Referenda up for vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal