Polkadot Digest 19 Sep 2023

Polkadot News

Referendum 139, proposing to have Moonbeam swap slots, is passing with 99.9% in favor and 4.4% support. Moonbeam: Swap Leases with Parachain 3342 | Polkassembly

Note that in OpenGov a sufficient amount of approval (% of DOT voting) and support (% of all DOT) are necessary for a referendum to pass. For details, see Participate in Polkadot OpenGov · Polkadot Wiki

With twelve hours left until the Ending Period, Sora is in the lead in the current parachain lease auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Curious how decentralized your nominations are on Polkadot? The Polkawatch app lets you see how decentralized validators are, both individually and systemically, on a variety of variables. https://polkawatch.app/

User Koute has published an initial draft on PolkaVM, a new RISC-V-based VM for smart contracts with Substrate. Announcing PolkaVM - a new RISC-V based VM for smart contracts (and possibly more!)

Kusama News

There are eight referenda open for voting on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal