Polkadot Digest 2 Mar 2023

Polkadot News

Parathreads 3333 and 3334 have been swapping the lead position numerous times in the current parachain lease auction, with 3333 in the lead now. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

This means that, depending on which block is determined to the ending block, either could win. For details on how candle auctions work, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 105, proposing to upgrade system parachains to runtime 9730, has passed. Polkassembly

There is a discussion about modifying nomination parameters on Polkassembly (e.g., increasing minimum nomination pool bond to 500 DOT, increasing minimum direct nomination bond to 200 DOT, and others). Polkassembly

The Polkadot staking rate has increased approximately 1.4 percentage points in the last era, to 49.06%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

There are 10 Kusama OpenGov Referenda currently up for vote. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Among the Kusama OpenGov Referenda is a Treasury Proposal for Polkadot Safari, a 2-day Polkadot conference in Kenya. Polkassembly

With less than 8 hours left in the current parachain lease auction, parathread ID 2262 has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal