Polkadot Digest 2 Sep 2022

Polkadot News

Parity will be hosting two events at Berlin Blockchain Week on 12 Sep, a Hacker Day and “#BeyondTheChain #1 - The Architecture of Unstoppable Applications”. #BeyondTheChain at Berlin Blockchain Week 2022! | Eventbrite

Bill Laboon will be giving an AMA today on Reddit from 13.00 - 14.00 UTC. Ask your questions now, get answers then! https://www.reddit.com/r/Polkadot/comments/x36yef/bill_laboon_ama_2_sept_1300_1400_utc_1year/

The August update for ink! smart contracts has been published! Among other things mentioned in it, the date for ink! 4.0 release is scheduled for October. August '22 | ink! documentation

Aventus has been in the lead the entirety of the Ending Period so far, with three days left in the current parachain lease auction. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 72, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v9270, is currently passing unanimously with four days left to vote. Polkassembly

Kusama News

With three and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Snow Network has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 226, proposing to edit the Snow crowdloan parameters, is failing by a wide margin with two days left to vote. Note that the ICE/SNOW Network team has asked people to vote against this. Polkassembly

The staking rate on Kusama has increased 1.3 percentage points over the last week, to 53.2%, while the ideal staking rate has decreased to 49.5%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

To understand the mathematics of the staking rate, ideal staking rate, and how they impact staking rewards, see Staking · Polkadot Wiki