Polkadot Digest 20 Apr 2023

Polkadot News

Have any questions about Polkadot? I am holding an AMA today at 12.00 UTC (14.00 CET). Ask your questions here! https://twitter.com/BillLaboon/status/1647902889598222341

Referendum 112, proposing to immediately increase the number of validators in the active set to 500, is failing with 25% in favor and 10 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/112

Referendum 114, proposing to onboard a Bridge Hub system parachain to Polkadot, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 20 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/114

Note that this was fast-tracked by the Technical Committee. The voting period is normal, but if it passes, enactment will occur approximately one hour afterwards. Governance · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 115, proposing to open three new HRMP channels between Statemint and Bitgreen/Subsocial/Manta, is passing unanimously with 26 days left to vote. Three New HRMP Channels batch On Polkadot | Polkassembly

The staking rate on Polkadot has increased slightly to 47.5%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Remember that staking rewards and Treasury funding are impacted by the staking rate. For details, see Advanced Staking Concepts · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

With four days left in the current parachain lease auction, Bajun Network has been in the lead the entire Ending Period so far. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 160, a testing referendum, has passed (with no effect). https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/160

The staking rate on Kusama has increased slightly to 51.75%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)