Polkadot Digest 20 Feb 2023

Polkadot News

There is an AMA session on Polkadot OpenGov, Polkadot’s next-generation governance system, on 24 Feb at 16.00 CET (14.00 UTC) featuring Raul Romanutti, Polkadot Council Member, along with Radha and Juan from W3F. Polkadot’s upcoming “How-to” AMA session dedicated to Polkadot OpenGov - Crowdcast

Interested in understanding, XCM (Cross-Consensus Message Format), a format for allowing parachain, smart contracts, bridges, and other consensus mechanisms to easily communicate? Watch the Polkadot Deep Dive on the topic here: XCM Overview | Polkadot Deep Dives - YouTube

Or if you want a quick run-down on the topic, you can read the Polkadot Wiki page on the topic here: Cross-Consensus Message Format (XCM) · Polkadot Wiki

With less than a day to go in the current parachain lease auction, Hashed Network has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The DOT staking rate has increased slightly, to 47.6% of issuance currently staked. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Almost 2.2 million DOT are currently bonded in nomination pools, with 6’215 accounts staking via pool. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

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

Referendum 101, setting the Kusama parachain lease auction schedule for the rest of 2023, currently has 99.9% approving, but does not yet have enough support (percentage of issuance voting) to pass. Polkassembly

To understand approval, support, and other aspects of Kusama OpenGov, see the Kusama Guide page on the topic here: OpenGov · Guide

Parathread ID 2258 is in the lead in the current parachain lease auction, but parathread ID 2259 has also been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal