Polkadot Digest 20 Feb 2024

Polkadot News

With the execution of Referendum 458, Polkadot and system parachains have upgraded to runtime v1’001’002. https://polkadot.subsquare.io/referenda/458

BEEFY keys can and should now be set by Polkadot validators. This involves simply rotating your session keys. Run a Validator (Polkadot) · Polkadot Wiki

Numerous representatives from the Polkadot ecosystem, including me, will be at EthDenver. Hope to see you there! Polkadot Takes on ETHDenver ‘24. Join the Polkadot community for a… | by Polkadot | Polkadot Network | Feb, 2024 | Medium

Referendum 474, proposing to properly unreserve for two DOT accounts which has incorrect phragmenElection.renounce amounts, has passed and executed. Compensate for insufficient `phragmenElection.renounce` unreserve amount | Polkassembly

A new parachain auction begins tomorrow at approximately 16.00 UTC. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Kusama News

With the passing of Referendum 343 yesterday, BEEFY consensus was started on Kusama. Set BEEFY genesis (thus starting BEEFY consensus on Kusama) | Polkassembly

BEEFY is a secondary protocol which allows efficient trustless bridging to external consensus systems (i.e., other blockchains). Polkadot Consensus · Polkadot Wiki

BEEFY is used by several bridging projects such as Snowbridge (https://docs.snowbridge.network/) and Hyperbridge ( Hyperbridge · Polkadot Wiki) .

Quartz has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

A new parachain lease auction has begun, with Basilisk in the lead with a few hours to go before the Ending Period begins. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info