Polkadot Digest 20 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

The next parachain lease auction will begin at block 17’840’000, approximately 23:21 UTC on Sunday 22 October. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There is a discussion on the Polkadot Forum about a potential new test network for Polkadot, which would be stable and community-supported. A new test network for Polkadot

There is a discussion about holding Sub0, the Polkadot Developers’ Conference, somewhere in Asia in March 2024. Sub0 Asia - March 2024

Referendum 204, seeking to cancel and slash the deposit of Ref 203, has received a DD and is now in the Deciding Period. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/204

The staking rate has continued to slowly increase on Polkadot over the last few days, and now stands at 48.99%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

Referendum 286, proposing to renew Encointer’s lease as a system parachain, is now confirming. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/286

With approximately a day and a half left in the current parachain lease auction, t3rn Kusama has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info