Polkadot Digest 20 Sep 2022 (reposted)

Polkadot News

To follow up on yesterday’s anonymous winning of a parachain lease, the winner, parathread ID 2058, was Watr Protocol. https://twitter.com/WatrProtocol/status/1571776753366093827?s=20&t=L8cG4ZD9BlhYibnFXTYpKw

With 24 days left to vote, Referendum 74, aiming to open several HRMP channels to Statemint, is passing unanimously. Polkassembly

With 6 days left to vote, Referendum 75, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain runtime to v9820 is passing by a wide margin. Polkassembly

Note that Referendum 75 has been fast-tracked by the Technical Committee. If passed, it will execute after only 400 blocks (~ 40 minutes). Governance · Polkadot Wiki

The staking rate on Polkadot has decreased a few tenths of a percentage point to 51.8%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kusama News

Referendum 230 is currently passing with 97% in favor. This is a simple referendum making a batch call to remark “Expect chaos”. Bootstrap ONE-T Nomination Pools: STEP 1 (testing the anon proxies)

It is being used as a proof of concept to test how anonymous proxies can make decisions via governance - see the link above for details.

The Kusama staking rate has increased another 0.1 percentage point over the last 24 hours, to 54.8%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

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