Polkadot Digest 21 Apr 2023

Polkadot News

The Staking Update for Q1 2023 has been published, including statistics and an overview of the development in this area taking place. Staking Update: Q1 2023

Referendum 112, proposing to immediately increase the number of validators in the active set to 500, is failing with 25% in favor and 9 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 19 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/114

Referendum 115, proposing to open three new HRMP channels between Statemint and Bitgreen/Subsocial/Manta, is passing unanimously with 25 days left to vote. Three New HRMP Channels batch On Polkadot | Polkassembly

If you missed yesterday’s Polkadot Community Call, discussing the Polkadot ecosystem, you can hear the recording here: https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1649050371753648130?s=20

Or if you missed my AMA yesterday, focusing mostly on Polkadot core technology, you can listen to it here: https://twitter.com/BillLaboon/status/1649035107733209088

Kusama News

With three 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

There are now 12 referenda in Kusama OpenGov on which all KSM holders can vote. Polkadot/Substrate Portal