Polkadot Digest 21 Feb 2024

Polkadot News

A new version of the Polkadot host, v1.7.1, has been released. Release Polkadot v1.7.1 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

For Polkadot and Kusama validators - Warp Sync once again works with BEEFY. BEEFY: add BEEFY-specific warp proofs so we can warp sync when using BEEFY · Issue #1118 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

There will be a Polkadot Minisummit at EthDenver on 28 Feb, with speakers from Kilt, Phala, Robonomics, Acurast and other parachain teams. Polkadot MiniSummit @ETHDenver24 Tickets, Wed, Feb 28, 2024 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite

Referendum 512, proposing an airdrop for attendees of the official EthDenver Afterparty, has passed and executed. Big Tipper Proposal: ETHDenver Official Afterparty (Bash) Polkadot Airdrop | Polkassembly

Polkadot was recently covered by the NASDAQ blog. https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/how-one-blockchain-turned-to-real-decentralization-to-refocus-on-its-development-efforts

The next parachain lease auction begins today at ~ 14.00 UTC. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Kusama News

Kusama validators should upgrade to v1.7.1 as soon as possible. It fixes the recent performance / finality stalling issues seen on Kusama. Release Polkadot v1.7.1 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

With four days left in the current parachain auction, anonymous parathread ID 3346 has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period, although Integritee Kusama has also been in the lead for a few blocks. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info