Polkadot Digest 21 Mar 2023

Polkadot News

With the passing of Referendum 109, the Polkadot Auction Schedule for 2023 has been set. The next parachain lease auction begins on 25 March. For the whole schedule, see Polkadot Auctions 2023 - Google Sheets

The Polkadot staking rate (percentage of issuance bonded for staking) has decreased by almost two percentage points in the last era, to 47.2%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Interested in learning about developing on Polkadot? Check out the new Polkadot Twitch stream - Twitch

The Polkadot Digest focuses on the relay chain and generic ecosystem development advancements (e.g. in Substrate). If you want to know what is specifically being developed in the ecosystem, check out the weekly Polkadot Roundup - https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1637796985716502528

Kusama News

With almost three days left in the current parachain lease auction, Khala Network has been in the lead for the vast majority of the Ending Period, with Aband in the lead for 0.11% of all blocks. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

All KSM holders can vote on OpenGov referenda, which cover everything from Treasury Proposals to runtime upgrades. There are currently 11 active OpenGov referenda. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The Kusama staking rate has increased slightly to 51.51%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)