Polkadot Digest 22 June 2023

Polkadot News

The names of the Statemint and Statemine parachains have been changed to the Asset Hub Polkadot and Asset Hub Kusama, respectively. The Naming of Things (viz. Statemint)

Please note that starting with runtime 9430 (the next planned Polkadot runtime, estimated to activate 18 July), controller accounts will be deprecated. Existing controller accounts can still be used, but new ones cannot be created. Staking Controller Deprecation Plan + Staking UI Leads Comms

If you would like to use the functionality of a controller (allow staking functionality of a stash account from a different account), you can use a staking proxy. For details on setting these up, see Advanced Staking Concepts · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 23, proposing to set Polkassembly as a registrar for the Polkadot identity system, is now up for vote. Polkassembly's Registrar Application | Polkassembly

For more information on how identity works in Polkadot, see Account Identity · Polkadot Wiki

There are 25 other referenda up for vote on Polkadot OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kusama News

With one and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Amplitude has been in the lead for approximately half of all blocks in the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 224, a re-issue with corrected XCM of Ref 214 proposing to decentralize the collator set on Kusama system parachains, is now up for vote. [Fix 214] Further decentralize collator set on Kusama system chains | Polkassembly