Polkadot Digest 22 May 2023

Polkadot News

Polkadot Treasury-supported Patika has produced a course for developing on Substrate, the blockchain development framework used for the Polkadot Relay Chain and its parachains. https://twitter.com/patika_dev/status/1656691986806579200

Interested in monitoring the relay chain or parachains without digging through validator logs? Check out Polkadot Introspector. https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot-introspector

With 24 days left to vote, Referendum 121, proposing to upgrade the relay chain to runtime 9420 and enable Polkadot OpenGov, is passing unanimously. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/121

Referendum 120, proposing to upgrade the Collectives parachain runtime to v9420, which would also enable the Fellowship on this parachain, is passing unanimously with 8 days to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/120

Referendum 119, proposing to swap to perform a parachain lease swap between two different parachain IDs controlled by Acala, is passing with 63% in favor and 21 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/119

Referendum 118, proposing to gradually increase the ideal number of validators in the active set to 400, is currently passing with 81% in favor and 16 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/118

Referendum 117, seeking a force_transfer back to the Treasury from a previous Treasury Proposal, is currently failing with 76% in favor and 6 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/117

Kusama News

With two days left in the current parachain lease auction, parathread ID 2270 has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period, but Altair and parathread ID 2267 have also been in the lead for short periods of time. https://parachains.info/auctions/kusama

Referendum 188, proposing to increase the number of parachain validators to 250, has passed and executed. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/188

Referendum 187, proposing to remove_lock for Bifrost swapped parachain ID, currently has 98.7% in favor. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/186

Referendum 190, proposing to upgrade Kusama relay chain and system parachains to runtime 9420, currently has over 99% in favor. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/190

Referendum 195, updating relayVrfModuloSamples in the parachain config to 6, is passing with over 99% in favor. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/195