Polkadot Digest 23 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

The first runtime under the Polkadot Technical Fellowship has been released. Release Runtimes 1.0.0 · polkadot-fellows/runtimes · GitHub

Among other changes, this runtime would change of the default conviction period on Polkadot to 28 days. [Polkadot] 28 days as conviction voting period by ggwpez · Pull Request #7595 · paritytech/polkadot · GitHub

Note that this will not go into effect until and unless the runtime upgrade is approved by DOT holders (or KSM holders on Kusama). Runtime Upgrades · Polkadot Wiki

The next parachain auction will begin at block 17_856_000 (~ 02.00 tomorrow) - the wrong block was used in Friday’s Digest, apologies. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 166 has executed, setting the ideal staking rate of Polkadot 60%. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/166

The unlocking of DOT locked for the first set of crowdloans on Polkadot will occur at approximately 02.00 UTC tomorrow (24 Oct). Polkadot/Substrate Portal

My panel discussion about “The State of Blockchain” at Blockchance 2023, along with representatives of Radix, LUKSO, and Hyperledger, is now online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkogCPYRqE8

The staking rate on Polkadot has decreased slightly over the last few days to 48.72%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

t3rn Kusama has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

If it is approved by KSM holders, the 1.0.0 runtime will also include releasing all Gov1 (old Democracy pallet) locks on Kusama. migration: unlock/unreserve Gov v1 balances, remove Gov V1 pallets from polkadot runtime, and remove Gov V1 pallet key/values from storage by liamaharon · Pull Request #7314 · paritytech/polkadot · GitHub

The staking rate on Kusama has remained relatively stable over the last week, and is currently at 54.76%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)