Polkadot Digest 24 Jul 2023

Polkadot News

Interested in supporting the one thousand validators (1kv) program on Polkadot and Kusama? Check out this informative thread by Filippo, Technical Educator at Web3 Foundation, and use the tool he built to help decide and nominate 1kv validators: https://twitter.com/filippoweb3/status/1680951167554027523

This tool built by Jonas Gehrlein, a researcher at the Web3 Foundation, uses an active learning algorithm to help facilitate unbiased validator selection: https://twitter.com/GehrleinJonas/status/1674804175215927296

For developers, be sure to watch another fantastic Substrate deepdive tutorial - this time, on runtime RPCs: Custom RPCs and Runtime API - YouTube

There are 30 active public referenda up for a vote on Polkadot OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal Cast your vote or delegate it through the delegation dashboard. https://delegation.polkadot.network/

The staking rate on #Polkadot is now at 44.6% (+0.0%): Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There are currently 21,998 active nominators out of 43,644 (-4 since last week). Inactive nominators who are not receiving staking rewards can fast unstake (if eligible) and join nomination pools: Nomination Pools ยท Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

Karura is participating in Auction 94 (self-funded). It is currently uncontested: Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

There are 9 active public referenda and one fellowship referendum up for a vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal (Switch to Kusama on the lefthand tab window).