Polkadot Digest 24 May 2023

Polkadot News

Reminder that you can recycle your old phone into an air-gapped hardware signer with Polkadot Vault. https://signer.parity.io/

Referendum 121, proposing to upgrade the relay chain to runtime 9420 and enable Polkadot OpenGov, is passing with over 99% in favor and 22 days left to vote. 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 6 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 66% in favor and 19 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 82% in favor and 14 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 failing with 76% in favor and 4 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/117

The staking rate on the relay chain has continued its gradual increase, now up to 42.48%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

With less than a day 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. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Remember that this means that any of these parathreads could win, depending on the ending block. For details, see Parachain Slot Auctions ยท Polkadot Wiki