Polkadot Digest 24 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

Referendum 268, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain runtime to v1’000’001, is currently passing unanimously. [Whitelisted Caller] Referendum #268: Polkadot v1,000,0001 | Polkassembly

Logion won the 55th Polkadot Slot Auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Filippo Franchini @filippoweb3 will be at Crypto Expo Milan today and tomorrow giving a workshop about Polkadot staking and OpenGov, and participating in a panel discussion with Luca Poggi @LucaPoggi7 Iceberg Nodes validators, Italian Head Ambassador Patrizia De Bella @PatriziaM4W, Alessandro de Carli @a_d_c_ co-founder at @Acurast, and Christian Vinciguerra growth manager at @BifrostFinance

The staking rate on Polkadot continues to increase and is now at 51.1%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

There are now 63 Referenda up for vote on Polkadot OpenGov. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/opengov

Reminder that W3F’s Decentralized Futures program is putting 20 million USD and 5 million DOT to work supporting teams for teams to support teams and individuals growing the Polkadot ecosystem. https://futures.web3.foundation/

Kusama News

As of the Kusama 1’000’000 runtime (enacted 8 Nov), BEEFY keys were introduced for validators. Kusama validators should rotate their session keys and not use the “—no-beefy” flag.

With two and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Mangata X is in the lead, but K-LAOS has also been in the lead during the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info