Polkadot Digest 24 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

The first batch of crowdloans on Polkadot have been refunded. End users will generally not need to do anything; the crowdloaned DOT will automatically re-appear in your account.


A new parachain lease auction has begun and Interlay is currently in the lead. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

The Rococo runtime has been upgraded and now supports on-demand relay chain functionality. Parachain Consensus Updates: Coretime, asynchronous backing, scalability

With the execution of Referendum 166 yesterday and the modification of the ideal staking rate to 59%, there has been a slight decrease in staking rewards in the last era. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/166

Filippo Franchini, Technical Educator at W3F, explains how the details works: https://twitter.com/filippoweb3/status/1716720581662445901?s=20

Kusama News

With slightly less than four days left in the current parachain lease auction, Zero is in the lead. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 297 on the Whitelisted Caller track is now up for vote, proposing to upgrade the Kusama Runtime to v1’000’000. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/297

This version number is not a typo. The runtime version numbering system has changed now with the move of runtimes to be under the control of the Polkadot Technical Fellowship.