Polkadot Digest 25 Aug 2022

Polkadot News

Polkadot 0.9.28 has been released with MEDIUM priority. https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/releases/tag/v0.9.28

Kylin has won the latest parachain lease auction. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io#/parachains/parathreads

The next parachain lease auction is scheduled to begin at block 11_819_200 (approximately 17.20 UTC on 29 Aug). https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io#/calendar

Referendum 70, proposing to increase the maximum number of HRMP channels from 10 to 30, is currently passing by a wide margin with 2 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/70

Kusama News

With three and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, SubsocialX has been in the lead the entire Ending Period so far. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama.api.onfinality.io%2Fpublic-ws#/parachains/auctions

Referendum 223, proposing to upgrade Statemine to runtime v9270, is passing by a wide margin with only a few hours left to vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/223

Referendum 224, to fix the opening of an HRMP channel between Statemine and Robonomics, is passing unanimously with three days left to vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/224

Referendum 225, proposing to upgrade the Kusama relay chain to runtime v9271, has just started. It is passing unanimously with six days left to vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/225

Note that Referendum 225 was fast-tracked by the Technical Committee. Only the dispatch delay was changed, to 400 blocks (~ 40 minutes). https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/learn-governance#technical-committee