Polkadot Digest 25 May 2023

Polkadot News

The Polka DeFiance conference, featuring numerous speakers from W3F, Parity, and the Polkadot ecosystem, starts today at 14.00 UTC. Polka DeFiance. Annual Online Conference On DeFi On Polkadot - crowdcast

Shawn Tabrizi has given an interview on Token Terminal where he discusses Polkadot in-depth, including the philosophy, trade-offs, and which kinds of projects are best-suited to Polkadot. https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1661371959018504194

Kusama News

With the enactment of Ref 190 and the upgrade to runtime 9420, Gov1 is now entirely removed from Kusama. Kusama OpenGov is now the only governing mechanism on Kusama. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/190

Parathread ID 2270 is the winner of the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Parathread ID 2267 is in the lead in the current parachain auction, with the Ending Period beginning in approximately 12 hours. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 186, proposing to remove the lock on Bifrost’s swapped parachain slot, is currently confirming. Remove lock for Bifrost swapped parachain id (2259 & 2262)

For details on how OpenGov works to pass Referenda and how you can participate, see Participate in OpenGov · Guide