Polkadot Digest 25 Oct 2022

Polkadot News

Referendum 77, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal to fund development of Gossamer, a Polkadot Host implementation written in Go, is passing with 96% in favor and 8 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 78, proposing to set up initial configuration for Polkadot nomination pools, is currently passing with 99% in favor with 6 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 80, seeking sufficiency for USDT on Statemint, is currently passing with 98% in favor and 18 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 81, to on-board Collectives as a common-good parachain, is passing with 99% in favor with 24 days left to vote. Polkassembly

I gave an introductory overview of DeFi and “blockchain legos” to Unit Masters last week. Unit Masters Cohort 12: Week 4 Speaker Session with Bill Laboon - YouTube

I will be giving an AMA with Snowfork on Thursday at 14.00 UTC on Twitter Spaces, where we will discuss their Polkadot-Ethereum bridge. https://twitter.com/BillLaboon

I will be holding my first “metaverse AMA” with Momentum on Friday at 13.00 UTC. https://twitter.com/Web3foundation/status/1584469977796513792

The staking rate on Polkadot has decreased recently to 51.1%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Reminder that Web3 Foundation and Parity are both hiring for quite a few roles. BambooHR https://parity.io/jobs

Kusama News

Referendum 238, proposing to set the minimum validator commission to 8.5%, did not pass. Polkassembly

Referendum 239, proposing to upgrade the Kusama relay chain to runtime v9300, is currently passing with 95% in favor and 2 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 240, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Picasso, is currently failing with 57% in favor. Polkassembly

Note that there is a comment from Joe Petrowski (Common Goods Parachain lead at W3F) that the call proposed by Referendum 240 will not work. See the linked Polkassembly post for details.

The staking rate on Kusama has decreased recently to 53.4%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal