Polkadot Digest 26 Apr 2023

Polkadot News

Referendum 112, proposing to immediately increase the number of validators in the active set to 500, is failing with 25% in favor and 4 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/112

Referendum 114, proposing to onboard a Bridge Hub system parachain to Polkadot, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 14 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/114

Referendum 115, proposing to open three new HRMP channels between Statemint and Bitgreen/Subsocial/Manta, is passing unanimously with 20 days left to vote. Three New HRMP Channels batch On Polkadot | Polkassembly

Kamil, who is developing the Kagome C++ Polkadot host, has posted a good explanation of SASSAFRAS, which should eventually replace BABE as Polkadot’s block production mechanism. https://twitter.com/kamil_abiy/status/1650872805704052736

Kusama News

With four days left in the current parachain lease auction, Quartz has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info