Polkadot Digest 26 Jan 2024

Polkadot News

I will be holding Polkadot Office Hours today at 14.30 CET (13.30 UTC) - feel free to stop by and ask anything about Polkadot. https://twitter.com/BillLaboon/status/1750781859431116973

It has been recommended to vote down Ref 428 (update to sufficient asset minimum balances) by the original proposer, as it superceded by Referendum 443. Update Sufficient Asset Minimum Balances | Polkassembly

Referendum 443, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot Asset Hub to runtime 1’001’001 and update sufficient asset minimum balances, has been submitted. Update Polkadot Asset Hub v1,001,001 and Sufficient Asset Minimum Balances | Polkassembly

Starting next week, 1KV Validators will no longer receive extra points for voting on OpenGov referenda.

The staking rate on Polkadot has continued to increase this week and now stands at 52.23%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Decentralized Futures has announced the next grantee, Evan Thomas, to decentralize Polkadot’s social media operations. https://twitter.com/Web3foundation/status/1750496444379697524

W3F’s Decentralized Futures is using 20 million USD and 5 million DOT to help build and dencentralize Polkadot. For details and to apply, see https://futures.web3.foundation/

Kusama News

Starting next week, 1KV validators on Kusama will require BEEFY activation in order to be nominated. You can check if your validator has BEEFY keys here: ParaNodes - Polkadot and Kusama Validator

BEEFY is a secondary protocol to allow efficient bridging between consensus systems. For details, see Polkadot Consensus · Polkadot Wiki

For details on the issue with Kusama parachains not producing blocks for a session yesterday, see the analysis here: Kusama parachains not producing blocks for a session · Issue #3058 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub

With less than an hour left in the current parachain lease auction, Sora Kusama has been in the lead the vast majority of the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

After the 1’001’000 runtime upgrade, parachain-parachain XCM transfers are not working. Relay chain - parachain is still working. For details, see XCM delivery fee breaks XCM compatibility · Issue #3070 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub