Polkadot Digest 26 July 2023

Polkadot News

Following the success of raising parachain validators to on Kusama, an active referendum is up for a vote to increase parachain validators on Polkadot. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/58

OpenZeppelin plans to develop and deliver new Polkadot parachain runtimes which will speed the development and improve the security of new parachains for various key use cases. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/post/1857

Gosemble - a framework for building Substrate-compatible Runtimes in Go is progressing to phase 2. Follow the discussion here https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/post/1845

Cast your vote on the 19 active public referenda on Polkadot OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal or delegate your vote through the delegation dashboard. https://delegation.polkadot.network/

The staking rate on #Polkadot is now at 44.7% (+0.1%): Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There are currently 21,997 active nominators out of 43,619 (+1 since yesterday). Inactive nominators who are not receiving staking rewards can fast unstake (if eligible) and join nomination pools: Nomination Pools · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama news

KAGOME, Polkadot’s C++ Host implementation, is now running a node in the 1kv validator program: https://twitter.com/kamil_abiy/status/1682410265768329217?t=KxMz-DZKnTApE-WqqnTOPA&s=19

GM Parachain and Parathread 2275 are now competing in auction #95, with Parathread 2275 taking the lead. Both are self-funded: Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

There are 11 active public referenda and one fellowship referendum up for a vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal (Switch to Kusama on the lefthand tab window).