Polkadot Digest 26 May 2023

Polkadot News

Parachain lease auction 44 will begin Thursday of next week (1 June). Polkadot Auctions #44-45 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

A new launch period will begin in two days, which means that a new referendum will be up for vote. You can endorse current proposals to determine which will be voted on next. Participate in Democracy · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 117, proposing a force_transfer of locked DOT back to the Treasury from a failed previous Treasury Proposal, is failing with 76% in favor and 2 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/117

Referendum 118, proposing to gradually increase the ideal number of validators in the active set to 400, is currently passing with 82% in favor and 12 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/118

Referendum 119, proposing to swap to perform a parachain lease swap between two different parachain IDs controlled by Acala, is passing with 66% in favor and 17 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/119

Referendum 120, proposing to upgrade the Collectives parachain runtime to v9420, which would also enable the Fellowship on this parachain, is passing almost unanimously with 4 days to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/120

Referendum 121, proposing to upgrade the relay chain to runtime 9420 and enable Polkadot OpenGov, is passing with 99% in favor and 20 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/121

Kusama News

With four days left to go in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathread 2267 has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

The Kusama staking rate has increased to 53.17%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Non-Parity contributions to Substrate, Cumulus, or Polkadot codebases can be rewarded with KSM tips via Kusama OpenGov. As an example, see https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/199