Polkadot Digest 26 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

With the Ending Period having just begun, Clover is in the lead in the current parachain lease auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Reminder that users generally do not need to issue a crowdloan.refund extrinsic to receive crowdloaned DOT back. Only one account per crowdloan needs to do this, and all crowdloaned DOT from the first batch have already been returned.

https://polkadot.subscan.io/extrinsic?address=&module=crowdloan&call=refund&result=all&signedChecked=signed only&startDate=&endDate=&startBlock=&timeType=date&version=9431&endBlock=

There is a discussion on the Polkadot Forum about a potential bounty for making identities on Polkadot Sybil-resistant in a decentralized manner. A Bounty to make Polkadot Sybil-Resilient

The Polkadot staking rate has increased slightly over the last few days to 49.16%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

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

Referendum 294, reducing the backing group size from 5 to 3, is passing on the Whitelisted Track. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/294

Referendum 297, proposing to upgrade the Kusama runtime to v1’000’000, is passing on the Whitelisted Track. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/297