Polkadot Digest 27 Jan 2023

Polkadot News

Following W3F’s announcement on DOT morphing into a non-security, read the thread below to learn how DOT was able to morph, what Polkadot is, and the primary goals of the network. https://twitter.com/Web3foundation/status/1618550186166620161

With less than a day left to go in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathreads 2104 and 2106 have both been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The Polkadot Network blog has released a new article on DeFi parachains in the Polkadot ecosystem. A Year in Parachains, Part 1: DeFi

The January community call, including news from HydraDX, DAM Finance, BitDotCountry, Manta, Subwallet, Subsocial, Origin Trail, and RMRK, can be listened to here. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1618228474065620999?s=20&t=PtUMcpvvvZXRvAcLBGgckg

The video from the second week of the Polkadot Blockchain Academy has been released. Polkadot Blockchain Academy 2023 - YouTube

The Staking Dashboard has received an overhaul, which should make it even easier to use. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

Referendum 74, proposing to upgrade the Kusama Relay Chain runtime to v9370, has passed. Polkassembly

There are now 14 active referenda up for vote in the OpenGov system. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Thats really good news. At least one major bug was removed, which after a certain input prevented me from being able to continue using the platform for staking at all, so that I had to go into a pool (which still worked).