Polkadot Digest 28 Aug 2023

Polkadot News

With 3 and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Astar has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period, but Sora has also been in the lead for a few blocks. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

This means that either could win the auction, due to how candle auctions work. For details, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 132, proposing to unbrick the Nodle parachain via forceSetCode, is currently passing almost unanimously. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/132

As it is on the Root track, it will also require a significant amount of support (% of DOT total issuance) to pass quickly. Currently it has 1.7% support. For details, see the Polkadot Wiki: Participate in Polkadot OpenGov · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 130, proposing to cancel the old auction schedule (superseded by a newer schedule), is now up for vote on the Whitelisted Track. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/130

Note that this was part of Ref 56, but since that was on the AuctionSchedule track, it could only introduce new parachain lease auctions, not cancel previously-scheduled ones. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/56

The staking rate (% of total issuance locked for staking) has remained relatively steady at 48.65%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

With half a day left in the current parachain lease auction, Bifrost Kusama has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Referendum 258, proposing to set DOT as a sufficient asset on Kusama Asset Hub, passed, but was not whitelisted on time and thus did not execute. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/258

The whitelisting vote is currently confirming; assuming it is whitelisted, the original Referendum is planned to be re-proposed. [Fellows] Referendum #47: Whitelist DOT Registration

The Kusama staking rate has decreased slightly to 54.33%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)