Polkadot Digest 28 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

Sub0, the Polkadot Developers’ Conference, is coming to Bangkok in March 2024. sub0 Asia 2024 | The Polkadot Developer Conference | March 2024

Referendum 231, proposing acquisition of USDT for Polkadot Technical Fellowship salaries, is currently passing with an approval rate of 67.3%. Polkadot Treasury USDT Acquisition | Polkassembly

Referendum 268, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v1’000’001, is currently passing unanimously. [Whitelisted Caller] Referendum #268: Polkadot v1,000,0001 | Polkassembly

There are a total of 70 Referenda up for vote on Polkadot. Everyone with DOT in their accounts can vote on these to direct the future of the network. OpenGov | Polkassembly

The next parachain lease auction begins tomorrow morning (approx 03.00 UTC). Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

The staking rate on Polkadot has increased slightly to 52.1%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Are you a smart contract developer in the Polkadot ecosystem? There is a request for survey input here: Polkadot Smart Contract Developer Survey

While the Polkadot Digest focuses on the Relay Chain, much more is happening on Polkadot! You can see what’s happening around the ecosystem in the latest Polkadot Roundup. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1729194928998404112

Kusama News

Referendum 308, expanding the invulnerables set for Asset Hub Kusama collators, has passed and executed. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/308

Referendum 310, proposing a tip for Github user “eagr” for work on the polkadot-sdk repository, has passed. BigTipper | Polkassembly

Reminder that tips can be given for significant contributions to the Polkadot SDK. GitHub - paritytech/substrate-tip-bot: A GitHub bot to submit tips on behalf of contributors

The staking rate on Kusama has dropped slightly to 52.88%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)