The Polkadot and Kusama runtimes have been removed from the polkadot-sdk monorepo and are now in control of the Polkadot Technical Fellowship. Remove kusama and polkadot runtime crates by bkchr · Pull Request #1731 · paritytech/polkadot-sdk · GitHub
Polkadot relay chain data is now indexed and queryable via Google BigQuery.
The next parachain auction begins on 30 September. There are already three crowdloans active for this auction. Polkadot/Substrate Portal
Over 7 million DOT are now nominating validators via nomination pools. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1707019583310209492
Kusama OpenGov Referendum 276, proposing to upgrade the Encointer system parachain, has now been whitelisted. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/member-referenda/49
The Kusama staking rate has increased to 54.96%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)