Polkadot Digest 29 Jan 2024

Polkadot News

Space Monkeys has interviewed Alistar Stewart, Lead Scientist at Web3 Foundation, about GRANDPA, BEEFY, Async Backing, and other technical topics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sp-E_Hxdy4

A new parachain auction has begun and Bifrost is currently in the lead, with about a day to go until the Ending Period begins. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 444, cancelling Referenda 416, 428, and 443, has passed and executed on the ReferendumCanceller track. Cancelling Referenda 416, 428, and 443 in a batch | Polkassembly

Some updates on the Polkadot-Kusama bridge have been posted on the Polkadot Forum. Polkadot <> Kusama Bridge - #7 by acatangiu

Kusama News

1KV validators on Kusama now require BEEFY activation in order to be nominated. You can check if your validator has BEEFY keys here: ParaNodes - Polkadot and Kusama Validator

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, Kabocha has been in the lead the entire Ending Period so far. https://parachains.info/auctions/kusama

Referendum 333, upgrading Kusama Asset to runtime 1’001’001, is currently passing almost unanimously. Upgrade Kusama Asset Hub to Patch Release v1.1.1 | Polkassembly

Referendum 334, proposing to clean up some undecodable locks and session keys, is currently passing almost unanimously. Clean up undecodable Locks and SessionKeys | Polkassembly

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