Polkadot Digest 29 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

A new parachain lease auction has begun, with Sora in the lead. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

There is a post on the Polkadot Forum seeking feedback for a new community-run testnet, Paseo.


There are many projects posting on the Polkadot Forum explaining their ideas for Polkadot’s Decentralized Futures. You can see many of them on the front page here: https://forum.polkadot.network/

And if you are interested in applying for Web3 Foundations’ Decentralized Futures program, providing a total of 20 million USD and 5 million DOT for projects building on Polkadot, see https://futures.web3.foundation/

Referendum 268, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v1’000’001, is currently passing unanimously. Assuming support and approval remains approximately the same, it should start confirming in another two days. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/268

There are now 72 Referenda up for vote on Polkadot OpenGov. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/opengov

Many of the Referenda up for vote are Treasury Proposals. The Polkadot Treasury account currently has 43.99 million DOT available. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/opengov

One percent of unused DOT in the Treasury is burnt at the end of each Spend Period. The next burn is scheduled in nineteen days and is currently ~ 440’000 DOT. Treasury · Polkadot Wiki

Kusama News

Referendum 303, proposing to make a remark on-chain, “Kusama Welcomes Cardano Partner Chain”, is currently passing with 82.1% in favor. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/303

The Kusama Treasury currently has ~ 296’000 KSM available. OpenGov | Polkassembly