Polkadot Digest 3 Mar 2023

Polkadot News

Polkadot v0.9.39 has been released with MEDIUM upgrade priority. Release Polkadot v0.9.39 · paritytech/polkadot · GitHub

With less than two days left in the current parachain lease auction, Parathread ID 3333 is in the lead, but 3334 has also been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

After a jump in the staking rate yesterday, there has been a slight (~0.4 percentage point) decrease today. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

A new parachain lease auction has begun. With ~ 36 hours until the Ending Period begins, Sora is currently in the lead. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 110, cancelling Referendum 106 (and thus the upgrade to Kusama runtime 9380, containing the new XCMv3 logic), has passed and executed. Cancel #106 Kusama runtime upgrade to 9380

There are now 10 referenda up for vote on Kusama OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

A new Referendum, for Milestone 4 of the Canary Network X Polkadot Network Experience, is up for vote. Polkassembly

The Kusama Staking rate has continued to increase and is now slightly over 51%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)