Polkadot Digest 31 May 2023

Polkadot News

Interested in trying things out on Rococo, the most popular Polkadot testnet for testing parachains? There is a ROC (Rococo token) faucet available here: Polkadot Faucet

Polytope Labs has announced the alpha release of substrate-ismp, an implementation of the Interoperable State Machine Protocol. This allows parachains to interoperate via state proofs. https://twitter.com/PolytopeLabs/status/1663519460475510787?s=20

Referendum 120, proposing to upgrade the Collectives parachain to runtime v9420, has passed. This will also enable the Polkadot Technical Fellowship on this parachain. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/120

The next parachain lease auction begins at approximately 07.11 UTC tomorrow, at block 15_774_000. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kusama News

Parathread ID 2267 has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions #83-89 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

A new parachain lease auction has begun. With approximately 13 hours until the Ending Period begins, Calamari Network is in the lead. Kusama Auctions #83-89 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info