Polkadot Digest 5 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

RFC-32, proposing to minimize the functionality of the Relay Chain, has been submitted to the Polkadot Technical Fellowship. Proposal for Minimal Relay by joepetrowski · Pull Request #32 · polkadot-fellows/RFCs · GitHub

This would move numerous features, potentially including staking, referenda, bounties, and the Polkadot Treasury off of the relay chain and onto focused parachains.

Rererendum 166, proposing to adjust Polkadot’s ideal staking rate, is now passing with 99% in favor and enough support to pass before the enactment block. Tweak Polkadot's Ideal Staking Rate | Polkassembly

I have explained the ramifications of Ref 166 further in this Twitter thread from yesterday: https://twitter.com/BillLaboon/status/1709590973615845457

A new Treasury Proposal to fund the Polkadot Blockchain Academy has been submitted as Referendum 179. Polkadot Blockchain Academy - retroactive funding for wave 3 of the Academy held at UC Berkeley this Summer. | Polkassembly

With one and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathread ID 3344 has been in the lead the vast majority of the Ending Period. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Kusama News

With the Ending Period having just begun on the current parachain lease auction, Genshiro is in the lead. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info