Polkadot Digest 5th May 2023

Polkadot News

Council Motion 398 proposes to increase the number of active validators from 297 to 400 within approximately a month period. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/motion/398

The Polkadot Staking Dashboard 1.0.7 is live! New key features are: supported proxies, controller deprecation prompt, and 1-click access to switch it to your stash. https://twitter.com/rossbulat/status/1653811766173003776

Anonymous parathread ID 3336 is the winner of Auction 43. https://parachains.info/auctions

Referendum 114, proposing to onboard a Bridge Hub system parachain to Polkadot, is currently passing unanimously with 5 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/114

Referendum 115, proposing to open three new HRMP channels between Statemint and Bitgreen/Subsocial/Manta, is passing unanimously with 11 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/115

Referendum 117, seeking a force_transfer back to the Treasury from a previous Treasury Proposal, is currently failing with 75.6% in favor requiring a super majority to pass (23 days left to vote). https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/117

For more details on the back story of Referendum 117, see the comments on the Treasury Proposal 96. https://polkadot.subsquare.io/treasury/proposal/96

There is an ongoing discussion about establishing Polkadot Hubs in South-East Asia by @SixTheDave and @bovaigabo (for now Indonesia - Bali). https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/post/1774

Bali Sanctuary @Polkadot_Hub Proposal accessible here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NjOVn_id2Wy9BcSMBlieKZMVKukRQS_Tmi1SKMJwDSc/edit

There is an ongoing discussion by Notifi @NotifiNetwork about creating communication and notification tooling for Polkadot’s broader ecosystem. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/post/1767

Polkadot Arena @PolkadotArena is at @BlockchainRome with some cool material, including a beginners’ book about Polkadot. https://twitter.com/PolkadotArena/status/1654103282233532416

Kusama News

With one day left in the current parachain lease auction 81, Karura @KaruraNetwork is currently in the lead, with Basilisk @bsx_finance falling behind. https://parachains.info/auctions

There are currently 11 referenda up for vote on Open Gov. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama-rpc.polkadot.io#/referenda

Referendum 172, removing the lock for the Bifrost @BifrostFinance swapped parachain ID, is currently up for vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/172

Referendum 173, proposing to fix the HostConfiguration by setting the max_code_size to 3 MB, is up for vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/173