Polkadot Digest 6 Jan 2023

Polkadot News

Referendum 91, increasing the maximum number of nomination pools from 64 to 128, has passed and will execute today. Polkassembly

Referendum 93, proposing a new registrar but including no other contextual information, is currently failing with 3% in favor and 2 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 94, proposing to seed the Polkadot Alliance, is currently passing with 97% in favor and 6 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 96, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v9340, is currently passing almost unanimously (>99.9% in favor) with 8 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 97, proposing to unbrick the Bitgreen parachain, is currently passing unanimously with 10 days left to vote. Polkassembly

There are currently 17 Tips outstanding. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The staking rate on Polkadot has increased slightly to 44.5%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kusama News

A new parachain lease auction has begun. Luhn Network is currently in the lead with 15 hours to go before the Ending Period begins. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Note that this is a self-funded bid - Luhn Network is not operating a crowdloan. To understand the difference between an auction and a crowdloan, see Parachain Crowdloans ยท Polkadot Wiki

A new referendum, 52, from Subscan, is proposing to add a new registrar to the system. Polkassembly

The staking rate on Kusama has remained consistent at 49.9%. Polkadot/Substrate Portal