Polkadot Digest 6 Mar 2023

Polkadot News

Applications for the next Polkadot Blockchain Academy, 10 July - 10 August at UC Berkeley, USA, are now open. For more details, see https://polkadot.network/development/academy/

t3rn, parathread ID 3333, has won the most recent parachain auction. Polkadot Auctions #40-41 and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Note that even though Moonsama (parathread ID 3334) ended the auction with more DOT, t3rn had more at the retroactively-determined ending block. For more details, you can read about the candle auction mechanism here: Parachain Slot Auctions ยท Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 106, proposing to open new HRMP channels between Statemint and HydraDX, Kapex, Ajuna, Pendulum, and Litentry, is passing with 99% in favor and 4 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 107, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain runtime to v9370, is passing with 99% in favor and 1 day left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 108, seeking to fix the genesis registration for the Manta parachain, is currently failing with 17% in favor and 27 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Kusama News

Anonymous parathread ID 2262 has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

With almost four days left in the current parachain lease auction, Krest has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

There are 12 current Referenda open on Kusama OpenGov, including quite a few different Treasury Proposals. Vote here: Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The staking rate on Kusama continues to increase, and is now at 51.27%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)