Polkadot Digest 6 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

A new parachain lease auction has begun and Parallel is currently in the lead with around 15 hours to go until the Ending Period begins. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 174, proposing sufficiency for USDC on Polkadot Asset Hub, has passed and executed. Proposal for USDC Sufficiency on Polkadot Asset Hub | Polkassembly

Referendum 231, proposing to convert DOT from the Polkadot Treasury to USDT to use for Fellowship salaries, is now in the Decision Period on the Root track. Polkadot Treasury USDT Acquisition | Polkassembly

Filippo Franchini, technical educator at W3F, will be giving several talks at Hong Kong Web3 Month. https://twitter.com/filippoweb3/status/1720756254975643909

Kusama News

With approximately three days left, Parathread 3335 has been in the lead the majority of the Ending Period in the current Kusama parachain lease auction. However, Shiden has also been in the lead for ~ 9% of blocks. https://parachains.info/auctions/kusama

Referendum 297, proposing to upgrade Kusama to runtime v1000000, did not execute successfully due to an issue with the call. Subscan | Aggregate Substrate ecological network high-precision Web3 explorer

A new runtime upgrade is being worked on and tested now. This will likely be a new Referendum on the Whitelisted track, just like the original Ref 297.

Several other Referenda on Kusama timed out over the weekend after no decision deposit was placed. Remember that DDs are necessary for a Referendum to enter the Decision Period. Polkadot OpenGov Origins ยท Polkadot Wiki