Polkadot Digest 6 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

Heard about asynchronous backing, but not sure what it is and what it means for Polkadot? There is now a Polkadot Wiki page explaining it - Asynchronous Backing · Polkadot Wiki

With less than a day to go in the current parachain lease auction, anonymous parathread 3344 has been in the lead the vast majority of the Ending Period. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 174, proposing sufficiency for USDC on the Polkadot Asset Hub, is passing almost unanimously. Proposal for USDC Sufficiency on Polkadot Asset Hub | Polkassembly

With 99.9% in favor, Referendum 139, proposing to swap lease slots for Moonbeam, has enough support to start confirming on 10 Oct. Moonbeam: Swap Leases with Parachain 3342 | Polkassembly

Kusama News

Zero is in the lead in the current parachain auction, but Genshiro has also been in the lead during the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Reminder that code contributors to polkadot-sdk are eligible for potential automatic tips of KSM for PRs. Referendum 283 was recently passed and executed for contributing PR #1685. SmallTipper | Polkassembly