Polkadot Digest 7 Aug 2023

Polkadot News

With half a day left in the current parachain lease auction, InvArch has been in the lead for the majority (>80%) of the Ending Period. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Polkadot Pioneers AMA is tomorrow at 14.00 UTC, featuring discussion on Web3 Gaming. https://twitter.com/polkadot/status/1687041577246429184?ref=parachains-info

The Polkadot staking rate continues to increase and is now at 45.35%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

There is a thread on the Polkadot Forum discussing dynamic backing groups as a potential foundation for agile scheduling of cores. Dynamic Backing Groups: Preparing Cores for Agile Scheduling

There has been quite a bit of discussion on this Polkadot Forum post proposing an adjustment to the current Polkadot inflation model. Adjusting the current inflation model to sustain Treasury inflow

There is another interesting discussion on a potential Name Service Pallet for a Polkadot-wide naming service (similar to ENS, not a DID service). Name Service Pallet Introduction and Call for FRAME Devs to Finalise & Review

Kusama News

With three and a half days before the end of the current parachain lease auction, Kabocha has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

The Kusama staking rate has increased slightly over the last week to 54.09%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)