Polkadot Digest 7 Dec 2022

Polkadot News

Polkadot 0.9.34 has been released. Note this is a runtime-only release; no new node software is included in this release. Release Polkadot v0.9.34 · paritytech/polkadot · GitHub

Runtime upgrades allow Polkadot to change the logic of the chain without hard-forking. For details, see the Polkadot Wiki - Runtime Upgrades · Polkadot Wiki

With three days left in the current parachain lease auction, both Hashed Network and OmniBTC have been in the lead during the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

This means that either can potentially win the lease auction, depending on the Ending Block chosen. For details on how candle auctions work, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 86, proposing higher nomination limits, has been cancelled. Note that Referendum 90 is intended to replace 86. Polkassembly

Referendum 90, proposing higher nomination limits and removing the limitation on the maximum number of nominators, has passed and executed. Polkassembly

Referendum 85, seeking to allow Kapex Parachain to upgrade itself via runtime upgrade, is passing with almost 100% in favor and 4 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 88, proposing to approve a Treasury Proposal for Snowbridge, a trustless Polkadot-Ethereum bridge, is passing with 99% in favor and 21 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 89, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v9320, is passing unanimously with 10 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Kusama News

The first OpenGov Referendum whitelisted by the Polkadot Fellowship has passed and executed, allowing block production on the Kintsugi parachain to restart. Polkassembly

Referendum 6, cancelling two invalid Referenda (1 and 2), has passed. Polkassembly

To view and vote for other Referenda up for vote with OpenGov, you can visit Polkadot/Substrate Portal

The new Polkadot version has many runtime changes focused on optimizing OpenGov on Kusama. For details, see the “Runtime” section of the Release Notes here: Release Polkadot v0.9.34 · paritytech/polkadot · GitHub