Polkadot Digest 7 Jul 2023

Polkadot News

Following the passing of Referendum 53, a new parachain lease auction has begun on Polkadot. Peaq is in the lead with the Ending Period beginning tomorrow. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Referendum 56, which cancels remaining auctions and introduces new auctions for leasing periods 14 and 15, is still up for vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referenda/56

Referendum 18, upgrading the relay chain and system parachains to runtime v9430, has passed. The upgrade will occur at block 16’450’000 (18 July). [Whitelisted Caller] Referendum #18 Polkadot v9430

There are 49 active Referenda up for vote on Polkadot OpenGov. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Staking rates on Polkadot (~ 43%) and Kusama (~ 53%) have remained quite stable recently.

Wave 3 of Polkadot Blockchain Academy kicks off on Monday, 10 July in Berkeley, California, USA. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1677220750606970881

Alice_und_Bob has posted an analysis of Polkadot Treasury annual outflow from the inception of Polkadot until June 2023 on the Polkadot Forum. Polkadot Treasury annual spending in USD & DOT | 2020 - 2023 June

Kusama News

With the Ending Period just beginning, anonymous parathread ID 2274 and Karura have both already been in the lead. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info