Polkadot Digest 9 Dec 2022

Polkadot News

With one day left to go in the current parachain lease auction, Hashed Network is in the lead, but OmniBTC has also been in the lead in the Ending Period. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

This means that either Hashed Network or OmniBTC could win this auction, depending on the ending block. For details on how candle auctions such as this work, see Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

Referendum 91 is a new Council-initiated referendum to increase the maximum number of nomination pools to 64. It is currently passing unanimously with 27 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 85, seeking to allow Kapex Parachain to upgrade itself via runtime upgrade, is passing with almost 100% in favor and 2 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 19 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Referendum 89, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot runtime to v9320, is passing with 76% in favor with 8 days left to vote. Polkassembly

Note that after submission, it was realized that this Referendum will fail, so the original submitter is asking people to reject it. See the Polkassembly link above for details.

Kusama News

Last night, 334 validators were reported offline and slashed. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Note that slashes are not applied for 7 days (28 eras), during which time they can be cancelled by governance. In the past, slashes associated with software issues have always been cancelled on Kusama. Introduction to Staking · Polkadot Wiki

There are 13 active OpenGov Referenda on which you can vote. You can see and vote on them here: Polkadot/Substrate Portal