Polkadot Digest 9 Jan 2024

Polkadot News

With two days left in the current parachain lease auction, Parathread 3358 has been in the lead the majority of the time in the Ending Period, but Sora lead for ~ 5% of blocks. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Web3 Foundation continues to fund interesting projects providing value to the Polkadot ecosystem. https://twitter.com/Web3foundation/status/1744337541233270861

Besides the traditional Grants Program, W3F has also started the Decentralized Futures program, providing 20 million USD and 5 million DOT to teams looking to grow and decentralize Polkadot. https://futures.web3.foundation/

Referendum 400, approving all Dan V and VI members in the Polkadot Technical Fellowship, is now up for vote. Approve Current Fellowship V and VI Dan Members | Polkassembly

“Approval-Based Committee Voting in Practice: A Case Study of (over-)Representation in the Polkadot Blockchain,” which has two W3F co-authors (Jonas Gehrlein and Alfonso Cevallos) has been accepted by the AAAI. https://twitter.com/GehrleinJonas/status/1744304667742404985

Kusama News

With the Ending Period starting shortly for the current parachain lease auction, Darwinia Crab is currently the lead bidder. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

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