Polkadot Digest 9 Nov 2022

Polkadot News

The next parachain lease auction begins late tonight (UTC) at block 12_856_000. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/calendar

Referendum 80, seeking sufficiency for USDT on Statemint, is currently passing with 98% in favor and 3 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/80

Referendum 81, to on-board Collectives as a common-good parachain, is passing with 99% in favor with 9 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/81

Referendum 84, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain to runtime v9300, is passing unanimously with 2 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/84

Note that Referendum 84 was fast-tracked by the Technical Committee; if passed, it will enact 400 blocks (~ 40 minutes) after passing. https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/learn-governance#technical-committee

The Polkadot staking rate is currently at 51.1% with an ideal staking rate of 75.0%. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/staking

Kusama News

A few hours into the Ending Period, parathread ID 2230 is in the lead in the current parachain lease auction. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama.api.onfinality.io%2Fpublic-ws#/parachains/auctions

Referendum 242, proposing to open an HRMP channel between Statemine and Kintsugi, is currently passing with 99% in favor and 5 days left to vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/242

The Kusama staking rate is currently at 53.8% with an ideal staking rate of 45.0%. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fkusama.api.onfinality.io%2Fpublic-ws#/staking

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