Polkadot Digest 9 Nov 2023

Polkadot News

With two and a half days left in the current parachain lease auction, Parallel Finance has been in the lead the entire Ending Period. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

Referendum 231, proposing to convert DOT from the Polkadot Treasury to USDT to use for Fellowship salaries, currently has 64.3% in favor and 0.1% support. Polkadot Treasury USDT Acquisition | Polkassembly

Please note that the default derivation paths for Polkadot Vault have changed in the latest version (e.g. //polkadot for Polkadot accounts, //kusama, etc.). If you import from an older version and used a default derivation path, you will need to remove this and use a blank derivation path when restoring accounts on the new version. https://signer.parity.io/

Kusama News

Auction 112 has ended and anonymous Parathread 3335 has won. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

A new parachain lease auction has begun and Shiden is in the lead, with the Ending Period beginning tomorrow. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

With the enactment of Referendum 301 and runtime upgrade to v1’000’000, old Democracy (Gov1) locks have been removed. Note that this upgrade did NOT remove locks for old Treasury Proposals; this is a known issue and is being worked. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referenda/301

This runtime upgrade also includes BEEFY; all validators should rotate their keys and set them on-chain to include BEEFY keys, and ensure they do not have the “—no-beefy” flag set.

Warp sync is currently not compatible with BEEFY; to get a new node to the head of the chain quickly, it is recommended to restore from a DB snapshot such as from PolkaShots. https://polkashots.io/

Referendum 303, proposing to issue a system.remark “Kusama Welcomes Cardano Partner Chain”, is now up for vote. Kusama Welcomes Cardano Partner Chain | Polkassembly