Polkadot Digest 9 Oct 2023

Polkadot News

Polimec, aka “Parathread 3344”, has won the most recent parachain lease auction. Auctions and crowdloans on Polkadot & Kusama networks | Parachains.info

The next parachain lease auction begins approximately 12 October, at block 17_683_200. Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Kagome, the C++ version of the Polkadot Host, has released version 0.9.2, including such features as BEEFY consensus and using C++20. Release KAGOME v0.9.2 · qdrvm/kagome · GitHub

For more information on BEEFY, please see the Polkadot Wiki: Polkadot Consensus · Polkadot Wiki

There is a new post from Encointer on the Polkadot Forum on a bounty to make Polkadot Sybil-resistant. A Bounty to make Polkadot Sybil-Resilient

Did you know that the W3F Technical Education Team has made over 80 videos to explain different aspects of Polkadot and how to use them? https://twitter.com/filippoweb3/status/1711015226546561343

The Polkadot staking rate has increased slightly over the last week to 48.8%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)

Kusama News

With less than a day to go in the current parachain lease, Crust Shadow is in the lead, but Genshiro and Zero have also both been in the lead during the Ending Period. Kusama Auctions and Crowdloans | Parachains.info

Reminder that Kusama, like Polkadot, uses a candle auction to determine the winner of an auction, so any of these teams could win: Parachain Slot Auctions · Polkadot Wiki

The Kusama staking rate has dipped slightly over the last week, and sits currently at 54.81%. Polkadot Staking Dashboard | Polkadot Staking (DOT)