Gavin Wood Steps from Parity CEO to Chief Architect & Polkadot is B*llish – SER, Have ya’ Heard?

By October 22, 2022Polkadot
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Polkadot News

Considering applying to #PolkadotAcademy to learn how to develop on Polkadot? On Thursday 20 Oct at 14.00 UTC, hear from previous Academy students and ask your own questions on this Twitter Space. https://twitter.com/Polkadot/status/1580926972234190850

With one day left before the Ending Period begins, Crust is in the lead in the current parachain lease auction. https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fpolkadot.api.onfinality.io%2Fpublic-ws#/parachains/auctions

Referendum 77, proposing to approve a grant for development of Gossamer, a Polkadot Host written in Go, is passing by a wide margin with 16 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/77

Referendum 78, proposing to set up nomination pools on Polkadot along with the specific parameters, is currently passing by a wide margin with 14 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/78

Referendum 79, proposing to upgrade the Polkadot relay chain to runtime v9291 and the Statemint runtime to v9290, is currently passing by a wide margin with one day left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/79

Referendum 80, proposing sufficiency for the USDT asset on Statemint, is currently passing with 99% in favor with 26 days left to vote. https://polkadot.polkassembly.io/referendum/80

There is a discussion on the Polkadot Forum for an alternative UI for exploring node storage and extrinsics. https://forum.polkadot.network/t/alternative-ui-for-exploring-node-storage-and-extrinsics/774

There is a discussion on Polkadot Forum for bringing the Kusama Governance rewards project entirely on-chain. https://forum.polkadot.network/t/bringing-the-governance-rewards-on-chain/769

Robert Habermeier, one of the founders of Polkadot, has released an article “Polkadot: Blockspace over Blockchains”. https://www.rob.tech/polkadot-blockspace-over-blockchains/

Kusama News

Referendum 238, proposing to increase the minimum validator commission to 8.5%, is currently failing with 75% in favor with six days left to vote. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/238

Referendum 237, proposing to move funds related to the Mangata X sovereign account, has failed. https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/237

To understand why it is failing despite a majority being in favor, see https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/learn-governance#adaptive-quorum-biasing

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