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Staking Update: Q1 2023
Updates to Polkadot's staking system for Q1 2023.
Staking Update: October-November 2022
Updates to Polkadot's staking system for the months of October-November 2022.
Polkadot Nomination Pools Implementation Guide
A short writeup on implementing Polkadot nomination pools for wallet and application builders in the Polkadot ecosystem.
Staking Update: August-September 2022
Updates to Polkadot's staking system for the months of August and September, 2022. Get the latest info on nomination pools and more.
Staking Update: June-July 2022
Updates to the Polkadot and Kusama staking systems for the months of June and July, 2022. Featuring a new validator community page on the staking dashboard.
Staking Update: May 2022
By Kian Paimani, Parity Technologies Notable Contributions: Nomination Pools. After deploying to Westend, we got numerous valuable bug reports and immediately it gave us some work to do. Most notably: 1. The pool can now also `chill` itself. This is important for the pool dismantling scenario 2. Pool roles can now be optional. This is HUGE! A pool now can be created, and the pool operator can publicly express that they no longer wish to control a certain aspect of the pool, and leave it on
Staking Update: April 2022
By Kian Paimani, Parity Technologies Bags-List: one step user friendlier Something that has happened during the last months and deserves a shoutout is both Polkadot.js apps, and the Polkadot.js plus extension supporting bags-list 🎉! In both interfaces, nominators can ensure that they are: 1. Placed in the best possible bag given their staked DOTs. 2. Places in the best place inside the bag to which they belong. This is particularly important for those who are near the minimum active nomi
Staking Update: March 2022
By Kian Paimani, Parity Technologies Nomination pools explained The nomination pools are still in the review process. To see the most up to date code and docs check out the primary feature PR and the extracted slashing logic PR. Problem The number of nominators in elections is bounded due to memory constraints in the runtime and offchain context. Solution Nomination pools have been designed to alleviate this bottleneck by allowing users (pool members) to pool their funds together and act
Staking Update: February 2022
By Kian Paimani, Parity Technologies Nomination bags-list active on Polkadot As of writing this, Polkadot is a day or so away from its scheduled upgrade to 9170, where the bags-list will finally become active. A lot has been said in the previous issues of this update about the impact of this! Minimum nominator bond: temporary increase In the previous month’s update, it was mentioned that the release of runtime version 9160 will be an important milestone for staking as it fully enables the
Staking Update: January 2022
By Kian Paimani, Parity Technologies Development Since the last update for November, Polkadot has seen 2 runtime upgrades, namely 9.14 in December and 9.15-1 in January; neither contained changes relevant to staking. The following updates are proposed to land in 9.16: 1. Full enablement of the bags list in Polkadot (#4653). 2. put_in_front_of extrinsic for the bags list (#9829). More on this in the below section. If everything goes smoothly with the full enablement of the bags list on Po
Staking Update: November 2021
By Kian Paimani, Parity Technologies Development Polkadot has only seen one release since the last issue of the staking update, namely the 9.13. As predicted, this version contains: 1. Full enablement of the bags list in Westend and Kusama. 2. Safe-Mode deployment of the bags-list on Polkadot. Next, we will do our best to stick to our proposed plan and fully enable the bags-list pallet in Polkadot as well, in 9.14. Also, we finally merged the last outstanding PR related to the bags-list a
Staking Update: October 2021
By Kian Paimani, Parity Technologies Overview We’ve experienced a relatively calm week in the world of staking. Parachain deployment is imminent on Polkadot, and most of our focus has been dedicated to making sure this happens as smooth as possible. That being said, there have been some progress in the world of staking. On the development side, the aforementioned pull-request for moving the position of nodes within a bag is still under review, but it has received multiple rounds of feedback