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  • Doing M1 MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 64GB) Compile Benchmarks!
    37 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
    I'd love to see the M1Max times for
    37 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
  • Bill Laboon AMA - Topic: Staking
    1 project | | 1 Oct 2021
    See to keep track of progress on the issue, or read for a non-developer overview of the problem and what is being done to fix it.
  • Is Polkadot Only a Rich-Man's Crypto?
    1 project | | 29 Sep 2021
    The reason for limiting this is a temporary measure to ensure the stability of the network; too many nominators would make it possible for the Phragmén calculation for the validator election to cause nodes to OOM. I recommend reading to understand what the problem is, and to follow along with what is being done to fix it (tl;dr is multi-block elections and long term a staking-specific parachain).
  • Polkadot Digest 22 Sep 2021
    1 project | | 22 Sep 2021
    There are multiple development efforts to reduce (and hopefully essentially eliminate) the minimum nomination requirement. See this Github issue for details:
  • Polkadot Digest 13 Sep 2021
    1 project | | 13 Sep 2021
    Keep in mind these measures are meant to be temporary, and the overall goal is the stability and security of the network. Multiple avenues of development are being done to mitigate this issue. For an overview of the issue, see
  • Motion 108 is being voted on to increase the minimum value to 'secure' a nominator bond from 80 DOT to 120 DOT.
    1 project | | 12 Sep 2021
    If you're slightly tech interested like me you can stalk the substrate GitHubGithub (this is the link to the stuff for Nominations and PoS). Even if like me, you don't understand what a lot of it means, you can see that there are regular updates and it is an area that they are wanting to fix soon. I would be quite surprised if parachains went live before they fixed staking.
  • Polkadot Nomination Limits - An update
    1 project | | 6 Sep 2021
    Work was done to maintain a semi-sorted list of all nominators. With this everyone can keep their stashes in nominator mode but only the top 22,500 by stake will be eligible for nomination. While this isn’t an ideal solution it sets the stage for the next point. Details:
  • What are the major unsolved technical challenges for Polkadot/Kusama?
    1 project | | 6 Sep 2021
    Staking is a problem right now currently, as people know. The current solution of limiting the number of nominators is not optimal. We have developers working on fixing this now (in a couple of different ways), but a solution is still probably a little ways away -
  • AMA: Polkadot for Beginners with Bill Laboon (12.00 UTC)
    1 project | | 1 Sep 2021
    If you want even more detail, you can check out Kian's hackmd covering this in more (but not too deeply technical) detail - We are also planning to release details on an ongoing basis so people can see what is being done. If you want to follow along with code as it's being developed, you can check here:
  • Polkadot Digest 25 Aug 2021
    1 project | | 25 Aug 2021
    NFTs are supported on the Statemine platform (via the uniques pallet), but there is currently no interface for interacting with them other than extrinsics.
  • DotLeap 51: Approaching History
    1 project | | 19 Aug 2021
  • oversubscribed
    1 project | | 16 Aug 2021
    That all said, the current system is certainly not optimal (e.g. the minimum nomination amount) but it's being worked on, see for some of the ways it is being improved now.
  • Staking Limits Update
    3 projects | | 10 Aug 2021
    As mentioned by the Staking team on this message, Polkadot currently has 22500 nominators and the configuration of the staking system prevents further nominators to join. The team suggests to update the staking parameters as soon as the next runtime upgrade happens today. The proposal has the goal to increase the minimum bond to allow new nominators above the threshold to participate in the network’s security mechanism, and for less staked nominators to be chilled. Note that after 9080, the existing nominators can always update their preference at all conditions. The proposal the team suggested will change the staking parameters to allow more nominators with higher backing stake be able to join the staking system. The existing parameters as as follows: minimum validator bond: None maximum validator count: 1200 minimum nominator bond: 40 DOTs maximum nominator count: 22500 The new proposed parameters will update one value: new minimum nominator bond: 80 DOTs and set a new parameter that did not existed before: chill-threshold: 90% The reasoning behind the new minimum nominator bond: Polkadot onboards ~150 nominators per day. That means if the network has 4500 empty slots, they will be filled in 30 days. The team aims to increase the limit enough so that we won't need to do another tweak for at least a month. Changing this parameter to 80 will almost expose 4500 nominators. The new chill-threshold will ensure that the permissionless chill_other  can only be used when more than 90% of "maximum nominator count" is used. note that to ensure polkadot's stability until the parachains launch, this motion does not yet include an increase in the total count of nominators. Multiple tracks of optimization are ongoing by the development team, and you can read more about them in this issue. Please note that doubling the value of the parameter to 80 DOTs will hopefully give the team more time until the new threshold is reached and we have made progress on a more permanent solution. Please leave your comments and feedback on the proposal. Keep in mind these measures are temporary, and the overall goal is the stability and security of the overall network.
    3 projects | | 10 Aug 2021
    The larger picture (having any limit) is an issue that the team is working on resolving. You may track this here:


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