Updated SORA and Polkaswap Decentralised Development Tutorial

Making contributions to the RFP system friendlier for everyone

4 min readSep 2, 2022



  • To make the decentralized development process easier and more accessible, RFP will now be submitted as GitHub issues
  • The issue template has the same fields as the RFP so the content doesn’t change
  • Once these issues have been discussed and achieved consensus, they will be made proposals

During the August 24th Ecosystem Updates, we mentioned that the RFP process was receiving an overhaul that would make it easier and more intuitive for users to submit their proposals, as well as for developers to work on them and the community to provide opinions and feedback on these proposals. As the ecosystem updates are constantly changing, here is the announcement and walkthrough for you to follow.

RFP Process Update

Updates from the Decentralised Development Programme have been quiet recently, both in terms of community submissions as well as programme improvement and optimisation and we are happy to announce that a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to improve and ease the experience for the community submitting their proposals, and the developers working on and implementing them.

As the SORA Integrated Plan was recently released, we thought that a way to make the experience of using GitHub less mystical and more in tune with improvement submission systems that users are more comfortable with, therefore, we have implemented RFP as issues.

This means that instead of opening a PR, you can now submit an issue that has the same fields as those needed to submit an RFP! Who hasn’t opened a complaint request or submitted a ticket to a customer service portal? OK, granted there are people who haven’t, there are also a lot of people who have, certainly more than the number of people who have branched a repository and submitted a pull request.

RFP Walkthrough

We hope this sounds interesting and to motivate you further to submit a request or comment on one, here is a quick walkthrough on how to do it;

1- Navigate to https://github.com/sora-xor/rfps/issues

2- Start a New issue, then hit Get started.

3- Fill in all the fields as you would when submitting an RFP, each field will now have hints as to what to add, in case you get stuck in any of the steps!

4- Once you are done filling in the fields, hit Submit new issue and then stay tuned for any comments or concerns that may be raised!

5- As a community member who is attentively watching the proposals being made and is interested in the network development and improvement, you can provide your feedback, ask questions and leave comments directly under the issue.

As for the developers involved, they will have the option to close the issue once they have addressed and included it, otherwise the option to reject the proposal if it is outside the scope of development or not accepted by the community.

Next Steps

After creating an RFP using this new process, you can follow it’s progress in the issue section, where other users and developers will be able to discuss implementations and progress conveniently and easily, as well as mark the proposal as complete once it has been successfully worked on!

We hope this will motivate you to add your proposals for development and we look forward to all the interesting ideas you, as the valuable community and important part of this project, submit in the best interest of the network and its users.

We will continue to fine-tune this process and update the SORA Decentralised Development guide. Please let us know your thoughts about these improvements in the SORA network community chats on Telegram!

About SORA, Polkaswap, and Fearless Wallet

SORA is a new economic system aimed at creating a supranational multiverse economic system with built-in tools for decentralised finance (DeFi). The SORA network implements a new way of parachain architecture on Polkadot and Kusama network, with the capability to bridge external blockchains (like Ethereum) to the Polkadot ecosystem.

One of the DeFi applications that will run on the SORA network is Polkaswap, a noncustodial liquidity aggregating, cross-chain AMM DEX designed uniquely for the Polkadot ecosystem with boundless liquidity through its one-of-a-kind Aggregate Liquidity Technology (ALT).

Fearless Wallet is a bespoke mobile wallet designed for the decentralised future on the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem, with native support for iOS and Android platforms. A premium user experience, fast performance, and secure storage for your accounts. Fearless Wallet will integrate Polkaswap for easy, decentralised swaps of assets.



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