[MRC-56] Pyth Staleness Parameter Update


The objective of this proposal is to increase the staleness circuit breaker for Pyth-based feeds from 60 seconds to 300 seconds.


The Pyth staleness circuit breaker is used as a security measure for Mars to avoid accepting stale prices from Pyth. At the moment, if a certain feed was updated more than 60 seconds back, any transaction using that feed would be invalid since the price would be considered stale. While the need for the staleness circuit breaker is obvious, we believe the current setting is too aggressive. This increases the resources Mars needs to spend to keep the price updated, as well as representing an issue when the blockchain faces congestion, since the probability of price updates not happening within the necessary time window is higher. This is the reason why we propose to increase the parameter to 300 seconds. We believe this new setting will allow the protocol to operate more efficiently and offer better liveness guarantees (particularly during high congestion times), without significantly sacrificing protocol safety.


This is a signaling proposal, not an executable proposal.

The Mars smart contracts on the Osmosis chain are currently controlled by the Builder Multisig address. If this proposal passes, the builders will utilize their multisig to make the necessary parameter changes.


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