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Polkadot is a scalable, interoperable & secure network protocol for the next generation of the web. This blog is run by Web3 Foundation. All proceeds from tips will be donated to charity.


A week in Polkadot

17 hours ago 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

A round-up of what’s new in the Polkadot universe, September 14 - 20, 2020 Polkadot News See the first inter-chain asset transfer using the new XCM protocol. https://twitter.com/gavofyork/status/1304849064891158528 Three Treasury proposals were rece...

Introducing Westend: The Testnet for Polkadot and Kusama

18 Sep 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Web3 Foundation

Westend provides an environment for our infrastructure partners to test their Polkadot and Kusama deployment and processes. Westend is a Polkadot testnet, replacing Polkadot’s previous Alexander testnet. Westend more accurately resembles how you int...

The Inspiration Behind Polkadot

15 Sep 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Web3 Foundation

Gavin Wood has a passion for creating technical solutions for previously unsolvable problems, and delivering them. Following his role as co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum, he moved on to his current project, Polkadot. In the following video you w...

Polkadot Connects

10 Sep 2020 2 minute read 8 comments Web3 Foundation

“Polkadot empowers the individual against much more powerful corporate and state actors.”Dr. Gavin Wood, Polkadot Founder Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain protocol that unites an entire network of purpose-built blockchains, allowing them to...

A "Light" Introduction to Polkadot

7 Sep 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Web3 Foundation

LESS TRUST MORE TRUTH Every day we interact with technologies controlled by a handful of large companies whose interests and incentives often conflict with our own. If we want the benefits of using their proprietary apps, we’re forced to agree to te...

What Will Services On Polkadot Look Like?

14 Jul 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Web3 Foundation

Over 100 projects have been or are currently being built for the Polkadot ecosystem, ranging from core technical infrastructure to applications for DeFi (decentralized finance), privacy-oriented data, and digital identity systems (often called self-s...

Polkadot's Vision

10 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

The technology we rely on in our daily lives has, in many respects, fallen out of alignment with human interests, rights, and wellbeing. In response to this growing realization, there's a rising call to action, a global expression of the urgent need...

A Brief Introduction To Polkadot

8 Jul 2020 2 minute read 6 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain protocol that connects multiple specialized blockchains into one unified network. Polkadot builds on the revolutionary promise of previous blockchain networks while offering the following fundamental advantag...