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Polkadot is a revolutionary blockchain infrastructure designed to enable the next generation of the web where users control their own data and identity. It creates this infrastructure by providing a way to connect different, independent blockchains together in a single network, allowing them to interoperate, exchange data, and process transactions with the benefit of shared security provided by the Polkadot Relay Chain. It also allows interaction with non-blockchain systems and established blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

With a transaction speed of up to one thousand transactions per second, Polkadot solves the major problems that hampered blockchain adoption to date and enables blockchain applications from decentralized finance (DeFi) and energy to the Internet of things (IoT) and gaming. 

Polkadot is built using Substrate, a modular framework for building blockchains. Chains built with Substrate can easily connect to the Polkadot ecosystem. 

Polkadot is a project of Web3 Foundation.

Before being integrated into Polkadot, the technology can be tested on the experimental platform Kusama, which has been built with (almost) the same code.

DOT - the native Polkadot tokens - serve several functions. They: 

  • give holders a role in controlling the governance of the platform
  • are staked for operating the network
  • can be bonded for a parachains
  • can be used to pay fees within the network

Polkadot is the brainchild of Gavin Wood, co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum.


$100B can be locked in DeFi before December 2021

1 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DeFiGuru

Total value locked in DeFi in US Dollar increasing rapidly     Till the date already $9.22 B Total value locked (USD) in DeFi and daily this value increasing rapidly and new projects upcoming to win the race of the DeFi run. Though we can see a emer...

Bitcoin (BTC) is showing some movement and gets dragged upwards by Ethereum ! Quick update on BTC and some new buy-ins in Altcoins !

1 Sep 2020 4 minute read 3 comments Djordi

Hi everyone, Bitcoin (BTC) closed a monthly candle yesterday and it closed on a positive note. It held support around the 11.500 $ level and this is good news. It seems we are consolidating and this would imply a further upwards move in September tow...

AdEx Network's Staking Roadmap: Chainlink & Polkadot Integrations and more (+ Infographic)

1 Sep 2020 3 minute read 3 comments dmngdsm

In late 2018, we announced the AdEx Registry - a system where validators can stake ADX against their performance and reliability to secure the AdEx Network. At the end of 2019, we launched the AdEx staking portal, where anyone can stake ADX towards v...

I Sold All of My Cardano...For Polkadot

31 Aug 2020 3 minute read 24 comments johnwege

Let me start this off by saying I have been a big fan of Cardano since it was first announced; always thinking that it had a lot of potential in the crypto space.  I was holding ADA during it's all-time high price of around $1.33, and kept holding my...

Kusama - Empowering Polkadot from 2019

31 Aug 2020 3 minute read 5 comments Heruvim78

Today's story is about Kusama. I mean, this one right here.  It was sometimes not so long ago, in 2019, when Kucoin Exchange was making some random promotion about one unknown token called Kusama. Ugh, my beady eye first read Kurama, at 4 AM in the...

Polkadot; the one protocol to join them all

30 Aug 2020 1 minute read 4 comments ManuelAR

This 2020 will be remembered as the year the world froze because of a virus. The economic repercussions of this global shutdown will be far reaching. One of the most evident repercussions is the renewed interest in crypto assets. But 2020 will be rem...

Polkadot (DOT) - a new moonshot?

30 Aug 2020 2 minute read 5 comments woodyallen78

Introduction Just days after its listing date (21 August 2020) on major exchanges the new DOT from $2.87 to above $6.00 i.e. more than 100% increase. In this article we will look at the growth potential of this coin that has the ambition to take a ch...

The Pi Network and Mining Pi Coin With Your Smartphone

30 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments WhaleTailMining

If you'd like to earn some cryptocurrency using your Smartphone, I recommend checking out the free app called Pi Network. Pi is a digital asset that may be earned by running a light weight application on your smartphone that will not compromise the p...

Get Ready For Bargains On Polkadot & Kusama!

28 Aug 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Sapphire

Buy Zone Incoming I have been writing about Polkadot and the projects involved within the ecosystem for quite some time now. Projects such as EDG and Kusama, projects that for some reason have managed to stay under the radar. Well, not for long as Ku...

Weekly Crypto News Roundup - 13 Stories You Should Know About (21st of August - 28th of August)

28 Aug 2020 6 minute read 2 comments pheonixdown-dee

Every week, I will be collecting some news stories / opinion pieces that I have found to be interesting in the crypto world and condensing them down into one easily digestible article. All the article and images are taken from a news source that I li...