Polkadot Network (DOT)

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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.


A week in Polkadot: October 26 - November 1, 2020

2 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot News We are seeing a huge uptick in scams lately. Be wary of anyone contacting you, and triple-check links and addresses! Note that Web3 Foundation, Polkadot, or Parity are NOT giving away DOT or KSM. Web3 Foundation has set up an open-sour...

Equilibrium November Updates

2 Dec 2020 3 minute read 1 comment Equilibrium

This month was full of major news and milestones, and we’re not even talking about the American election. Let’s take a look back at what Equilibrium accomplished in November. Our main products are live on the testnet Join our testnet and take our...

Subsocial Network - The biggest Social Network in Polkadot Blockchain

3 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Makingdigital

The concept of Sofi or social finance will begin to break into the coming years thanks to the advancement of decentralized applications and the growth of Blockchain. The Crypto world will give you that characteristic touch that we need, decentralizat...

Ethereum's Co-Founder Has a New Project Valuated at $1.2B And You Probably Haven't Heard Of It

12 Aug 2019 1 minute read 5 comments kevW!ls0n

Ethereum co-founder and programmer Gavin Wood’s current venture, the Polkadot (DOT) project, has concluded its token sale, selling 500,000 DOT tokens at a targeted value of a staggering $1.2 billion. No mention was made of the total sum of the funds...

Market FUD? BTC dump? KSM DGAF! This bird was born to fly!

13 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments amtraderpro

Hi guys! Despite the bloodbath on the market Kusama Network token made new ATH at $588 mark and currently is trading at $539. After breaking and testing the resistance (yellow line) at $280-300 in mid March we saw the KSM setting a new high at $567 f...

DOT-KSM are heating up..

3 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments amtraderpro

Hi guys! DOT really met my expectations from previous post and I would say even more! After the news that Coinbase Ventures backs Acala Network on Polkadot, token DOT made a nice leap, breaking with ease the psychological level of $40 and closing the...

Omni: The Most Secure & Efficient Video-sharing Social App

31 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Top ICO

Who doesn't know about Youtube, a popular video platform that allows people not only to share videos but also to monetize their videos. Youtube is a revolutionary video-sharing platform because it has changed the lives of thousands of people and crea...

When Polka $DOT will hit the $100 mark - real FOMO will kick off!

29 Mar 2021 1 minute read 4 comments amtraderpro

Hi guys! I guess there are not many people in crypto community who don't HODL at least one DOT token. If you are one of them let us know in the comments below and buy some of this gem as long as it is still on earth, preparing for the moon mission. I...

Kwikswap Protocol Presents Kwikstarter Incubator & IDO Launchpad on Binance Smart Chain

29 Mar 2021 3 minute read 1 comment Shiller Gorilla

Kwikswap Protocol crew proudly announce Kwikstarter Incubator & IDO Launchpad V1 on BSC (Binance Smart Chain) , our V2 will be powered by Polkadot. Post Polkadot integration, both iterations will function side by side to support BSC and DOT projects...

Polkadot's exciting 10 day Round-Up

27 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Joker1919

                                 17th march 2021 - Polkassembly Motion 70 : Council members successfully passed a motion  to upgrade to runtime v29. This sends it to the external que where it will then be voted on as a referendum. 19th March 2021 - A...