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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.


Comparing ADA and DOT in the Ethereum Economy

27 Feb 2021 2 minute read 8 comments idm

This post examines how ADA and DOT traded against ETH so far in 2021. First we'll review the retail market structure of ADA/ETH and DOT/ETH. Next, we'll look at daily returns for ADA/ETH and DOT/ETH. Finally, we'll examine the correlation of these re...

How To Buy Polkadot Coin?

9 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments StealthEX

If you are looking for where to buy Polkadot coin, we will show you how to buy Polkadot coin for another cryptocurrency using the StealthEX exchange platform. StealthEX is a convenient and user-friendly cryptocurrency exchange. What Is DOT Coin? Polk...

How to Staking Polkadot on Binance

11 Mar 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Makingdigital

One of the most interesting tools that we find on the Binance platform is its Staking service. The most popular centralized exchange internationally, not for this reason, the best in the world, offers the user many opportunities. We only have to pay...

Bullish altcoin - DOT to moon

10 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Cryptofab

Polkadot is now the coin #4 in market cap... outpassing Cardano. DOT is only 15% lower in market cap than BNB - the #3, which surged again this week as explained in my previous article. In the short term, BNB should remain higher than DOT in market c...

4 Hidden NFT Gems of 2021

12 Mar 2021 4 minute read 1 comment CryptoMarketeer

It all started with punk rock faces in a thousand variations of hairstyle and eye-wear. And then a tribe of bug-eyed fantasy cats took over Ethereum, propelling it to almost take over Bitcoin in market capitalization.  The birth of NFTs — we’ve w...

Polkadot DeFi Gateway Reef Finance Gets $20 million from Alameda Research

13 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Novasky

Polkadot is hot these days with every invested blockchain project in it's ecosystem making some name and earning funding this year. One such project that has got some decent funding for it's DeFi effort is REEF. Reef finance is one of the first cross...

The Best Projects On Polkadot (Top Ten 2021)

7 Feb 2021 3 minute read 36 comments ☑️Arͬcͨaͣ🅽🅶eͤl̜̝̖̼͔̞̃ͮ͑̐̉͌🅾➏➏➏

Regarding the technical functioning of Polkadot I had already talked about it in this article: Will Polkadot (DOT) Be The New Ethereum? How Does It Work?However, the most important thing to understand is the functionality of the parachain: independen...

Shadows Network - A Polkadot Based Asset Trading Platform to Get Risk Coverage from Bridge Mutual

16 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Novasky

Polkadot has been getting a lot of trading and staking projects for some time now. The amount of projects investing into the Polkadot ecosystem for asset trading and the DeFi has been in rise this quarter. Yesterday an asset trading platform named Sh...

Let your IoT device spend some money. For your benefit

4 Mar 2021 3 minute read 1 comment Diana King

In 2019, a robot-artist Gaka-Chu first sold its drawing for cryptocurrency. Having received an order directly from a customer via a mobile app, it (or he/she then?) generated a picture for a reward in crypto to pay for electricity and paints. That is...

Join the Kusama Thousand Validators Programme

14 Sep 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Web3 Foundation

Receive Nominations to Kickstart your Validator on Polkadot’s Wild Cousin, Kusama Kusama network launched in July 2019 as an early, unaudited version of Polkadot’s codebase. The network launched with a set of 25 validators and has been rapidly passi...