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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.


Statemint - Polkadot's New Generic Asset Parachain Proposed by Parity

10 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Novasky

Polkadot team last month announced it's Common Goods parachain offering on the slots basis. This opened up a lot of discussions in the Polkadot community. The on-chain governance parachain was offered on the slot basis for upto 2 years before it can...

TOP 3 DeFi Altcoins Powered By Polkadot 🚀

3 Oct 2020 2 minute read 29 comments Cryptonator`s

Today I am going to share with you my TOP 3 DeFi players in the Polkadot ecosystem. I believe that these three Polkadot projects are primed for massive gains in the upcoming months. I guess you noticed the rise of Polkadot and all the hype connected...

Buy Polkadot (DOT) Token in India — Step by Step Guide For Beginners

1 Mar 2021 6 minute read 4 comments rinkeshjha

What is Polkadot? Polkadot is a sharded protocol that enables blockchain networks to operate in synergy. The DOT token serves three distinct purposes: governance over the network, staking, and bonding. Like Ethereum, Polkadot has an active ecosystem....

Kusama & Polkadot: How do they compare?

9 Sep 2020 2 minute read 6 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot and its wild cousin Kusama are built on nearly the same codebase but they have a few key differences. We’ll explore these briefly below and look at how use cases on Kusama are likely to differ from Polkadot as the networks develop. Kusama o...

A Detailed Guide on Blockchain Interoperability

15 Oct 2020 5 minute read 9 comments NOWNodes

Originally published in the NOWNodes blog. Blockchain gives freedom to developers as there are no fixed standards in the world of blockchain. But can we say the same for the IT departments? Ask any IT guys dealing with blockchain technology, and they...

Polkadot, Kusama and Gitcoin: Building the Future

17 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Web3 Foundation

Polkadot and Kusama have onboarded to the Gitcoin platform, strengthening the foundations of the Web 3.0 ecosystem and expanding the opportunities for developers to earn from open source projects. This is a landmark step towards our mission to contr...

MANTRA DAO Is A DeFi Ecosystem Powered By Polkadot With An Excellent Karma

8 Oct 2020 2 minute read 10 comments Cryptonator`s

No doubt, MANTRA DAO is one of my TOP 3 DeFi Altcoins Powered By Polkadot. After doing a lot of research, I believe that MANTRA DAO has huge potential and that it is primed for some massive gains. In short: MANTRA DAO has an excellent Karma, here is...

Do You Know TRUST WALLET?

4 Dec 2020 1 minute read 8 comments Coincobra

Trust is Binance's official wallet but unlike Binance itself it works only as a mobile application. that is, if you want to take a look at your instances on a conventional desktop computer you won't be able to. Trust Wallet has good options for crypt...

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...

Are these the hottest upcoming projects of 2020?

20 Jul 2020 5 minute read 5 comments N

  Let's start with a disclaimer. This article is based on my personal views and is not a recommendation to invest, buy or sell any cryptocurrency projects. The crypto market is highly volatile and you might end up losing all your investment. So befor...