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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.


Chainlink x Polkadot Ecosystem Integration

25 Mar 2021 4 minute read 1 comment CryptoCulture

Written by: Isaiah Payton 3/25/21 Chainlink & Polkadot Ecosystem Integration via Parachain   Integration Date: February 24, 2020   ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK   Key Takeaways: - Chainlink will be integrated with the Polkadot ecosystem to enhance Polkadot'...

Is Polkadot (DOT) Ready for Its Big Break? Is it Now or Never?!

23 Mar 2021 8 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

Overview Polkadot is an open-source blockchain network designed to enable various separate, siloed blockchains to become interconnected, application-specific sub-chains called parachains. Each chain built within Polkadot uses Parity Technologies...

Dora Factory is a Game Changer: Here’s Why

23 Mar 2021 4 minute read 4 comments AnalystX

If you’ve been paying attention to the cryptosphere lately, odds are you’ve come across Dora Factory — a platform that promises to reshape the future of the open-source development industry.  Open source projects are responsible for a huge amount of...

PRESEARCH WITHDRAWALS - What You Need To Know (Terms and Conditions)

21 Mar 2021 2 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

INTRODUCTION: PRESEARCH is an open and decentralized search engine that through the PRESEARCH Browser Extension supports Brave, Chrome and Firefox browsers. The Browser Extension allows for searching privately without the necessity of sharing persona...

CUTTING LOSSES IN LONG TERM BONDING OF TOKENS - POLKADOT/BIFROST SOLUTION

18 Mar 2021 3 minute read 2 comments kev_nag

INTRODUCTION:  [ This introduction is reproduced from my prior article entitled "Common Goods Parachains in POLKADOT & The Free-Rider Problem" found at https://www.publish0x.com/kev-nag/common-good-parachains-in-polkadot-and-the-free-rider-proble-xnq...

Common Good Parachains in POLKADOT & The Free-Rider Problem

17 Mar 2021 3 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

By way of introduction, the core of the POLKADOT system lies within its Relay Chain which is responsible for the interoperability of the network and the shared network security all while securing the parachains and parathreads within the protocol. Th...

Apron Network - Infrastructure Service Provider at Polkadot

16 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Makingdigital

One of the advantages of the Polkadot blockchain is that it will allow many applications and companies to integrate their projects and work within it to offer products and services to users who love the DeFi world. The ultimate goal is to provide uti...

Polkamarkets Hits KuCoin...The FOMO was REAL

16 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments BussTechno

Polkamarkets (POLK) was added to Kucoin at 1100 GMT today.  For some U.S. citizens that is too dang early in the morning to be watching the charts; fortunately for you I took one for the team to see what kind of madness was about to happen.  Immediat...

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...

Polkadex x Satoshi CLUB AMA Session 25 Feb 2021

14 Mar 2021 14 minute read 1 comment Satoshi Club

PART 1. Introduction of Polkadex project and community questions. Hello, Satoshi clubbers and guests of this site. We are happy to present you with a project called Polkadex.Polkadex: The trading engine for web3 and Defi. A fully decentralized,...