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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.


Polkadot: The Real Deal or just a Wannabe?

28 Aug 2020 4 minute read 10 comments SamBTC

A few days back as I was checking the crypto rates on Coingecko as I always do about 100 times a day, I suddenly noticed a new coin which I had not seen before. What totally baffled me was that this was not a new entrant in top 200 or top 100, it was...

Equilibrium is Releasing its Core Business Logic on its Public Testnet

5 Nov 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Equilibrium

Equilibrium is launching its core business logic on Polkadot on the testnet! The public testnet is a major milestone for us and will present everything that has been built so far. Users are welcome to join and experience the system for themselves. Ma...

Where to Store Polkadot (DOT) Coins

30 Mar 2020 3 minute read 7 comments ChangellyOfficial

Created by one of the Ethereum founders, Gavin Wood, the Polkadot network is a next-generation blockchain protocol. It aims to connect several chains in a single network. In 2020, Polkadot project boomed, so people started to talk about it. Since the...

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...

Review: DOT and the Polkadot Blockchain

27 Feb 2021 6 minute read 0 comments awkbr549

Score: A   Summary The primary use case for Polkadot is enabling interoperability between blockchains, regardless of their features or their status as a private or public blockchain. The Polkadot blockchain is an open-source platform founded by the W...

KwikSwap - Dex of the Future - Powered by Polkadot | Plasm & Acala Network

8 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Shiller Gorilla

The Kwikswap team is excited to announce the upcoming deployment of Kwikswap V2 Testnet on ACALA Parachain.  Kwikswap is a unique decentralized exchange protocol on the Ethereum mainnet which allows users to swap, create markets and participate in y...

Acala - Stablecoin on Polkadot

6 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Novasky

Polkadot has a lot of potential and many development groups around the world are waking up to it's potential. Polkadot has enough means to replace many ETH backed projects on their network. Many of them are stablecoins which could benefit more from t...

What is Plasm network (Next BOOM)

30 Sep 2020 2 minute read 1 comment bradry

What is Plasm Network? Plasm Network, a blockchain developed with the Substrate framework made by Parity Technologies. Plasm Network is additionally a part of the Polkadot ecosystem, particularly one that's planned to be a Parachain.   What is PLM to...

Polkadot Staking Now Supported in Moonstake Wallet

14 Jan 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Novasky

Moonstake is one of the popular wallet for crypto investors that is designed with staking in mind. In past they have supported various crypto currencies for staking namely - cosmos, cardano, Tezos, Iris and few others.  Few days back, they announced...

The Reason Why I Love Publish0x

20 Sep 2020 1 minute read 8 comments Fety Bernard Etienne(fetinafety)

I joined Publish0x in May 2020, I did not know much about the platform then I kept a distance and skipped the website. Three months later,  I was starting to think about the website again, specifically in August, 1st 2020. I sign in with my tweeter a...