X

Feedback + Support

Need Assistance? Notice something missing or broken? Let us know!

Press esc to dismiss

project icon for polkadot

PolkaDot

DOT
n/a

PolkaDot is a decentralized internet initiative led by Parity that aims to drive interoperability, scalability and general practical adoption of blockchain.

Overview

Project Stage

Testnet status icon

Amount Raised

$144,000,000.00

Market Cap

Sector

Information (Other)

Blockchain

Native token icon

Polkadot

Funding Source

Token Sale

Project Profile

Working towards a completely decentralized web, the Web3 Foundation has commissioned Parity Technologies to build the PolkaDot network, which intends to facilitate scalability and enable interoperability between blockchains. PolkaDot has licensed its protocol specification under Creative Commons and code under FLOSS. PolkaDot aims to tackle scalability issues presented in existing blockchains by decoupling the consensus mechanism from the state-transition mechanism. This would reduce the time to consensus, thereby increasing transaction capacity, by dropping the requirement that consensus be synchronous.

The genesis block launch of PolkaDot is expected in Q3 of 2019. PolkaDot plans to facilitate higher transactional throughputs and increased speed of processing through the use of multiple chains in parallel (hence the name ‘Parachains’), as opposed to the typical one-at-a-time (and so by each node) transaction processing of blockchain state mechanisms. Pooling security allows different chains to leverage each other’s effort expended towards consensus. In contrast, other projects run multiple PoW mechanisms independently, not collaborating nor benefiting from the computations contributing to the security of independent chains. A proof of concept recently went live on a testnet, focusing on coordinating consensus and transactions between chains.

Asset Details

The PolkaDot network’s native token, the DOT, will serve functions of governance, such as determining fee structures and participating in decision making around network updates, and will also be instrumental to Proof-of-Stake style consensus towards the operation and maintenance of the network. Participants can stake (bond) their DOT to nominated validators, whom ultimately facilitate cross-chain transactions via the Relay Chain. Creating a new Parachain will require tokens to be staked, acting as a measure of the importance of Parachains and discouraging their arbitrary growth in numbers. Of the 10 million DOTs created, half were purchased in the PolkaDot token sale and the remaining half will remain under the control of the Foundation.

project icon for polkadot

PolkaDot

DOT
n/a
PolkaDot is a decentralized internet initiative led by Parity that aims to drive interoperability, scalability and general practical adoption of blockchain.

Overview

STATUS

MARKET CAP

BLOCKCHAIN

TOKEN TYPE

Testnet status icon
Testnet
Native token icon

Polkadot

N/A

FUNDING SOURCE

AMOUNT RAISED

SECTOR

Token Sale

$144MM

Information (Other)

Project Profile

Working towards a completely decentralized web, the Web3 Foundation has commissioned Parity Technologies to build the PolkaDot network, which intends to facilitate scalability and enable interoperability between blockchains. PolkaDot has licensed its protocol specification under Creative Commons and code under FLOSS. PolkaDot aims to tackle scalability issues presented in existing blockchains by decoupling the consensus mechanism from the state-transition mechanism. This would reduce the time to consensus, thereby increasing transaction capacity, by dropping the requirement that consensus be synchronous.

The genesis block launch of PolkaDot is expected in Q3 of 2019. PolkaDot plans to facilitate higher transactional throughputs and increased speed of processing through the use of multiple chains in parallel (hence the name ‘Parachains’), as opposed to the typical one-at-a-time (and so by each node) transaction processing of blockchain state mechanisms. Pooling security allows different chains to leverage each other’s effort expended towards consensus. In contrast, other projects run multiple PoW mechanisms independently, not collaborating nor benefiting from the computations contributing to the security of independent chains. A proof of concept recently went live on a testnet, focusing on coordinating consensus and transactions between chains.

Asset Details

The PolkaDot network’s native token, the DOT, will serve functions of governance, such as determining fee structures and participating in decision making around network updates, and will also be instrumental to Proof-of-Stake style consensus towards the operation and maintenance of the network. Participants can stake (bond) their DOT to nominated validators, whom ultimately facilitate cross-chain transactions via the Relay Chain. Creating a new Parachain will require tokens to be staked, acting as a measure of the importance of Parachains and discouraging their arbitrary growth in numbers. Of the 10 million DOTs created, half were purchased in the PolkaDot token sale and the remaining half will remain under the control of the Foundation.

Recent News

Coinbase is exploring listing an additional 17 assets for trading.

These projects include: Avalanche, Celo, Chia, Coda, Dfinity, Filecoin, Handshake, Kadena, Mobilecoin, NEAR, Nervos, Oasis, Orchid, Polkadot, Solana, Spacemesh, and Telegram. The majority of these projects have yet to release a mainnet and raised funds through private token sales and/or SAFTs. Previous token listings have seen little trading demand; over 95% of Coinbase's volume YTD is in BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, or XRP markets.

September 20, 2019

Sources:

more

Polkadot launches 'Kusama' testnet, plans mainnet launch for late 2019.

In development for over two years following a $144 million ICO in late 2017, Polkadot is an interoperability framework among existing blockchains and future Polkadot 'parachains'. Kusama utilizes a Proof of Authority consensus mechanism and tests various functionality in Polkadot's on-chain governance design. One percent of all DOT tokens at genesis will be allocated according to Kusama token holdings.

August 25, 2019

Sources:

more

Polkadot to launch testnet in August, with existing DOT holders allocated testnet 'Kusama' tokens

July 17, 2019

Sources:

CoinDesk
Load More
Show projects Article List
Sort icon: direction descending
Profile Updated
1d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
1d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
2d
Project details updated.
project icon for tzero
TZEROP
Profile Updated
2d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
3d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
3d
Protocol and asset details updated.
project icon for skale
SKALE
Project Added as Signal
3d
SKALE is an Ethereum Layer 2 scalability protocol facilitating the formation and operation of on-demand elastic sidechains.
Project Added as Signal
22d
TrueBit is a distributed marketplace for off-chain computation of resource-intensive smart contracts, verifying proper results using a game theory-based incentive structure rather than cryptographic proofs.
Project Added as Signal
33d
Spacemesh is a cryptocurrency and smart contract platform operating on directed acyclic graph infrastructure and utilizing a Proof-of-Spacetime consensus algorithm that intends to achieve a more equitable distribution of mining rights by decoupling the conferment thereof with access to financial means.
No icon fallback
BZRX
Project Added as Signal
36d
bZx is an Ethereum-based, decentralized cryptoasset lending protocol that facilitates margin trading of ETH and ERC-20 tokens.
Project Added as Signal
39d
Oasis Network is a permissionless, blockchain-based cloud computing platform that aims to improve upon the scalability and privacy of its peers through novel architecture.
Project Added as Signal
50d
FTX is a cryptoasset derivatives exchange, powered by a proprietary liquidation engine and clawback prevention protocol, offering futures, leveraged tokens and an over-the-counter trading portal.
Project Added as Signal
54d
ThunderCore is a permissionless, Turing-complete smart contract platform offering full EVM-compatibility and PaLa, a new variant of Proof-of-Stake consensus, as its distinguishing features.
Project Added as Signal
57d
Santiment is a blockchain data and analytics provider offering content streams, data feeds and analysis, APIs and its own ERC-20 token, SAN.
Project Added as Signal
71d
Nexus Mutual is a blockchain-based, protocol-enabled mutual insurance fund operating on Ethereum and owned entirely by its members, who buy into the fund by purchasing NXM tokens.
Project Added as Signal
99d
Gods Unchained is a decentralized trading card game that uses the ERC-721 non-fungible token standard to establish on-chain ownership of cards to be used in off-chain gameplay.
Project Added as Signal
109d
Synthetix is a decentralized synthetic asset issuance protocol consisting of an Ethereum-based smart contract, an exchange, and a dApp to facilitate smart contract interaction.
project icon for zrx
ZRX
Profile Updated
115d
Update on 0x v3, including protocol fees, staking incentives, and liquidity pooling with Uniswap, Kyber, and Oasis.
No icon fallback
LUNA
Project Added as Signal
123d
Terra is an algorithmically-governed, seigniorage share style stablecoin blockchain platform to which a collection of fiat-pegged tokens and a stabilizing cryptoasset, Luna, are native.
Profile Updated
140d
Stellar Development Foundation burns 55 billion XLM from its reserves, over half of the total supply, and removes the ongoing inflation to current token holders. The SDF had previously earmarked these tokens for community airdrops and ongoing organization funding.
Project Added as Signal
155d
Nervos is a public, PoW-based smart contract platform that utilizes off-chain computation in service of transaction scalability and implements a unique token emissions mechanic that imposes a perpetual cost for on-chain data storage.
Profile Updated
166d
Supply Information added.
project icon for beam
BEAM
Profile Updated
169d
Supply Information added.
project icon for grin
GRIN
Profile Updated
169d
Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
172d
Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
172d
Supply Information added.
project icon for siacoin
SC
Profile Updated
172d
Mining Information added.
project icon for dash
DASH
Profile Updated
173d
Mining and Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
173d
Mining and Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
176d
Mining and Supply information added.
Profile Updated
177d
Mining and Supply Information added.
project icon for kin
KIN
Project Removed as Signal
184d
Kin removed as Signal.
project icon for simple
OST
Project Added as Signal
184d
OST added as Signal.
Profile Updated
198d
Signal profile updated.
Project Added as Signal
212d
Edgeware added as Signal.
Profile Updated
214d
Ethereum Classic profile added.
project icon for steem
STEEM
Profile Updated
226d
Signal profile updated.
Profile Updated
226d
Signal profile updated.
project icon for neo
NEO
Profile Updated
226d
Signal profile updated.
No icon fallback
KLAY
Project Added as Signal
226d
Klaytn added as Signal.
No icon fallback
ALTG
Project Added as Signal
232d
Althea added as Signal.
Profile Updated
239d
Signal profile updated.
No icon fallback
UMA
Project Added as Signal
246d
UMA added as Signal.
No icon fallback
LIBRA
Project Added as Signal
247d
Libra added as Signal.
Project Added as Signal
252d
Chainlink added as Signal.
Profile Updated
258d
Signal profile updated.
Profile Updated
265d
Signal profile updated.
project icon for chia
CHIA
Profile Updated
271d
Signal profile updated.
project icon for bitfinex-leo
LEOTOKEN
Project Added as Signal
276d
Bitfinex LEO added as Signal.
project icon for coda
CODA
Profile Updated
282d
Signal profile updated.
Project Added as Signal
288d
Paxos added as Signal.
project icon for celo
CELO
Project Added as Signal
294d
Celo added as Signal.

You've reached the end of the list

project icon for polkadot

PolkaDot

DOT
n/a
PolkaDot is a decentralized internet initiative led by Parity that aims to drive interoperability, scalability and general practical adoption of blockchain.

Overview

STATUS

MARKET CAP

BLOCKCHAIN

TOKEN TYPE

Testnet status icon
Testnet
Native token icon

Polkadot

N/A

FUNDING SOURCE

AMOUNT RAISED

SECTOR

Token Sale

$144MM

Information (Other)

Project Profile

Working towards a completely decentralized web, the Web3 Foundation has commissioned Parity Technologies to build the PolkaDot network, which intends to facilitate scalability and enable interoperability between blockchains. PolkaDot has licensed its protocol specification under Creative Commons and code under FLOSS. PolkaDot aims to tackle scalability issues presented in existing blockchains by decoupling the consensus mechanism from the state-transition mechanism. This would reduce the time to consensus, thereby increasing transaction capacity, by dropping the requirement that consensus be synchronous.

The genesis block launch of PolkaDot is expected in Q3 of 2019. PolkaDot plans to facilitate higher transactional throughputs and increased speed of processing through the use of multiple chains in parallel (hence the name ‘Parachains’), as opposed to the typical one-at-a-time (and so by each node) transaction processing of blockchain state mechanisms. Pooling security allows different chains to leverage each other’s effort expended towards consensus. In contrast, other projects run multiple PoW mechanisms independently, not collaborating nor benefiting from the computations contributing to the security of independent chains. A proof of concept recently went live on a testnet, focusing on coordinating consensus and transactions between chains.

Asset Details

The PolkaDot network’s native token, the DOT, will serve functions of governance, such as determining fee structures and participating in decision making around network updates, and will also be instrumental to Proof-of-Stake style consensus towards the operation and maintenance of the network. Participants can stake (bond) their DOT to nominated validators, whom ultimately facilitate cross-chain transactions via the Relay Chain. Creating a new Parachain will require tokens to be staked, acting as a measure of the importance of Parachains and discouraging their arbitrary growth in numbers. Of the 10 million DOTs created, half were purchased in the PolkaDot token sale and the remaining half will remain under the control of the Foundation.

Recent News

Coinbase is exploring listing an additional 17 assets for trading.

These projects include: Avalanche, Celo, Chia, Coda, Dfinity, Filecoin, Handshake, Kadena, Mobilecoin, NEAR, Nervos, Oasis, Orchid, Polkadot, Solana, Spacemesh, and Telegram. The majority of these projects have yet to release a mainnet and raised funds through private token sales and/or SAFTs. Previous token listings have seen little trading demand; over 95% of Coinbase's volume YTD is in BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, or XRP markets.

September 20, 2019

Sources:

more

Polkadot launches 'Kusama' testnet, plans mainnet launch for late 2019.

In development for over two years following a $144 million ICO in late 2017, Polkadot is an interoperability framework among existing blockchains and future Polkadot 'parachains'. Kusama utilizes a Proof of Authority consensus mechanism and tests various functionality in Polkadot's on-chain governance design. One percent of all DOT tokens at genesis will be allocated according to Kusama token holdings.

August 25, 2019

Sources:

more

Polkadot to launch testnet in August, with existing DOT holders allocated testnet 'Kusama' tokens

July 17, 2019

Sources:

CoinDesk
Load More