Polkadot is a cryptocurrency that is a sharded multichain network that can process several transactions in parallel chains. The platform enables a cross-blockchain transfer to any type of digital assets and data and is also not limited to tokens.
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Interesting Facts

  • It facilitates the connection of multiple blockchains of communication and interoperability, into one network.

  • Polkadot is ranked 5th in the cryptocurrency overall market list.

  • The base foundation of the network includes parachains, bridges, and relay chains.

  • It uses DOT tokens to operate its own network.

  • It was created by the Web3 Foundation to function as a user-friendly and full operational decentralized web.

Project in a nutshell

The project was created by a Swiss Foundation called Web3 Foundations to manage a decentralized network.

The network goal is to create an identity through their own data that is secured from any central authority. A completely decentralized system that allows users to have control.

One of its purposes is to create a connection to oracles, public networks, permissionless networks, consortium chains, private chains, and any future development that is yet to come.

It operates an independent blockchain on the internet where information can be exchanged and transactions can be done safely.

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More in-depth review of the project

Polkadot is developed for a wide variety of uses aimed to bring crypto and Blockchain technology closer to the mainstream market. It does this by having a system that has a secure, scalable, and innovative infrastructure.

Create a custom blockchain in minutes using the Substrate framework. Connect your chain to Polkadot and get interoperability and security from day one. This ease of development helps Polkadots network grow.

It also has a unique feature that allows it to sustain the cross-blockchain transfer of different kinds of assets and data and not just crypto tokens. In simpler words, users can manage multiple Blockchain system using its exclusive Polkadot network.

Following the Polkadot’s infrastructure, there is a central relay chain for the network where all validators are staked on.

It has a parallel chain called ‘Collators’ connecting to the relay chain which is maintained by validators. The specialized blockchains or ‘Bridges’ allows the communication of external cryptocurrencies like the Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Its main token is called ‘DOT’. it’s a self-operating token for the network and is used for users to manage fixes and protocol upgrades, staking system, message fee for communication in the parachains, and bonding token support for new parachain.

The network also allows forkless upgrades. This enables the evolution of blockchains and adaptation to new systems.

Future plans

  • Polkadot manages its developments on track for them to deliver an innovative, scalable, and secure platform. Since its launch in the mid-2020s, the team continues to develop and innovate in the areas of: Network Subsystems, where the peer network is created and maintained, and finalization mechanism. This helps in engaging proof of authority consensus and allows proof of misbehavior and dismissal among malicious validators.

  • It aims to bolster its proof of authority mode and advance to the next phase. Once the network has enough validators and can run smoothly, they will enable a nominated proof of stake and a Sudo call to perform the first validator election.

  • Once the Web3 Foundation is able to see the stability in the network, the Sudo key will proceed to a runtime upgrade in Polkadot’s governance system.

  • Transaction processing subsystem, this is an upgrade of the relay and parachain system that will allow the network to propagate, send and receive, as well as queueing of optimized transactions into network layers.