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Decentralization

Empowering Decentralization: Polkadot DAO Allocates 3M DOT for DeFi Growth

With an overwhelming majority of voters in favor, the Polkadot community has chosen to allocate 3 million DOT to enhance the ecosystem’s decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape. Made through three separate proposals via Polkadot’s decentralized governance (OpenGov), this decision provides an accessible, deep layer of native liquidity to help the ecosystem flourish. It also demonstrates the power of community-driven initiatives to shape the future of decentralized finance.Hydration (formerly known

Real World Assets

Polkadot and the Future of Real World Asset Tokenization

The world of blockchain is rapidly evolving, and one of the most exciting developments is the emergence of Real World Assets (RWA) tokenization.  What are Real World Assets? RWAs represent a wide range of physical assets, such as real estate, precious metals, artwork, intellectual property, and commodities. By tokenizing these assets on the blockchain, we unlock new possibilities for liquidity, transparency, and accessibility in traditionally illiquid markets. Unleashing the Potential of RW

Consensus

Consensus 2024: Get Ready, Get Set, Polkadot

Polkadot is revving up for Consensus 2024 in Austin, Texas, from May 29th to May 31st. The road to this year’s conference is fueled by the community Indy 500 sponsorship and ecosystem teams and is set to be an unforgettable journey into Polkadot. Before Consensus Polkadot hackathon: North America edition 2024 April 15 to May 6, 2024 The Polkadot hackathon: North America edition 2024 is igniting the imaginations of developers worldwide, offering an unparalleled opportunity to dive deep into

Technology

The Way to a 10x Throughput Lift on Parachains

Parity engineer Dmitry Siniavin explains the calculations involved in determining that Polkadot parachains can increase their throughput rate by a factor of 10.

Ecosystem

Polkadot’s April Ecosystem Insights

Welcome to Polkadot’s new monthly ecosystem insights blog, your go-to source for all the latest tech updates, feedback and discussions happening across the Polkadot Ecosystem. In this blog we’ll explore a variety of topics and gather insights from sources ranging from GitHub to the Forums. Authors: Remy Le Berre and Joshua Cheong Ecosystem Activity OpenGov OpenGov sits at the heart of decision-making within the Polkadot Ecosystem. A place where anyone can freely discuss, propose, vote and v

Community

Racing Into the Future: Polkadot and Conor Daly Revolutionize Sports Sponsorship

Rev up your engagement with the Polkadot community through Conor Daly’s thrilling ambassadorship. Get insider access by subscribing to our newsletter and staying connected on social media for live updates and exclusive content. 🚥 Subscribe to the Polkadot Newsletter 🏎️ Follow Polkadot on X 🏁 Get Your Exclusive Conor Daly Insider Pass 🥇 Attending Consensus? Check out Polkadot’s event page Breaking new ground in sports sponsorship, the Polkadot community has chosen race car dynamo Conor D

Technology

Elastic Scaling: Streamlining Growth on Polkadot

Elastic scaling is an extremely useful addition for parachains that need higher throughput than allowed by the current Polkadot protocol. This blog from Fatemeh Shirazi explains its importance and how this technical upgrade will come about. Polkadot’s mission is based on delivering a platform that focuses on excellent scaling and security. The aim is to allow decentralized applications to operate in the best conditions possible. Polkadot scales by applying hierarchy to the platform architectur

Product

JAM Session: Gavin Wood Reveals Bold Vision for Polkadot's Next Revolution

Yesterday at Token 2049 Dubai, Gavin Wood announced a bold vision for the next generation of Polkadot technology. In line with the other groundbreaking firsts that Polkadot has brought to the market, this new vision is set to revolutionize the future of Web3. It will provide the speed, scale, full decentralization, and ease of use needed to drive forward deep innovation across not just Web3, but the entire tech landscape. At the heart of this vision is JAM, a new version of the Polkadot chain t

Bridges

The landscape of trustless bridges on Polkadot

With research and writing from Oliver Brett, Adrian Catangiu, and Aidan Musnitzky, this article explores the rich environment of bridge building, both within Polkadot and to external ecosystems. Any Web3 protocol with true aspirations of interoperability needs to consider the development and deployment of bridges to external networks, and in this sense Polkadot is no different. Blockchain bridges are, in essence, mechanisms for two sovereign chains with different technological foundations to o

AI

Unleashing the Potential of AI with Polkadot: the Blockchain Powered Revolution

Blockchain technology has opened up a world of possibilities, and nowhere is this more evident than in the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI). The Polkadot network is at the forefront of this revolution, serving as a powerful platform for innovative AI projects that are pushing the boundaries of what's possible. In this blog, we'll dive into some of the most exciting AI initiatives within the Polkadot ecosystem, exploring how these projects are leveraging Polkadot's advanced capabili

Events

Polkadot Decoded 2024 Call for Speakers now open

The Polkadot Decoded 2024 Call for Speakers is now open for submissions. Do you have an idea for a talk, panel workshop, or pitch session for the Polkadot Decoded 2024 flagship event? Submit your talk today.

Polkadot

Empowering Next-Level Insights: Dune Brings Polkadot and Kusama Analytics into Focus

Unlock powerful insights for the Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem with comprehensive on-chain data and custom dashboards on Dune Analytics.