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Polkadot Introduces Asynchronous Backing, Paving the Way for Polkadot 2.0

Polkadot’s Fellowship has approved the successful implementation of Asynchronous Backing, marking the debut of the first significant advancement in a series of upgrades that will culminate in the much-anticipated Polkadot 2.0.

May 10, 2024

Racing into the Future: Polkadot’s Community-Driven Indy 500 Sponsorship of Conor Daly a First in Sports History

Marking a historic first in the sports world, the Polkadot community has used an on-chain community vote to select IndyCar racing star Conor Daly as Polkadot Brand Ambassador for the upcoming Indianapolis 500.

April 7, 2024

Crypto Donation Shows Potential for Digital Assets’ Role in Charitable Giving

Make-A-Wish UK received a donation in DOT from Parity Technologies to kickstart its Crypto for Good initiative in conjunction with Zodia Markets and Zodia Custody.

November 21, 2023

Highlights from the blog


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 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

In the press

Vodafone DAB and Aventus Team Up for Web3 Implementation

Vodafone DAB, which services over 160 million connections worldwide, and Aventus will collaboratively pioneer enterprise use cases, starting with the aviation sector's supply chain.
August 03, 2023

Berkeley's Polkadot Blockchain Academy: Shaping Tomorrow's Innovators with Pauline Cohen Vorms

The academy's hands-on training, workshops, and strong theoretical background prepare aspiring developers and Web2 professionals interested in Web3 to thrive in the blockchain ecosystem.
August 01, 2023

Iconic Electronic Music Platform Beatport Launches NFT Marketplace on Polkadot

To mark Beatport’s Web3 launch on Polkadot, it's issuing the limited collection ‘NACHTS’ from Berlin- based photographer Mischa Fanghaenel.
July 27, 2023

No more 'vanilla' EVM blockchain for renewables-focused Energy Web

Exclusive: Energy Web is tapping Polkadot in a move away from its EVM blockchain.
June 20, 2023

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