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What is Polkadot? A Brief Introduction
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What is Polkadot? A Brief Introduction

Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain protocol connecting multiple specialized blockchains into one unified network....

Explaining the Polkadot Launch Process
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Explaining the Polkadot Launch Process

The Polkadot network will have a phased roll-out plan, with important milestones toward decentralization marking each phase in the process....

Chorus One to Bridge Polkadot and Cosmos Ecosystems
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Chorus One to Bridge Polkadot and Cosmos Ecosystems

The building of trust-less bridges between Polkadot and other blockchain networks is one of the top priorities for the Web3 Foundation. Chorus One’s effort lays the groundwork to build this technology for the Cosmos ecosystem....

Kusama & Polkadot: Comparing the Cousins
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Kusama & Polkadot: Comparing the Cousins

As the launch of Polkadot draws near, many are asking how the network will compare to Kusama and how both will be used in different ways going forward....

Polkadot Launch Announcement: COVID-19 Considerations
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Polkadot Launch Announcement: COVID-19 Considerations

Polkadot development continues to progress rapidly, and we're pleased with the proven track record the technology has developed with the launch of...

Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Selects Four Polkadot Projects for Spring 2020 Cohort
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Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Selects Four Polkadot Projects for Spring 2020 Cohort

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator has announced its third cohort of startups, including four projects from the Polkadot ecosystem. Acala, Finoa, Nodle.io and Stake Technologies will join the 14 startups comprising the Spring 2020 program, selected from more than 140 applicants to the Xcelerator....

Major Milestone Achieved: Polkadot and Chainlink Integration Using Substrate
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Major Milestone Achieved: Polkadot and Chainlink Integration Using Substrate

By being the first Substrate-based oracle solution, Chainlink is set to become the first and primary oracle provider for all Substrate-based chains and eventually the entire Polkadot network....

Polkadot Approaches Beta Launch - Claim Your Dots Today with Coinbase Custody!
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Polkadot Approaches Beta Launch - Claim Your Dots Today with Coinbase Custody!

Individuals and entities that hold allocations of dots – Polkadot’s native token that enables access to the protocol’s features – can now take the first step to prepare for Polkadot’s launch in the coming months....

The Path of a Parachain Block
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The Path of a Parachain Block

Polkadot guarantees valid state transitions for its member parachains. Beneath the surface, an orchestra of nodes, from validators and collators to fishermen and full nodes, play their parts to deliver parachain blocks to the final Relay Chain....

Polkascan Development Update #5
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Polkascan Development Update #5

This development update is part of our work that provides the Polkadot-ecosystem with an enriched Substrate Interface (API) for any Substrate-based blockchain with full decoding context of the chain’s respective runtime....

Polkadot 2019: Year in review
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Polkadot 2019: Year in review

I started the last year-end round-up with some statistics, and it seems fitting to continue the trend and report some numbers from this year. In total, the Polkadot project, including Substrate, Grandpa, Cumulus and a few bits of support code, has over three hundred thousand lines of code!...

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020
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Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

To close out the year, we asked colleagues across the Polkadot Launch Team to reflect on their work in 2019 and discuss what part of their work they’re most looking forward to in 2020. We’re excited to share their answers (some serious and some light-hearted!) with you below....

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