Thoroughly research the parachain project and team, and read the details and conditions of their crowdloan campaign. Make sure you only get information from official channels. If ever in doubt, ask in the crowdloan Discord chat.
Read this guide for the basic tips on avoiding scams. If you’re inexperienced using blockchain technology, make sure you’re aware of basic best practices like how to protect your secret keys.
Teams can choose to host their crowdloan campaigns natively on Polkadot and/or via third party entities. If you’re less experienced using blockchain technology, you may find it easier to participate in a non-native campaign via third party platforms.
Choose how you want to participate
Participate on Polkadot-JS Apps
Polkadot-JS Apps is the native way to participate in parachain crowdloans. Don't have a Polkadot account yet? Watch this tutorial to create one.
Participate via third parties
The platforms listed below are cryptocurrency exchanges that provide an alternative method to participate in crowdloans.
On this page, you will find the third parties who have communicated that they are hosting Polkadot crowdloans. Be sure to do your own research to find out which option, if any, is best for you.
Important: Note that third party entities may charge fees to participate in crowdloans on their platform. Web3 Foundation is not responsible for nor involved in crowdloan campaigns, including those conducted via third parties. Web3 Foundation does not endorse any entities and does not have any control over the activities carried out by such third parties, to which Web3 Foundation is not and should not be associated in any way whatsoever. Before participating in crowdloan campaigns via any third parties, crowdloan contributors shall be aware that insolvency and/or operational failure of the entities might expose them to the risk of complete or partial loss of their tokens. Assessment of such risk is and remains part of the due diligence process that crowdloan contributors shall independently execute before participating in crowdloans via a third party’s platform. This information is provided in the interest of helping crowdloan contributors make the most informed decisions, gain awareness of the risks involved and avoid scams.