Polkadot will enable a completely decentralized web where users are in control. Polkadot is built to connect private and consortium chains, public and permissionless networks, oracles, and future technologies that are yet to be created. It facilitates an internet where independent blockchains can exchange information and transactions in a trustless way, and it makes it easier than ever to create and connect decentralized applications, services, and institutions.
Main sectors: Governance; IT & Telecommunications
Main applications: Disintermediation and decentralized networks;
Governance and voting
Established in: 2018
Organisation: Web 3.0 Foundation; Parity Technologies
Organisation type: Companies (for-profit) – Foundation; Startup
Founders: Robert Habermeier; Peter Czaban; Dr. Gavin Wood
Country: Germany; Switzerland
City: Berlin; Zug
Stage of project: Pilot
Geographical reach: International
DLT / Blockchain: Public – New
Other technologies: N/A
This project is part of the #DLT4Good Scanning. ‘#DLT4Good: Co-creating a European Ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Social and Public Good’ is a forward-looking science for policy project supported by the European Parliament, and coordinated by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). Learn more about #DLT4Good.