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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

URL: https://polkadot.network/

 

Organisation: Web 3.0 Foundation; Parity Technologies 

Organisation type: Companies (for-profit) – Foundation; Startup

Founders: Robert Habermeier; Peter Czaban; Dr. Gavin Wood

Partners: N/A

Country: Germany; Switzerland

City: Berlin; Zug

Stage of project: Pilot

Geographical reach: International

DLT / Blockchain: Public – New

Other technologies: N/A

 

Whitepaper: https://polkadot.network/PolkaDotPaper.pdf

Github: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-implementations

Twitter: https://twitter.com/polkadotnetwork

 

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.