Polkadot is a platform that allows diverse blockchains to transfer messages, including value, in a trust-free fashion; sharing their unique features while pooling their security. In brief, Polkadot is a scalable heterogeneous multi-chain technology.

Polkadot is heterogeneous because it is entirely flexible and makes no assumption about the nature or structure of the chains in the network. Even non-blockchain systems or data structures can become parachains if they fulfill a set of criteria.

Polkadot may be considered equivalent to a set of independent chains (e.g. a set containing Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Namecoin and Bitcoin) except with important additions: pooled security and trust-free interchain transactability.

Many of the native parachains of Polkadot will be written using a Polkadot Runtime Environment SDK (e.g. Parity Technologies' Substrate).
Polkadot Price $9.5
Market Cap Rank Rank #11
Market Cap $10,836,454,959
24h High $9.64
24h Low $8.58
Circulating Supply 1,140,111,452
Total Supply 1,221,060,586
Trading Volume $806,239,416
All-Time High $54.98
Polkadot/Bitcoin Ratio 1.00 BTC = 3,342.47 DOT
Last Update 2022-08-11 05:50:59