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 $19.79
Market Cap Rank Rank #8
Market Cap $21,326,139,547
24h High $22.91
24h Low $19.13
Circulating Supply 1,076,363,524
Total Supply 1,157,312,657
Trading Volume $1,985,667,130
All-Time High $54.98
Polkadot/Bitcoin Ratio 1.00 BTC = 1,465.87 DOT
Last Update 2022-01-22 04:57:23