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 $21.9
Market Cap Rank Rank #7
Market Cap $21,958,537,331
24h High $22.38
24h Low $20.06
Circulating Supply 1,001,919,337
Total Supply 1,082,868,471
Trading Volume $829,442,018
All-Time High $46.45
Polkadot/Bitcoin Ratio 1.00 BTC = 1,453.40 DOT
Last Update 2021-06-14 06:13:40