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 $28.2
Market Cap Rank Rank #9
Market Cap $29,144,231,158
24h High $29.97
24h Low $27.57
Circulating Supply 1,033,580,602
Total Supply 1,114,345,330
Trading Volume $1,141,326,226
All-Time High $49.35
Polkadot/Bitcoin Ratio 1.00 BTC = 1,555.65 DOT
Last Update 2021-09-28 07:56:03