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Polkadot (cryptocurrency)

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Polkadot is a blockchain platform and cryptocurrency. The native cryptocurrency for the Polkadot blockchain is the DOT.[2] It is designed to allow blockchains to exchange messages and perform transactions with each other without a trusted third-party. This allows for cross-chain transfers of data or assets, between different blockchains, and for decentralized applications (DApps) to be built using the Polkadot Network.[3][4]

Polkadot relays.
Gavin Wood, founder of Polkadot.
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Polkadot Network
Denominations
CodeDOT
Subunits
100 PlanckPlanck
104 PlanckMicrodot (uDOT)
107 PlanckMillidot (mDOT)
1010 PlanckDot (DOT)
1016 PlanckMillion (MDOT)[1]
Development
Original author(s)Gavin Wood
White paperhttps://polkadot.network/PolkaDotPaper.pdf
Implementation(s)polkadot, gossamer
Initial releaseMay 26th, 2020
Code repositorygithub.com/paritytech/polkadot
Development statusActive
Ledger
Timestamping schemeProof of stake
Website
Websitepolkadot.network
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