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Polkadot(DOT)

Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain protocol that enables the secure and efficient transfer of data and value across different networks and systems. It is designed to connect a range of different networks, allowing them to exchange information, share resources, and work together securely. Polkadot was created by Gavin Wood, the co-founder of Ethereum, and is maintained by the Web3 Foundation.

Polkadot is based on a novel consensus mechanism called “Proof of Stake” (PoS). In PoS, validators take turns proposing and voting on blocks of transactions. To become a validator, users must put up a stake of DOT tokens. This stake is used to ensure that validators are acting in the best interests of the network, as validators with a higher stake have more power and are more likely to be chosen to validate new blocks.

Founder: Gavin Wood

Launched On: 2020-05-25

Protocol
Layer

Layer 0

Programming
Language

Wasm

Consensus
Mechanism

Proof Of Stake

Current
Price

$6.289

Market
Cap

$9,043,325,999.972

Circulating
Supply

1,437,953,431.368 DOT

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