Friday, June 9, 2023

Polkadot: What is it?


Polkadot’s user-created and interconnected blockchains technology will be deployed soon. The release will be on 2020. It introduces previously unseen features and more uncomplicated interoperability between blockchains.

Polkadot is different from previous projects. It now allows Substrate blockchains to scale independently at top of Polkadot while still taking advantage of its capabilities. In general, this property allows applications to run on their own blockchains known as parachains. Moreover, it will also allow them to transfer different tokens across them. They will be able to acquire the security of a larger system called the Relay Chain.

To stake various components, the DOT currency utilized Participants in platform governance. Only the eligible ones will get more DOT through the block reward mechanism.

DOT’s Stake Duties

Polkadot is responsible for two main stake duties. First, Validators are responsible for validating parachain block data and participating in the consensus procedure. Participants in staking must first run a validator node and bind. After that, they will become validators. They have to have an appropriate quantity of Dynamic Data Overlay (DOT). Validators will vote on the Network changes. Second, Nominators are DOT holders who want to stake but are unable or unwilling to run a validator node.

They protect the Relay Chain by appointing up to 16 dependable validators. It will allocate their staked DOT tokens to the validators, and awarding votes to those Validators. On that note, they will have a locked DOT staking period. It can be unlock after 24-hour.

Relay Chain

The RELAY CHAIN, which is the fundamental Polkadot system component. Suprisingly, it also offers consensus and interoperability amongst linked parachains. This is the first of the major Polkadot components. Substrate’s structure includes all wallets and governance.

PARACHAINS are established on the Substrate platform where the users create the blockchain. Slots will be used to link the Relay Chain together. In the vast majority of cases, parachains provide a fully customized solution. They will have their own token for transaction fees or other activities on the parachain. Also, it will feed into the Relay Chain so that their transactions benefit from the Relay Chain’s security.

The third component is Cross-Chain Message Passing (XCMP). It is a Substrate-based communication framework that allows different parachains to grasp the logic of smart contract assets, allowing for interoperability.

The final component is BRIDGES. This connects non-Substrate blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum to the Polkadot network. Tokenize the bridging chain hosted parachain. It also makes the Substrate compatible for usage by others on the Polkadot network.

These four components, according to the Polkadot team, can ensure secure and precise transactions. This will only utilize the computer resources required to run the main chain.

The Team

The Polkadot team intends to make transactions more private by avoiding user data from being accessible to the public chain. This will be accomplished by allowing users to select variety of parachains. Consider someone selling stock to buy a house and requesting Ethereum as payment. All of which is instantly doable with Polkadot.

There are two types of validator pool: Nominators and Validators. Each block compensated with newly minted DOT with. This is with a 10 percent first-year inflation rate. All active validators receive the same amount in compensation, regardless of how much they have bonded or staked. A payment parameter for validators divides validators’ compensation with their nominators. 80% of the prize goes to the backers (nominators) and 20% goes to the validator.

They will also keep the remaining 20% of the payout. Nominators will surely receive a bigger share of the Validator payment. This approach incentivizes them to stake Validators with lower DOT. On that note, it also reduces a single validator pool’s concentration of power. Nominators earning more when they support equally trustworthy validators with fewer nominators.

All nominators will be Slashed if a validator breaks the protocol’s rules. With that, percentage of staked DOT will be lost. The slash which can range from 0.1 percent to 100 percent is determined by the security danger level. As a result, nominators should be cautious about the validators they support.

Network’s Treasury Pool collects Transaction fees, slashing costs, and other fees. Moreover, proposals for spending Treasury funds must include a 5% deposit (to avoid spamming). The Treasury will keep or burn the deposit if the Council rejects the proposal.

Polkadot will compete with Ethereum in a head-to-head matchup. With that, it also shares many similarities with ETH 2.0, but with a few crucial benefits.

What is it?

Polkadot is a smart contract blockchain. It Substrate supports the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This enables the developers to transfer any Ethereum Dapps to Polkadot in a matter of minutes. Additionally, it has also integrated the WebAssemply (Wsam). Also, Rust development languages to make smart contract writing easier due to familiarity with the languages. This is where Ethereum needs the usage of its native Solidity, which many developers are unfamiliar with.

Polkadot’s main role is interoperability between blockchains. Allowing for the development of Polkadot applications while also offering connectivity. Popular Ethereum blockchain Dapps are clogging up the Ethereum Network. The similar apps on Polkadot would spread the load across multiple interconnected parachains.


Polkadot is at a critical juncture; The Parachain site set to begin bidding soon. On November 11th, 2021, the first slot auction will take place. On the live Polkadot cousin canary network is Kusama. This has been running its State mine since June 3rd and has already had 11 parachain auctions, there have already been parachain networks successfully running.

All eyes will be on the new race amongst Polkadot and Ethereum for the smart contract leader. This will happen if the first Polkadot auction goes well. Additionally, if the first parachains can function successfully on the Polkadot network. Being said, it will likely to due to Kusuma testing. Conclusively, the bridges constructed between Ethereum and Polkadot to make the two Blockchain systems interoperable will also obfuscate this race.

Mary Santos
Mary Santos
Mary Santos has a degree in economics and after a successful career as an investment analyst, she found an interest in Cryptocurrency. Mary enjoys finding the latest scoop on crypto news.

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