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Polkadot


Founders
Also known as
DOT

Blockchains

Smart contract
0x7083609fce4d1d8dc0c979aab8c869ea2c873402

Digital asset type
Layer-1 blockchain that allows for blockchain interoperability and scalability.

Overview

Polkadot is the flagship project by Web3 Foundation, a Swiss Foundation founded to facilitate a fully functional and user-friendly decentralized web. The Web3 Foundation is partnering with best-in-class entities to build Polkadot and foster development of the services and applications that will run on it. Researchers from Inria Paris and ETH Zurich, developers from Parity Technologies, and capital partners from crypto-funds such as Polychain Capital are all working together to develop a superlative realization of Web3, with Polkadot at its core. Web3 Foundation is providing grants for development of the ecosystem.

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Project team

Team member Affiliations
Gavin Wood photo

Gavin Wood (founder)

Dr. Gavin Wood is the founder and current director of Parity Technologies Ltd. He has designed state-of-the-art analysis tools and programming languages, as well as co-founded several technology startups. Dr. Wood has presented to numerous audiences around the world from keynotes at regional technology conferences to musings on the future of legal systems at Harvard. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of York.

Previously, he was the chief technology officer and co-founder of the Ethereum Project. He is the co-designer of the Ethereum Protocol, author of its formal specification, and created and wrote the first functional Ethereum implementation. Dr. Wood designed and stewarded the Solidity language, was the project chief of the IDE, and designed and implemented the Whisper protocol.

Investors

List of the current and past investors into Polkadot with their respective financial instruments.

Profile Country Phone Round
7Star Capital Singapore N/A
A195 Capital Venture firm providing capital globally to early stage blockchain, cryptocurrency, and tokenized digital assets. N/A
Arrington XRP Capital Fund LP USD 100 million cryptocurrency hedge fund denominated in XRP, the digital currency developed by enterprise blockchain global payments company Ripple. United States +1 (310) 871-4351 N/A
CoinFund LLC Blockchain technology research company, advisory team, and private cryptoasset-focused investment vehicle. United States N/A
Consensus Lab N/A
Kenetic Capital Hong Kong SAR China +852 3890-7000 N/A
KR1 PLC Crypto token investment company supporting early stage decentralised and open source blockchain projects. Isle of Man Initial Coin Offering
Nirvana Capital Blockchain focused fund. N/A
Pantera Capital Management LP Investment firm focused exclusively on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and crypto assets. United States +1 (650) 854-7000 N/A
TRGC Digital Asset Fund N/A
YBB Foundation Ltd Venture capital firm with a focus on blockchain projects. N/A
Zonff Partners N/A

Coin metrics

Date
Price (USD) $ 28.5000
Circulating supply (units) 987,579,315
Market cap (USD) $ 28,150,802,149
Source CoinMarketCap

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