Polkadot, the proof-of-stake blockchain Gavin Wood built after co-founding the world’s largest blockchain Ethereum, is gearing up for launch. Designed as a scalable blockchain that addresses the fundamental flaws in Ethereum 1.0′s architecture, Polkadot leverages a network of parachains (or parallel blockchains) that can run their own assets and ecosystems while maintaining interchain interoperability. Many of Polkadot’s foundational projects are set to go live this month, following a series of closely watched parachain auctions.
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