Teams building on Polkadot


A number of teams have signaled their intention to build parachains on Polkadot. Some of these teams are preparing for Polkadot’s launch today by building on the Substrate technology stack. Polkadot parachains don’t have to be built on Substrate, but they can be and it is easy for them to be used in Polkadot. For Substrate chains to become parachains there is very little technical overhead or extra coding. The chain simply needs to bond DOT tokens to lease a parachain slot on the Polkadot protocol and access the global network of blockchains.

This is a rundown of the teams either building on Substrate today or intending to build on Polkadot at launch. Please comment as more come online.

Teams Building on Substrate and Polkadot (DISCLAIMER: this does not mean that any of these projects will in the end be parachains. Many are in early research stages)

  • ChainLink - developing an oracle (announcement)
  • 0x protocol - decentralized exchange (Tweet)
  • Aragon - unstoppable organizations, DAOs (Presentation)
  • AdEx - implementing their registry (announcement)
  • ChainX - developing a Bitcoin and Ethereum bridge (announcement)
  • Ocean Protocol - ecosystem for sharing data (presentations)
  • Energy Web Foundation - building an energy network (announcement)
  • Clovyr - service to easily build a blockchain (demo)
  • iExec - decentralized cloud computing (announcement)
  • Agoric - secure smart contracts (website)
  • Edgeware - building a WASM-based smart contract platform (website)
  • Robonomics - cyber-physical systems integration (Twitter status)
  • MXC - IoT protocol (website & technical paper)
  • Katallassos - financial contacts (website)
  • Asure Network - social security network (website)
  • OpenNetSys - easily build dApps (website)
  • Kilt Protocol - identity trust market (website)
  • Blink Network - lightning fast payments (website)
  • Akropolis - global pensions infrastructure (announcement)
  • Speckle OS - universal identity and account parachain (announcement)
  • Polkascan - block explorer to mine data on all chains (announcement)
  • ChainSafe - implementation of the Polkadot Runtime Environment in Golang (announcement)
  • Polkawallet - mobile wallet (Twitter)
  • Agora.Trade - a cryptocurrency exchange for non-custodial trading
  • Imagewallet - a universal software wallet (reddit)