A number of teams have started researching or building Polkadot infrastructure and parachains.
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 platform.
This is a rundown of the teams building out the Polkadot ecosystem. Please comment as more come online.
Teams Building on Substrate and Polkadot
- 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)
- iExec - decentralized cloud computing (announcement)
- Edgeware - building a WASM-based smart contract platform (website)
- ZeroChain - zK-SNARKs chain built on Substrate (announcement)
- Robonomics - cyber-physical systems integration (Twitter status)
- MXC - IoT protocol (website & technical paper)
- Katallassos - financial contacts (website)
- Joystream - A user governed video platform (announcement)
- Asure Network - social security network (website)
- Kilt Protocol - identity trust market (website)
- PACTCare - Metadata Blockchain based on Substrate called Starlog (GitHub)
- Blink Network - lightning fast payments (website)
- Akropolis - global pensions infrastructure (announcement)
- LayerX - zk-SNARKs chain (announcement)
- Speckle OS - universal identity and account parachain (announcement)
- Agora.Trade - a cryptocurrency exchange for non-custodial trading
- Noise Explorer - Rust code generator for formally verified (Noise/ cryptographic) handshakes (GitHub)
- Clovyr - service to easily build a blockchain (demo)
- Chainhammer — Multi-chain performance testing tool (GitHub)
- Agoric - secure smart contracts (website)
- Parity Polkadot - The Rust client is developed by Parity Technologies in concert with their work on Substrate.
- Gossamer - A Go implementation being built by ChainSafe Systems, which is also building an Eth 2.0 Serenity client. (grant announcement).
- Golkadot - A Go implementation of Polkadot Substrate in development by OpenNetSys .
- Kagome - C++ implementation of the Polkadot Runtime Environment being built by Soramitsu. As part of the process they are developing a libp2p networking layer in C++.
- Polkawallet - mobile wallet (Twitter)
- Imagewallet - a universal software wallet (reddit)
- Enzyme - browser extension wallet (website)
- Polkascan - block explorer to mine data on all chains (announcement)
- Polkasource - ITSM for blockchain infrastructure (announcement)
- Protos - Open Source Node Explorer (website)
- Polka.io - block explorer (website)
- Supercomputing Systems — Substrate Transaction Privacy using Intel SGX (GitHub)
- Validators — Open Source Scalable Cluster (GitHub)