How to buy Polkadot (DOT)
What is Polkadot (DOT)
Polkadot is a blockchain network that has created a system of interoperable blockchains. The project was founded by Gavin Wood in 2006, a co-founder and former CTO of the Ethereum network.
Polkadot consists of a main Relay Chain which provides a layer of security and standardization for all of its connected, customizable Parachains. Each Parachain can modify its Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, run DApps, mint tokens, and create its own network rules. The number of Parachains is limited and distributed via an auction system.
DOT is Polkadot’s native utility and governance token. Holders can vote on prospective project changes and also pay network transaction fees on the Relay Chain and some Parachains. DOT is an inflationary token with an unlimited supply, and users confirm its transactions with a nominated Proof of Stake system.