21 April, 2024

Polkadot Expands With Five New Parachain Teams: A Diverse Ecosystem

07 Oct, 2023

02 Dec, 2023

  • Polkadot’s network expanded with five new parachain teams, diversifying into DAOs, metaverse, IoT, and sustainable energy projects.
  • Staked DOT witnessed a remarkable 14.7% increase, totalling a staggering 663 million, approaching the platform’s ideal staking rate of 52.5%.
  • Polkadot’s Fellowship approved a system chain, paving the way for “Agile Coretime,” enabling diverse Web3 projects to efficiently access computing power. 

The Polkadot network has grown significantly over the past couple of years due to its unique utilitarian features as signified in its recent update statement on ecosystem growth in Q3 2023. The platform welcomed five new parachain teams, diversifying its ecosystem with projects focusing on DAOs, the metaverse, IoT, and sustainable energy.

According to an announcement made on Twitter by the network, there has been a significant increase in the volume of staked DOT in the latest quarter. The surge stands at a noteworthy 14.7%, bringing the total number of staked DOT to a staggering 663 million. 

Many new projects joined Polkadot due to frequent parachain auctions. Projects like peaq empowered communities to create Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks, while Bit.Country streamlined metaverse creation, allowing users to manifest their virtual worlds in a mere 12 seconds.

The total staked DOT surged from 578 million to 663 million, inching close to the platform’s ideal staking rate of 52.5%. The introduction of nomination pools in November 2022 proved to be a game-changer, attracting 15,281 members who collectively staked over 7 million DOT.

The Fellowship, Polkadot’s decentralized technical advisory body, gave the green light to a dedicated system chain for purchasing and trading future blockspace. This marked a pivotal step towards the implementation of “Agile Coretime,” a flexible approach enabling Web3 projects of all scales to access Polkadot’s computing power efficiently.

In addition, the introduction of asynchronous backing promised to revolutionize Polkadot’s scalability. This upgrade, slated for the testnet Rococo, held the potential to increase Polkadot’s transactions per second to over a million, ushering in a new era of efficiency and speed for the platform.

Also, collaborations and integrations further solidified Polkadot’s position in the industry. Circle’s initiation of native USDC in the Polkadot ecosystem eliminated the need for bridged stablecoins, streamlining transactions. Zodia Custody’s announcement of institutional services marked a crucial step in attracting large-scale investors. Meanwhile, initiatives like Snowbridge aimed to enhance interoperability with Ethereum, expanding Polkadot’s reach across blockchains.

Furthermore, the Polkadot Blockchain Academy concluded its third wave at UC Berkeley, California. However, as reported previously, Polkadot’s NFT activity dipped recently, worrying investors. The platform is now taking strategic steps to revitalize its NFT space.


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