Polkadot is an open-source project led by the Web3 Foundation. It is a sharded protocol that connects different blockchain networks.

Polkadot Basics

Polkadot consists of two parts: Relaychain and Parachain.
  • Relaychain: This is the core of Polkadot which is responsible for network security, consensus, and cross-chain interoperability.
  • Parachain: These are sovereign blockchains with custom tokens and optimized functionality for specific use cases. Parachain connection to Relaychain is priced on a pay-as-you-go basis or a continuous connectivity lease.
Cherry Network is built on Parity Substrate and aims to join Polkadot as a parachain. The benefits of connecting a network to the broader Polkadot ecosystem are:
  1. 1.
    Data and tokens can be transferred among parachains seamlessly.
  2. 2.
    Parachains can import Relaychain security.
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