CoinMarketCap Launches Parachain Auctions Tracker

CoinMarketCap Launches Parachain Auctions Tracker

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CoinMarketCap's new parachain auctions tracker lets you see the progress of any parachain slot on Polkadot and Kusama.

CoinMarketCap Launches Parachain Auctions Tracker

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CoinMarketCap, the world’s number one resource for tracking cryptocurrency data, has launched a designated page to track the progress of parachain auctions on Polkadot and Kusama.

On the CoinMarketCap parachain auctions page, users will be able to follow the status of parachain auctions in progress, including the amount of funds raised and the number of participants in each auction.

What Is Polkadot?

Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain and layer-0 protocol, uniting many specialized blockchains into one scalable network. For a deep diver into the Polkadot network, the Web3 Foundation created a Polkadot guide for CoinMarketCap Academy.

What Is Kusama?

The Kusama network is known as the “canary network” to Polkadot. Kusama works as the proving ground in the Polkadot ecosystem, as it has real economic incentives for Polkadot’s technology while remaining an independent network in its own right.

What Are Parachains?

For the unfamiliar, parachains can be described as fully functional blockchains that run alongside the main Polkadot relay chain — but developers can customize their characteristics. Parachains run on both the Polkadot and Kusama Networks.

Parachains — as individual, layer-1 blockchains — can be used in DeFi, gaming, digital wallets, oracles, smart contracts, IoT tech and more.

Parachain slot auctions are a way for projects to be able to leverage the Kusama and Polkadot relay chains by winning one of the 100 parachain slots. Projects are able to use the format of a crowdloan in order to raise the amount of DOT or KSM needed to stake in order to win the parachain slot. 
For more information on parachains, you can check out this in-depth explainer written by Polkadot on CoinMarketCap Academy.
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