CEO: Dr. Gavin Wood

Location: Zug, Switzerland

Founded: 2016

Polkadot, founded by Gavin Wood and the Web 3 Foundation, is creating a unified network of specialized blockchains by using governance protocols, scalability, and interoperability. Proof-of-stake is used by PolkaDot to run its two linked blockchains, the user-generated Parachains and the main Relay Chain.