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Polkadot

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Note: this cryptocurrency is not available for withdrawal to external crypto wallets. It can be bought, held, and sold on Uphold.

About Polkadot (DOT)

Launched in 2017, Polkadot (DOT) is a blockchain protocol created by Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood. It’s one of the most widely held digital assets associated with the burgeoning decentralized finance, or "DeFi," sector. DeFi, a bustling space within crypto at large, is aiming to, along with fintech startups, disrupt traditional banking, insurance, asset management and trading.

Polkadot is described as a scalable heterogeneous multi-chain technology.

What this means, essentially, is that the network will act as a relay chain through which a number of user-developed parallel chains (parachains) are hosted. 

Parachains form the backbone of Polkadots’s appeal. Users are able to develop customized decentralized applications that run on an independent, private blockchain, while maintaining the computational resources (used to authenticate transactions) and security benefits of the larger Polkadot network.

How to buy Polkadot (DOT)

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Here’s how fast it is to get started:

1. Go to Uphold.com and click sign up.

2. Enter your email address and personal details. 

3. Click the link we send you and create a password

… and you’re off to the races!

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