What we're about

Welcome to Polkadot and Kusama, Toronto! This is a community for both technical and non-technical people to learn about, discuss, and hack on the Polkadot and Kusama networks.

Polkadot is a next-generation, multi-chain network founded by Dr. Gavin Wood, cofounder and former chief technology officer of Ethereum and creator of the Solidity programming language. Polkadot is a metaprotocol solving many challenges that has hindered the growth of legacy blockchains, including scalability, governance, security, and interoperability. Polkadot is a project fostered by the Web3 Foundation and built by industry-leading developers like Parity Technologies. Applications from decentralized finance and energy to gaming and communications will thrive on Polkadot, challenging the centralized platforms of the current web.

Kusama is a scalable network of specialized blockchains built using Substrate* and nearly the same codebase as Polkadot. The network is a development environment for teams who want to move fast and innovate exclusively on Kusama, or fine-tune and prepare for deployment on Polkadot. Kusama was founded in 2019 by Gavin Wood. Kusama is a platform built for radical change agents to take back control from big tech, spark innovation and push the limits of what’s possible.

Substrate is the development framework for building custom blockchains that can connect to the Polkadot or Kusama network. Learn more at http://substrate. (http://substrate.io/)dev.

This group will follow Polkadot's development and learn about Polkadot and Kusama’s technology, recent developments in the ecosystem, developing custom, application-specific blockchains called parachains, and building decentralized applications.

===Resources and Getting Connected===

- Learn more about Polkadot: http://polkadot.network (http://polkadot.network/)

- Join the Polkadot Discord (https://discord.gg/PqZXmmn)

- Polkadot vision video with Dr. Gavin Wood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcOKXAOh4Xw

- Learn more about Kusama: http://kusama.network (http://kusama.network/)

- Join the Polkadot Ambassadors – 400+ people from 65+ countries who are contributing their technical or non-technical skills to the growth of Polkadot, Kusama, and Substrate: https://share.hsforms.com/7051618/2ed06e3a-2d5b-4acf-a9f1-71970bf868cb

- Polkadot Telegram: https://t.me/PolkadotOfficial

- Polkadot Twitter: https://twitter.com/polkadotnetwork

- Kusama Telegram: https://t.me/kusamanetworkofficial

- Kusama Twitter: https://twitter.com/kusamanetwork

- Developer? Learn more about Substate at http://substrate.dev (http://substrate.dev/)

- Stay up-to-date with our email newsletters: https://info.polkadot.network/subscribe

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Polkadot Decoded Online Community Conference

Online event

The world of Polkadot, Decoded. The first edition of Polkadot Decoded is coming December 3rd. Join the Polkadot community for the first official Polkadot gathering since the multi-chain network’s launch and decentralization. Featuring a full program of talks on all aspects of Polkadot by the teams building the network’s core technology, as well as those building ecosystem parachains, applications, and cross-network bridges. Program Highlights Hear Gavin Wood in conversation with Laura Shin on her Unchained podcast. Now that the vision of Polkadot is live and decentralized, what does he think the future holds. Get the lowdown on parachains from Polkadot co-founder Robert Habermeier on Parachains Decoded: what they are, how they work and where they're at. Learn about the power of Polkadot's on-chain Governance and Treasury from Parity Technologies’ Raul Romanutti and Peter Mauric. Decentralized finance (DeFi) has become one of the most popular use cases in blockchain, with many strong DeFi projects building on Polkadot. Join Camila Russo, founder of DeFi content platform The Defiant, as she moderates a panel discussion on the latest trends and talks to teams in the Polkadot DeFi ecosystem. Who should attend? Anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of Polkadot, discovering the latest developments in the ecosystem, connecting with the community, and learning more about the future of the decentralized web. The free online event is open to all levels of technical experience, from Polkadot newbies to Polkadot pros. Check out the agenda and speakers: https://parity.link/o7Jrc Join the discussion on the Polkadot Discord: https://discord.gg/wpsm5sW See you there!

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