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Welcome to Polkadot and Kusama, Zug! 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, sharded, 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.io

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
• Polkadot vision video with Polkadot founder, Dr. Gavin Wood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcOKXAOh4Xw
• Learn more about Kusama: http://kusama.network
• Developer? Learn more about Substate at http://substrate.io and http://substrate.dev
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