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Polkadot (DOT) Ecosystem Records Massive Growth in Q4, 2022: Partnerships, Tech, Adoption

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 11:00
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Vladislav Sopov
Flagship cross-chain cryptocurrency ecosystem Polkadot (DOT) smashed through number of landmark milestones in 2022
Polkadot (DOT) Ecosystem Records Massive Growth in Q4, 2022: Partnerships, Tech, Adoption
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In the last months of 2022, Polkadot (DOT) cross-chain protocol and its projects registered a number of crucial acheivements in terms of technical progress, massive adoption and partnership building.

Polkadot (DOT) ecosystem launches nomination pools, inks massive partnerships in Q4, 2022

According to the official statement shared by Web3 Foundation, a nonprofit that oversees the development and promotion of Polkadot (DOT) project, the last three months were marked with numerous accomplishments for Polkadot (DOT) and the project on its parachains.

In November 2022, Polkadot (DOT) finally activated the mechanism of nomination pools, allowing DOT holders to "pool" (aggregate) their tokens and to delegate validation to their preferred network enthusiasts.

This development enhanced the network's scalability and lowered the barriers to entry: the minimum staking amount was reduced from 200 DOT to 1 DOT. In total, by the end of 2022, 3,475 pool members were actively bonding 854,495 DOT.

Also, Polkadot's parachain and smart contracts platform Astar Network scored a partnership with Japanese communications giant NTT Docomo in order to facilitate the adoption of Web3 solutions. NTT is set to invest over $4 billion in Web3 progress with education and communty-building in focus.

First Kusama-Polkadot migration and new status of DOT

In Q4, 2022, the KILT Protocol successfully completed its migration from Kusama, a Polkadot canary network, to the protocol mainnet. The project develops technical solutions for decentralized identificaton and personal data management. Thanks to the specifics of its mission, the product needed the stability of Polkadot's (DOT) main network.

Also, as covered by U.Today previously, both Astar Network and KILT Protocol were among the founding members of Polkadot's ethical council.

Polkadot Alliance Goes Live to Establish Code of Ethics

On Nov. 5, 2022, Polkadot (DOT) ecosystem made the headlines by announcing the new status of its core asset, DOT. The token cannot be considered a security any longer.

Polkadot Crypto DOT No Longer Security: "Token Has Morphed"

Web3 Foundation's chief legal officer stressed that this announcement is the result of a three-year-long collaboration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). DOT became the first-ever altcoin to get this status.

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