Last Updated: 07/06/2022

Key Takeaways

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the New York leg of the now global Polkadot Decoded 2022 Conference. In line with its ambitions: Polkadot has expanded its annual developer conference into a multi-city, multi-media event featuring the latest news in protocol technology, governance, and Parachain development.

We walked away from the event confident and reiterate our thesis that Polkadot is still a long-term winner in the battle for base layer dominance.

  •  Cross-Consensus Message Format (XCM). The long-promised primitive is now live.
  • Moonbeam + XCM connects Polkadot to other chains without the need for bridges.
  • Simplicity is key. Polkadot realizes that UX matters to the future of crypto adoption, and WASM unlocks the ability to abstract.
  • Governance was already good, but the Fellowship program and referendum classification system makes it even better.
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