Dan Forbes: dan (at) parity.io
Governance Polkadot token holders have complete control over the protocol. All privileges, which on other platforms are exclusive to miners, will be given to the Relay Chain participants (DOT holders), including managing exceptional events such as protocol upgrades and fixes. Staking Game theory incentivizes token holders to behave in honest ways.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a clear set of steps that any developer can take to get started building blockchains with Substrate, as well as some suggested paths for next-steps for intermediate Substrate developers. This resource kit is meant to supplement the Polkadot & Substrate: Zero to Hero guide.
Zero To Hero
Substrate is an open-source Rust framework for building blockchains that is curated by Parity Technologies. Substrate is designed for building blockchains for Polkadot-like networks, which implement protocols designed by researchers at the Web3 Foundation.
The following document was written by @SBalaguer. The Polkadot Ecosystem provides endless development possibilities and ease of use by utilising a generic blockchain framework called Substrate. Depending on one's business case, teams can decide to either build a new Blockchain by leveraging the Substrate Framework, or go the Smart Contracts route, where Ink!
Polkadot has a dedicated Playground instance for the SP21 course for students to use! The public link will be shared with teams working on Polkadot. Please be sure not to share the link with anyone outside of the class.