Polkascan Foundation’s mission is to make Polkadot accessible & understandable
Polkadot is a scalable, interoperable & secure network protocol for the next web. Polkascan Foundation facilitates dissemination of Polkadot’s data to new audiences.
Polkadot envisions a Web where our identity and our data is our own – safely secured from any central authority. Polkadot is a network protocol that allows arbitrary data to be transferred across any type of blockchain. Polkadot is a true multi-chain application environment where things like cross-chain registries and cross-chain computation are possible. Polkadot can transfer this data across public, open, permissionless blockchains as well as private, permissioned blockchains. Polkascan Foundation researches and develops novel ways to make multi-chain data accessible and understandable for broad and new audiences.
Let’s get technical
General-purpose open-source Explorer
Polkascan Foundation develops and maintains a publicly available instance of a general-purpose open-source explorer. The explorer disseminates the highest granularity of data found on the Polkadot Ecosystem’s Relay Chains and supported Parachains.
Data Aggregation Explorers
Polkascan Foundation aspires to maintain publicly available instances of fit-for-purpose data aggregation explorers, focusing on tailored verticals or specific target audiences.
Open Data & Technologies
Polkadot envisions a Web where our identity and our data is our own – safely secured from any central authority. As a central authority Polkascan Foundation aspires to be as transparent as possible about its technologies and data it disseminates. In order to safeguard transparency, the foundation allows for verification of the data it produces in its publications. The foundation differentiates itself by maintaining open-data sources, open-source software that produces and dissemminates these data and/or full disclosure of third-party data sources.
Polkascan Foundation maintains the following technologies:
- Python Substrate Interface
- Python SCALE-Codec
- Python Cryptography Libraries
- Harvester & Indexer Applications
- PolkADAPT Library & Adapters
- Explorer & Analytics Applications
Where to find us
Polkascan Foundation provides support on its open-source repositories on a best-effort basis. Please direct your inquiries through GitHub issues or pull request in the respective repositories.
You can follow our activities through our communication channels on Twitter.