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Market stats

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Volume (24h)


Circulating supply

1.1B DOT

Typical hold time

124 days



All time high


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Price change (7d)


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89% Buy0% Buy
11% Sell100% Sell

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Polkadot is on the decline this week.

The price of Polkadot has fallen by 3.49% in the past 7 days. The price increased by 3.42% in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price shrunk by 0.33%. The current price is $6.3785 per DOT. Polkadot is 88.40% below the all time high of $55.00.

The current circulating supply is 1,122,941,876.269 DOT.


Polkadot is a protocol that enables cross-blockchain transfers of any type of data or asset. By uniting multiple blockchains, Polkadot aims to achieve high degrees of security and scalability. DOT serves as the protocol’s governance token and can be used for staking to secure the network or to connect (“bond”) new chains.

What is Polkadot?

Polkadot, like many post-Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, is both a token that can be bought or sold via exchanges like Coinbase and a decentralized protocol.

The Polkadot protocol is designed to allow unrelated blockchains to securely talk to each other, so that value or data can flow between, say, the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains without any intermediary. It’s also designed to be speedy and scalable, via the use of many parallel blockchains (or “parachains”) that take much of the processing demand off of the main blockchain.   

The Polkadot token (DOT) serves two main functions within the Polkadot network: it’s a governance token, which allows holders to have a say in the future of the protocol, and it’s used  for staking, which is the way the Polkadot network verifies transactions and issues new DOT. DOT can be bought and sold on exchanges like Coinbase as part of your investment strategy. 

The Polkadot network includes a main blockchain called the “relay chain” and many user-created parallel chains (or “parachains”). It also has a connecting layer, or “bridge,” that allows value and data to be transferred between most blockchains — and can even be used to connect to non-blockchain databases.

How do I stake DOT?

Polkadot uses a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism (as opposed to the proof-of-work system Bitcoin uses) to secure the network, verify transactions, and create and distribute new DOT. There are several ways DOT holders can interact with staking system — depending on how much time, technical knowledge, and money they want to devote. 

  • Validators do the most work — it’s a major commitment, and requires technical knowhow. To become a validator, you need to run a node (one of the computers that makes up the network) with little to no downtime and stake a substantial amount of your own DOT. In exchange, you get the right to verify legitimate transactions, add new “blocks” of transactions to the relay chain, and potentially earn newly created DOT, a cut of transaction fees, and tips. (On the flip side, you can also forfeit some or all of your staked DOT for acting maliciously, making a mistake, or even having technical difficulties). 

  • Nominators allow regular investors to participate in staking indirectly. You can delegate some of your DOT to a validator you trust to behave according to the rules. In exchange, you get a cut of DOT earned by your chosen validators. Be careful with who you choose: you also can forfeit some of your stake if your validator breaks the rules.

  • There are also two specialized roles that typically require less of a commitment than becoming a full validator but more technical skill than is required to be a nominator: Collators keep track of valid parachain transactions and submit them to the relay chain validators. Fishermen help find and report bad behavior across the network. 

By staking and participating directly in the network (note: Polkadot staking is currently not available via the Coinbase platform) via any of the above roles, you may be able to receive DOT rewards. DOT holders also have a say in the governance of the network and are able to vote on proposed software upgrades.

How can I buy DOT?

You can buy, sell, and receive DOT using various crypto exchanges and wallets, including Coinbase and Coinbase Wallet.

Released: May 2020

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Polkadot was mentioned in 5,491 out of 1,396,672 social media posts on Twitter and Reddit on Oct 02, 2022. 4,180 unique individuals are talking about Polkadot and it is ranked #32 in most mentions and activity from collected posts.

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What is the current price of Polkadot?

The price of 1 Polkadot currently costs $6.38.

What is the market cap of Polkadot?

The current market cap of Polkadot is $7.16B. A high market cap implies that the asset is highly valued by the market.

What is the all time high of Polkadot?

The all-time high of Polkadot is $55.00. This all-time high is highest price paid for Polkadot since it was launched.

What is the 24 hour trading volume of Polkadot?

Over the last 24 hours, the trading volume of Polkadot is $224.33M.

What other assets are similar to Polkadot?

Assets that have a similar market cap to Polkadot include Binance USD, Cardano, Solana, and many others. To see a full list, see our comparable market cap assets.

How many Polkadot are there?

The current circulating supply of Polkadot is 1.1 billion.

What is the typical holding time of Polkadot?

The median time that Coinbase customers hold Polkadot before selling it or sending it to another account or address is 124 days.

What is the relative popularity of Polkadot?

Polkadot ranks 23 among tradable assets on Coinbase. Popularity is currently based on relative market cap.

What is the current trading activity of Polkadot?

Currently, 89% of Coinbase users are buying Polkadot. In other words, 89% of Coinbase customers have increased their net position in Polkadot over the past 24 hours through trading.

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