Welcome to AwesomeDOT

Awesome Dot is a list that curates the best resources, projects, and learning around the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem.

Please refer to awesome-substrate for a similar list that is more specific to Substrate, the blockchain framework of the Polkadot ecosystem.

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A Curated list of best Resources, Projects, and Learning materials related to the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems.

About Polkadot

Polkadot is an open-source blockchain platform. Polkadot enables scalability by allowing specialized blockchains to communicate with each other in a secure, trust-free environment.

Polkadot Officials

Presentations & Talks

About Kusama

Kusama is a scalable network of specialized blockchains built using a substrate and nearly the same codebase as Polkadot. The network is an experimental development environment for teams who want to move fast and innovate on Kusama, or prepare for deployment on Polkadot.

Kusama Officials

About Substrate

Substrate is a framework for building upgradable, modular and efficient blockchains. Substrate is an open-source library of Rust code that is maintained by Parity Technologies.Source code available on GitHub.

Substrate Officials

System Chains

  • Assest Hub– System chains that are build for creating and sending fungible and non-fungible tokens.
    • Kheopswap– Decentralize exchange app for Polkadot.
    • DotACP– Assest Conversion For Kusama.
  • Bridge Hub– Trustless bridging with other blockchain networks like Kusama, Ethereum etc.
  • Collectives– The Collectives chain hosts on-chain collectives that serve the Polkadot network.
    • Polkadot Alliance– Collaboration of different teams to bring ethics and standards to Polkadot ecosystem.
    • Polkadot Technical Fellowship– A self-governing body of experts and developers of Polkadot and Kusama. networks protocols.
  • Coretime Chain– A system parachain responsible for sale of bulk coretime.
    • Lastic– Blockspace Marketplace
    • RegionX– Coretime Marketplace for Polkadot.
  • People Chain

Block Explorers


Desktop Wallets

  • NovaSpektr.io – Enterprise desktop wallet for Polkadot supporting multisigs, staking, light clients and more.

Browser Extension Wallets

  • Fearless.io – The DeFi wallet for the future.

  • Talisman – A wallet for Polkadot and Kusama.

  • SubWallet – Comprehensive wallet for Polkadot and Substrate based blockchains.

  • Polkagate – An easy-to-use extension for the Polkadot ecosystem.

  • Encrypt – A multichain crypto wallet.

  • Polkadot{.js} – It manages accounts and allows the signing of transactions with those accounts. It does not inject providers for use by Dapps at this early point, nor does it perform wallet functions, e.g send funds.

  • Polkadot Vault – Turn your smartphone into a hardware wallet.

  • Kuma – A cross-chain wallet that offers seamless management and transfer of assets between EVM and WASM chains.

  • Polkawallet – Mobile wallet for Polkadot.

Mobile Wallets

  • Nova Wallet – Next-gen iOS & Android wallet app for the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Polkawallet – Mobile wallet for Polkadot.
  • Polka Vault – Turn your smartphone into a hardware wallet.
  • Fearless.io – The DeFi wallet for the future.
  • SubWallet – Comprehensive wallet for Polkadot and Substrate-based blockchains.

Web Wallets

Hardware Wallets

  • Polkadot Vault – Polkadot Vault is a cold storage solution, which allows you to turn your iOS or Android device into a dedicated hardware wallet for Polkadot, Kusama, and other Substrate-based chains. Your keys are kept secure (i.e. offline) at all times, and transactions are signed in an air-gapped way via QR-codes.
  • Polkadot Vault Metadata Portal – Metadata portal hosted by Novasama Technologies, code available here
  • Ledger – Hardware wallet that stores the user’s private key in it’s secure enclave storage.

Multisig Wallets

  • Nova Spektr – Full-spectrum Polkadot desktop wallet supporting 70+ Polkadot networks, multisigs, light clients, multishard staking and hardware wallet support.
  • Multix – A simple interface to manage complex multi sigs
  • Polkasafe – A a user friendly Multisig for Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem.
  • Saturn – A Multichain Multisig Application for the Polkadot Ecosystem.
  • Mimir – Enterprise level multisig in Polkadot ecosystem.


  • Python – Python Substrate Interface
  • ORML – Library with a set of community-maintained Substrate modules that are widely used by teams in the dotsama ecosystem.
  • Simnode – Simulation Testing Framework for Parachains and Standalone Substrate Based Chains.
  • Fudge – FUDGE provides a simple and generic way to interact with and manipulate the database of a substrate-based blockchain.
  • OpenZL – Common Good Zero-Knowledge-Proof Library for Substrate Builders.
  • SubQl – This library serve pre-computed indexes of each block for most Polkadot and Kusama parachains.
  • Chopsticks – Chopsticks is a testing client that enables the 1-step creation of a mainnet replica of a substrate-based network, for safely testing action and reviewing outcomes. Projects can test new runtime, proposal actions, XCM, different configurations, dry run transactions, etc, to discover and eliminate issues before they arrive on to live network.
  • Metis – ink! and Ask! standard Library
  • Ziggurat – A library with a set of tools that allows node developers to test three layers extensively and ensure that each new release does not introduce bugs, performance bottlenecks, or security flaws.
  • Substrate Debug – A collection of debug tools, scripts and libraries on top of substrate.
  • Pay-CTL – Simple command line application to control the payouts of Substrate validators (Polkadot and Kusama among others).
  • K8 Monitor – A tool to deploy a Monitoring System for your Substrate based Nodes in a Kubernetes cluster. The focus is specific on Validators.
  • Subwasm – Subwasm is a cli utility inside a Substrate WASM Runtime. It can inspect and compare the metadata of Substrate based runtimes such as Polkadot or Kusama.
  • Smoldot – smoldot is an alternative client of Substrate-based chains, including Polkadot.
  • Substrate Connect – Provides a way to interact with substrate based blockchains in the browser without using an RPC server. It uses a smoldot WASM light client to securely connect to the blockchain network without relying on specific 3rd parties.
  • Crunch – A command-line interface (CLI) to easily automate payouts of staking rewards on Substrate-based chains.
  • TVP Monitor – A bot that monitors nominations of the accounts held by the 1KV programme.
  • GitQL – A basic script that will check the latest Polkadot release.
  • Polkadot Prometheus scrapper – PolkaDOT Prometheus logger with Promtail, Loki and Grafana.
  • GraphQL Endpoint – A GraphQL Endpoint for Kusama.
  • NoiseExplorer – Rust code generator for formally verified (Noise/ cryptographic) handshakes
  • Usetech – С++ API for Polkadot
  • Sup – Substrate Package Manager
  • PolkaStore – Store chain-related data in a database
  • iOS Substrate SDK – Swift Substrate SDK for iOS by Novasama Technologies
  • Android Substrate SDK – Kotlin Substrate SDK for Android by Novasama Technologies
  • API for Polkadot & Kusama Eco – API for Polkadot/Kusama ecosystem networks & solochains, implemented & hosted on SubQuery. Includes Operations, Staking analytics, Governance, Multistaking APIs, code found Herehere and here
  • Polkassets – Icons for Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems as well as Parachains
  • Design Assets for Polkadot Ecosystem – Novasama – Design Assets for Polkadot ecosystem — tokens, networks, DApps.
  • Slothunter – A bot for Polkadot parachain auctions.
  • Talisman Connect – This library aims to provide the components necessary for Dapp developers to be able to quickly connect to wallets in the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems.
  • Zombienet – Zombienet is a testing framework, build in nodeJS, for Substrate based blockchains, providing a simple cli tool that allows users to spawn and test ephemeral networks.
  • Zombienet-SDK – Zombienet-SDK allow users to build more complex use cases and interact with the network in a more flexible and programatic way. The SDK provides a set of building blocks that users can combine in order to spawn and interact (test/query/etc) with the network providing a fluent api to craft different topologies and assertions to the running network.
  • Polkadot Snap – Polkadot Snap package
  • SIWS – A tool to Sign in with Substrate
  • ParaSpell XCM SDK – SDK for handling XCM asset transfers across Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems.
  • ParaSpell XCM ROUTER – Tool for XCM cross-chain asset exchanging across Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems.
  • ParaSpell XCM API – The 🥇 XCM-API in Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem. Implement XCM in packageless way.



  • polkassembly – An open-source platform to discuss governance proposals, motions, and referenda.
  • Subsquare – SubSquare enables community members to propose, discuss and vote on governance proposals.
  • KusamaGovernance – The dashboard visualizes key metrics for referenda and accounts and helps token holders in their decision-making when it comes to delegation and voting. It also provides key indicators of the overall health of our governance system.
  • Delegation Dashboard – Easy to use dashboard for delegating votes for Polkadot OpenGov.
  • Delegation Registry – OpenGov Delegate registry by Novasama Technologies — an open-source repository for Delegates to fill out their information to attract more delegations through the Agile Delegation feature
  • Delegation Registry Wiki – How to sign up for the Delegation Registry.


  • Validator Selection Tool – A tool engineered to help nominators to streamline nominations based on preferences, using the most up-to-date validator data.
  • Staking Dashboard – An open-source dashboard to participate in staking via direct nomination or nomination pools with historical data and educational resources.
  • Staking Metrics – Dashboard with selected metrics on staking, nomination pools and more.


  • Centrifuge – A decentralized asset finance.
  • Stafi – The first DeFi protocol unlocking liquidity of staked assets.
  • Ternoa – NFT based decentralized data transmission blockchain.
  • Altair – Spinning real world assets into Kusama.
  • Darwinia – A Web 3.0 cross chain bridge hub built on substrate.
  • Kintsugi BTC – Radically open Bitcoin on Kusama network.
  • Zenlink – Zenlink is a cross-chain DEX protocol based on Polkadot.
  • Solarbeam – A decentralized exchange, providing liquidity and enabling peer to peer transactions on the Moonriver network and Moonbeam network.
  • Interlay – A trustless Bitcoin for Polkadot’s DeFi ecosystem.
  • Snowbridge – A general purpose, trustless and decentralized bridge between Polkadot and Ethereum.
  • Composable – Liquidity infrastructure for DeFi assets powered by Layer 2 Ethereum and Polkadot.
  • Pontem Network – Pontem Network is the bridge between Crypto and Diem by Facebook.
  • Pendulum – Enter the internet of fiat, a blockchain offering composable fiat services to swing fintech companies into the DeFi future.
  • Darwinia Crab – Darwinia Crab Testnet is a canary network with real economics for Darwinia.
  • Sygma – A substrate to EVM Bridge


  • Ceres – Ceres is one of the first fully developed projects on Sora blockchain – future Polkadot parachain, bringing DeFi Services, transparency, and security to Polkaswap.
  • ChainHammer – Multi-chain performance testing tool
  • Polkashots – A repository of Polkadot node database snapshots.
  • Radiumblock – Dotsama validator snapshot service
  • Polkawatch – A tool designed to measure the effective decentralization of Polkadot’s Validation process.
  • Uptest – Uptest aims to be an easy stand-alone library for testing runtime upgrades before they are deployed.
  • Web3Alert – Get instant alert of your favorite blockchain.
  • Polkabeat – Measuring the decentralization of each parachain.
  • Thousand Validator Dashboard – This Dashboard allows people to track the performance of w3f Thousand Validators.
  • One-T – Performance Report bot for Polkadot and Kusama.
  • Dotsama Channel – Visualisation of cross-chain messaging network in Polkadot.
  • 1KV Dashboard – Thousand Validator Performance dashboard.
  • Substrate Cronde – a tool that allows tasks to be executed based on substrate events.
  • Scouty – Scouty is a command-line interface (CLI) to keep an eye on substrate-based chains and hook things up.
  • 1KV API Monitor – An online 1KV API monitoring service.
  • Polkacli – Bash tool for easy installation and running of Kusama nodes.
  • Subscrape – A Python scraper for Substrate chains.
  • Polkadot UI – Polkadot UI is a library and platform for developing and publishing assets for Polkadot dapps. Github
  • Polkascan Calendar – An open-source web application that gives an overview of Substrate-based blockchain events in time.
  • PolkaTax – Seamlessly track and export staking rewards across Polkadot and other substrate chains in both crypto and fiat currencies for effortless taxation and monitoring.
  • Staking Rewards Collector – Collect staking rewards.
  • Polkalert – Polkadot / Substrate-based node monitoring.
  • SS58 Generator – Easily Convert address into Substrate based chains.
  • Polkanalyzer – A tool that allows one to easily visualize Polkadot’s NPoS data and make a fair selection of validator nodes.
  • Mixbytes Tank – Benchmarking tool for Substrate and Polkadot.
  • Ponto – A blockchain ontology for the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • TPscore – Transactions per Second Data Analysis for non-technical users in the Polkadot Ecosystem.
  • Polkadot Weigher – Track the core time utilization of all para chains on Polkadot and Kusama.
  • Dotordinals – Ordinals for polkadot ecosystem
  • ContractWizards – A tool that simplifies creating and managing smart contract for Dotsama networks with the contracts Pallet.
  • OpenGov Watch – A website that works on developing governance in Polkadot ecosystem.
  • ParaSpell XCM Playground – Playground for various XCM Tools for Users/Devs to try out XCM-
  • Scout-by Polkachu – A Validator lookup tool that provides nominators very fast.
  • Substrate Tip Bot – A GitHub bot to submit tips on behalf of contributors.
  • Polkadot K8s monitor – Ironoa developed a monitoring and alerting tool for nodes and validators.
  • Session Key Finder – Session key finder for any stash address.
  • Kusama NFT tool – A community visualization tool
  • CoinReference – Coin Reference is a brand of social products mainly for the Polkadot, Kusama, Astar & SORA ecosystems. Providing media tools & events for dotsama users.

Polkadot Host Implementation

  • Gossamer – Go Implementation of the Polkadot Host
  • Kagome – C++implementation of Polkadot Host
  • Paritytech – Rust implementation of Polkadot SDK which provides all the resources needed to start building on the Polkadot.
  • Golkadot – Polkadot Substrate implementation in Go
  • Fruzhin – Java implementation of the Polkadot Host

Polkadot Runtime Implementation

  • Limechain – Substrate runtime written in Assemblyscript.
  • Gosemble – Go-based Polkadot/Substrate Runtimes.
  • Subsembly – Framework for building AssemblyScript Substrate Runtimes.
  • Tuxedo – Write UTXO-based Substrate Runtimes


  • Automata – Web 3.0 Realized with Traceless Privacy and Seamless Compatibility.
  • Houses of Rome – Assembling the great houses to build an APYRPG on Kusama & Polkadot.
  • Edgeware – Decentralized applications for an Open Society. Community-owned & powered by Substrate.
  • Chaos DAO – The first friendly community in Polkadot and Kusama, ChaosDAO focuses on quality over quantity, and is full of varied and valuable minds taking progressive action.
  • DotValidators – A community who decided to dedicate their professional lives to the Polkadot and its diverse ecosystem.
  • PolkadotBuilders – Creating public goods in the Polkadot Ecosystem
  • InvArchNetwork – Multichain network for launching decentralized communities.
  • Mangobox – Fund-raising protocol on Polkadot


  • Chainlink – An Intermediary Between Smart Contracts And Real World Data.
  • Kylin Network – A Cross-chain platform building supporting data economy on Polkadot.
  • Ares Protocol – A Decentralized Cross-chain Oracle Service Protocol.


  • Bit.Country Pioneer – Metaverse Hub of Kusama – the canary network of Bit Country.
  • SubSocial – Open protocol for social + finance on Polkadot and IPFS.
  • Joystream – Joystream is a video platform controlled, owned, and operated by its users.
  • Frequency – Implements Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP). Frequency gives builders high volume blockchain transactions at low, predictable costs.
  • Saito Network – A blockchain process terabytes of data, decentralize from micropayments to email & social networks.
  • House of Rome – Assembling the great houses to build an APYRPG on Kusama & Polkadot.
  • Crowns – The Crown Jewel of Incentivized Gaming.
  • Demeter – A first Ceres airdrop token with its platform called Demeter Farming Platform and The play-to-Earn game is called DEO Arena.


  • Sora Validator – Utility & governance token used to reward validators on the SORA Network.
  • LCDOT – A derivative that enables Crowdloan participants to stay liquid while contributing to the Acala Crowdloan.
  • DatDot – An autonomous hosting network for p2p data systems.

Community Projects

  • ChaosDAO OpenGov Bot – OpenGov Community Voting Discord Bot, funded by Kusama treasury
  • ProofofChaos – Incentivise voting to decentralize Kusama.
  • Parachains Info – Get the essential information of every parachain auction.
  • dot treasury – This website focus on creating accountability and transparency of Kusama treasury by providing every detail.
  • talkpolkadot – A media site dedicated to sharing information on Polkadot-related, projects, technology, media, and events.
  • Polkadir – Directory for Polkadot, Kusama and Substrate resources.
  • Parastats – Listing of upcoming projects opting for a parachain on Kusama.
  • Yieldbay – Find all dotsama liquidity pools and yield farms.
  • Polkalytics – Learn about the insights of Polkadot data ecosystem.
  • DotAppstore – Polkadot ecosystem App directory
  • Submap – Map out all the extrinsic of your account.
  • Nominumbers – This open-source app reads subscan and tries to collect your total rewards from the last week (28 eras) for each validator you currently nominate, and display it as a percentage.
  • Vegas1KV – 1KvP Leaderboard
  • DB Size – A website that updates hourly with Polkadot and Kusama DB sizes.
  • Certum Maps – A tool that displays the location of active Kusama validators on a global map.
  • TotalPanic – Kusama and Polkadot Telemetry Analysis and Alerting.
  • Chainziz – Open-sourced visualization tool for Polkadot and Kusama network.
  • Dotstaking Income Web – An open-source web app that allows users to generate their staking rewards in CSV format.
  • Parasnaps – This project provides database snapshots for pruned validators databases for Polkadot and Kusama.
  • DotforDummies – A comprehensive reading list for the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • SubVT – SubVT (Substrate Validator Toolkit) is a native mobile application for iOS and Android phones, tablets, and wearables that provides node operators with tools that aid them in running their validators on any Substrate-based blockchain network.
  • KusumaFly – Kusama version of Flappy Bird
  • Ecosystem Projects – Projects and teams building with Substrate.
  • Polkadot Stack – An awesome list maintained by our friends at Web3 Foundation.
  • OGtracker – The Tracking tool for OpenGov deliverables.

Learning Materials




  • Describedot – This channel provides an easy explanation about Polkadot in Hindi language.
  • Jay Chrawnna – Jay helps the user by teaching them about governance and everything related to Polkadot.
  • Alice and Bob – Alice and Bob helps to teach the tokonomics and update you with all the activities that are happening in Kusama ecosystem.
  • Cryptor – For the Russian community this channel is a blessing. With over twenty thousand subscribers this channel has provided value in every YouTube video Please go and watch.
  • Polkadot– Official channel of Polkadot.
  • Whiteboard crypto – DOT explained with animation.
  • Exodus – Kusama & Polkadot parachains explained in simple terms.
  • Promo team channel – A marketing startup that is contributing to increasing the value of substrate. Their 2-minute weekly news is amazing and worth watching.
  • Kryptoschain – From Tutorials to News. This channel has covered a wide range of concepts. Their recent video about teleporting the token is amazing.
  • Unit Network – Learn about the fundamentals of Polkadot.
  • Web3 Online – Learn about Rust and Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Polkadot in Action – Polkadot in Action YouTube series showcasing the power of Polkadot through the Nova Wallet



  • Dot.Alert – A knowledgebase that provides practical guidelines for managing assets safely across the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • DotLeap – The most comprehensive weekly newsletter for the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Substrate Newsletter – Subscribe for the latest news, technical updates and helpful Substrate developer resources.
  • CoinReference – Coin Reference is a brand of social products mainly for the Polkadot, Kusama, Astar & SORA ecosystems. Providing media tools & events for dotsama users.

Blogs and Articles

  • Lorimer Jenkins – Lorimer provides great input relating to Kusama parachain.If you got a chance please go through this.
  • Vision Staking – Vision staking is a one of the best informative website to learn about staking and everything.
  • Hold Polkadot – This website tells the importance of Polkadot by giving very good infographics.
  • Chris Medium – Learn about the bigger picture of validators in Kusama.
  • Anaelle Github – Easily guide to Polkadot network and the governance.
  • Learn Polkadot – A community-hosted, curated, and maintained Polkadot hub.
  • OpenGov Article – Anaelle’s article on How to submit referenda in Polkadot

Youtube Sessions

  • Kirill session – Kirill talks about Web3’s vision and give a brief summary about Polkadot.
  • Polkadot Catalan – A session in Spanish on the history of blockchain tech, Kusama & Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Polkadot India – A session on Polkadot, how does it work and key points to develop in Polkadot.



  • Sub.id – Sub.ID is the one stop shop to see all of your addresses and balances, crowdloan contribution and everything.
  • Parallel.fi – First lending protocol on Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Paid Network – A decentralized ecosystem designed to redefine the civil legal system.
  • Kodadot – Kusama native NFT platform.
  • Prosopo – Prosopo is a decentralized bot protection platform built on Polkadot.
  • Polkadex – A Fully non-custodial peer-to-peer orderbook-based cryptocurrency exchange for the DeFi ecosystem built on Substrate.
  • Moonwell – Open Lending and Borrowing Protocol.
  • GrillApp – Decentralized Chat App
  • Heal3 – GameFi Healthcare DApp.
  • Zenlink – DEX composable hub between all Polkadot parachains.
  • Taiga – Assest Protocol unifying DOT and KSM tokens.
  • Subbridge – Cross chain router of the parachains bridging Dotsama.



Related Resources

  • Promoteam 3D – An open-source 3D model of Relay chain and Parachains for Polkadot and Kusama community.
  • Anaelleltd – A curated list of Substrate-related resources.
  • ZKKnowledge Podcast – Podcast on Mapping the Polkadot Ecosystem.
  • Polkadot Comics – A visual guide for Polkadot and parachains.
  • Polkadot in 3D – For 3D Visualization of Polkadot.