Polkadot is a platform that is built to connect private and consortium chains, public and permissionless networks, oracles, and future technologies that are yet to be created. It facilitates an internet where independent blockchains can exchange information and transact in a trustless way via the Polkadot relay chain. The company was founded by Robert Habermeier, Dr. Gavin Wood, and Peter Czaban with the mission of envisioning a web where their identity and data are owned and safely protected from any central authority by enabling a completely decentralized web. The platform enables cross-blockchain transfers of numerous categories of data or assets, not just tokens.
The firm makes it easier to build and blend decentralized applications, institutions, and services by encouraging innovators to create better solutions, seeking a democratic society from its reliance on a distributed web where its large scaling institutions can't break their trust. The firm provides an infrastructure that can scale with the evolution of blockchain and cryptocurrency, where the network can broadcast transactions over multiple parallel blockchains to authorize the high output required to reach the transaction processing capability of present credit card companies.