How decentralized is your parachain?
Less trust, more truth.
Polkabeat helps users understand the risks associated with using each parachain on Polkadot. Read the blog.
NOTE: This site is in BETA and the data listed below is currently being reviewed by the community. Please use the contact form below to suggest changes.
How to read Polkabeat
|Parachain||Parachains listed in order of auction won, grouped by token liveness, and prioritized by decentralization|
|Open Source||✅ the node/client software is open source, allowing any user to verify and compile the code themselves|
❌ the node/client software is closed source
|Sudo Removed||✅ sudo has been effectively removed: either the pallet has been removed, or sudo privileges are given to a democratic body such as the treasury or democratically-elected council|
❌ sudo is given to a single account or multisig
|Permissionless Collators||✅ anyone can be a collator with enough stake|
❌ collators are selected by the founding team
⚠️ collators are open to participants vetted by the founding team or council or other centralized group
|Democratic Council||✅ councillors can be elected by token holders|
❌ councillors are selected by the founding team
“N/A” means that there is no council
|Token Listed||✅ the token is tradable on exchanges and markets|
⏳ the token is not yet tradable on exchanges
Note: when a token is not listed, the parachain is considered not fully launched, and no scrutiny should be given as users do not risk getting their assets frozen or censored.
|Parachain||Open Source||Sudo Removed||Permissionless Collators||Democratic Council||Token Listed|
|🟢 Phala Network||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
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- fixed Integritee’s decentralization status (only a shell parachain on Polkadot, live on Kusama)
- prioritized fully decentralized parachains
- corrected Pendulum and Centrifuge collators status
- corrected Unique Network’s open source client status
- simplified “token listed” category into listed and not yet listed
- grouped and prioritized parachains with listed tokens
- readability improvements for listed and not-yet-listed token groups
- added Zeitgeist to listed tokens group