Substrate: The Framework for Polkadot Blockchain Development

Substrate is an Internet application development framework developed by Parity Technologies.

What is Substrate?

Substrate is a web application development framework developed by Parity Technologies that enables software developers to build decentralized systems. Substrate features secure and scalable blockchain logic, a rich user experience for any chain, support for the Polkadot ecosystem, and support for other smart contract platforms such as Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

Substrate is an efficient database that developers can use when running and maintaining blockchain-based applications.

It also supports a modular peer-to-peer network stack that provides higher transaction throughput between blockchain networks and their participants. In addition, it provides features that are customizable to the needs of the application, including transaction queues and runtime libraries.

Projects created with Substrate can be easily deployed to the Polkadot ecosystem, enabling them to take advantage of the growing network for broader application adoption. Substrate also works in any browser or desktop device.

Polkadot is currently one of the largest blockchain projects using Substrate as the foundation of its network, as it is the first protocol built on top of it.

It should be noted that Substrate is not owned by Polkadot and that anyone can create new blockchains that have nothing to do with the Polkadot blockchain. However, their DApps will still be compatible with Polkadot since they are built on the same framework.

By and large, Substrate has been used primarily to create projects that contribute to the Polkadot ecosystem.

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