What makes Polkadot so unique in Web3 ecosystem ?

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  • Substrate is not part of Polkadot at all. Although Polkadot is built with Substrate and projects built with Substrate can run natively on Polkadot.
  • Substrate is a just framework for creating cryptocurrencies and other decentralized systems. It’s built in abstract block format.
  • With substrate, one can easily concentrate on the essence of the project by focusing on the business logic, without worrying about the different types of consensus mechanism, storage, and other internal mechanisms.
  • On substrate, you can use any database or build your own and use it.
  • It’s built in abstract block format.
  • Substrate has Wasm “excutute_block” functions.
  • It is dynamic, self-defining state-transition function (STF) and has light-client functionality.
  • When it comes to consensus algorithm it’s more like adaptive, definite finality and fasts.
  • Substrate does not require a system-wide upgrade or a hard fork.

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Blockchain Engineer | Distributed system | Ex- Red Hat | Ethereum foundation grantee

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