Timeline

Events so far

This section will provide an overview of the events which have already happened. I will try to add the latest events as they occur.

2018

August

  • 30 August 2018 — Polkascan Launched! [Link]
  • 29 August 2018 — Polkabot Launched! [Link]
  • 27 August 2018 — Gavin interviewed live on Bloomberg. [Link]
  • 20 August 2018 — W3F announce the Polkadot Runtime Environment (PRE) grant. [Link]
  • 08 August 2018 — 1,000,000 blocks, two blockchain protocols, numerous validators and 51 peers. [Link]

July

  • 26 July 2018 — First parachain deployed! Rob Habermeier deployed the first parachain to the PoC2 network. [Link]
  • 17 July 2018 — Proof-of-Concept 2 is here! At 18:49 (London), the network stakeholders successfully performed an on-chain governance-based upgrade of the global testnet from PoC-1 to PoC-2. The first of its kind in the wild. [Link]
  • 16 July 2018 — Web3 Foundation’s collaboration repo is launched. First issue added! [Link]
  • 05 July 2018 — Global testnet just passed 500,000 blocks. [Link]
  • 03 July 2018 — Polkadot won the  Hottest Blockchain Protocol 2018 at the Europas awards!

June

  • 22 June 2018 — Robert Habermeier named 2018 Thiel Fellow [Link]
  • 22 June 2018 — The Polkadot Network nominated for three awards at the Europas awards: Hottest Blockchain Protocol, Hottest Blockchain ICO in Europe, and Jutta Steiner voted as the Hottest Startup Founder. (Eventually won Hottest Blockchain Protocol 2018).
  • 21 June 2018 — Blog: Preparing to build on Polkadot [Link]
  • 07 June 2018Polkadot Pizza Day! The first real world transaction of DOTs. @EAThomson pays Josh 10,000 DOTs for a pizza. Hopefully he doesn’t regret it! [Tweet with Video]
  • 07 June 2018 — Blog: How Polkadot tackles the biggest problems facing blockchain innovators [Link]

May

  • 18 May 2018 — Proof-of-Concept 1 is here! The first major milestone. [Link][Twitter]
  • 04 May 2018 — Substrate presentation plus a live demo of the Polkadot governance model (EdCon, Toronto). [Link][Video]
  • 02 May 2018 — Gavin showed off a test of a governance-based dynamic runtime-upgrade for Polkadot. [Link]

April

  • 26 April 2018 — Parity reconfirmed their commitment to the Ethereum ecosystem. [Link]
  • 19 April 2018 — Parity Substrate revealed at Event Horizon, Berlin. [Link]
  • 10 April 2018 — First transaction (“extrinsic”) validated/finalised on a Polkadot chain. [Link]

January

  • 04 January 2o18 — Ether hits $1000 for the first time.

2017

December

  • 19 December 2o17 — New Wikipedia page created for the Polkadot project. [Link]
  • 18 December 2o17 — Ether hits $800 for the first time.
  • 13 December 2o17 — Ether hits $700 for the first time.
  • 12 December 2o17 — Ether hits $600 for the first time.
  • 11 December 2o17 — Parity provided an update on their thinking on the frozen funds. [Link]
  • 05 December 2o17 — TechCrunch published a video featuring Gavin and Jutta at Disrupt Berlin. [Link]
  • 03 December 2o17 — Glossary page created on this website. [Link]

November

  • 29 November 2017 — Ether hits $500 for the first time.
  • 28 November 2017 — Polkadot Dev Update #1. [Link].
  • 20 November 2017 — Gavin publishes a specification document on Github. [Link]
  • 20 November 2017 — Web3 created a new subreddit for the project (r/polkadot_network). Update: Now migrated to a new place r/dot: [Link]
  • 15 November 2017 — Gavin launches Polkadot Technical chat room on riot (read only). [Link]
  • 12 November 2017 — Polkadot.market website launched.
  • 09 November 2017 — First code released on Github. Private at the time of writing. [Announcement]
  • 08 November 2017 — Bug in the Parity multi-sig wallet freezes the pre-sale funds. [Announcement] [Update]

October

  • 27 October 2017 — Polkadot pre-sale concluded. 485,331 Eth raised (at 1 dot = 0.109 ETH). 1 Eth: ~ $296.80.
  • 26 October 2017 — First Polakdot meetup held in London. [Event]
  • 15 October 2017 — Polkadot pre-sale starts (via polkadot.network).
  • 09 October 2017 — The first ever Polkadot meetup was held in Berlin. [Event]

August

  • 13 August 2017 — Polkadot.market domain name purchased.

July

June

2016

November

  • 14 November 2016 — Gavin Wood published the Polkadot whitepaper. [Link]

 

Future Plans

In this section I will show when the development team have planned for the future. This will include pre and post launch information. At the time of writing the developers have a roadmap published on polkadot.network:

  • Networking subsystem
  • Finalisation mechanism
  • Parallelised candidate selection
  • Proof of Stake chain
  • Parachain implementation
  • Transaction processing subsystem
  • Transaction-routing subsystem
  • Relay chain
  • Independent collators

 

Check back for further updates to roadmap and timeline of events as they happen.