The Ultimate Guide to Kusama’s Parachain Auctions

Round 1 Reflections

  • Karura (defi/dex), Moonriver (EVM toolset), Khala (decentralized cloud computing), Bifrost (defi/dex), and Shiden (smart contract tokenization) were the first 5 auction winners.
  • A total of 1,114,629.077 KSM were locked during the first round of crowdloans; a current market value of ~$435 million dollars!
  • As of writing this KAR, MOVR, and SDN have been listed on exchanges and is trading live.


What are Parachains?

Diagram of a parachain coupled with the Kusama relay chain.
  • Common good parachains (e.g. Statemine),
  • Auction granted parachains,
  • Parathreads.
List of active crowdloans on Polkadot.JS app as of September 1st, 2021

What are the trade-offs?

How do you evaluate the trade-offs?

Round 2 Parachain Slot Auction Competitors

Round 1 Parachain Slot Auction Winners



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Adam Steeber

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