The first few hours and days understanding the Polkadot/Kusama/Substrate ecosystem can be rough. Where do you start your journey? Where do you get information? What can you trust?
To find your way around, we created this little guide with the most important websites and communities for your journey into the ecosystem:
We will look into:
- Core information and sources
- News & Latest Developments
- Social Media
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Core Information & Sources
The single most important source when you are just starting out is the official Polkadot Wiki. It explains basic concepts and is not shy to go deep an relevant concepts that they introduce into the blockchain world. The Kusama Wiki will go into details where things get more experimental or might be different from Polkadot.
The Community page offers all the channels. Communication of the core community happens mostly in Riot/Element.
The best aggregator for price information so far is dotmarketcap.com. They also offer info on Tokens and Tokenomics.
News & Latest Developments
The YouTube Bubble isn’t too big yet and next to yours truly, only a few channels exist:
- KryptosChain: Daily News, mostly about the Dotsama ecosystem
- PromoTeam: Updates on the relevant developments
- Crypto Elementary: Parachain Auctions and Technicals so far
- Jay Chrawnna: A lot of FAQ explainers and commentary on Parachain Slot Auctions
- DotsamaDeFi: Focus on DeFi
- The ecosystem has a strong Twitter game with a lot of core people participating there. Our Twitter account has curated lists of important channels: Lists
- Medium is another medium where a lot of information is exchanged. Again, a list of channels we follow can give you a jump start.
- Subsocial is an actual dedicated Social Network built on Substrate. Which means as long as you can’t buy tokens and the faucet is only giving you a little, you will mostly be able to read there.
- Reddit game is weak so far but you can find a lot of questions being answered in the offical Subreddits.
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