The biggest Polkadot event of the year!

Polkadot Decoded 2021 featured talks from over 40 blockchain innovators, and was curated with the help of a community vote. Watch the replay to see some of the exciting things happening in the Polkadot ecosystem.

The World of Polkadot, Decoded.

After making its mark as one of the biggest blockchain events of 2020, the second edition of Polkadot Decoded was even bigger, gathering over 12,000 live attendees.

For 2021, in the spirit of decentralization, the conference featured an open call for presentation proposals and a community vote to help curate the final program.

With over 100,000 votes on 200+ proposals, the community made its voice heard. The final program was a 2-day, multi-track event packed with talks and workshops for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Over 40 innovators in the Polkadot ecosystem explored the biggest topics in blockchain, from parachains to DeFi, NFTs, IoT, identity, privacy, energy and more. Program highlights included a barstool chat with Gavin Wood and a keynote on parachains by Rob Habermeier, both founders of Polkadot.

The Road to
Polkadot Decoded 2021

Open call
for proposals

Polkadot builders and community members were invited to submit their ideas for a presentation or workshop.

Checkmark Circle

Voting & program

The community voted on their favorite proposals and the most voted talks made it onto the shortlist used to help curate the final program.


The main event,
May 19th-20th

2-days of talks, tech and all things Polkadot. Watch the replay.

Program Highlights

Barstool chat with Gavin Wood, Polkadot founder

Web3 Foundation’s Gavin Wood, Alistair Stewart and Aeron Buchanan talked about their childhood friendship and the paths that led them to building Polkadot together as adults.

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Keynote on parachains by Robert Habermeier, Polkadot founder

The lowdown on parachains: what they are, how they work and why teams want to win a parachain slot auction.

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The Polkadot On‑chain Treasuries ‑ Decentralized Community Funding by Raul Romanutti from Parity Technologies

A look at Polkadot’s on-chain treasury, how it can be used to fund projects, its history and future.

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Don’t miss the videos from Polkadot Decoded 2021!

The event might be over but you can still catch the talks you missed or relive the experience.

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