Bitgreen Wins Polkadot Parachain Auction!

Bitgreen Blockchain
3 min readFeb 26


Bitgreen took home the Palme d’Or in the 29th Action to become the 30th Parachain team on Polkadot.

We are thrilled to announce that Bitgreen has won the 29th Polkadot parachain auction! This means that the Bitgreen blockchain will join Acala, Moonbeam, Astar and others upon interconnecting the the Polkadot relay chain for shard security, interoperability and access to XCM.

Why Polkadot?

We chose to build Bitgreen as a parachain on Polkadot because we believe that sustainability deserves its own dedicated ecosystem undergirded by a purpose-built infrastructure that is conceived, designed, developed, and will be governed in a manner that corresponds to the values upon which Bitgreen was founded.

The Substrate blockchain framework, which could be considered the Polkadot SDK, enabled us to create a cutting-edge blockchain that integrates the best technology and a forkless upgrade system available. By plugging our chain into Polkadot as a parachain, we tap into Polkadot’s existing and decentralized validator network, thus minimizing the resources we need to secure the Bitgreen chain. This enables Bitgreen to be lean and green, requiring only a very small energy expenditure. Polkadot also upholds Bitgreen’s vision for sustainability asPolkadot has repeatedly been recognized as the blockchain network with the lowest carbon footprint.

Joining the Polkadot ecosystem also provides Bitgreen with a diversity of in-network opportunities for growth. Polkadot’s governance recently approved Bitgreen’s proposal to build a dashboard that measures and reports the carbon footprint of the entire Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem. But Polkadot’s key feature may be true interoperability between its parachains, enabling any sustainability project building on Bitgreen to access resources, services, and features across the Polkadot ecosystem. Solving the climate crisis will rely on unforeseen innovation, and Polkadot gives Bitgreen and those building on Bitgreen all the tools they need to realize that innovation.

About Polkadot and Parachain Auctions

Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain protocol that unites a network of purpose-built blockchains, allowing them to seamlessly operate — and interoperate — together at scale. Polkadot’s design allows any type of data to be sent between parachains, and offers heterogeneous sharding, scalability, upgradeability, and transparent governance.

You can think of Polkadot as a “blockchain of blockchains.” The relay chain is the main network where transactions are finalized. Parachains (aka “parallel blockchains”) are application-specific blockchains, like Bitgreen, that use the relay chain to validate transactions and provide security and interoperability.

Parachain slot auctions are used to decide which new parachain will be connected to the relay chain. By winning the auction, Bitgreen will enjoy exclusive use of its Polkadot slot for a two-year period.

About Bitgreen

Bitgreen combines blockchain technology and green innovation to drive capital into critically important sustainability initiatives. Through sector-specific applications, such as an impact investing platform and a carbon credit marketplace, Bitgreen aims to raise $1 trillion for sustainability projects in 10 years. 99.9% more energy efficient than traditional blockchains, Bitgreen will be the home for mission-aligned organizations wishing to utilize Web3 to meet their impact goals.

Next Steps

With a parachain slot secured on Polkadot, Bitgreen’s blockchain is ready to launch. A number of partners have already committed to build their decentralized apps on the Bitgreen blockchain, making it the home for Web3 sustainability innovation.

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