Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem projects directory
Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem projects directory

Auctions on Polkadot & Kusama Ecosystem

Parachain auctions are auctions that are held on the Polkadot (or Kusama - network built as a fast-moving 'canary in the coal mine' for its cousin Polkadot) relay chain to determine which blockchain will connect to the parachain slot. Once the auction starts, any project on the network can submit its bid to the relay chain.

Parachains are sold in an unpermissioned candle auction — a method used to auction ships in the 16th century where the winner was the highest bidder when the flame went out — which terminate after a random amount of time determined by the system. Auctions for both Polkadot and Kusama function similarly, and teams bid using two pieces of information — their bid amount and slot duration. Project teams bid using DOT (or KSM for Kusama).

Crowdloan allows a team to crowdsource DOT (for Polkadot slots) or KSM (for Kusama slots) to use to bootstrap their parachain auction. So Сrowdloan allows people to contribute by agreeing to lock up their own DOT (KSM) until the end of the lease. Teams can reward their contributors however they see fit, and can structure their Crowdloan in a number of ways, hosting it either natively on Polkadot (Kusama) or on a 3rd-party platform.
When crowdloans start you'll see JOIN NOW button in the crowdloan table below. This button will take you to polkadot.js.org or a parachain project website, where you can get additional bonuses from a project team for your crowdloan contribution. Both ways use Polkadot’s native crowdloan mechanism. This ensures that your DOT/KSM is automatically returned to you.
The minimum Polkadot Crowdloan contribution is 5 DOT (1 KSM on Kusama).
  1. If a project wins an auction then you will get your DOT/KSM back after a lease period (96 weeks on Polkadot and 48 weeks on Kusama).
  2. If a project does not take parachain slot you will get your DOT/KSM back in a few days after auctions end (current batch).
DOT/KSM will be automatically returned to your wallet. No action on your part is required.
A community-driven, curated list of potentially less than honest operators: https://polkadot.js.org/phishing/
Kusama Crowdloans Rewards Rating
#83: May 12 - May 18
#84: May 18 - May 24
#85: May 24 - May 30
#86: May 30 - Jun 5
#87: Jun 5 - Jun 11
#88: Jun 11 - Jun 17
#89: Jun 17 - Jun 23
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 269 KSM ($7 142)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #83-89
Crowdloan 2270
269 KSM ($7 142) 269 KSM ($7.14k+)
self-funded
WINNER
TBA - to be announced
The current values of the progress bars are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline
Leading Blocks: 
Calamari Network 95.68%

Auction 86
Leasing: May 30, 2023 - May 9, 2024

Project Latest Bid  Contributions  Min Reward  Join 
Altair
leading blocks: 0%
200 KSM ($5 308)   self-funded
Calamari Network
leading blocks: 95.68%
500 KSM ($13 270)   self-funded

Auction 85 Ended
Leasing: May 30, 2023 - May 9, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2267  
leading blocks: 84.9%
50.00 KSM ($1 327)  
self-funded
WINNER
Karura
leading blocks: 15.1%
70.00 KSM ($1 858)  
self-funded

Auction 84 Ended
Leasing: May 30, 2023 - May 9, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Crowdloan 2270  
leading blocks: 78.4%
269 KSM ($7 142)  
WINNER
Parathread 2267  
leading blocks: 3.29%
90.00 KSM ($2 389)  
self-funded
Altair
leading blocks: 0.83%
150 KSM ($3 981)  
self-funded

Auction 83 Ended
Leasing: May 30, 2023 - May 9, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Bit.Country
leading blocks: 89.23%
150 KSM ($3 981)  
self-funded
WINNER
#76: Mar 31 - Apr 6
#77: Apr 6 - Apr 12
#78: Apr 12 - Apr 18
#79: Apr 18 - Apr 24
#80: Apr 24 - Apr 30
#81: Apr 30 - May 6
#82: May 6 - May 12
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 1.00 KSM ($26.54)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #76-82
1.00 KSM ($26.54) 1 KSM ($27)
TBA TBA
1 KSM : TBA TBA
Reward Pool: 
TBA
Inflation: 0-20%
Ended
TBA - to be announced
The current values of the progress bars are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 82 Ended
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 27, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Kabocha
leading blocks: 35.41%
401 KSM ($10 643)  
self-funded
WINNER
Kabocha
leading blocks: 17.88%
1.00 KSM ($26.54)  
self-funded
Bit.Country
leading blocks: 4.33%
500 KSM ($13 270)  
self-funded

Auction 81 Ended
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 27, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Basilisk
leading blocks: 52.61%
99.00 KSM ($2 627)  
self-funded
WINNER
Karura
leading blocks: 30.77%
40.00 KSM ($1 062)  
self-funded

Auction 80 Ended
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 27, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Quartz
leading blocks: 98.35%
140 KSM ($3 716)  
self-funded
WINNER
Basilisk
leading blocks: 1.65%
135 KSM ($3 583)  
self-funded

Auction 79 Ended
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 27, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Bajun Network
leading blocks: 100%
134 KSM ($3 548)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 78 Ended
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 27, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Basilisk
leading blocks: 0.23%
6.00 KSM ($159)  
self-funded
Alpha Network
leading blocks: 98.26%
101 KSM ($2 681)  
self-funded
WINNER
Karura
leading blocks: 1.51%
100 KSM ($2 654)  
self-funded

Auction 77 Ended
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 27, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Alpha Network
leading blocks: 6.01%
51.00 KSM ($1 354)  
self-funded
Imbue Network
leading blocks: 93.99%
70.00 KSM ($1 858)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 76 Ended
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 27, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Acurast Kusama
leading blocks: 88.92%
32.00 KSM ($849)  
self-funded
WINNER
Imbue Network
leading blocks: 0.38%
2.00 KSM ($53.08)  
self-funded
Alpha Network
leading blocks: 10.7%
33.00 KSM ($876)  
self-funded
#21: Jan 9 - Jan 16
#22: Jan 16 - Jan 23
#23: Jan 23 - Jan 30
#24: Jan 30 - Feb 6
#25: Feb 6 - Feb 13
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 54 982 KSM ($1 459 218)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #21-25
20 000 KSM ($530 800) 20k+ KSM ($530k+)
40+ TEER
1 KSM : 40+ TEER
Reward Pool: 
1m of 10m (10%)
Inflation: 0%
WINNER
Auctions #21-25
10 821 KSM ($287 178) 10.8k+ KSM ($287k+)
30+ LIT
1 KSM : 30+ LIT
Reward Pool: 
1.5m of 100m (1.5%)
WINNER
Auctions #21-25
9 666 KSM ($256 535) 9.7k+ KSM ($256k+)
0.05+ XOR
1 KSM : 0.05+ XOR
Reward Pool: 
5k of 506k (0.99%)
WINNER
Auctions #21-25
7 554 KSM ($200 477) 7.55k+ KSM ($200k+)
4 000+ CRAB
1 KSM : 4 000+ CRAB
0.16+ CKTON
Reward Pool: 
200m of 2b (10%)
Inflation: 4%
WINNER
Auctions #21-25
5 996 KSM ($159 140) 6k+ KSM ($159k+)
20 000 KICO
1 KSM : 20 000 KICO
Reward Pool: 
500m of 10b (5%)
WINNER
Auctions #21-25
945 KSM ($25 088) 945 KSM ($25.1k+)
382
350+ PCHU
1 KSM : 350+ PCHU
Reward Pool: 
10.5m of 100m (10.5%)
Inflation: 0%
Refunded
TBA - to be announced
The current values of the progress bars are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 25 Ended
Leasing: February 20, 2022 - January 24, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
KICO
leading blocks: 67.37%
5 996 KSM ($159 140)  
20 000 KICO
1 KSM : 20 000 KICO
WINNER

Auction 24 Ended
Leasing: February 20, 2022 - January 24, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
SORA Kusama
leading blocks: 100%
9 666 KSM ($256 535)  
0.05+ XOR
1 KSM : 0.05+ XOR
WINNER

Auction 23 Ended
Leasing: February 20, 2022 - January 24, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Litmus
leading blocks: 100%
10 821 KSM ($287 178)  
30+ LIT
1 KSM : 30+ LIT
WINNER

Auction 22 Ended
Leasing: February 20, 2022 - January 24, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Crab Network
leading blocks: 100%
7 554 KSM ($200 477)  
4 000+ CRAB
1 KSM : 4 000+ CRAB
0.16+ CKTON
WINNER

Auction 21 Ended
Leasing: February 20, 2022 - January 24, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Integritee Kusama
leading blocks: 100%
20 000 KSM ($530 800)  
40+ TEER
1 KSM : 40+ TEER
WINNER
Polkadot Crowdloans Rewards Rating
#44: Jun 1 - Jun 8
#45: Jul 1 - Jul 8
Crowdloans on Polkadot
Projects raised: 206 430 DOT ($1 061 052)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #44-45
160 696 DOT ($825 977) 160k+ DOT ($825k+)
190+ PEAQ
1 DOT : 190+ PEAQ
Reward Pool: 
71.4m of 4.2b (1.7%)
Inflation: 5%
JOIN NOW
Auctions #44-45
45 734 DOT ($235 075) 45.7k+ DOT ($235k+)
114+ VARCH
1 DOT : 114+ VARCH
Reward Pool: 
40m of 1b (4%)
JOIN NOW
TBA - to be announced
The current values of the progress bars are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline
Leading Blocks: 
Parathread 3342 49.81%

Auction 44
Leasing: July 31, 2023 - June 5, 2025

Project Latest Bid  Contributions  Min Reward  Join 
Parathread 3342  
leading blocks: 49.81%
162 800 DOT ($836 790)   self-funded
peaq
leading blocks: 0%
160 696 DOT ($825 977)  
190+ PEAQ
1 DOT : 190+ PEAQ
JOIN NOW
#42: Mar 25 - Apr 1
#43: Apr 28 - May 5
Crowdloans on Polkadot
Projects raised: 466 588 DOT ($2 398 263)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #42-43
168 016 DOT ($863 603) 168k+ DOT ($863k+)
770
140 PEAQ
1 DOT : 140 PEAQ
Reward Pool: 
42m of 4.2b (1%)
Inflation: 5%
Refunded
Auctions #42-43
150 000 DOT ($771 000) 150k+ DOT ($771k+)
814
100 VARCH
1 DOT : 100 VARCH
Reward Pool: 
15m of 1b (1.5%)
Refunded
Auctions #42-43
133 995 DOT ($688 736) 133k+ DOT ($688k+)
111.9 SAMA
1 DOT : 111.9 SAMA
Reward Pool: 
15m of 1b (1.5%)
WINNER
Auctions #42-43
14 577 DOT ($74 923) 14.6k+ DOT ($74.9k+)
247
3 TBCD
1 DOT : 3 TBCD
Reward Pool: 
TBA
Refunded
TBA - to be announced
The current values of the progress bars are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 43 Ended
Leasing: May 8, 2023 - March 13, 2025

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Acala
leading blocks: 99.34%
170 009 DOT ($873 846)  
self-funded
WINNER
peaq
leading blocks: 0.66%
162 385 DOT ($834 659)  
140 PEAQ
1 DOT : 140 PEAQ

Auction 42 Ended
Leasing: May 8, 2023 - March 13, 2025

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Moonsama
leading blocks: 100%
133 995 DOT ($688 736)  
111.9 SAMA
1 DOT : 111.9 SAMA
WINNER