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 fast-moving 'canary in the coal mine' for its cousin Polkadot) relay chain to determine which blockchain will connect to the parachain slot. Once auction begins, then every project on the network is free to submit their 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 its 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 various 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 lead to polkadot.js.org or to parachain project website where you may 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 will be received back to you automatically.
The minimum Polkadot Crowdloan contribution is 5 DOT (0.1 KSM on Kusama).
  1. If a project win an auction then you will get your DOT/KSM back after leasing 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 back to your wallet automatically. 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
#53: Sep 19 - Sep 26
#54: Sep 26 - Oct 3
#55: Oct 3 - Oct 10
#56: Oct 10 - Oct 17
#57: Oct 17 - Oct 24
#58: Oct 24 - Oct 31
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 186 KSM ($7 710)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #56-58
186 KSM ($7 710) 186 KSM ($7.71k+)
100 CSM
1 KSM : 100 CSM
Reward Pool: 
500k of 200m (0.25%)
Inflation: 12%
JOIN NOW
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 54
Slot #55: leasing September 21, 2022 - August 29, 2023

Project Latest Highest Bid  Contributions  Min Reward  Join 
DAO IPCI
self-funded
leading blocks: 4.28%
42.00 KSM ($1 745)  
Parathread 2223  
self-funded
leading blocks: 85.76%
1 001 KSM ($41 582)  

Auction 53 Ended
Slot #54: leasing September 21, 2022 - August 29, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Quartz
self-funded
leading blocks: 66.15%
1 005 KSM ($41 748)
WINNER
Parathread 2223  
self-funded
leading blocks: 33.85%
1 000 KSM ($41 540)
#48: Aug 8 - Aug 14
#49: Aug 15 - Aug 22
#50: Aug 22 - Aug 29
#51: Aug 29 - Sep 5
#52: Sep 5 - Sep 12
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 18 940 KSM ($786 769)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #48-49
13 926 KSM ($578 490) 13.9k+ KSM ($578k+)
4 000+ ICZ
1 KSM : 4 000+ ICZ
Reward Pool: 
133m of 2.66b (5%)
Inflation: 5%
WINNER
Auctions #48-49
5 014 KSM ($208 279) 5.01k+ KSM ($208k+)
21 693+ FREN
1 KSM : 21 693+ FREN
Reward Pool: 
208m of 694m (30%)
Inflation: 5%
WINNER
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 52 Ended
Slot #53: leasing September 21, 2022 - August 29, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Bit.Country
self-funded
leading blocks: 96.49%
3 500 KSM ($145 390)
WINNER
Quartz
self-funded
leading blocks: 3.51%
1 100 KSM ($45 694)

Auction 51 Ended
Slot #52: leasing September 21, 2022 - August 29, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Snow
leading blocks: 100%
13 926 KSM ($578 490)
782
4 000+ ICZ
1 KSM : 4 000+ ICZ
WINNER

Auction 50 Ended
Slot #51: leasing September 21, 2022 - August 29, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Subsocial
self-funded
leading blocks: 100%
1 001 KSM ($41 582)
WINNER

Auction 49 Ended
Slot #50: leasing August 25, 2022 - July 17, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2130  
self-funded
leading blocks: 100%
1 131 KSM ($46 981)
WINNER

Auction 48 Ended
Slot #49: leasing August 18, 2022 - July 17, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
GM Parachain
leading blocks: 100%
5 014 KSM ($208 279)
738
21 693+ FREN
1 KSM : 21 693+ FREN
WINNER
#31: Apr 3 - Apr 10
#32: Apr 10 - Apr 17
#33: Apr 17 - Apr 24
#34: Apr 24 - May 1
#35: May 1 - May 8
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 47 397 KSM ($1 968 860)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #31-35
13 567 KSM ($563 555) 13.6k+ KSM ($563k+)
3+ DORA
1 KSM : 3+ DORA
Reward Pool: 
TBA
WINNER
Auctions #31-35
12 353 KSM ($513 143) 12.4k+ KSM ($513k+)
28.33 SDN
1 KSM : 28.33 SDN
Reward Pool: 
350k of 70m (0.5%)
Inflation: 5%
WINNER
Auctions #31-35
11 253 KSM ($467 430) 11.3k+ KSM ($467k+)
1 438 PCHU
1 KSM : 1 438 PCHU
Reward Pool: 
10.5m of 100m (10.5%)
Inflation: 0%
WINNER
Auctions #31-35
6 961 KSM ($289 171) 6.96k+ KSM ($289k+)
299
5 000 LT
1 KSM : 5 000 LT
Reward Pool: 
100m of 10b (1%)
Refunded
Auctions #31-35
642 KSM ($26 687) 642 KSM ($26.7k+)
20 DHX
1 KSM : 20 DHX
Reward Pool: 
300k of 100m (0.3%)
Refunded
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 35 Ended
Slot #36: leasing May 18, 2022 - April 22, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Shiden Network
leading blocks: 100%
12 353 KSM ($513 143)
398
28.33 SDN
1 KSM : 28.33 SDN
WINNER

Auction 34 Ended
Slot #35: leasing May 18, 2022 - April 22, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Bifrost Kusama
self-funded
leading blocks: 66.15%
11 371 KSM ($472 351)
WINNER
Shiden Network
leading blocks: 33.85%
11 851 KSM ($492 305)
398
28.33 SDN
1 KSM : 28.33 SDN

Auction 33 Ended
Slot #34: leasing May 18, 2022 - April 22, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Dora Factory
leading blocks: 100%
13 567 KSM ($563 555)
361
3+ DORA
1 KSM : 3+ DORA
WINNER

Auction 32 Ended
Slot #33: leasing May 18, 2022 - April 22, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Khala
self-funded
leading blocks: 66.89%
8 934 KSM ($371 099)
WINNER
Listen
leading blocks: 7.3%
2 476 KSM ($102 835)
299
5 000 LT
1 KSM : 5 000 LT
Bifrost Kusama
self-funded
leading blocks: 0.31%
3 000 KSM ($124 620)
Dora Factory
leading blocks: 25.5%
9 288 KSM ($385 843)
361
3+ DORA
1 KSM : 3+ DORA

Auction 31 Ended
Slot #32: leasing May 18, 2022 - April 22, 2023

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Pichiu
leading blocks: 100%
11 253 KSM ($467 430)
642
1 438 PCHU
1 KSM : 1 438 PCHU
WINNER
Polkadot Crowdloans Rewards Rating
#26: Aug 29 - Sep 5
#27: Sep 10 - Sep 17
#28: Sep 22 - Sep 29
#29: Oct 4 - Oct 11
#30: Oct 16 - Oct 23
#31: Oct 28 - Nov 4
#32: Nov 9 - Nov 16
Crowdloans on Polkadot
Projects raised: 540 028 DOT ($3 353 571)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #26-27
200 000 DOT ($1 242 000) 200k+ DOT ($1.24m+)
3 AVT
1 DOT : 3 AVT
Reward Pool: 
600k of 11m (5.45%)
Inflation: 6%
WINNER
Auctions #28-32
149 998 DOT ($931 490) 149k+ DOT ($931k+)
75.5+ OAK
1 DOT : 75.5+ OAK
Reward Pool: 
15m of 1b (1.5%)
Inflation: 5%
WINNER
Auctions #26-27
123 562 DOT ($767 320) 123k+ DOT ($767k+)
15 BBB
1 DOT : 15 BBB
Reward Pool: 
3m of 1b (0.3%)
Refunded
Auctions #28-32
53 815 DOT ($334 192) 53.8k+ DOT ($334k+)
0.2+ CRU
1 DOT : 0.2+ CRU
Reward Pool: 
20k of 20m (0.1%)
Inflation: 12%
JOIN NOW
Auctions #28-32
12 652 DOT ($78 570) 12.7k+ DOT ($78.6k+)
0.33 SO
1 DOT : 0.33 SO
Reward Pool: 
20.8k of 21m (0.1%)
JOIN NOW
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 28 Ended
Slot #29: leasing November 20, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
OAK Network
leading blocks: 100%
149 998 DOT ($931 490)
75.5+ OAK
1 DOT : 75.5+ OAK
WINNER

Auction 27 Ended
Slot #28: leasing August 28, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Watr
self-funded
leading blocks: 100%
125 224 DOT ($777 641)
WINNER

Auction 26 Ended
Slot #27: leasing August 28, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Aventus Network
leading blocks: 100%
200 000 DOT ($1 242 000)
3 AVT
1 DOT : 3 AVT
WINNER
#19: Jun 5 - Jun 12
#20: Jun 17 - Jun 24
#21: Jun 30 - Jul 7
#22: Jul 12 - Jul 19
#23: Jul 24 - Jul 31
#24: Aug 5 - Aug 12
#25: Aug 17 - Aug 24
Crowdloans on Polkadot
Projects raised: 561 955 DOT ($3 489 740)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #21-25
150 000 DOT ($931 499) 150k+ DOT ($931k+)
222+ KYL
1 DOT : 222+ KYL
Reward Pool: 
33.3m of 1b (3.33%)
WINNER
Auctions #19-20
143 524 DOT ($891 282) 143k+ DOT ($891k+)
3.75+ CTO
1 DOT : 3.75+ CTO
Reward Pool: 
22.5m of 100m (22.5%)
WINNER
Auctions #19-20
132 833 DOT ($824 895) 132k+ DOT ($824k+)
3.5+ KAPEX
1 DOT : 3.5+ KAPEX
Reward Pool: 
1.42m of 2.58m (55%)
WINNER
Auctions #21-25
108 160 DOT ($671 676) 108k+ DOT ($671k+)
2.5+ TEER
1 DOT : 2.5+ TEER
Reward Pool: 
500k of 10m (5%)
Inflation: 0%
WINNER
Auctions #21-25
27 438 DOT ($170 388) 27.4k+ DOT ($170k+)
0.33 SO
1 DOT : 0.33 SO
Reward Pool: 
20.8k of 21m (0.1%)
Refunded
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 25 Ended
Slot #26: leasing August 27, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Kylin Network
leading blocks: 100%
150 000 DOT ($931 499)
1 056
222+ KYL
1 DOT : 222+ KYL
WINNER

Auction 24 Ended
Slot #25: leasing August 27, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Kilt
self-funded
leading blocks: 99.94%
110 000 DOT ($683 100)
WINNER
Kylin Network
leading blocks: 0.06%
101 333 DOT ($629 279)
1 056
222+ KYL
1 DOT : 222+ KYL

Auction 23 Ended
Slot #24: leasing August 27, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Integritee Polkadot
leading blocks: 100%
108 160 DOT ($671 676)
1 215
2.5+ TEER
1 DOT : 2.5+ TEER
WINNER

Auction 22 Ended
Slot #23: leasing August 27, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Integritee Polkadot
leading blocks: 14.24%
81 123 DOT ($503 774)
1 215
2.5+ TEER
1 DOT : 2.5+ TEER
Parathread 2055  
self-funded
leading blocks: 85.76%
76 000 DOT ($471 960)
WINNER

Auction 21 Ended
Slot #22: leasing August 27, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Darwinia
self-funded
leading blocks: 41.75%
9 900 DOT ($61 479)
WINNER

Auction 20 Ended
Slot #21: leasing June 4, 2022 - April 10, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Totem KAPEX
leading blocks: 100%
132 833 DOT ($824 895)
852
3.5+ KAPEX
1 DOT : 3.5+ KAPEX
WINNER

Auction 19 Ended
Slot #20: leasing June 4, 2022 - April 10, 2024

Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Coinversation
leading blocks: 100%
143 524 DOT ($891 282)
1 033
3.75+ CTO
1 DOT : 3.75+ CTO
WINNER