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
#65: Jan 5 - Jan 12
#66: Jan 13 - Jan 19
#67: Jan 20 - Jan 26
#68: Jan 31 - Feb 6
#69: Feb 10 - Feb 17
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 5 999 KSM ($213 148)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #66-69
5 999 KSM ($213 148) 6k+ KSM ($213k+)
5 000+ MGX
1 KSM : 5 000+ MGX
Reward Pool: 
30m of 1b (3%)
Inflation: 0%
WINNER
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 68 Ended
Leasing: January 24, 2023 - January 3, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Mangata X
leading blocks: 100%
5 999 KSM ($213 148)  
5 000+ MGX
1 KSM : 5 000+ MGX
WINNER

Auction 67 Ended
Leasing: January 24, 2023 - January 3, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Moonriver
leading blocks: 94.23%
7 000 KSM ($248 710)  
self-funded
WINNER
Mangata X
leading blocks: 5.77%
5 999 KSM ($213 148)  
5 000+ MGX
1 KSM : 5 000+ MGX

Auction 66 Ended
Leasing: January 24, 2023 - January 3, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2241  
leading blocks: 4.2%
300 KSM ($10 659)  
self-funded
Luhn Network
leading blocks: 23.65%
305 KSM ($10 837)  
self-funded
Litmus
leading blocks: 72.33%
3 000 KSM ($106 590)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 65 Ended
Leasing: December 13, 2022 - November 21, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2243  
leading blocks: 14.64%
2 000 KSM ($71 060)  
self-funded
Bittensor Kusama
leading blocks: 85.36%
2 050 KSM ($72 837)  
self-funded
WINNER
#59: Oct 31 - Nov 7
#60: Nov 7 - Nov 14
#61: Nov 14 - Nov 21
#62: Nov 21 - Nov 28
#63: Dec 22 - Dec 28
#64: Dec 29 - Jan 5
Crowdloans on Kusama
Projects raised: 3 007 KSM ($106 838)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #62-64
2 002 KSM ($71 131) 2k+ KSM ($71.1k+)
2.38 XRT
1 KSM : 2.38 XRT
Reward Pool: 
4.77k of 9.3m (0.05%)
Inflation: 1%
WINNER
Auctions #62-64
1 004.97 KSM ($35 707) 1.01k+ KSM ($35.7k+)
2.06 XRT
1 KSM : 2.06 XRT
Reward Pool: 
2.08k of 9.3m (0.02%)
Inflation: 1%
Not Refunded
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 64 Ended
Leasing: December 13, 2022 - November 21, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Bittensor 2242
leading blocks: 26.67%
2 600 KSM ($92 378)  
self-funded
WINNER
Parathread 2243  
leading blocks: 47.67%
2 000 KSM ($71 060)  
self-funded
Bittensor 2244
leading blocks: 25.66%
2 602 KSM ($92 449)  
self-funded

Auction 63 Ended
Leasing: December 13, 2022 - November 21, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Robonomics
leading blocks: 100%
2 002 KSM ($71 131)  
62
2.38 XRT
1 KSM : 2.38 XRT
WINNER

Auction 62 Ended
Leasing: December 13, 2022 - November 21, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Zero
leading blocks: 100%
1 005 KSM ($35 708)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 61 Ended
Leasing: October 31, 2022 - October 9, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2233  
leading blocks: 70.72%
241 KSM ($8 563)  
self-funded
WINNER
Parathread 2232  
leading blocks: 23.17%
242 KSM ($8 598)  
self-funded
Robonomics
leading blocks: 6.11%
525 KSM ($18 652)  
93
2.06 XRT
1 KSM : 2.06 XRT

Auction 60 Ended
Leasing: October 31, 2022 - October 9, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2230  
leading blocks: 39.51%
125 KSM ($4 441)  
self-funded
Zeitgeist
leading blocks: 60.49%
500 KSM ($17 765)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 59 Ended
Leasing: October 31, 2022 - October 9, 2023

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Crab Network
leading blocks: 100%
11.00 KSM ($391)  
self-funded
WINNER
Polkadot Crowdloans Rewards Rating
#33: Nov 21 - Nov 28
#34: Dec 4 - Dec 10
#35: Dec 16 - Dec 22
#36: Dec 28 - Jan 3
#37: Jan 9 - Jan 15
#38: Jan 21 - Jan 27
#39: Feb 2 - Feb 8
Crowdloans on Polkadot
Projects raised: 515 055 DOT ($3 383 912)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #35-39
299 997 DOT ($1 970 980) 299k+ DOT ($1.97m+)
11+ PEN
1 DOT : 11+ PEN
Reward Pool: 
6m of 200m (3%)
WINNER
Auctions #35-39
76 148 DOT ($500 295) 76.1k+ DOT ($500k+)
self-funded WINNER
Auctions #33-34
53 427 DOT ($351 014) 53.4k+ DOT ($351k+)
0.33 SO
1 DOT : 0.33 SO
Reward Pool: 
20.8k of 21m (0.1%)
WINNER
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 39
Leasing: February 13, 2023 - December 18, 2024

The winner will be randomly selected in the final block of the epoch.
Project Latest Bid  Contributions  Min Reward 
Parathread 2104  
leading blocks: 80.7%
25 000 DOT ($164 250)  
self-funded
PAUSED
Parathread 2105  
leading blocks: 19.3%
17 500 DOT ($114 975)  
self-funded
PAUSED

Auction 38 Ended
Leasing: February 13, 2023 - December 18, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2104  
leading blocks: 61.07%
17 500 DOT ($114 975)  
self-funded
Aleph Zero
leading blocks: 38.93%
25 000 DOT ($164 250)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 37 Ended
Leasing: February 13, 2023 - December 18, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Hashed Network
leading blocks: 4.82%
10 000 DOT ($65 700)  
self-funded
Subsocial Polkadot
leading blocks: 95.18%
15 000 DOT ($98 550)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 36 Ended
Leasing: February 13, 2023 - December 18, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Bittensor
leading blocks: 100%
76 148 DOT ($500 295)  
WINNER

Auction 35 Ended
Leasing: February 13, 2023 - December 18, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Pendulum
leading blocks: 100%
299 997 DOT ($1 970 980)  
11+ PEN
1 DOT : 11+ PEN
WINNER

Auction 34 Ended
Leasing: November 21, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
OmniBTC
leading blocks: 25.63%
53 427 DOT ($351 014)  
0.33 SO
1 DOT : 0.33 SO
WINNER
Hashed Network
leading blocks: 74.37%
61 430 DOT ($403 598)  
480 HASH
1 DOT : 480 HASH

Auction 33 Ended
Leasing: November 21, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Frequency
leading blocks: 100%
67 500 DOT ($443 475)  
self-funded
WINNER
#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: 632 426 DOT ($4 155 040)
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# Auctions Project Funds Raised  Contributions  Min Reward  Tokenomics                          
Auctions #26-27
199 999.99 DOT ($1 314 000) 200k+ DOT ($1.31m+)
3 AVT
1 DOT : 3 AVT
Reward Pool: 
600k of 11m (5.45%)
Inflation: 6%
WINNER
Auctions #28-32
149 998 DOT ($985 489) 149k+ DOT ($985k+)
75.5+ OAK
1 DOT : 75.5+ OAK
Reward Pool: 
15m of 1b (1.5%)
Inflation: 5%
WINNER
Auctions #26-27
123 562 DOT ($811 802) 123k+ DOT ($811k+)
15 BBB
1 DOT : 15 BBB
Reward Pool: 
3m of 1b (0.3%)
Refunded
Auctions #28-32
86 913 DOT ($571 018) 86.9k+ DOT ($571k+)
10+ AJUN
1 DOT : 10+ AJUN
Reward Pool: 
2.4m of 500m (0.48%)
WINNER
Auctions #28-32
71 953 DOT ($472 731) 72k+ DOT ($472k+)
0.2+ CRU
1 DOT : 0.2+ CRU
Reward Pool: 
20k of 20m (0.1%)
Inflation: 12%
WINNER
TBA - to be announced
Progress bars current values are based on the maximum "Funds Raised" value in the table
Timeline

Auction 32 Ended
Leasing: November 21, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Parathread 2092  
leading blocks: 82.15%
37 656 DOT ($247 397)  
self-funded
WINNER
OmniBTC
leading blocks: 17.85%
37 671 DOT ($247 495)  
617
0.33 SO
1 DOT : 0.33 SO

Auction 31 Ended
Leasing: November 21, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Ajuna Network
leading blocks: 100%
86 913 DOT ($571 018)  
711
10+ AJUN
1 DOT : 10+ AJUN
WINNER

Auction 30 Ended
Leasing: November 21, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Crust Network
leading blocks: 100%
71 953 DOT ($472 731)  
811
0.2+ CRU
1 DOT : 0.2+ CRU
WINNER

Auction 29 Ended
Leasing: November 21, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Crust Network
leading blocks: 0.03%
58 489 DOT ($384 270)  
811
0.2+ CRU
1 DOT : 0.2+ CRU
Bitgreen
leading blocks: 99.97%
75 000 DOT ($492 750)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 28 Ended
Leasing: November 21, 2022 - September 25, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
OAK Network
leading blocks: 100%
149 998 DOT ($985 489)  
530
75.5+ OAK
1 DOT : 75.5+ OAK
WINNER

Auction 27 Ended
Leasing: August 28, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Watr
leading blocks: 100%
125 224 DOT ($822 722)  
self-funded
WINNER

Auction 26 Ended
Leasing: August 28, 2022 - July 3, 2024

Project Last Bid  Contributions  Estimated Reward  Status
Aventus Network
leading blocks: 100%
200 000 DOT ($1 314 000)  
134
3 AVT
1 DOT : 3 AVT
WINNER