As DeFi Grows, Investors Look to Polkadot to Be the Next Ethereum

As DeFi Grows, Investors Look to Polkadot to Be the Next Ethereum

In a cryptocurrency ecosystem where the programmable-money juggernaut has long been Ethereum, Polkadot, a project that has been quietly developing an alternative solution since 2016, is ready to take on the blockchain world.


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