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Builder's Portal

Welcome to the builder's section of the Polkadot Wiki.

Here, you will be able to find the most up-to-date information on the status of the development tools in the Polkadot ecosystem. We are always adding new tools and frameworks as we learn about them so if you are working on something that should be included please reach out to us on Element.

This section of the wiki is divided into the following parts:

Development Guide#

  • Starter's Guide - High level overview on choosing a parachain, parathread, or smart contract for your project and how to get started.
  • Parachain Development Kits - PDKs are toolkits for building parachains and parathreads.
  • Smart Contracts - Smart contracts are fragments of custom logic that can be deployed to a live chain.
  • Polkadot Wallets - Learn about the supported wallets and how to manage accounts.

Integration Guide#

This section is for service providers like wallets or node operators who want to learn how to integrate Polkadot into their systems.


  • Tools - Maintained list of tools.
  • Subkey - Command line utility for generating and inspecting key pairs.
  • JS tools - TypeScript tools for offline signing of transactions, RPC calls, and more.


  • Examples - Example projects sourced from the community -- see what others are building.


  • Grants - A list of all Polkadot-related projects given grants by the Web3 Foundation.


Polkadot Standards Proposals (PSPs) are standards for the Polkadot ecosystem.