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Polkadot has four core components:

  • Relay Chain: Polkadot’s “heart,” helping to create consensus, interoperability and shared security across the network of different chains;
  • Parachains: independent chains that can have their own tokens and be optimized for specific use cases;
  • Parathread: similar to parachains but with flexible connectivity based on an economical pay-as-you-go model;
  • Bridges: allows parachains and parathreads to connect and communicate with external blockchains like Ethereum.

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