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The launch of the Polkadot Parachains is imminent. Just Mining is offering you the opportunity to participate in this event by supporting your favourite projects in their quest to obtain a Parachain slot. Below is the list of projects you can support on Just Mining. This list is expected to grow over the next few days until the crowloans launch in November. If your favourite project is not listed, please contact our team to see if it will be offered.

Litentry
Deadline for participation* 16 December 2021
What is the project LIT ?
Litentry is a decentralized cross-chain identity aggregator that links user identities across multiple decentralized networks, ensuring reliability, security and data integrity.
Parallel
Deadline for participation* 16 December 2021
What is the project PARA ?
Parallel is a platform to offer DeFi services on Polkadot and Kusama to as many people as possible

* Contributions can end before this date if the project wins an auction during the first 4 weeks of contribution

Frequently asked questions

Parachains are an interesting new investment opportunity for DOT holders. The information below will provide you with all the information you need to understand how this system works, its characteristics and the associated risks. We encourage you to read all of this information before investing. If necessary, our teams are available to answer your questions.

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What are parachains?

Parachains are secondary chains to an infrastructure blockchain, which can evolve into a dedicated slot within it.

Parachains have been implemented for the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems.

Polkadot and Kusama are infrastructure blockchains that offer a technology foundation that can be leveraged by other projects. Projects intending to build on this foundation will need a Parachain slot within the Polkadot or Kusama blockchain infrastructure to deploy.

These slots are limited. To avoid inequality, Polkadot's teams have set up an allocation system, which you'll see below.

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How do the parachains work?

Thus, during a parachain auction, it is the DOT or KSM holders (depending on whether it is on the Polkadot or Kusama infrastructure) who will choose the allocation of slots by depositing their DOT or KSM in favour of the project of their choice. For the Polkadot Parachain Auction, you - Just Mining customers - can place your DOT tokens on the project(s) you wish to support.

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Why participate in a parachain?

Participating in a parachain allows you to receive in return new tokens from the project you support, if it wins the auction. As an investor, this system allows you to position yourself early on young ambitious projects.

Note that the DOTs you place are not spent. They are locked in a smartcontract. They will be returned to you after the auction, if the project for the benefit of which you deposited your DOTs did not win the auction. Otherwise - in case the project for which you placed your DOTs won the auction - your DOTs will be returned to you after a blocking period (the period varies by project).

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How is the winner of the parachain determined?

At the end of the auction period, a specific time is randomly determined. The project with the most DOTs at that moment wins the auction.

Please note that once you have placed DOTs on a project, you cannot withdraw them during the auction, you must wait until the end of the blocking period previously foreseen by the project or the end of the auction if your project has not won the auction. Just Mining cannot guarantee the success of the listed projects.

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What happens to my DOTs if the project wins the Parachain auction?

If the project on which you have positioned yourself wins the auction of the parachain, you will be eligible for the distribution of new tokens according to the rhythm previously defined by the project. Concerning your DOTs, they will be blocked for a predetermined period. At the end of this period, they will be credited (in full) to your Just Mining wallet. The maximum blocking period is known before the start of the parachain auction.

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What happens to my DOTs if the project does not win the Parachain auction?

If the project you are bidding on does not win the auction, all your DOTs will be returned to your Just Mining wallet within 24 hours of the results.

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How much can I earn from parachains?

We cannot determine in advance the profitability associated with the success of a parachain auction. New tokens will be released by the projects that won the Parachain auction at a rate determined before the auction. They will be shared among all contributors who have deposited their DOTs in favor of the project that won the Parachain slot. We cannot know in advance how many contributors will participate in the Parachain auction.

Similarly, we cannot know at what price the new token will be listed.

The financial gains from the Parachain auction, vary depending on the number of tokens distributed and the volatility of the prices of the tokens in question.

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How does Just Mining make money on the transaction?

Just Mining is remunerated by keeping 5% of the new tokens issued by the project(s) that won the parachain. No fees are applied if the project did not win the parachain auction. In any case, no fees will be applied on the return of your DOTs.

Ex: You have deposited 50 DOTs in favor of project X. The project in question has won the parachain auction. According to the distibution conditions of project X, with this level of contribution, you are eligible for 100 tokens. You will receive 95 tokens and Just Mining will keep 5. Your 50 DOTs will be fully credited back to you at the end of the blocking period previously defined by the said project.

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What are the risks of participating in a parachain event?

Participation in a parachain auction involves two things: holding DOT tokens and tying them up for a pre-determined period of time.

Thus, you must accept exposure of your capital to the volatility of the DOT during this period.

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Can I participate in several parachains?

Yes, it just involves having multiple DOTs.

A DOT can only be filed in favor of one project.

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In case of success, what happens to the distribution of the tokens?

Just Mining applies a pro-rata distribution system. In order to simplify operations, we will not take into account specific distribution characteristics (e.g. the first contributors to the auction receive more tokens).

So, in some particular cases, you may receive less tokens via Just Mining than by participating directly in the Parachain auction by your own means.

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What is a crowdloan?

A crowdloan is a way for new projects to get support from its community through the allocation of DOTs in order to win a parachain slot. The term can be misleading, as you are not actually "lending" funds to projects. Your DOTs are simply tied up over a longer or shorter period of time depending on the outcome of the auction.

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Do you have any questions about Parachains? Check out our FAQ or contact our support