Polkadot’s ecosystem continues to expand with the first parachain to be added to its network. Shell is now registered as a Polkadot parachain after voting on referendum 41. However, the parachain is expected to work with limited functionalities. This could be just the beginning for Polkadot’s network to be adopted by companies around the world.
Shell has now its official parachain on the Polkadot network. This is a very important milestone for Polkadot as it shows that the network is being adopted by companies around the world. As per the official announcement on Twitter, Shell would only be able to accept messages from the Relay Chain in order to upgrade itself. In the future, there could be another referendum as soon as the disputes code becomes active.
The official tweet from Polkadot reads as follows:
“Polkadot’s first parachain has been added. Referendum 41 has passed registering the Shell parachain on Polkadot, to ensure block production, inclusion, and finalization. The Shell parachain has extremely limited functionality: it does not even have the notion of accounts.”