Polkadot Set Sights on Asia with PolkaPort East in Hong Kong

Polkadot launches PolkaPort East in Hong Kong with support from the Web3 Foundation’s Decentralized Futures grant.

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  • Polkadot launches PolkaPort East in Hong Kong.
  • Web3 Foundation gives Decentralized Futures grant to PolkaPort East.
  • The initiative targets blockchain adoption in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, a major global financial hub, is becoming an important center for blockchain and cryptocurrency developments. As China tightens its grip on the mainland’s crypto activities, Hong Kong emerges as a center of innovation and opportunity. 


To capitalize on this trend, Polkadot launched PolkaPort East. Supported by a grant from the Web3 Foundation, the initiative aims to boost decentralization and drive adoption in Hong Kong and China.

Polkadot’s Expansion into Asia

On Tuesday, May 4, Polkadot announced the launch of PolkaPort East in Hong Kong. Supported by a grant from the Web3 Foundation’s Decentralized Futures (DF) program, this initiative aims to enhance technical, community, and ecosystem growth within the Polkadot network in the region.

PolkaPort East will lead investor relations and growth initiatives for Polkadot in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area surrounding it. Its objectives will be attracting new development teams, providing co-working spaces, and engaging with family offices and crypto VCs.

Max Rebol, co-founder of PolkaPort East and CEO of Harbour Industrial Capital, emphasized the strategic importance of this launch. “The launch of PolkaPort East comes at a crucial moment for Polkadot. It represents a critical step towards increasing the network’s decentralization while strengthening the ecosystem’s strategic position in Hong Kong.”

What the Decentralized Futures Fund Does for Polkadot

The Decentralized Futures initiative, launched by the Web3 Foundation in 2023, supports projects that contribute to the Polkadot ecosystem’s growth. 


With an initial allocation of $20 million and 5 million DOT tokens, the program aims to enhance Polkadot’s decentralization by funding independent teams and initiatives. This includes profit-generating organizations and non-profits with sustainable financing strategies through Polkadot’s on-chain treasury system.

The DF initiative fosters the creation of robust local communities that can drive the adoption and development of Polkadot-based projects. This involves engaging with local developers, investors, and educational institutions to build a strong and sustainable ecosystem.

On the Flipside

Why This Matters

Polkadot’s expansion into Asia with PolkaPort East represents a significant step towards enhancing the network’s decentralization and driving regional growth.

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David Marsanic

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