Before beginning the journey to starting your parachain, it's important to realize how exactly the notion of a parachain fits into the wider architecture of Polkadot.
If you plan on following along, clone this repository which contains everything you need to follow the guide:
Note that we will be using Polkadot binaries and dependencies, as indicative later, but we will be provisioning and locally running our own relay chain. We will also create and run our own parachain, which will connect to our relay chain.
📄️ Polkadot Network Components
Get a brief overview of how the Polkadot network operates and crucial components.
📄️ Relay Chain Architecture Overview
Learn the role of the relay chain, and how it registers and validates parachains.
📄️ Parachain Architecture Overview
Learn the structure of a parachain, what tools are used to develop it, and how it relates to the relay chain.