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Polkassembly tutorialTutorials
August 31, 2022

How to Participate in Moonbeam Governance with Polkassembly

This is an updated version of the tutorial that was originally published on March 17, 2022. Polkassembly is an open-source platform for anyone to discover and participate in Moonbeam's on-chain governance. You can open/interact with…
Moonriver One Year RecapBlogs
August 26, 2022

Moonriver One Year Later

It’s been a year since Moonriver fully launched, which is when DApps could begin launching on the EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) and balance transfers were enabled. In that time, the network, and the Kusama ecosystem…
Comparing the Environmental Impact of Ethereum and MoonbeamBlogs
August 26, 2022

Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake: Comparing the Environmental Impact of Ethereum and Moonbeam

As most crypto enthusiasts know, a blockchain is a database that is maintained and shared across multiple computers that form a single network. For the blockchain to function properly, everyone interacting with it has to…
Axelar SDK tutorialBlogs
August 19, 2022

Using Axelar’s SDK for Connected Contracts

Axelar’s general message passing (GMP) allows smart contracts to communicate securely across chains. This enables developers to build cross-chain connected applications on Moonbeam that can tap into functionality from Polkadot, Ethereum, Avalanche, Cosmos, and beyond.…
What is maintenance mode?Blogs
August 4, 2022

What is Maintenance Mode?

The Moonbeam network officially launched on January 11, 2022. On launch, transfers and EVM functionality were enabled and SUDO access had been revoked. Due to the fact that Moonbeam was the first parachain to become…
Moonbeam Team Releases Urgent Security Patch for Integer Truncation bugBlogs
August 1, 2022

Moonbeam Team Releases Urgent Security Patch for Integer Truncation bug

On Monday, June 27, 2022, Moonriver and Moonbeam each received an urgent upgrade through runtime 1606 to resolve a security issue responsibly disclosed by an independent whitehat hacker earlier that day (EDT). The issue has…
Connected Contracts with AxelarBlogs
July 21, 2022

Cross-Chain Connected Contracts with Axelar

Moonbeam was built on Polkadot and shares its interoperability vision, but cross-chain communication doesn’t stop with parachains. The Axelar Network protocol has extended the number of networks to be within Moonbeam’s reach by allowing tokens…
Connected Contracts on MoonbeamBlogs
July 20, 2022

What Are Cross-Chain Connected Contracts

Moonbeam is paving the way for the next generation of decentralized applications through connected contracts. This advancement unites the functionalities of many blockchains and makes them accessible to developers on Moonbeam, changing the way developers…
#HarvestMoonBlogs
June 23, 2022

Introducing Harvest Moon: A Moonbeam DeFi Campaign

Updated August 3, 2022 - In light of recent events, the Harvest Moon campaign has been paused. The Moonbeam Foundation will continue to evaluate the situation to determine when it may be an appropriate time…
2022 Moonriver Grant Hackathon WinnersBlogs
June 21, 2022

2022 Moonriver Grant Hackathon Winners

The 2022 Moonriver Grant Hackathon wrapped up on May 20th with over 57 submissions competing for $150,000 in prizes. One-third of the funding was allocated to a matching pool with winners chosen via public vote…
Moonbeam and Moonriver Security Bug ResolutionBlogs
May 31, 2022

Moonbeam Team Releases Urgent Security Patch for Custom Precompiles

Updated on June 21, 2022 On Friday, May 27, 2022, Moonriver and Moonbeam both received urgent upgrades through runtimes 1503 and 1504 in order to resolve a security issue that was responsibly disclosed by an…
xcdot tutorialTutorials
May 3, 2022

How to Interact with xcDOT

Cross chain assets are native Substrate assets that can be transferred between a parachain and the relay chain, or other parachains that are connected to the same relay chain. The first cross chain asset supported…
The big unlockBlogsEducation
April 27, 2022

The Big Unlock: 1.1 Million KSM Tokens to Be Available for Use in Kusama DeFi in May

The parachain slot leases for the first batch of Kusama parachains will end in May 2022. Since all five of these parachains used a crowdloan to bootstrap the funds to pay for the lease, these…
Moonbuilders AcademyBlogsEducation
April 22, 2022

Moonbuilders Academy is Now Open for Web3 Developers

We’ve just introduced an exciting new resource for our developer community through the opening of Moonbuilders Academy, Moonbeam’s first learning hub and educational platform for developers. This Academy has been designed for devs to learn…
XC-20 Featured imageBlogsEducation
April 13, 2022

Introducing XC-20s, the New Standard for Cross-Chain Tokens on Dotsama

Moonbeam and Moonriver are Ethereum-compatible parachains on top of Polkadot and Kusama, respectively. This compatibility enables ERC-20 tokens to be easily deployed on top of the networks, which is a key ingredient of making a…

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