Upcoming Events

Moonbeam ecosystem teams host a variety of recurring events and talks. Here are a few that are coming up soon.

March 16, 2023
Moonbeam Universe
NFT Roundtable
March 20, 2023
Community Voice
Let's Talk About Ecosystem Grants
April 14, 2023
Moonbeam Universe
Celebrating World Art Day

Upcoming Conferences

Attend Moonbeam’s presentations and panels around the world.
Have an event that’s not on our radar? Drop us a line.

Feb 27-28, 2023
Interop Summit
Denver, CO, USA
Mar 1-5, 2023
Denver, CO, USA
Mar 10-19, 2023
SXSW Interactive
Austin, TX, USA
Apr 26-28, 2023
Consensus by CoinDesk
Austin, TX, USA

Monthly Recurring Events

We run educational events every month to keep you up-to-date on the latest updates from Moonbeam and the projects building on top of the platform. Subscribe to Moonbuilders (technical) and Moonbeam Universe (non-technical) on Crowdcast channels to be alerted for our next event!

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Talks You May Have Missed

Gotta catch ’em all. Check out some of the demos, presentations, and other videos from past events. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!


Moonriver Network One Year Recap

It’s been a year since Moonriver fully launched- both the network & Kusama ecosystem have come a long way. In this session, Derek Yoo, CEO of PureStake, will share a snapshot of everything that has happened in Moonriver in the past 12 months!


Everything You Need to Know About Staking in Moonbeam [UPDATED]

Join a new session of Everything You Need to Know About Staking with Kevin Neilson from the Moonbeam team. This session will walk you through how staking in Moonbeam and Moonriver works, how to choose a collator, staking tracking tools, and more!


Connected Contracts Hackathon Workshop #1: Building Connected Contracts with XCM and Axelar’s GMP

This workshop was designed to help developers build cross-chain connected applications on Moonbeam Network, and is part of a series produced for the Connected Contracts Hackathon. Listen in as Moonbeam DevRel Kevin Nielson walks you though exactly how to build cross-chain connected contracts using XCM and Axelars General Message Passing.

JULY 2022

Multi-Chain Use Cases on Moonbeam | Polkadot Decoded 2022

Listen in as Derek Yoo, CEO of PureStake and Founder of Moonbeam explore multi-chain use cases in development and deployment, and dive into XC-20s and some of the other exciting implementations of XCM on Moonbeam. These integrations will be put in the context of current trends in multi-chain deployment, how Polkadot fits into the broader crypto ecosystem, and what could happen in the future.

JUNE 2022

Moonbeam Workshop at Polkadot Hackathon North America: Building Cross-Chain DApps with XC-20s

Learn about Moonbeam, developer tools, and XCM. In this session, we will introduce XC-20s, the new token standard for cross-chain tokens in the Dotsama ecosystem. Along the way, we’ll cover, how XCM enables XC-20s, sending XC-20s cross-chain, Cross-Chain DApps using XC-20s, and sample project ideas.

MAY 2022

Moonbeam Universe: Free Your KSM on Moonriver

In this session, we are joined by Lido, Moonwell, Solarbeam, and Zenlink as each team shows us how to use their respective platforms with KSM on Moonriver’s vibrant DeFi ecosystem!!


APRIL 2022

How to Vote on Projects in the Moonriver Grant Hackathon

In this video, you’ll learn how to vote on your favorite projects in the Moonriver Grant Hackathon. If you’re considering submitting a build, there’s still time! For project submission and voting head to the hackathon homepage:

APRIL 2022

Intro to Moonbuilders Academy: A New Learning Hub for Web3 Developers

In this video, Kevin Neilson & Kathy Quilca from the Moonbeam team do an intro to the Moonbuilders Academy, Moonbeam’s first learning hub and educational platform for developers. The Moonbuilders Academy has been designed for devs o learn how to build multi-chain applications on Moonbeam and Moonriver.

APRIL 2022

Moonriver Grant Hackathon: XCM Multi-Chain Explorer with SubQuery Network!

In this video Alberto, with the Moonbeam team is joined by Scott and James from SubQuery for an introduction of XCM as well as a demonstration of indexing XCM transaction data and using SubQuery to build a cross-chain explorer! SubQuery is an open-source project that allows developers to index, transform, and query Substrate chain data to power their applications.

MARCH 2022

Moonriver Grant Hackathon: Building an NFT Dashboard with Covalent

Learn how to use Covalent API to build NFTs, marketplaces, and more. Covalent is a leading blockchain indexer that gives users access to billions of web3 data points across all on-chain networks with their unified API. Join us and Leilani, Covalent’s Product Marketing Manager, to find out what’s possible with Covalent API!

MARCH 2022

Moonriver Grant Hackathon: NFT Workshop by Pinata

Pinata is an essential tool for any developer launching an NFT project. We’re excited to welcome Justin Hunter, Head of Product at Pinata, to show you how you can use Pinata to manage your NFT media in a decentralized and permanent way.

MARCH 2022

Moonriver Grant Hackathon Introductory Workshop: Getting Started Building on Moonriver

In this workshop, Kevin answers the question “why Moonriver?” and does a deep dive on the bounties offered in the event as well the upcoming schedule!


Privacy on Polkadot

ZKValidator’s Privacy on Polkadot event took place on 22nd February 2022 and was supported by the Polkadot Treasury. In this video, Derek Yoo, PureStake founder, presents Moonbeam.


EVM Interoperability Across Ecosystems

EVM Interoperability Across Ecosystems – Panel featuring Ash Tyson (mod), Derek Yoo (Moonbeam), Nico Arqueros (Milkomeda), Bryan Pellegrino (LayerZero) and Alex Shevchenko (Aurora)


Bootstrapping an Ethereum Compatible Ecosystem On Polkadot

This year, at ETH Devnber, Moonbeam’s Alberto Viera on the developer relations team presented Moonbeam’s strategy behind bootstrapping the Polkadot Ecosystem


Introducing Moonbeam’s 2022 EthDenver Bounties

In case you missed the EthDenver Bounty Reveal Livestream, catch a replay here of Kevin from the Developer Relations Team introducing Moonbeam’s 2022 EthDenver Bounties. If you’re not able to make it to Denver, there’s a virtual hackathon with identical bounties and prizes.


Everything You Need to Know about Staking in Moonbeam & Moonriver

In this video you will learn the fundamentals about staking with collators, revoking or reducing your delegation with one or multiple collators, what tools to use to get the most out of staking your tokens, and more.


Best Security Practices for Moonbeam & Moonriver Collators

In this session, Gil & Art, from the Moonbeam team, talk about best security practices for Moonbeam collators.


Interoperability in the DOTverse

Folks from the Centrifuge, Interlay, Manta, Parity, and Moonbeam teams got together on Twitter Spaces to talk about interoperability in the DOTverse. In this conversation, learn about the role of interoperability in the Polkadot & Kusama networks and new use cases in the ecosystem.


Moonbeam & Moonriver 2021 Year Review

2021 has been an exciting year for the Moonbeam, Moonriver, and Polkadot communities! In this talk, the Moonbeam team will do a 2021 year recap of the Moonbeam & Moonriver networks. The team will also go through what to expect in 2022.


Ask Me Anything: Collators AMA with Derek Yoo and Moonbeam Team

Join Fransisco Agosti from the Moonbeam team and Derek Yoo, CEO, and founder of Moonbeam to answer burning questions in this new collator AMA.


Interoperability & DeFi: How Bridging will Create a Multi-Chain World

Learn how bridging will facilitate a multi-chain world and disrupt several multi-billion dollar sectors. Featuring Derek Yoo, CEO of Moonbeam (Polkadot Ecosystem), Scott Smiley, Head of Strategy at ICON, Renee Leibler, Founder of Harmonic Chain, and more!


MEXC Global: 26 Questions with Moonbeam & Moonriver

On this episode of 26 Questions, the MEXC team invited Derek Yoo, CEO of PureStake, to share more about GLMR/MOVR and the networks. He will be debunking and answering 20 questions from the MEXC Twitter channel.


Ivan on Tech: What is Moonbeam? Ethereum Smart Contracts on Polkadot

Popular YouTuber, Ivan on Tech interviewed Derek Yoo, CEO and founder of PureStake this month. Listen in to learn about Moonbeam and Derek’s vision for the Moonbeam future.


Coin Talk: Multichain Bridges and Parachain Auctions

This Month, Derek Yoo, CEO, and founder of PureStake partook in a panel for Celsius Network’s Coin Talk. Listen in as the panel discusses multichain bridges and parachain auctions.


Moonbeam Crowdloan: Rewards & Participation Details

Derek Yoo, Moonbeam Founder & Aaron Evans, Moonbeam Foundation Director, joined Katie from the Moonbeam team in a conversation about the new information released about the Moonbeam crowdloan. In this talk, you will learn more about Moonbeam crowdloan rewards and how to participate.


Sub0 Conference: Building Parachains with Substrate

This month, Alan Sapéde from the Moonbeam Team took part in a panel to discuss building parachains with Substrate at this year’s Sub0 conference.


Sub0 Conference: Ethereum Compatible Substrate Chains

This month, Joshy Orndorff from the Moonbeam led a discussion on Ethereum Compatible Substrate Chains at this year’s Sub0 conference.


Token 2049: Bootstrapping an Interoperable Ecosystem on Polkadot

This month, Derek Yoo (Moonbeam founder) led a discussion at the Token 2049 conference in London on how Moonbeam has been able to attract such a concentration of DeFi projects in “Bootstrapping the Interoperable Ecosystem on Polkadot.”


Moonbeam Universe: Meet the Zoombies Team

In this session, join Ryan from the Zoombies team and Chris, Moonbeam Senior Ambassador, in a conversation about Zoombies, NFT collectible trading cards that provide a unique gamified NFT experience!


Moonbuilders Workshop: Rapid DApp Development on Moonbeam with UseDApp

Marek, from Ethworks, & Kevin, from the Moonbeam team, are the hosts of a new episode of the Moonbuilders Workshop. Learn more about useDApp, a framework for rapid DApp development. UseDApp takes away all of the burdens so that you can focus on building your dApp instead of complexities.


How to Set Up a Local Moonbeam Node to Interact with Your Ethereum Smart Contracts

This tutorial will show you how to set up a local (development) Moonbeam node using both Docker and compiling binary methods. Once your local node is running, we’ll show you how to connect it to Polkadot.js Apps. You can then use your local Moonbeam node to test your Ethereum smart contract locally or integrate with Metamask, Remix, Truffle, and more.


Moonbuilders Workshop: Secure Development and Operations With OpenZeppelin & Moonbeam

In this session, learn how to ship faster with lower risk using OpenZeppelin Contracts and OpenZeppelin Defender. JA & Santiago from the OpenZeppelin team showcased the OpenZeppelin Contracts Wizard, Defender, and share security best practices.


AMA: Collator AMA with Derek Yoo & The Moonbeam Team

Derek Yoo, Moonbeam Founder, the Moonbeam team & our collators came together to answer questions regarding collating on the Moonbeam Network!

JULY 2021

EthCC: Enhancing Ethereum Smart Contracts with Precompiles: Pooled Staking in A Smart Contract

This week Kevin Neilson (Developer Relations Engineer) and Antoinne Estienne (Full Stack Blockchain Engineer) from Moonbeam presented at EthCC in Paris France to showcase Moonbeam’s initiatives of enhancing Ethereum smart contracts with precompiles!

JULY 2021

Moonbuilders Workshop: How to Interact with Ocean Protocol using Ocean.js

Learn more about how to use Ocean Protocol and how to interact with it using Ocean.js with Alberto from the Moonbeam team and Jamie from Ocean. Additionally, you’ll learn how to transfer data tokens between users, set pricing for your dataset, and consume data via the blockchain.

JUNE 2021

Tutorial: How to Deploy Contracts on Moonbeam with OpenZeppelin Wizard

Kevin from the Moonbeam team will show you how to get started with OpenZeppelin Wizard, the easiest way to get started building smart contracts. Follow along as Kevin deploys an ERC-20 token on Moonbase Alpha.

JUNE 2021

Parachains ✅​ Siguiente Nivel: Las Subastas en Kusama

La primera subasta de espacios en Kusama ha comenzado. Las famosas “parachains” están actualmente participando en las subastas para poder obtener un espacio en la cadena de relevos de Kusama.

JUNE 2021

Moonbuilders Workshop: Building an API on The Graph with Moonbeam

Join Nader (Dev Relations Engineer) from The Graph team and learn how to build a subgraph that indexes data from a smart contract deployed to Moonbase Alpha (our TestNet). The Graph was recently integrated into the Moonbeam portfolio of integrations.

MAY 2021

Polkadot Decoded 2021: A Dispatch From the Front Lines of Multi-Chain Deployment

Join Derek Yoo, CEO, and founder of PureSake, and Peter Mauric, Head of Public Affairs at Parity Technologies to discuss the reality of muli-chain deployments. Polkadot Decoded is a virtual conference for the Polkadot community, featuring talks and workshops on all things Polkadot.

MAY 2021

Let’s Talk About Moonriver and the Crowdloan

The Moonriver Crowdloan is officially open for Pre-Registration. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what it means to participate in Moonriver’s crowdlaon and what it is!

MAY 2021

Moonbuilders Workshop: Querying the Moonbeam Network With the Covalent API

Covalent provides a Unified API to pull balances, positions, and historical transaction activity for the Moonbeam network. Ganesh, Covalent’s co-founder, walks you through the process of building your first wallet and portfolio tracking application in just a few lines of code.

MAY 2021

Illuminate/21 Series

On April 27, we celebrated one year since announcing the Moonbeam project by showcasing the incredible projects that are already building on it. This condensed, rapid-fire virtual format allowed attendees to get a feel for the activity and integrations they can expect when Moonriver and Moonbeam launch later this year.

APRIL 2021

Moonbuilders Workshop: Using ChainSafe’s ChainBridge on Moonbeam

Greg Markou, CTO at ChainSafe, gives a short talk on understanding and utilizing ChainBridge on the Moonbeam Platform. This is a great opportunity to learn more about ChainBridge’s features and how developers can leverage them to bridge their value, information, and assets across multiple chains.

MARCH 2021

How to Get Started in Moonbeam and Use Chainlink Oracles

Learn how to get started on Moonbeam and use the Chainlink integration. This presentation will also walk you through how to create a local Moonbeam node for testing, connecting to MetaMask, how to use Web3.js, Ethers.js, and, and deploy contracts with Truffle and Hardhat.

MARCH 2021

Polkadot Ecosystem Panel by Injective Protocol

Derek Yoo, Moonbeam Founder, participated in an exclusive panel about the Polkadot ecosystem with the Acala, Parity, and Injective teams!

MARCH 2021

Polka DeFiance | Panel: Polkadot As A Solution to Scalability

Derek Yoo, Moonbeam Founder, participated in the panel discussing Polkadot as a solution to scalability, organized by Equilibrium, CoinTelegraph, and the Polkadot DeFi Alliance.

MARCH 2021

Moonbeam: La Manera Más Sencilla de Empezar en Polkadot

Conoce más acerca de Moonbeam, el proyecto que está haciendo el futuro multicadena, una realidad. Moonbeam es el proyecto que está construyendo la plataforma de contrato inteligente con una poderosa compatibilidad con Ethereum.

MARCH 2021

DeFi Demo Day | Demo: SushiSwap Integration on Moonbeam

The SushiSwap team showcases the deployment of SushiSwap in Moonbase Alpha, Moonbeam’s TestNet.

MARCH 2021

DeFi Demo Day | Demo: Balancer Integration on Moonbeam

See a quick overview of the Moonbeam project and its powerful Ethereum compatibility by showcasing a Proof of Concept of the Balancer integration.

MARCH 2021

Moonbuilders Workshop: Getting Started with Moonbeam

See a technical overview of the platform and its Ethereum compatibility features.


Using Solidity Smart Contracts with Chainlink Oracles on Moonbeam

Overview and demo of the Moonbeam smart contract platform and how to use it with Chainlink oracles.


Polkadot Decoded 2020

Derek Yoo Compares the History of Computing & Blockchain