Moonbeam simplifies the developer experience by combining full Ethereum compatibility with the power of Polkadot, including scalability, cross-chain integrations, and on-chain governance.
Solidity Smart Contracts on Polkadot
A Polkadot Parachain
Designed for Developers
Write your smart contracts in anything that compiles to Solidity bytecode, without needing to rewrite or reconfigure.
Broad Tool Compatibility
Leverage Ethereum’s broad development ecosystem by using the tools you love, like MetaMask, Hardhat, Waffle, Remix, and Truffle, in addition to Substrate-based APIs.
An Easy On-Ramp to Polkadot
Moonbeam is so much more than a “bridge:” it’s a launchpad for applications that want to tap into Polkadot’s success without hefty code rewrites. Use the Moonbeam platform to redeploy your Solidity smart contracts to a parallel instance — with little or no changes.
Complete Ethereum Compatibility
Moonbeam is a full Ethereum-like environment and works with industry-standard Ethereum tools, DApps, and protocols.
By mirroring Ethereum’s Web3 RPC, accounts, keys, subscriptions, logs, and more, Moonbeam minimizes the changes required to run existing Solidity smart contracts on the network. Ethereum projects can simply replicate their DApp and deploy it to Moonbeam using popular deployment tools.
The Moonbeam platform also extends the base Ethereum feature set with additional features such as on-chain governance, staking, and cross-chain integrations.
Here’s how the Moonbeam platform goes beyond basic EVM compatibility:
Unified Accounts, Addresses, and Signatures:
Use your existing Ethereum-like H160 accounts & ECDSA signatures to interact with Moonbeam.
Use Existing Tools and DApp Front-Ends:
Deploy with Minimal Changes:
If you have an existing contract, it will work right away with no need to rewrite or reconfigure.
Use Familiar Programming Languages:
Write smart contracts in Solidity or anything that compiles to Solidity bytecode.
The Utility Token of the Moonbeam Network
As a decentralized smart contract platform, Moonbeam requires the Glimmer token to function.
Some of the uses of the Glimmer token on Moonbeam include:
- Supporting the gas metering of smart contract execution
- Incentivizing collators and powering the mechanics around the creation of a decentralized node infrastructure on which the platform can run
- Facilitating the on-chain governance mechanism including proposing referenda, electing council members, voting, etc
- Paying for transaction fees on the network
More information about distribution, supply, and other token economic behaviors can be found on the Moonbeam Foundation website.