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Welcome to the monthly Moonbeam Dispatch: a newsletter with all of our Moonbeam/ Moonriver-related announcements and updates in one place.

Lots of excitement for the Moonbeam ecosystem this month. We are thrilled to announce that the Moonriver network is live and fully functional on Kusama. Stay tuned as we cover recent presentations (both technical & non-technical), new integrations, and a preview of what’s to come!

What’s New with Moonbeam & Moonriver

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Moonriver is Now Live on Kusama

The Moonbeam team is thrilled to announce that Moonriver is now live on the Kusama Network. This is a great milestone for the Moonbeam community!

Yesterday, Moonriver completed its launch process by enabling balance transfers and EVM functionality. The Moonriver network is officially fully functional and now 60+ projects in the Moonbeam ecosystem can start deploying their smart contracts and DApps to the Moonriver network.

The enablement of balance transfers allowed the Moonriver crowdloan contributors to receive their first batch of rewards. Another exciting update in Moonriver’s final launch phase was the addition of EVM, which allows users to begin staking and receiving rewards. The Moonriver ecosystem continues to expand rapidly as many new projects start to deploy on the network.

Read more here.

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Take Flight

Earlier this month, The Moonbeam Foundation announced Take Flight, a token event open to the Moonbeam community. This virtual event is an opportunity for Moonbeam community members to obtain Glimmer (GLMR) tokens, the utility tokens of the Moonbeam Network.

Take Flight was created to thank the core community members who have helped us make Moonbeam a reality. It also provides a way for the community to take an active role in the future of the network through on-chain governance.

Learn more about the event here.

New Partners & Projects Building on Moonbeam

August Newsletter

Covalent

Covalent announced its complete indexing of Moonriver. This integration expands the availability of data on Moonriver and simplifies the experience for developers who need reliable, high-quality data. In the future, Covalent will also support the Moonbeam Network. Read more.

Zoombies

Cardinal Entertainment will bring Zoombies, the NFT game, to Moonbeam and Moonriver. Moonbeam’s Ethereum-compatibility allows the Zoombies team to deploy to a Polkadot-based environment without rewriting their codebase. Zoombies is now live on Moonbeam’s TestNet, Moonbase Alpha, and will be available on Moonriver very soon! Read more.

Meter

The Meter Passport bridge is coming to Moonriver and Moonbeam. This bridge will connect the Moonriver parachain and Kusama to Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, and Meter, allowing the free movement of assets across the independent networks. Meter Passport will also be deployed to Moonbeam once it launches on Polkadot later this year. Read more.

Impossible Finance

Impossible Finance, a multi-chain incubator, launchpad, and token swap platform which offers next-generation decentralized financing to Web3 projects, has integrated with Moonbeam. This integration provides developers with a decentralized platform to natively launch and sustain their projects in the Moonbeam and Polkadot ecosystems. Read more.

Figment (Hubble)

Figment, an established validator on Proof of Stake networks and provider of widely-used DevOps tools and infrastructure, has integrated with Moonbeam. This integration brings the Hubble dashboard to Moonbeam and Moonriver, creating a more intuitive staking experience for users by creating a new way to easily view staking opportunities, review performance data, and nominate collators. Read more.

Bware Labs

Moonbeam’s integration with Bware Labs will allow users to access their MVP at app.bwarelabs.com, and create fully-fledged RPC and WSS endpoints for the Moonriver Network and Moonbase Alpha. Developers will have the possibility to build and test their Moonbeam dApps using Bware’s APIs. Read more.

See all the latest news, information, and technical releases for the Moonbeam project at https://moonbeam.network/news/.

Moonbeam in the Media

We want to share with you some articles that were recently published and talk about Moonbeam, our purpose, and what is coming up next!

See all the latest news, information, and technical releases for the Moonbeam project at https://moonbeam.network/news/.

Upcoming Events

Here’s where you’ll find us speaking and demonstrating Moonbeam.

Moonbeam Universe: Meet the Zoombies Team

🗓 August 31, 2021

Join a new episode of the Moonbeam Universe, a networking space designed to connect the Moonbeam community with the teams behind the projects building on it. 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! Learn more and register here.

Moonbuilders Workshop: Rapid dApp Development on Moonbeam with useDApp

🗓 September 1, 2021

Marek from Ethworks & Kevin from the Moonbeam will be our hosts in the 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. Learn more and register here.

Let’s Celebrate the Moonriver Launch

🗓 September 1, 2021

The Moonbeam community hit a milestone this week; the Moonriver network is now live on Kusama. Join the Moonbeam team in a conversation about Moonriver’s roadmap, receiving staking rewards, voting on referenda, and more! Let’s celebrate the launch of Moonriver in Kusama together.

» We’ll live stream on Moonbeam’s Twitter Space.

Mainnet 2021 NYC Speaker: Derek Yoo

🗓 September 20 – 21, 2021

At this year’s Mainnet 2021, Derek Yoo, CEO of Purestake, will contribute to the ‘Future of Polkadot’ panel. This talk will cover both the challenges and innovations surrounding Polkadot.

» Register here.

Talks You May Have Missed

You can keep track of which events we’re going to be attending in the future here.

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That’s it for this month! As always, you can keep in touch via DiscordTwitterTelegram, and this newsletter.

– Moonbeam Team

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