Welcome to the Moonbeam monthly dispatch! Lots of excitement for the Moonbeam community & ecosystem this month. We are thrilled to announce that the Moonriver network is now producing blocks in Kusama! In this newsletter, we’ll tell you more about the successful Moonriver crowdloan results, our many new partners and projects building on Moonbeam, recent presentations (both technical & non-technical), and a preview of what’s coming next.
We have a lot of updates for you. Let’s get started!
What’s New with Moonbeam & Moonriver
Moonriver is Now Producing Blocks on The Kusama Network!
The Moonriver crowdloan has ended and Moonriver successfully won a parachain slot on the Kusama network. Over 200,000 KSM were contributed by the community. Moonriver is now connected to Kusama and producing blocks, with a gradual rollout to follow in the coming weeks. Read the announcement here.
Today is the start of the four-phase Moonriver launch process. Currently, the network in phase 0 and is expected to take 1-2 weeks to complete each phase. Learn more about Moonriver’s launch process here.
New Partners & Projects Building on Moonbeam
OpenZeppelin is an open-source framework to build secure smart contracts. This integration provides Moonbeam developers of all levels with the ability to seamlessly create, manage, and deploy smart contracts using the full set of OpenZeppelin tools, including their contract wizard. Learn more here.
IBetYou uses the basic principles of betting and kicks it up a notch with crypto wizardry, powered by MATIC and AAVE. This integration will allow Moonbeam and Moonriver token holders to use their Glimmer (GLMR) and Moonriver (MOVR) tokens in a fun and meaningful way. For example, Moonbeam and Moonriver tokens can be used to create personalized bets or to challenge friends. Learn more here.
Unifty is a no-code NFT ecosystem with a continuously growing collection of tools, services, and Micro Dapps for the fast-emerging Creator Economy. This integration allows Moonbeam developers and users to easily mint their own NFTs, set up combined DeFi and NFT yield farming incentives, and utilize a plethora of additional uses of NFTs enabled by Unifty. Learn more here.
EthSign is a decentralized, versioned electronic agreement signing DApp built with Web3 technologies. This integration allows users to send, sign, and access each version of their agreements on Moonbeam and Moonriver with ease. Make comments, edit, and access each version of your electronic agreement without privacy and communication concerns. Learn more here.
Automata Network is a decentralized service protocol that provides a privacy middleware layer for dApps across multiple blockchains. Powered by Automata Network, the integration with Witness serves to provide Moonbeam dApp developers additional protocol governance options by allowing them to measure and enforce community consensus in a decentralized and private manner. Learn more here.
Zoombies is an infinite world of NFT collectible trading cards built on Rarity, Scarcity and Community. This integration allows the Moonbeam team to further expand in the NFT space. Learn more here.
New on the Moonbeam Blog
Parachain Slot Auction Educational Resources
The Moonbeam Team released several different educational resources about the crowdloan and parachain slot auctions. To read our most recent article about slot auctions to learn more about why and how parachain slots are secured, learn more here.
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!
- Forbes | Kusama Parachain Auctions- The Next Generation of Token Offerings is here
- Yahoo | Derek Yoo From Moonbeam Believes Someone Had to Do Something About Ethereum’s Gas Prices
- News BTC | What Do Kusama, Polkadot, and Your Spare Crypto Holdings Have in Common?
See all the latest news, information, and technical releases for the Moonbeam project at https://moonbeam.network/news/.
Here’s where you’ll find us speaking and demonstrating Moonbeam.
Moonbuilders: Ocean Protocol
? July 7
July’s monthly Moonbeam developer workshop with Ocean Protocol. Jamie from the Ocean Protocol team will showcase the integration of the Ocean Protocol in Moonbase Alpha, Moonbeam’s TestNet.
» Register here.
Ethereum Community Conference (ECC)
? July 20 – 22
The Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) in Paris is the largest annual European Ethereum event focused on technology and community. Three intense days of conferences, networking, and learning.
» Register here.
Talks You May Have Missed
- Moonbeam Universe: Meet the LiveTree Team
- Parachains Auctions Podcast Hosted by Kraken
- Moonbuilders Workshop: Building an API on The Graph with Moonbeam
- Parachains Siguiente Nivel: Las Subastas en Kusama
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 Discord, Twitter, Telegram and this newsletter.
– Moonbeam Team