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June has been an electric month for the Moonbeam Team. New, hard-hitting integrations like Chainlink, Moonwell, Lido, and Boba hit the Moonbeam ecosystem. Moonbeam received a generous ecosystem fund to help new projects flourish, and we have recently set off a new DeFi campaign, Harvest Moon.

#HarvestMoonbeam

Moonbeam has now entered its next phase of liveness, Harvest Moon! Harvest Moon is a DeFi campaign designed to spark and highlight DeFi activity within the Moonbeam ecosystem and attract the next generation of unified DeFi applications. The Moonbeam Foundation has allocated up to 1.5% of GLMR supply to Harvest Moon to a fund grant-based liquidity program. As the next wave of projects deploys, Harvest Moon will be expanded to allow users to harness these new use cases through connected contracts. Use the #HarvestMoonbeam hashtag on Twitter to find the latest updates.

Whats New with Moonbeam & Moonriver

New $100 Million Fund to Fuel Moonbeam Ecosystem Growth

Arrington Capital has granted the Moonbeam Foundation a $100 million ecosystem fund to support new projects looking to develop and scale multi-chain applications.

Lido, Chainlink, Moonwell, Boba Oh My!

Moonbeam launched 4 big-hitting projects in the month of June to truly enhance the DeFi capabilities of the Moonbeam ecosystem. Chainlink, Lido, Moonwell, and Boba are just the beginning. Here is what each project focuses on:

  • Chainlink: Price feeds
  • Lido: Liquid staking of xcDOT
  • Boba: L2 scaling solution
  • Moonwell Artemis Protocol: lending and borrowing

2022 Moonriver Grant Hackathon Winners

The Moonriver Grant Hackathon ended on May 20, with 57 submissions competing for $150,000 in prizes. Check out who the winners are!

Moonbeam Awarded a Web3 Foundation Grant for the Development of a Custom Parachain Staking Pallet

Moonbeam’s new custom staking pallet fills a gap in the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem by providing Substrate-based parachains to define criteria for an active set of eligible block producers, using token rewards to incentivize staking participation.

Ecosystem Spotlight

The Moonbeam and Moonriver ecosystem continues to grow with over 245+ live integrations in the Moonbeam and Moonriver networks! Let’s take a look at new projects joining the Moonbeam community and ecosystem 👇

Moonbeam & Moonriver Highlighted Integrations

Chainlink: Chainlink Price Feeds completes a critical piece of Moonbeam’s developer infrastructure. Now, builders can reliably source aggregated price information from many exchanges, helping ensure price accuracy.

Moonwell: Moonwell Artemis, the sister network for Moonwell Apollo, provides an open lending and borrowing protocol.

Lido: liquid staking is now live on Moonbeam. This means DOT holders can now access their staked assets as xcDOT via MetaMask without an unbonding period for use within Moonbeam’s DeFi ecosystem.

Boba: Boba has launched the first-ever layer 2 protocol working with EVM compatible blockchains after collaborating with Moonbeam and Fantom.

Talisman: Talisman now supports Ethereum-compatible parachains like Moonbeam, allowing users to freely move assets throughout the Moonbeam and Polkadot ecosystem.

Curve: A new stDOT and xcDOT stablepool is now available on Curve, using staked DOT from liquid staking protocol Lido.

Pocket: POKT offers decentralized and permissionless RPC services to Moonbeam and Moonriver.

Moonbeam

Parallel: Moonbeam has now connected with Parallel Finance, welcoming xcPARA, Parallel’s XCM native token, to the Moonbeam ecosystem. GLMR can now be used within the Parallel DeFi ecosystem.

Mai Finance (QiDoa on Stellaswap): QiDoa and its stablecoin MAI are now on StellaSwap.

Coin98: Coin98 has integrated Moonbeam into their Super App, allowing users to store, send, and receive GLMR tokens and its token standards on both Android and iOS.

Athos (Linear Finance): A decentralized delta-one asset protocol for building and trading assets on Moonbeam.

Moonbeans: Moonbeans is now live on Moonbeam, bringing new collections of NFTs to Moonbeans’ marketplace.

Moonriver

Crust Shadow: Crust’s new XCM Integration with Moonriver allows xcCSM to be used in the Moonbeam ecosystem. Crust provides decentralized storage for the network.

Heiko: Heiko and Moonriver’s bidirectional HRMP channel allows MOVR and xcHKO to move freely across the parachains through XCM. Heiko is a super DApp protocol home for community focused based applications.

Calamari: Calamari’s on chain privacy platform has connected with Moonriver, bringing xcKMA to the Moonriver ecosystem.

Crab: Crab’s new XCM connection with Moonriver introduces xcCRAB to the Moonriver ecosystem. Crab is a cross-chain messaging platform for DApps.

Fearless Wallet: MOVR and GLMR can now be accessed and transferred in Fearless Wallet.

Moonbeam in the Media

See the most recently published articles about Moonbeam, our milestones, technology, and roadmap.

  • CoinDesk | Arrington Capital Launches $100M Growth Fund for Moonbeam Ecosystem
  • CoinTelegraph | Chainlink Integrates With Moonbeam to Provide Price Data to Polkadot Developers
  • CoinDesk| Polkadot’s Moonbeam Adds Liquid Staking Giant Lido

Ambassador of the Month

Let’s celebrate the outstanding contributions and talent from our ambassador community.

Jose June Ambassador of the monthJose | English & Spanish Community

I’m Jose, from Venezuela! I came across Moonbeam in March, after exploring shared security and multi-chain deployments on Polkadot. I found the mission of the project to be important and thought it would be the ultimate cornerstone to attract developers to Polkadot. And, as time has shown, the project has worked and is now the hub for multi-chain DApps, and the most active parachain on Polkadot so far.

By joining the ambassador program in March, I have been able to make connections with people around the world and within the Moonbeam community, which has only made me appreciate the project more. Since joining the program, I have grown from being an apprentice to a Head Ambassador, supporting the English and Spanish communities.

For people who are looking to join the program, I would say that you don’t have to know everything about crypto to be an ambassador, if you like it and want to help, join us. It only takes desire.

Join the Moonbeam Ambassador program and build the multi-chain future with us!
Apply to be an ambassador!

Upcoming Events

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

🇺🇸 Polkadot Decoded by Moonbeam | NYC, USA | June 29 – 30

Moonbeam is hosting Polkadot Decoded NYC! Come meet the team in NYC, Berlin, Buenas Aries, and Hangzhou as we discuss XCM, the Polkadot ecosystem, multi-chain deployment, and more!

🇪🇸 ETHBarcelona | Barcelona, Spain | July 6 – 8

Join the Moonbeam team in Barcelona! Moonbeam will be presenting two presentations on interoperability and the power of XCM.

  • Bootstrapping an Interoperable and Ethereum Compatible Ecosystem on Polkadot by Alberto Viera
  • The Power of XCM on Moonbeam by Gorka Apecechea

🇫🇷 EthCC |Paris, France | July 19 – 21

Join us at EthCC in Paris! Our team will be presenting on XCM and interoperability within Polkadot. Come meet us at one of the following events:

  • Moonbeam Community & Drinks
    • July 19th | 6:00 pm CEST | Location: TBD
  • Combining Ethereum-Compatibility and Polkadot’s Interoperability Across Ecosystems by Derek Yoo
    • July 19 | 11:40 am CEST | Monge Room
  • Native Interoperability on Moonbeam Through XCM by Alberto Viera
    • July 20th | 11:30 am CEST | Bievre Room

Multi-Chain Sessions | Virtual, Twitter Spaces

🌌 Moonbeam Universe | Virtual, Crowdcast

Recent Highlight Reel

🌌 Moonbeam Universe:

🇺🇸 Consensus 2022:

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That’s it for this month! As always, you can keep in touch via Discord, Moonbeam Twitter, Moonriver TwitterTelegram, and this newsletter.

– Moonbeam Team

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