We have exciting news to share with our fantastic community, including the new cross-chain capabilities on Moonriver with KILT and Karura, governance updates with Polkassembly, a new hackathon available in Moonriver, and more! Let’s get started!
Whats New with Moonbeam & Moonriver
Polkassembly Governance and MetaMask Integration is Live on Moonriver, Coming Soon to Moonbeam
Moonbeam announced an integration with Polkassembly. This integration allows users to directly participate in governance and discussion for Moonriver and, soon, Moonbeam.
Karura’s KAR Token is Live on Moonriver & MOVR is Live on Karura Through XCM Integration
Karura’s token (KAR) is now live on Moonriver, and Moonriver (MOVR) tokens can be used on Karura. Once deposited on Moonriver as xcKAR (an XC-20 representation of KAR), the KAR token can be used across Moonriver’s active DeFi ecosystem.
KINT Token Can Now Be Used Natively Within Moonriver via XCM Integration
KINT, the native token of Kintsugi, is now available on Moonriver. Kintsugi tokens can now be used as xcKINT live within Moonriver’s fully Ethereum-compatible environment. The introduction of XC-20s in the broader Kusama ecosystem opens the door for more native cross-chain interactions possible across the Kusama and Polkadot ecosystems without needing a bridge.
Learn more about XCM on Moonbeam and Moonriver:
Participate in the Moonriver Grant Hackathon
The Moonbeam Foundation, with the collaboration of DoraHacks and Huobi Incubator, announced the opening of the Moonriver Grant Hackathon. There are $150,000 in bounties for BUIDLers and Web3 developers. Learn more and get started!
Ecosystem Spotlight: New Projects Building on Moonbeam and Moonriver
The Moonbeam and Moonriver ecosystem of integrations continues to grow! Take a look at the latest ecosystem updates:
Moonbeam and Moonriver
Scaffold.ETH – Developers can now use Scaffold-ETH’s framework for rapid dapp prototyping and quick deployment of Solidity smart contracts.
Subsquid – Brings data-processing and API development framework to Web3 developers.
xDAO – Tool for creating Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and jointly managing crypto assets.
Coinbase Cloud – Staking nodes for Moonbeam and Moonriver are now available on Coinbase Cloud.
Moonbeam and Moonriver NFTs and DeFi TVL Now on DappRadar
DappRadar new tracking capabilities include total value locked (TVL) on DeFi dapps and NFT collections on Moonbeam and Moonriver. This helps users gain a better understanding of the DeFi landscape on the two growing networks and provides them insights into the performance of NFT collections.
Clipper – Decentralized exchange (DEX) built for self-made traders.
SushiSwap – GLMR users can now trade and farm on Sushi’s Automated market-making (AMM) decentralized exchange (DEX).
myTrade – Moonbeam users will be able to use the MyTrade DEX platform to buy and sell assets on the Moonbeam network.
Showme – This subscription NFT social network provides a simple way to connect creators and fans in the Web3 space.
NFTrade – Moonbeam users can now create, buy, sell, peer-to-peer swap, and earn NFTs, providing a decentralized and non-custodial NFT infrastructure.
Ambire Wallet – The Ambire Wallet allows GLMR token holders to easily send or receive crypto, connect and use Moonbeam and Moonriver implementations of DeFi protocols.
Convergence and Biconomy –This collaboration facilitates gas optimization and transaction management across the product suites on Moonbeam.
Chaotic –The Linear Finance team announced the deployment of Chaotic, a community-driven delta-one asset protocol on Moonriver.
Biconomy Gas Grants – To support the growth and adoption of the Web3 dApp developers community, the Biconomy team will provide Gas Grants for dApps building on the Moonbeam Network.
Moonbeam in the Media
We want to share with you some recently published articles about Moonbeam, our milestones, technology, and roadmap.
Massari |Polkadot Ecosystem Overview
CoinDesk |Katie Haun’s New Fund Joins $10M Round for Polkadot Lending Protocol Moonwell, a Moonbeam Native Deployment
Crypto Coin Show |Interview with Derek Yoo, Moonbeam Founder
Ambassador of the Month
Let’s celebrate the outstanding contributions and talent from our ambassador community.
Svetlana (SvPatrick) | Ukrainian Community
I joined the Moonbeam Ambassador Program around a year ago after falling in love with Moonbeam and its multi-chain vision. I’m part of the Ukrainian Moonbeam Community leaders, and I help spread the word about Moonbeam in our region.
I love Moonbeam and feel proud of being a Moonbeam Senior Ambassador. The Moonbeam Ambassador program has allowed me to meet incredible, professional, smart, and passionate people around the world. The Moonbeam team gives everyone passionate about Moonbeam a space to share ideas, make them happen, and learn new things!
Join the Moonbeam Ambassador program and build the multi-chain future with us!
Apply to be an ambassador!
Here’s where you’ll find us speaking and demonstrating Moonbeam.
Virtual | Moonbeam Universe: Meet the Nova Wallet Team | April 7
Join a new session of Moonbeam Universe and learn more about Nova, a non-custodial, decentralized wallet, and the team behind it.
On-Site – Paris, France ?? | Paris Blockchain Week | April 12-14
- Community & Drinks | April 12 at 6:30 pm CEST | Location: CafeA Paris
Join and grab a beer with the Moonbeam, and Axelar teams are co-hosting a networking event open to the PBWS community. Register here
- Panel: Cross-chain applications and the future of Web3 | April 14 at 5:40 pm CEST | Paris Blockchain Week
Derek Yoo, Moonbeam Founder, will participate in a panel and share his vision about cross-chain applications and what is coming next in the Web3 space.
On-Site – Amsterdam, the Netherlands ?? | AmsterDOT | April 20-23
The Moonbeam team will be in Amsterdam! Join AmsterDOT, connect with our team, and learn more about Moonbeam. Participate in AmsterDOT.
Recent Highlight Reel
Polkadot Twitter Space | Parachains Takeover with the Moonbeam, Acala, Astar, and Parallel teams
- Web3 for Enterprise Growth with Authtrail
- The Cross-Chain Liquidity Hub with Zircon Finance
- A Multi-Chain Transaction Platform with Biconomy
- A Decentralized Exchange Built for Retail Traders with Clipper Finance
Learn how to use Covalent API to build NFTs, Marketplaces, and More
- Seascape: a gaming platform based around DeFi and NFT economies
- Blockchain Monster Hunt: a multi-chain game that operates entirely on blockchain technology
- Moonbeans: fully functional NFT marketplace
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That’s it for this month! As always, you can keep in touch via Discord, Moonbeam Twitter, Moonriver Twitter, Telegram, and this newsletter.
– Moonbeam Team