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May has flown by, and our team has worked hard in adding cross-chain capabilities to Moonbeam, launching cross-chain connections with parachains in Polkadot and Kusama, bringing new projects to the Moonbeam ecosystem, planning community events around the world, and more!

Let’s dive into what’s new with Moonbeam in May 2022.

Whats New with Moonbeam & Moonriver

Moonbeam Adds Cross-Chain Capabilities

Introducing xcDOT, an XC-20 compatible with the ERC-20 standards in active use on Moonbeam. DOT token holders can now deposit their tokens on Moonbeam using live integrations in the Moonbeam DeFi ecosystem.

First Polkadot Cross-Chain Connection Launched Between Moonbeam and Acala Using XCM

This XCM-based connection enables native communications and token transfers between the Moonbeam and Acala without the need for bridges.

Moonriver Crowdloan Rewards Distribution is Complete, and KSM is Unlocked

The Moonbeam Foundation announced the completion of the Moonriver crowdloan rewards distribution and KSM unlock. MOVR and KSM can be used in the Moonriver DeFi ecosystem.

Collator Slot Sharing Functionality Added to Moonriver and Moonbeam

Runtime 1500 has enabled staking changes that impact rewards during the unbonding process, the ability for multiple collators to share one slot, and more.

Moonriver Producing Blocks on Its New Kusama Parachain Slot

Moonriver has been successfully swapped to its new slot, where it is now continuing to produce blocks.

Ecosystem Spotlight

The Moonbeam and Moonriver ecosystem continues to grow with over 200 live integrations in the Moonbeam and Moonriver networks! Let’s take a look at new projects joining the Moonbeam community and ecosystem 👇

Moonbeam

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.

Uniswap Proposal was approved by the community. Uniswap will come to Moonbeam, bringing innovative AMM capabilities to the Polkadot ecosystem.

Gelato’s multichain automation suite is now available for Moonbeam builders who want to automate activities on the Moonbeam Network.

ChainSafe Gaming SDK, web3.unity, is available on Moonbeam, bringing exciting innovations for Web3 gaming and game development.

Wanchain is now live on Moonbeam. The integration supports asset transfers beyond the confines of the Polkadot ecosystem.

Mintverse, a comprehensive NFT aggregator and marketplace, is now live on Moonbeam.

Subspace has added support for Moonbeam and is archiving the full history of Moonbeam Network. This will ensure its on-chain data is permanently stored & always accessible.

Covalent launched CQT Staking and pledged to bring data verifiability to more Web3 users.

Li.finance, a cross-chain bridge aggregation protocol that supports any-2-any swaps. Users can swap any token from a variety of supported chains to any token available on Moonbeam.

Moonriver

XCM Integration of Khala and Moonriver is now live. This means users can now deposit kPHA tokens in Moonriver and access its wide portfolio of DeFi integrations.

Moonbeam & Moonriver

Vulture is coming to Moonbeam and Moonriver, bringing single-sided AMM and stableswap capabilities to users on both networks.

API3’s Quantum Randomness Generator, powered by ourANU, is now available as a first-party Web3 API on Moonbeam and Moonriver.

ThorWallet has added support to the $GLMR and $MOVR tokens in the THORWallet DEX app.

DeviantArt is coming to Moonbeam, and Moonriver is coming to help safeguard creators with art and #NFT image protection.

Moonbeam in the Media

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

  • CoinDesk | Polkadot’s Moonbeam Adds Liquid Staking Giant Lido
  • CryptoBriefing | Uniswap Confirms Launch on Gnosis and Moonbeam
  • The Defiant | Polkadot Upgrade Locks in Parachain Messaging
  • Blockworks | Quantum Mechanics-based Random Number Generator To Enable Blockchain Gambling

Ambassador of the Month

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

turrizt May AOMAlexander | Estonian Community

I’m Alexander from the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia. I fell in love with the project around a year ago after hearing Derek talk about Moonbeam, its multi-chain vision, and the Polkadot foundation. I see interoperability as necessary in the way of building the Web3 and see Derek as a great leader.

The Moonbeam ambassador program was my first experience as an ambassador in the Web3 space. By being part of the program, I grew from being an apprentice to a Head Ambassador, supporting the global community. I work with a great group of smart ambassadors. We are building a multi-chain future with Moonbeam!

For new folks wanting to join the program, it’s never too late! The multi-chain path is just beginning. Join and share your skills with the community.

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.

🇺🇸 GRAPH Hack | San Francisco, California | June 3 – 5

Join our talks & complete the Moonbeam hackathon challenges to earn bounties! Find us here:

  • Sat. June 4 at 10:30 PST, Connext Room | Talk: State of the Cross Chain Future
  • Hackathon: Starting on Friday, June 3rd, participate in the hackathon and complete the Moonbeam challenges. Up to $7,000 in rewards!

🇺🇸 Consensus 2020 | Austin, Texas | June 9 – 12

Join us at Consensus, our team will be at booth 422, very excited to connect with our community! You can also meet us at the following events:

  • Thurs, June 9 at 9 pm CDT | Community & Drinks with Moonbeam, Moonwell, and Stella Swap! | Register here
  • Sat, June 10 at 11:00 AM | Emerging Trends in Multichain DApp Development by Derek Yoo, Moonbeam Founder | Location: Austin Convention Center, Foundations Stag

🎟 Get your tickets with 25% off with the Moonbeam promo code (included in the link)

🇺🇸 Polkadot Decoded by Moonbeam | New York City | June 29-30

Join the Moonbeam team and more parachains in the Dotsama ecosystem in 2 full days of talks, workshops, and community networking! Register here

Multi-Chain Sessions | Virtual, Twitter Spaces

🌌 Moonbeam Universe | Virtual, Crowdcast

🚧 Moonbuilders Workshop | Virtual | Crowdcast

A Sneak Peek at some July events Our Team Will Be Participating:

  • 🇪🇸 ETHBarcelona | Barcelona, Spain | July 6-8
  • 🇫🇷 ETHCC | Paris, France | July 19-21

Recent Highlight Reel

🌌 Moonbeam Universe:

🚧 Moonbuilders Workshop:

🇭🇷 Blockdown NFT Festival, Croatia:

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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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