Polkamarkets Blog Revamped

Polkamarkets Labs Aug 17 · 2 min read Polkamarkets Blog Revamped We want to make it easier for you and for newcomers to find information about Polkamarkets, so we have revamped our blog! We’re still on Medium, but are now using a Medium Journal in addition to our Medium account. If you haven’t already joined … Read more

Moonbeam Network Maintenance Mode Explained

Katherine Aug 4 · 4 min read The Moonbeam network officially launched on January 11, 2022. On launch, transfers and EVM functionality were enabled and SUDO access had been revoked. Due to the fact that Moonbeam was the first parachain to become fully operational on Polkadot, that it is one of the first complex Substrate-based … Read more

Urgent Security Patch for Integer Truncation bug

Katherine Aug 1 · 6 min read On Monday, June 27, 2022, Moonriver and Moonbeam each received an urgent upgrade through runtime 1606 to resolve a security issue responsibly disclosed by an independent whitehat hacker earlier that day (EDT). The issue has been resolved and the vulnerability is no longer exploitable on either network. The … Read more

Cross-Chain Connected Contracts with Axelar

Katherine Jul 21 · 7 min read Moonbeam was built on Polkadot and shares its interoperability vision, but cross-chain communication doesn’t stop with parachains. The Axelar Network protocol has extended the number of networks to be within Moonbeam’s reach by allowing tokens to be bridged between select Cosmos and EVM networks. In addition to token … Read more

Cross-Chain Connected Contracts Explained

Katherine Jul 20 · 8 min read Moonbeam is paving the way for the next generation of decentralized applications through connected contracts. This advancement unites the functionalities of many blockchains and makes them accessible to developers on Moonbeam, changing the way developers and users think about and use blockchain technology. By removing the constraints of … Read more

Using Moonbeam’s On-chain Democracy with MetaMask Through Polkassembly

Katherine Mar 18 · 5 min read The runtime upgrade 1200 on Moonriver introduced a feature (called democracy precompile) that allows network participants to vote in on-chain governance using their MetaMask wallet. Moreover, Polkassembly, a platform/forum for anyone to discuss and participate in Substrate-based chain governance, was recently integrated with Moonriver. Now, the combination of … Read more

Ten Reasons to Build on Moonbeam

Katherine Mar 17 · 7 min read In the months since its initial launch, Moonbeam has proven to be the go-to destination for builders in the Polkadot ecosystem: dozens of projects have deployed already, with many more to come once oracles and VRF (verifiable randomness) functionality are live. Let’s take a look at why so … Read more

Our Decentralized Philosophy for Moonbeam and Moonriver

Katherine Oct 21 · 5 min read Decentralization is a core tenet of Web3, but is often neglected in order to get to market faster or to achieve higher transaction throughput. Polkadot sets a high bar for decentralization, and we believe we must maintain that standard in our parachain implementation that will live within this … Read more