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Moonbeam & Moonriver

Why Polkadot & Kusama?

​Polkadot is a Layer 0 blockchain that allows other blockchains (parachains) to seamlessly communicate and send assets to each other. Polkadot’s interoperability, security, and low transaction fees make it the ideal infrastructure for the multi-chain world of Web 3.0.
​Kusama is Polkadot’s canary network. Kusama’s lower barrier of entry relative to Polkadot has resulted in rapid innovation and growth with no signs of slowing down.
The Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems are commonly referenced together as the “DotSama” ecosystem.

Why Moonbeam?

​Moonbeam is the first fully Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible parachain on Polkadot.
Moonbeam combines the best of both worlds:
  1. 1.
    Polkadot’s scalability & interoperability.
  2. 2.
    Ethereum’s Ease-of-Use & developer community.
Users, developers, and infrastructure providers already familiar with Ethereum can easily use, deploy, and build on Moonbeam while benefiting from the scalability and interoperability of Polkadot.
Moonwell Artemis, our Moonbeam deployment, will be activated by the Moonwell community once favorable economic conditions on Moonbeam are met.

Why Moonriver?

​Moonriver is Moonbeam’s sister network on Kusama.
As the first EVM compatible parachain on Kusama, Moonriver has attracted numerous projects, developers, and users.
Moonwell Apollo, our Moonriver deployment, will be our first deployment given Moonriver’s already sufficient DEX liquidity and Chainlink oracle support. Moonriver is where new products are expected to be incubated and developed prior to being deployed on Moonbeam.