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One of the first parachains launched on Polkadot, Moonbeam is an EVM-compatible environment built using the Substrate framework. With multiple Solidity precompiles, Moonbeam enables native cross-chain communication between Polkadot parachains. This includes the creation of ERC20 tokens across networks and liquidity routing.

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ConsensusDelegated Proof-of-Stake
Public / Private / PermissionedPublic
Smart contractsYes
Smart contract language(s) supportedSolidity, Vyper, Yul, Huff
Transaction privacyNo
Transaction visibilityAll participants have access to all entries ever recorded.
Transaction orderingAll validating participants must reach consensus over the order of all transactions that have taken place, irrespective of whether a participant has taken part in a particular transaction or not.

Fault tolerance

The chain is secured by the Polkadot ecosystem collators


The blocks are produced at 12 second intervals.

Industry use case

Token securitization, land registries, token-enabled marketplaces, standardized data, digital identity, certifications (e.g. academic, birth), notarization, DeFi, secure layer for rollups, etc.

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What’s next?

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