Learn the basics about each of the Moonbeam networks, including Moonbeam, Moonriver, and the Moonbase Alpha TestNet.
Moonbeam is designed to enable a multi-chain future, where users and assets can move freely across many specialized and heterogenous chains.
Moonbeam is built on the Substrate framework and connected to the Polkadot network, adding speed and security to the platform.
Moonbeam is built using Rust and the Substrate framework, enabling rich tools for implementation, but also allowing for specialization and optimization.
Each of the Moonbeam networks require a utility token to function. Glimmer (GLMR) for Moonbeam on Polkadot and Moonriver (MOVR) for Moonriver on Kusama.
Moonbeam is an open source project in the Polkadot ecosystem, with publicly available and auditable source code.
If you're new to Moonbeam or the Polkadot network, here are some important links to review, including compatible Ethereum tools.