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Moonbeam

Moonbeam is an Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on the Polkadot network that makes it easy to build natively interoperable applications. This Ethereum compatibility allows developers to deploy existing Solidity smart contracts and DApp frontends to Moonbeam with minimal changes. As a Parachain on the Polkadot network, Moonbeam will benefit from the shared security of the Polkadot relay chain and integrations with other chains that are connected to Polkadot.

How They Use KYVE

As Web3 grows, it’s becoming harder and harder for nodes to hold onto the entire historical state of a blockchain. And with a major decrease in incentivization for keeping full nodes around, sourcing historical chain data is becoming more and more of an issue in node runners' and developers’ day-to-day lives.

Moonbeam is leveraging KYVE’s data lake to archive its entire blockchain state, avoiding this issue altogether by preserving its historical data and keeping streamlined access to it open for all. Archiving historical data is one of KYVE’s main use cases, and in this situation, the data validated via KYVE is stored onto Arweave, a permanent data storage solution.

Currently, Moonbeam’s pool is archiving and validating Moonbeam Alpha, their testnet, allowing all who are building on testnet to be able to easily interact with the data and stay up to date. To keep the pool running, funding is required from those who need constant access to this data in order to incentivize the validators in the pool to behave correctly when uploading and validating the data.

Benefits

Via KYVE’s data lake, node runners can easily and quickly access Moonbeam Alpha’s entire chain state, locating the exact data they need in order to continue their missions within the network. This also applies to builders on their testnet who rely on any previous transactions that took place in order to keep their project running, overall increasing the scalability and reliability of their work.

For KYVE, bringing on this data set expands our data lake’s potential and brings on more work and incentivization for our network participants. See how much KYVE has archived of Moonbeam so far by visiting our data lake.

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