Moonbeam is a blockchain that aims to solve the problem of interconnectivity. The Moonbeam project is aimed at developers who can use the same tools they are used to in Ethereum to develop applications on the Polkadot network.
Moonbeam is a parachain on the Polkadot network, meaning it gets security from it, and can connect to other chains that are connected to that network.
In addition, Moonbeam allows developers to deploy existing Solidity smart contracts and DApp interfaces to Moonbeam with minimal changes.
What is Moonbeam used for?
The smart contract platforms that exist today are designed to serve users and assets on a particular blockchain. Moonbeam allows developers to migrate existing projects to Moonbeam and extend the reach of their applications to new users in other blockchains.
Since Moonbeam is fully compatible with the Ethereum network, each of its users can take advantage of various development tools. These include Remix, Hardhat, Web3, Truffle, and other tools.