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  • Moonriver is Ethereum-compatible parachain on Kusama. It’s providing a canary network, and full EVM implementation. Moonriver is a smart and complex project focusing on important problems connected to dApps, smart contracts and much more.

Moonriver is one of the interesting projects that were introduced in 2021 and it’s offering great and complex solutions. This project is digging in smart contracts, parachains, EVM implementation and much more. Continue reading to fully understand this project.

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What’s Moonriver?

Moonriver is an Ethereum-compatible smart-contract parachain on Kusama. It is intended to be a companion network to Moonbeam, where it will provide a permanently incentivized canary network. New code will ship to Moonriver first, where it can be tested and verified under real economic conditions. Once proven, the same code will ship to Moonbeam on Polkadot.

It’s done by providing a full Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) implementation, a Web3-compatible API, and bridges that connect Moonriver to existing Ethereum networks. This allows developers to deploy existing Solidity smart contracts and dApp frontends to Moonriver with minimal changes.

Moonriver tools and integrations include

  • Ethereum developer tools such as Metamask, Remix IDE, web3.js, Ethers.js, Truffle and other toolkits such as Polkadot.js apps
  • Oracle integrations such as Chainlink, Band Protocol, Razor, and DIA Protocol
  • API & Infrastructure integrations: Onfinality, Covalent
  • Wallets: Mathwallet, Polkadot.js, Metamask, AirGap
  • Partnerships with other Polkadot chains: Acala, Polkadot’s relay chain, Equilibrium, Kilt, Phala, Crust
  • Bridges: Chainbridge, Ren, Interlay, Snowfork, Axelar
  • Block explorers – Subscan, Polkadot.js, Blockscout*
  • DeFi Protocols: Balancer, SushiSwap, Offshift, IDEX, Linear Finance, Injective Protocol
  • Assets & Issuance Partners: Ocean Protocol, AllianceBlock, AMPnet, Poolz, Polkastarter and Kilt
  • DApps: Human Protocol, Polkacover, BePro

Token Information (MOVR)

As a decentralized smart contract platform, Moonriver requires a utility token to function. MOVR is central to the design of Moonriver and cannot be removed without sacrificing essential functionality. The Moonriver token uses include supporting the gas metering of smart contract execution, paying for network transaction fees, facilitating the on-chain governance mechanism. 

Moreover, it is incentivizing collators and powering the mechanics around the creation of a decentralized node infrastructure on which the platform can run. The yearly inflation rate target for MOVR is 5%.

This cryptocurrency is very different from others. It has a max supply of only 10,000,000 tokens (less than Bitcoin) and 28% of them are circulating. The launch of MOVR was a big success and delivered huge gains, however, the price is now around $170 for a token with a market cap around $468 million. 

The token is listed on the biggest exchanges in the world, such as Binance, KuCoin, Gate, Kraken, etc. and it has a significant trading volume on regular basis. We think this project has serious potential in the future.

source: coinmarketcap


Moonriver is launched less than a year and it is already a #141 cryptocurrency according to coinmarketcap and more than 114,000 have MOVR in their watchlist. After a significant price decline, it is expected that this token will start to rise in value soon.

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sources: moonbeamfoundation, coinmarketcap, moonbeamnetwork

author: Rene Remsik

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.