Getting started with BobaBeam on Moonbeam
Boba launched its second Boba deployment on Moonbeam in June 2022. The EVM-compatibility of Boba has allowed us to expand our scalability value proposition beyond Ethereum, and as such, we are the first scaling infrastructure to scale multiple blockchains.
For Web3 developers, this means that we are making it super easy to build your next dApp or game with all the benefits that Moonbeam brings to the table, such as: high performance, scalability, low costs and being a parachain on the Polkadot ecosystem. As an added benefit for using BobaBeam, Moonbeam developers will be able to access Hybrid Compute, one of Boba’s flagship products. Leveraging the power of real-world data and off-chain compute, developers can create richer applications with greater utility.
Moonbeam was launched in January 2022. It’s 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 benefits from the shared security of the Polkadot Relay Chain and integrations with other chains that are connected to Polkadot.
Never used a blockchain before? We highly recommend you to start with our Web3 and Boba educational series. It will teach you everything there is to know about the basics of blockchain. Once you understand the basics, you can take your first step on Boba with our easy onboarding guide.
BobaBeam main network
BobaBeam test network
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BobaBeam test block explorer
To transact on BobaBeam, you are charged a fee. Network fees on all Boba deployments can be paid in the Boba token or the native gas token of the underlying network. BobaBeam is deployed on Moonbeam and has the following fee set up:
Default fee token: BOBA
Boba lives inside of Moonbeam as a series of smart contracts, known as a layer 2 scaling solution. In order to move assets into or out of Boba you have to use a blockchain bridge. Meaning you have to complete a transaction to move assets between different networks, known as a cross-chain transaction. You can either use the Boba bridge or a third party bridge. Learn more about how blockchain bridges work and follow our step-by-step bridge video.
Boba is a platform that can execute fully autonomous smart contracts based on Ethereum’s virtual machine (EVM). Meaning, developers on Boba can create decentralized applications and users can enjoy them. Boba is home to dozens of applications such as Defi, gaming, trading, NFTs and many other services. Explore all the dApps on Boba.
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