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Automata Network Integrates with Moonbeam to Bring Private, Off-chain Governance to the Polkadot Ecosystem

Moonbeam Team

Jun 28, 2021

3 min read

Moonbeam dApp Builders will be Able to Use Witness for Gasless Voting Without Revealing Their Identity

Singapore – June 28, 2021 – Moonbeam, the Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on Polkadot, announced an integration with Automata Network, a decentralized service protocol that provides a privacy middleware layer for dApps across multiple blockchains. Powered by Automata Network, the integration with Witness serves to provide Moonbeam dApp developers additional protocol governance options by allowing them to measure and enforce community consensus in a decentralized and private manner. 

Witness is an off-chain governance platform that provides a simple interface for users to create governance proposals and vote on them while maintaining their anonymity by choosing between various privacy levels. The actual voting is conducted off-chain to eliminate gas costs and encourage greater participation in the governance process. On-chain execution is also possible via Chainhook, as the contract registered during proposal creation can be triggered based on the final voting results.

“The most successful projects employ formal governance mechanisms to manage important decisions. We want to provide Moonbeam developers with a rich set of integrations to incorporate governance into their protocols,” says Nate Hamilton, Director of Business Development at Moonbeam. “The addition of Witness to the Moonbeam ecosystem expands the available options, adding unique privacy features, and providing a place for decentralized communities to discuss and vote on key issues.”

Moonbeam stands out with its consistent efforts towards the curation of a vibrant developer ecosystem, with infrastructure updates and exciting new features added to make the process of developers and projects building on the platform as seamless as possible. The addition of Witness to Moonbeam’s fast-paced, growing portfolio of tools and integrations is part of this ongoing process as the team provides the best-in-class developer experience and comprehensive toolkit for its tight-knit community of builders. 

Moonbeam developers are now able to use Witness on Moonbeam’s TestNet, Moonbase Alpha, by visiting this site. The same support will be added to Moonriver and Moonbeam upon each launch. Learn how to get started building on Moonbase Alpha, by visiting the official project documentation site or joining us on our Discord server.

About the Moonbeam Network

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. Currently in active development by PureStake, Moonbeam is expected to reach MainNet by Q3 2021. Learn more:

About Automata Network

Automata Network is a decentralized service protocol that provides a privacy middleware layer for dApps across multiple blockchains. The protocol enables several use-cases such as Anonymous Voting and Miner Extractable Value (MEV) Minimization by leveraging the latest cryptography and privacy-protecting algorithms, along with Trusted Execution Environments (TEE). Visit: