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Welcome to the first 2024 edition of the Moonbeam Newsletter!

As we venture into an exciting new year, we’re thrilled to share the latest developments that continue to shape the network. This month’s edition highlights key strategic focus areas, educational initiatives, major updates, and milestones that underscore our commitment to fostering a robust and interconnected blockchain ecosystem.


  • Celebrating 2 Years of Moonbeam Mainnet.
  • Runtime 2700 – Major update for the Moonbeam Network.
  • Moonbeam Community & Ambassador Spotlight.
  • Academy Course on Cross-Chain Swaps & Advanced Interoperability.
  • 10M Total Volume in Routed Liquidity.

Celebrating 2 Years of Moonbeam Mainnet

🎂🥳 January marked the 2nd anniversary of Moonbeam mainnet!

Reflecting on two years of remarkable achievements, we’ve seen over 49M+ transactions, launched more than 300+ projects, and grown a community of 200K+ members. Our journey from foundational launches to strategic alignments in gaming, RWA, and emerging markets has been incredible. As we head into our third year, expect further advancements across various sectors.

Here’s the full report.


Runtime 2700 Update: Enhancing Ecosystem Functionality

We are thrilled to announce the release of Runtime 2700, a pivotal update that was published on January 4th, 2024, aimed at enhancing the functionality and user experience across the Moonbeam network. This update includes “Asynchronous Backing” for the Polkadot Relay chain, significantly boosting throughput and potentially halving parachain block times. It also introduces the Identity Precompile feature, enabling users to integrate personal information within on-chain accounts and EVM smart contracts. The Upgrade is planned to go live on Moonbeam on February 12, 2024 (Paris time)

For dapp developers, the update adds a storage limit per gas (MBIP-5) to promote sustainable network growth and simplifies fee management for XCM transactions. Core developers will benefit from the upgrade to Polkadot-SDK 1.3.0, which includes improvements across various modules, enhancing governance, treasury management, and XCM fee management. This update represents a substantial step forward in our commitment to advancing the Moonbeam ecosystem.

Read more about Runtime 2700.

Moonbeam Community & Ambassador Spotlight

Moonbeam’s passionate community of builders and Community members continues to drive ecosystem growth through active engagement and support. In Discord alone, we’ve seen a 1.6% increase in users over the last month, with over a thousand new members joining and interacting on our server.

For this Ambassador Spotlight, we share SvPatrik’s quote about Moonbeam for 2024!
Ambassador SvPatrik (@taichka2005) notes:


Our ambassadors provide valuable perspectives on the network’s trajectory and are a centric part of the community. We’re inspired by their involvement and eagerly anticipate the new projects, integrations, and milestones that 2024 will bring, thanks to our community’s efforts!

Educational Initiatives: Moonbuilders Academy Course on Cross-Chain Swaps & Advanced Interoperability

The Moonbuilders Academy has launched a new course focused on cross-chain swaps & advanced interoperability, brought to you by Squid Router. This course is a must for those eager to delve into the nuances of cross-chain applications.

Check it out and start your learning journey today!

Explore the course.

Milestones: Moonbeam Routed Liquidity Hits 10M Total Volume

✨🌊 Milestone achievement – Moonbeam’s Routed Liquidity has successfully facilitated over 10M in total volume, linking assets to parachains, apps, & users on Polkadot from across the Web3 landscape.

Let’s continue to build this multi-chain future together! View transactions.

A Look into Moonbeam’s Ambitious 2024 Strategy

In a recent announcement, we revealed a comprehensive strategy for 2024, focusing on expanding Cross-Chain interoperability, Gaming, Real World Assets (RWA), and Emerging Regions. This marks a significant step forward in our journey.

Learn more about our strategy.


The Moonbeam community continues to pave the way for blockchain innovation and cross-chain interoperability. The expansion of our educational resources, strategic partnerships, and technical advancements all contribute to a stronger, more connected blockchain community.

We are grateful for your ongoing support and look forward to what lies ahead in 2024. Stay tuned for more developments as we continue to build and strengthen the Moonbeam network.

Thank you for being a part of Moonbeam’s journey!

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