Ethereum-compatible Moonriver has completed its launch process: more than 60 teams can start deploying their dApps to the platform in a fully permissionless manner.
Moonriver launches on Kusama: EVM and balances are live
According to the official announcement shared by Moonbeam Polkadot's smart contracts platform, its community-led "sister chain" Moonriver goes live.
1/ TODAY IS THE DAY! ? Moonriver is now LIVE on the @KusamaNetwork! ?— Moonriver Network (@MoonriverNW) August 26, 2021
Balance transfers & EVM are now enabled for #collator staking, project deployments, token transfers, and #crowdloan reward distribution!
Learn more ?https://t.co/h0ABLg5d4A
Starting from today, all elements of Moonriver become accessible, including Moonriver unified account structure (MOVR addresses are actually 0x-like Ethereum addresses), a Web3 RPC and precompiles.
Therefore, right now, this environment becomes suitable for dApps deployment. The Moonbeam team expects "dozens" of dApps to come to its smart contracts platform in the coming weeks.
As Moonriver accounts are live and fully operable, users can easily transfer funds between them just like they do with Ethereum (ETH) addresses.
Crowdloan rewards and staking details are announced
Also, Moonriver is going to distribute rewards between enthusiasts who contributed to the crowdloan that allowed the team to book Kusama's parachain slot. The supporters locked more than 200,000 KSM to facilitate the project launch.
Almost 1.4 million MOVR from the "reward supply pool" will be distributed to Moonriver's early supporters in the coming months.
Also, MOVR tokens can be used for staking and governance purposes from day one. Today, MOVR token is listed by KuCoin; its price instantly rocketed from $20 (listing price) to almost $100.