Moonbeam is an Ethereum-compatible smart contract parachain on Polkadot.
Moonbeam is much more than just an EVM implementation: it’s a highly specialized Layer 1.5 chain that mirrors Ethereum’s Web3 RPC, accounts, keys, subscriptions, logs, and more. The Moonbeam platform extends the base Ethereum feature set with additional features such as on-chain governance, staking, and cross-chain integrations.
|Moonbeam Testnet Moonbase Alpha chainId||
|Block time||~2 seconds|
|Data refresh latency||~12 seconds|
address, return current token balances along with their spot prices. This endpoint supports a variety of token standards like ERC20, ERC721 and ERC1155. As a special case, network native tokens like ETH on Ethereum are also returned even though it’s not a token contract.
address, return all transactions along with their decoded log events. This endpoint does a deep-crawl of the blockchain to retrieve all kinds of transactions that references the
addressincluding indexed topics within the event logs.
The Moonbeam token
GLMR is the native token of the Moonbeam network. This is similar to Ether in Ethereum. To interact with the Moonbeam network,
GLMR tokens are required to pay gas fees. The Covalent API response returns
gas_* fields in fiat units.