I have cloned the repo of MoonBeam and run the chain as a "Development chain" but the chain is not producing blocks. Are there any reference links which i can follow to remove dependency from relay chain?

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Moonbeam is an implementation of Frontier, an Ethereum compatibility layer for Substrate. Frontier is a codebase managed by the team behind Moonbeam and Wei Tang. You need not fork Moonbeam's repository. Simply take advantage of Frontier.

Check it out here:

Similar to the Basic Substrate Node template, there is a basic Frontier Substrate Node Template to start from which you will be able to produce blocks immediately:

That being said, why will you not want to be a parachain? The economic security is significantly lesser starting out as a solochain (Orders of magnitude lesser). But if you are keen to try it out as a testnet, by all means be a solochain for now :)

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    A realistic reason. Small teams don't have enough backing assets to be a parachain(win the auction).
    – AurevoirXavier
    Feb 17, 2023 at 6:00
  • @AurevoirXavier Yeah that is a valid gap for very small budget teams. With parathreads and new potential ways to commit proof-of-validity blocks on the relay chain (Polkadot) in the future, the barrier for backing assets can come down dramatically.
    – Josh
    Feb 19, 2023 at 8:26
  • @AurevoirXavier i need the consensus DPOS and EVM Compatibility with Unified accounts. That's why i wanted to implement MoonBeam para chain as Solo Chain.
    – BlockBird
    Feb 21, 2023 at 6:01

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