Fantom General Update | April 06 2021
The most important news of the last two weeks in the Fantom ecosystem.
Fantom sponsors Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly
Thanks to Harry Yeh, Alexandra de Damas and Quantum FinTech Group, Fantom will be sponsoring Pierre Gasly, driver of racing team Alpha Tauri, for the 2021 season.
The Fantom logo will decorate Pierre’s helmet.
Fantom goes to F1!
Thanks to @harryyeh and Quantum FinTech Group, Fantom will be sponsoring Pierre Gasly, driver of @AlphaTauriF1, for the 2021 Formula One Championship!https://t.co/dmRvivOGOH pic.twitter.com/i1B2ItZiVM
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) March 24, 2021
Helmets are ready!
Good luck @PierreGASLY for the start of the season. pic.twitter.com/6UOYOvjWGn
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) March 25, 2021
Fantom x Covalent partnership
Covalent and Fantom enter a technical partnership to integrate Covalent indexing solutions on Fantom. With Covalent’s API solution, developers can pull Fantom blockchain data seamlessly.
Fantom meets the Ministry of Urban Development and Lands of Afghanistan
On March 29, Fantom had an introductory meeting with the ministry to discuss how Fantom technology can be used to digitize the country’s processes
1/ We're very excited to share that yesterday we had an introductory meeting with the Ministry of Urban Development and Lands of Afghanistan. https://t.co/8JEUMidSB7
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) March 30, 2021
Fantom technology used by the Afghanistan Railway Authority
Fantom will implement blockchain tools to increase the efficiency and transparency of Afghanistan’s government entity with the most revenue, ARA.
We're very excited to announce that Fantom's technology will be used by the Afghanistan Railway Authority.
As part of the digitization of Afghanistan program, Fantom will implement blockchain tools and perform a technological upgrade for the ARA. pic.twitter.com/O5z0CqBJXP
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) April 5, 2021
This time, John Morris, head of US at the Fantom Foundation, joined Michael and Simone to answer questions from the community. John talked about his role at Fantom, his past career, his position at Stanford and more. The team also answered questions around the fUSD peg, team morale and creating a DeFi strategy with Andre.
Fantom tutorial: Metamask, Cross-chain swaps, SushiSwap
- how to setup you Metamask wallet for use with Fantom
- how to get funds from other chains onto Fantom
- how to use Sushiswap on Fantom
Fantom added to RenVM testnet
Fantom will be supported in the next version of the Ren mainnet, slated for May. You will be able to bridge assets to and from Fantom, including wBTC.
Fantom added on RenVM testnet!
When the next version of Ren mainnet is deployed, scheduled for early May as of now, users will be able to swap BTC and other assets to and from Fantom. https://t.co/tJlDPHirVn
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) March 31, 2021
Brownie development framework supports Fantom
Developers can use Brownie to develop and test their smart contracts on Fantom.
Brownie, a development and testing framework for smart contracts, now supports Fantom out of the box!https://t.co/QLaULQCkTX
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) April 2, 2021
Fantom x NEM
NEM, which offers flexible blockchain solutions to businesses, has partnered with Fantom to get easier access to DeFi.
📢 We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Fantom Foundation to enable our ecosystem to participate more easily on #defi with #Symbol. 🔧 Fantom builds and integrates solutions in #blockchain open systems.
Thanks, @FantomFDN! https://t.co/nYTXYNhF0S#NEM @NEM_Hub pic.twitter.com/Jq41TgKkL4
— NEM (@NEMofficial) March 31, 2021
Fantom network stats
Unique addresses on Fantom have exploded, thanks to the Popsicle Finance airdrop. As of today, there are over 47,000 mainnet addresses.
Transactions also saw record numbers during the airdrop, with 85,000 transactions on March 23.
- Mark Cuban was on the UpOnly show talking about the present and future of crypto.
- Coinbase will be listed on the Nasdaq on April 14.
- Morgan Stanley files to add bitcoin exposure across a dozen institutional funds.
Simone joined a talk about layer-1 and DeFi with Injective Labs and Conflux Network.
Challenge: Do 10 pushups every time you hear the rooster in the background 💪
Michael introduced Fantom to the Journal du Coin audience
🇻🇳 Fantom now has Vietnamese community chats