Fantom General Update | April 06 2021

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.

👉 Announcement

Forbes article

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.

👉 Partnership details

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

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.

Fantom AMA

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.

Brownie development framework supports Fantom

Developers can use Brownie to develop and test their smart contracts on Fantom.

Fantom x NEM

NEM, which offers flexible blockchain solutions to businesses, has partnered with Fantom to get easier access to DeFi.

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.

Watch the VOD here.

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