Fantom General Update | March 13, 2023

Fantom General Update | March 13, 2023

We are thrilled to be back with another General Update as Fantom had a wonderful few weeks with several exciting updates that we are excited to share with you!

From the release of a new version of the Fantom mainnet to the distribution of FTM tokens for the first Gitcoin Grants round, we are continuing to expand Fantom at a rapid pace.

Join us as we recap the previous month in the world of Fantom.

News and developments

Feb 13

The Fantom Academy: Builders’ Corner made its strong debut on YouTube as we released several educational videos brought to you by official developers and protocols on Fantom!

Feb 16

We brought back the Fantom Ecosystem Spotlight! This time, featuring Mummy Finance.

Feb 23

The allocations of FTM for every project participating in the first Fantom Gitcoin Grants round were finalized and distributed!

Feb 24

The Fantom Community Spotlight series is pushing forward strongly, with two new additions in the past few weeks. We had the pleasure of featuring Simplify DeFi and Mayor Bimps!

Mar 6

We released a new version of the Fantom mainnetgo-opera version 1.1.2-rc.5!

Improvements in this release include batched genesis blocks processing, configurable DBs management, parallel EVM logs search, and optimizations in P2P protocol.

Mar 7

The Graph Network added support for Fantom in its MIPs program, which is an incentivized program where Indexers (new and existing) bootstrap support on the network for adding new chains.

Mar 11

The Ecosystem Vault reached a staggering 200,000 FTM, all dedicated to supporting dApps on Fantom!

New integrations


8PLAY.GAMES showed a preview of one of its games as part of its arcade game selection. ShellsSquad released its Racing Snails game.

Vertical Blocks

Vertical Blocks, the one-stop place for everything blockchain, Fantom, and beyond, hit a new milestone by reaching 1,000 followers and is pushing out amazing content.

How do you build a consistent brand as an NFT artist? Get to know @Zzvonarka!

What sets @Equalizer0x apart from other decentralized exchanges?

Deploying a smart contract on Fantom + Chainlink Oracles w/ @0xBuns

@StressedPierogi talks about the future of NFTs, and what he's bullish on

How is @Retreeb_io bringing blockchain technology to mainstream retailers?

The state of crypto in Africa w/ @Fembros1