After announcing Fantom Sonic and releasing its testnet environment, we were thrilled to watch the community engage with the brand-new network capable of handling beyond 2,000 transactions per second with a one-second finality.
We compiled some of the best posts on X from the Fantom community about Sonic below.
Rumor has it that Fantom will hand out participation trophies to wallets that can’t keep up with Sonic.
For innovation to be groundbreaking, it needs to make everything before it feel antiquated.
We definitely like this take more than the original. (Sorry, Vitalik.)
If Crypto_Dan believes in Sonic enough to forget his physics lessons, so do we.
In the true spirit of decentralization, Fantom is international. (Grazie mille!)
In case you missed it, interacting with Sonic just got easier than ever.
A thread for the ages!
Did someone say monumental shift!?
No words needed. The launch of Sonic will be nothing short of thrilling.
You heard it here first, everyone! Faster than any has ever been.
How to use Sonic
Make the most of Fantom Sonic by learning how to use its open testnet with our three dedicated tutorials. Simply start by clicking on one of the images below.
Frequently asked questions
The launch of Sonic comprises three main components that scale Fantom to new heights:
● A new virtual machine, the Fantom Virtual Machine (FVM), which increases our transaction throughput significantly while maintaining ultra-short finality.
● A new database storage, Carmen, which reduces storage requirements by up to 90%, providing greater cost efficiency for validators and accelerating the Foundation’s ability to deploy archive nodes from weeks to approximately 36 hours.
● An optimized Lachesis consensus mechanism, which brings a vastly improved transaction pool.
Fantom Sonic is in its testnet stage at the moment and will roll out as a mainnet to replace Fantom Opera in spring 2024. Currently, Sonic offers two different testnets: the closed testnet aims to showcase the maximum theoretical limits of Sonic, whereas the open testnet is interactive, allowing any user to experience Sonic directly.
Most importantly, this new virtual machine allows Fantom validators to execute smart contracts more efficiently.
The closed testnet is viewable only and aims to showcase the maximum theoretical limits of Sonic, whereas the open testnet is interactive, allowing any user to experience Sonic directly.
However, there may be even more significant performance gains with further testing that may require a hard fork in the future, but the current plan is not to hard fork Fantom Opera.