Blockdaemon is proud to support Fantom with industry-leading infrastructure. High-quality nodes and consistent uptime are the foundation of a decentralized community. They enable developers and creatives to build on Web3, and delegators to stake on the network. 

In this blog, we look at the Fantom blockchain in closer detail and learn how Blockdaemon is supporting the network. 

What is Fantom (FTM)? 

Fantom is a fast, high-throughput open-source smart contract platform for digital assets and dApps. Fantom’s aBFT consensus protocol (also known as Lachesis) enables unparallel speeds with almost instant transactions that are finalized within seconds. The Proof-of-Stake (PoS) chain is also very secure, highly scalable, and Ethereum compatible. 

FTM is the native cryptocurrency token on the network. You can stake your Fantom tokens to help secure the network and earn rewards. You can also use staked FTM as collateral on DeFi.

Since its launch in 2019, the Fantom blockchain has supported many exciting use cases. For example, “Smart Medicine” is a prominent project that launched during the pandemic. Smart Medicine helps medical institutions overcome the increasing amount of antiviral medicine seizures at international borders. By creating an auditable ledger (hashing data onto the blockchain with unique time stamps), Fantom was able to safeguard the ledger by computers across the globe, providing state-of-the-art security. 

Blockdaemon: Best-In-Class Fantom Nodes

Blockdaemon now provides full end-to-end node support for Fantom mainnet. With our industry-leading infrastructure, we make it easy for developers to connect to the Fantom network. Our node management solution eliminates the need to maintain, monitor, and manage Fantom nodes. Using Blockdaemon frees up your time and allows you to focus on other core functions of your business. 

Moreover, we provide industry-leading 99.9% node uptime with 24/7 automated & human monitoring and manual failover. 

How to Connect to Fantom in 3 Simple Steps

Connecting to your Blockdaemon Fantom infrastructure can be simple with this quick 3-step guide. 

Pro Tip: This guide helps you connect to Fantom via cURL. If you haven’t already configured any Fantom infrastructure, visit the Fantom marketplace to learn more about Blockdaemon’s options. Additionally, you can visit our tech documentation to learn more information about each step. 

Step 1: Once you’ve secured your infrastructure, Blockdaemon will send you the following credentials: 

  • Your Unique Endpoint URL
  • Your Unique Auth Token

Step 2: Add your access credentials to a method using a cURL request. Note that in addition to Fantom methods, the protocol also supports all standard Ethereum JSON-RPC requests.

Step 3: Execute your request to connect to your Blockdaemon infrastructure and receive your response.

Blockdaemon: Your Total Node Management Solution

Blockdaemon guarantees peace of mind, as you never have to worry about maintaining or upgrading your nodes ever again — we look after all of that for you. Our extensive experience across protocols lets us expertly monitor, repair, and replace nodes where protocol-level errors may occur.

Here are 3 reasons why you need Blockdaemon node management: 

  1. Institutional Grade Security: Your security is our top priority. By using Blockdaemon, you benefit from our world-class node infrastructure. We span multiple cloud providers to guarantee vendor and geographical diversity. Your nodes are deployed from a suite of secure data centres, distributed across the globe, providing you with a decentralized and resilient network.
  2. Dedicated Node Infrastructure: Your Fantom nodes are 100% dedicated to you. Meaning your node is exclusively yours. It has a unique address, its own unique connection, and a unique authentication key. We ensure your node is not open or exposed to anyone else. 
  3. Your Trusted Partner: We are the only blockchain node infrastructure platform that provides you multi-cloud and multi-geographical support with just a few clicks. 

Do you need custom configurations and branded experiences? We’ve got you covered.

We provide you with a unified, whole-org, collaborative rollout to manage your complete network. As well as add on any additional nodes. Whatever your needs, we work closely with you to deliver your tailored solution. 

To get started with Fantom, reach out to our team today.