Fantom, an overhyped smart contracts platform and fourth largest blockchain by TVL, is now added to the stack of API endpoints of GetBlock.
Now official: Fantom (FTM) APIs are available for dApps
As per the official statement released by GetBlock team, its Fantom (FTM) nodes are ready to on-board new clients. All types of decentralized applications including NFT marketplaces, Play-to-Earn ecosystems, DeFi protocols, and so one, can start building on our Fantom (FTM) APIs.
Both shared and dedicated nodes are waiting for their first clients. Shared nodes for Fantom blockchain are available with 99% uptime at 1 GBit/sec speed. Customers can get connected to Fantom APIs through both JSON RPC and WebSockets methods.
We’re also happy to offer our clients an ecosystem of Fantom’s dedicated nodes that are rolled out in Europe, Asia, and the USA. We prepared and tuned 16-thread CPUs with 64 GB DDR4 RAM, NVMe SSD hard drives available at 1 GBit/s for every port.
Also, by request, we’re ready to roll-out archive nodes for sophisticated dApps and wallets.
Here’s how our Fantom nodes APIs work
GetBlock’s engineering department created a demo to demonstrate how we connect dApps to Fantom nodes. The demo is available for the public on ReplIt service; no programming skills are required to experiment with it.
In the demo we display how our instruments are getting the number of latest mined blocks while interacting with Fantom (FTM) blockchain.
‘eth_blockNumber’ command is sent to our Fantom nodes available at https://ftm.getblock.io/mainnet/ .
Tech savvy users can see the details of our operations at https://replit.com/@ArthurSantos31/FTM#main.py.
What is Fantom?
Fantom blockchain launched as a high-performance and eco-friendly alternative for Ethereum (ETH) in 2018: the testnet was rolled out in December. In December, 2019, mainnet operations of Fantom started.
Fantom leverages aBFT consensus protocol which is a unique one in terms of performance, security and transaction speed. Fantom is fully EVM-compatible: Ethereum-based decentralized applications (dApps) can migrate to Fantom in a frictionless manner.
Fantom’s validator nodes comprise leaderless Proof-of-Stake infrastructure with inclusive participation.
Fantom’s DAG-based aBFT is able to process more than 10,000 transactions per second and scale its node structure to over 1,000 nodes.
As of Q1, 2022, Fantom blockchain is treated by numerous analysts and crypto enthusiasts as one of the most undervalued blockchains together with Terra (LUNA) and Solana (SOL).
In February, 2022, Fantom developers entered into a collaboration with GetBlock, a cutting-edge vendor of API endpoints. For two teams, this collaboration is an exciting milestone on their ways to massive adoption in Web3 epoch.
As such, we’re launching a promo to introduce Fantom (FTM) to the global developers’ community.
Two special offers for new Fantom APIs users:
40,000 free requests for Fantom shared nodes: start building on Fantom for free!
2+1: order the Fantom dedicated node for two months, and use it for three months!
Who is already building on Fantom?
As of March, 2022, 182 protocols launched their operations on Fantom (FTM) blockchain. In total, net value of all assets locked in Fantom-based dApps exceeds $11,8 billion.
Fantom is the fourth largest platform in the DeFi segment by TVL, surpassed only by Ethereum, Terra, and Binance Smart Chain (BSC).
Fantom hosts multi-blockchain platforms Yearn.Finance (YFI), Curve Finance (CRV), MultiChain as well as Fantom-specific protocols SpookiSwap, Geist Finance, and Scream.
To start using the promising and powerful protocol, please, don’t hesitate to contact our customer success team in Telegram.