In this tutorial, I will give you some information about the Fantom Network, and show you how to add Fantom (FTM) to Metamask, and how to buy your first token in the Fantom Ecosystem.
Do you ask yourself, how can I join the Fantom Ecosystem and start profiting from it besides just buying the $FTM Token? We have you covered. If you want to dive deeper into Fantom, find my Fantom Project Review here.
There are many reasons, like low gas prices, network speed, and upcoming opportunities in the network, to mention a few, for getting started with the digital asset Fantom.
We need to set up a compatible wallet with the Fantom Network. Many compatible crypto wallets are available, but we will use Metamask. We compared the most popular Crypto Hardware Wallets here if you look for one.
The FTM Token is the Gas on the Fantom network, so we need to get some $FTM Tokens into our newly configured Wallet. We also will cover how to bridge Coins (be aware that there will be Gas Fees) over from the Ethereum or Binance Chain Networks to the Fantom Network. If you already have a Fantom wallet and Metamask setup, no worries - we can always do the next step so we can buy BOO or any other coin available on the Fantom Network.
Before starting, you need to have a Metamask Wallet up and running; if you did not, here is a video where I explain how to do that.
Introduction to the Fantom Ecosystem
If you want to see if the Fantom Ecosystem is worth your time, money, and energy, check out my recent Fantom ($FTM) project review. But now, let's get started.
Fantom (FTM) is the Gas on the Fantom Ecosystem, like Ether (ETH) on the Ethereum Blockchain and the Binance Coin (BNB) on the Binance Smart Chain
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With a Market Capitalization of around one Billion USD (10. Aug 2022) and a price of $0,36 USD, there is still a considerable growth potential of ten to 50 x in the following years. Fantom has a native custom Token implementation but also an implementation as an ERC-20 Token (Ethereum) and BEP-2 Token. The Fantom Ecosystem is fully compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which means that popular Ethereum Applications can run on the Fantom Smart-Contract Platform. First, know examples are Sushiswap and Curve.
Let's have a look at the Fantom Ecosystem.
There are not so many native projects yet on the Fantom Chain. The recently 370 Mill USD Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Incentive Program) should change that in the next month. This program is a great opportunity for new projects to raise and make huge gains with native Fantom projects.
But let's get started with getting you ready for the show.
It would be best if you had Metamask installed for this step. If you do not know how to do that, I prepared a little video for you. After setting up your MetaMask correctly, you can continue from here.
Add the Fantom Opera Network to your Metamask
- You have your Metamask Wallet up and running if you return to Setup Metamask.
Before using your Fantom Opera address, we need to configure the Fantom Opera Network in your Metamask.
Step 1: Log in to your Metamask
Login as usual.
Step 2: Select Custom RPC
Click on the Ethereum Mainnet Dropdown Menu, scroll down, and click Custom RPC
Step 3: Fill the fields and Save
- Network Name: Fantom Opera
- New RPC Url: https://rpc.ankr.com/fantom/
- ChainID: 250
- Symbol: FTM
- Block Explorer URL: https://ftmscan.com/
Now you can switch between your Networks FTM and ETH and use the same address for your Ethereum and Fantom Digital Wallet.
How to send FTM to your Metamask
As mentioned before, the FTM Token is the Gas for the Fantom Network, so the next step is to add some Fantom Tokens to be able to make transactions. Here we have multiple options.
Option 1: Claim Free FTM from Spookyswap
Join Spookyswap's Discord Channel. Go to the #faucet channel and type
Now it's time to transfer the 0.2 FTM to your Metamask Wallet
You can do that with the command.
A couple of seconds later, you should get a success message and see the funds in your Metamask Wallet. Here we go.
With these 0.2 FTM Tokens, you can make a bunch of transactions and use some decentralized applications due to the very low network fees in the Fantom Network. Another option is to transfer FTM Tokens to your Metamask Ethereum Wallet and then bridge them to your Fantom Network. Let's see how this works.
Option 2: Transfer Funds from Binance (or other Exchanges) to Metamask
Fantom can be bought at almost any exchange. Here you find a comparison of our favorite crypto exchanges.
Step 1: Log in to your Binance Account
Buy FTM Tokens if you did not do that yet. You can also transfer.
Step 2: Transfer $FTM to your Metamask Ethereum Wallet
Choose the FTM Token, withdraw function choose Ethereum Network. There will be a network fee of around 20 USD.
Step 3: Go to Multichain for the Cross-Chain Swap.
Here we will need to transfer the Coins from the Ethereum Blockchain or the Binance Smart Chain to the Fantom Network.
Connect the page with your Metamask Ethereum Wallet, choose FTM, and set the amount you want to transfer, click transfer and confirm the transaction fee.
Be aware that gas fees will occur on the Ethereum or Binance Smart Chain Network.
A couple of seconds later, you should see the Fantom Token in your Metamask Fantom Wallet.
Buy your first Native Fantom Coin
Now you can go to one of the Exchanges that support the Fantom Network.
We will go with Spookyswap.
After connecting the Wallet and choosing the right Network, we can swap for low Network fees.
Just click on Swap, choose the Coin Pair you want to Swap, Click on Transfer and Confirm the Transaction.Welcome to the Fantom Ecosystem. Enjoy your ride.
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