What Is Fantom and How Can I Use It?

Fantom is a high-performance blockchain developed by Korean computer scientist Ahn Byung Ik based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology. Different from blockchains, directed acyclic graph (short: DAG) is a network of individual transactions linked to multiple other transactions creating a tree structure instead of blocks. Fantom uses Lachesis, a revolutionary aBFT consensus mechanism to achieve scalability and increase the transaction settlement speed.

Can I Use DeFi on Fantom’s Opera Network?

Funnily named the ‘Fantom Opera Network’ (do you get the wordplay? 😁) is Fantom’s mainnet, that is 100% compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which allows developers to deploy their Ethereum smart contracts and allows you to use Fantom in a wallet like imToken.

This is why you have popular DeFi (decentralized finance) DApps on Fantom such as: SpookySwap, AnySwap, SushiSwap, Cream, Curve, Tomb, Geist, Beefy, Abracadabra, SpiritSwap, Hector DAO, Yearn, Reaper and more.

Compared with Ethereum mainnet, Fantom has lower gas fees and faster transaction settlement.

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How to Use Fantom in imToken

Let's take a look at how to use Fantom with imToken. First download imToken ( to create/import a wallet and add a Fantom account.

NOTE: Please check how to download imToken safely before downloading.

If you did not add a Fantom account when creating/importing your wallet, please navigate to "My Profile" -> "Manage wallets" -> "Add", select the “Fantom” network, and confirm. Then, return to the wallet homepage to access your newly created Fantom account. Now you can transfer/receive tokens and try out popular DApps on the Fantom network.

Learn more on our blog: How to use Fantom on imToken?

Explore the Fantom Ecosystem

Use the Fantom Bridge

If you want to send assets across Ethereum or BSC to Fantom, you can use the bridge. Open the site, connect your wallet and transfer ERC-20 tokens from and to the network.

Stake FTM on Fantom

To start staking your FTM, you can enter Fantom Staking on the official website. Simply click WalletConnect and scan with your imToken wallet to start. Make sure that you switched to Fantom network in your imToken app.

Fantom FTM Price

To check on recent prices and news, you can always find more information on websites such as Coingecko and CoinMarketCap. There, you will also find all the exchanges that currently listed FTM.

Fantom Blockchain Explorer

The Fantom ecosystem has two block explorers. Those are web tools that synchronize any transaction history with the Fantom Opera network, for you to view information about blocks, transactions, addresses. One is FTMScan, and the other is Fantom Explorer. You can use Fantom explorer in your imToken too.