Explore the Fantom Web3 ecosystem
In this article:
- What is the Fantom ecosystem?
- How do I connect to Fantom dApps and Web3 apps?
- What are some popular Web3 apps on Fantom?
- How do I buy Fantom (FTM)?
- How do I exchange Fantom (FTM)?
- Which Fantom tokens does Exodus support?
- How do I display my Fantom NFTs?
What is the Fantom ecosystem?
Fantom is permissionless, and anyone can run a node. On Fantom’s Opera chain, a virtually unlimited number of validator nodes can participate in securing the network, as long as they stake a minimum of 500,000 FTM.
If you're looking for blockchain data, the most popular block explorer for Fantom is FTMscan.
How do I connect to Fantom dApps and Web3 apps?
First of all, what are dApps and Web3 apps? They're like any other app, except they're built using blockchain technology like smart contracts. Instead of signing in with a username and password, you connect with a crypto wallet.
All dApps are Web3 apps, but not all Web3 apps are decentralized, so 'Web3 app' is the umbrella term used for any app you connect to with a crypto wallet. If you'd like to learn more, visit: What are dApps and Web3 apps?
You can connect to Fantom Web3 apps with the browser-based Exodus Web3 Wallet, or by using WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile.
Exodus Web3 Wallet
You can use Exodus Web3 Wallet to connect to any Fantom Web3 app.
Web3 Wallet is a multi-chain browser extension wallet for Chrome and Brave. To learn how to download, install, and use Web3 Wallet, visit: Getting started with Exodus Web3 Wallet.
WalletConnect on Exodus Mobile
You can connect to Fantom Web3 apps with WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile.
WalletConnect is an open-source tool that connects mobile wallets to Web3. To learn more, visit: WalletConnect in Exodus.
What are some popular dApps and Web3 apps on Fantom?
There are a lot of dApps and Web3 apps to explore, that cover everything from DeFi to staking to NFTs and more. Below, you can find some of the most popular Fantom Web3 apps.
You can connect and explore without any funds in your wallet. But if you want to interact with Web3 apps, you'll need some Fantom (FTM) in your wallet to pay transaction fees.
It's important to note that Exodus provides a software interface that allows you to connect to Web3. Exodus can't guarantee the safety of any third-party platform, including the Web3 apps listed here. Make sure you do your own research, and only connect to Web3 apps you trust 100%.
For more information about how to stay safe while exploring the wide world of Web3, please visit: Safety and security for DeFi and Web3.
Geist Finance is a lending and borrowing market built on Fantom. It is a decentralized non-custodial liquidity market protocol where users can participate as depositors or borrowers.
Aave allows users to lend and borrow cryptocurrencies. AAVE eliminates the need for a middleman (such as a bank) and removes the approval process for taking out a loan.
fWallet lets you participate in staking to earn Fantom tokens as a reward.
Artion is an open-source, fast, and inexpensive NFT marketplace built on Fantom.
AIRNFTS is an NFT marketplace where you can create, trade, mint, and earn FTM with your Fantom NFTs.
How do I buy Fantom (FTM)?
Exodus does currently not support buying FTM with fiat, but you can use the in-app exchange and exchange crypto in your wallet to FTM.
You can also send FTM bought on a centralized exchange to Exodus. For a guide on how to send crypto to Exodus, visit: How do I receive crypto in Exodus?
For general info on how to buy crypto, visit: Where can I buy Bitcoin and other crypto?
How can I exchange Fantom (FTM) tokens in Exodus?
You have 2 options to swap Fantom tokens in Exodus.
You can swap Fantom tokens using Exodus Swap on Exodus Web3 Wallet.
Exodus Swap includes a DEX aggregator that allows you to perform exchanges outside of traditional, centralized exchanges. DEX aggregators get you the best deal from multiple decentralized exchange providers, which means you pay cheaper fees and get better token prices.
You can also perform cross-chain swaps which are routed through centralized API providers in Exodus Swap.
You can find the full guide here: How do I exchange crypto in Web3 Wallet?
With the in-app exchange on Exodus Desktop and Mobile, you can exchange many different cryptocurrencies. In most cases, you don't have to KYC, and exchanges are often complete in a few minutes!
To learn more, visit: How do I exchange crypto using the in-app exchange?
Which Fantom tokens does Exodus support?
To find out which Fantom tokens are supported in Exodus, you can search for your token and enable supported Fantom tokens by following the steps in this guide: How do I enable and disable assets in Exodus?
If your token isn't supported, jump to: How do I add custom Fantom tokens?
You can see the currently supported Fantom tokens if you filter by the Fantom network in the Assets section of your wallet. For a full guide on how to do this, visit: How do I find an asset by its network?
How do I add custom Fantom tokens?
If Exodus doesn't yet support your favorite Fantom token, you can always add it as a custom token!
You can find all the steps here: How do I add a custom token?
How do I display my Fantom NFTs?
You can display your Fantom NFTs in your NFT Gallery in Exodus.
Available in Exodus Web3 Wallet, Mobile, and Desktop, the NFT Gallery is an easy way to show off your Fantom NFTs.
You can find out more here: How do I explore the NFT Gallery?