Fantom (FTM), a small market cap smart contract platform, is witnessing a wave of attention in the crypto world due to the rollout of new products and the involvement of a high-profile developer.
Lauded by Weiss Ratings for its strong technology, Fantom has seen a big price surge in the past few months, from trading around $0.0059 at the beginning of July to $0.0395 at the time of writing, according to CoinMarketCap. It’s now the 114th-ranked crypto by market capitalization.
The crypto analytics firm Santiment notes the smart contract platform has seen a major uptick in social chatter recently.
One possible reason for the social uptick? The involvement of Andre Cronje, the creator of the immensely successful yearn.finance protocol. Cronje works as a technical advisor for the Fantom Foundation and has been promoting Fantom’s new products.
Let this be an example of ''less talking and more building.''
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) September 19, 2020
On September 18th, the Fantom Foundation rolled out the first stage of the “Fantom Finance” suite, fMint, which allows users to lock FTM and utilize it as collateral to mint the stablecoin fUSD.
And that’s not the only recent positive development for the project: On September 24th, Binance launched FTM/USDT margin trading. Santiment says it’s worth watching the asset. However, Santiment warns that sharp upticks in social media chatter often do not bode well for the short-term price of a given asset.
“All signs seem to point towards a healthy correction in the short-term, especially with the huge uncertainty in the macro environment. However, there remains enough speculative juice to fuel the ‘Buy the rumour, sell the news’ to help buffer things out.
Top holders are showing signs of ‘buying the dip’ and adding to their stash with each correction. Keeping an eye out on what they are doing over the coming weeks or any further correction might be worthwhile.”
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