The Fantom Foundation was founded by Ahn Byung Ik, a South Korean computer scientist. The Fantom team has extensive experience, mainly in the field of complete blockchain development. Their goal is to create a smart contract platform that allows scalability, decentralization, and security.
Fantom is a high-performance, scalable, and secure smart contract platform designed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain platforms.
Fantom operates without authorization layers in a decentralized and open-source system. Fantom uses a tailor-made leaderless PoS consensus mechanism called Lachesis, which prevents a stakeholder from assuming a dominant position.
The aBFT consensus algorithm called Lachesis is the engine that powers the blockchain. Its revolutionary aBFT consensus mechanism allows Fantom to be highly secure and much faster and cheaper than previous technologies. The blockchain technology stack can be linked to any distributed ledger.
Lachesis powers Fantom's Opera mainnet implementation, which uses the Ethereum virtual machine technology. Fantom solved the scalability problem by assigning each application its blockchain.
Each blockchain is independent of each other, but being all linked to Lachesis, Fantom's aBFT consensus mechanisms can interact with each other and benefit from the speed and security of the underlying technology. Fantom's token is named FTM and powers the entire Fantom blockchain ecosystem. FTM is used for staking, governance, and payments and commissions on the network.
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