Fantom (FTM) Analysis
In addition to automated chart patterns, altFINS’ analysts conduct technical chart analyses of top 30 cryptocurrencies. We call these Curated Charts and they evaluate 5 core principals of technical analysis: Trend, Momentum, Patterns, Volume, Support and Resistance.
Fantom (FTM) technical analysis:
Trade setup: Bearish breakout from symmetrical triangle and below 200-day moving average, confirms downtrend with further downside risk to $0.30 support level that held up in March. (set a price alert).
Trade setup: Price broke below 200-day moving average (~$0.37) and is trading in a Descending Triangle pattern, which typically resolves in the direction of existing downtrend. Swing Trader: can trade between the triangle trendlines (Enter near support, Exist near Resistance). Trend traders: wait for a breakout. A bearish breakout below $0.30 could see the price revisit $0.20. (set a price alert).
Pattern: Price is trading in a Descending Triangle pattern. Typically, a breakout will occur in the direction of the existing trend. Most traders will take a position once the price action breaks through the bottom line of the triangle with increased volume, which is when the price should decline an amount equivalent to the widest section of the triangle.
Trend: Downtrend across all time horizons (Short- Medium- and Long-Term).
Momentum is Bearish ( MACD Line is below MACD Signal Line, and RSI is below 45).
Support and Resistance: Nearest Support Zone is $0.30, then $0.20. The nearest Resistance Zone is $0.50, then $0.65.
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What is Fantom (FTM)?
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Fantom is a Layer-1 blockchain that uses a single consensus layer to support the creation of multiple execution chains. The network’s independent consensus layer called Lachesis, featuring a novel consensus mechanism developed by the Fantom Foundation dubbed the “Lachesis Protocol.” Lachesis can provide security to multiple other layers, the first of which is Fantom’s EVM-compatible smart contract chain called Opera. The project’s goal is to host an ecosystem of execution layers while enabling them to feature fast and cost-efficient transactions due to the benefits provided by the Lachesis Protocol.
The Fantom Foundation has built a new model for reaching a consensus on transactions called the Lachesis consensus engine (or Lachesis protocol). It uses a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) based algorithm to achieve asynchronous Byzantine fault tolerance (aBFT). Lachesis has four key qualities: Asynchronous: Participants have the freedom to process commands at different times Leaderless: No participant plays a “special” role in block production Byzantine Fault-Tolerant: Supports one-third of faulty nodes Near-Instant Finality: Transactions are confirmed in 1-2 seconds. Fantom has implemented Lachesis as a consensus layer that can extend to additional layers within the system. The Fantom ecosystem may eventually consist of multiple blockchain layers with Lachesis at the core. The first additional layer within Fantom was Opera, an EVM-compatible smart contract platform that launched in December 2019. Opera is a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) layer whose validator set uses Lachesis to validate transactions and produce new blocks. It now features several decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, including SushiSwap and Curve. In May 2019, Fantom announced that it would with Binance Chain to improve interoperability through the creation of a multi-asset and cross-chain ecosystem. This multi-asset initiative would introduce various new token standards to Fantom, including Fantom versions of Ethereum’s ERC-20 and Binance Chain’s BEP-2. These standards set the stage for integrating popular Ethereum applications on Opera in early 2021. The Fantom Foundation has turned its focus towards DeFi use cases with the help of Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje, who serves as a technical advisor to Fantom. Andre has advised and helped promote Fantom’s multi-chain efforts, such as the launch of Fantom’s bridge to Ethereum.
Fantom features two core technologies Lachesis protocol: the core consensus layer Opera: an application development layer Lachesis Lachesis uses a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) based algorithm to achieve asynchronous Byzantine fault tolerance (aBFT). Lachesis has four key qualities: Asynchronous: Participants have the freedom to process commands at different times Leaderless: No participant plays a “special” role in block production Byzantine Fault-Tolerant: Supports one-third of faulty nodes Near-Instant Finality: Transactions are confirmed in 1-2 seconds. Fantom has implemented Lachesis as a consensus layer that can extend to additional layers within the system. Opera The Opera chain is an EVM-compatible application development layer; therefore, it can support smart contract development in Solidity. The EVM currently used by Opera is the default go-ethereum VM implementation. It doesn’t include the enhancements Fantom has previously proposed in the paper “The Economics of Smart Contracts.” Opera features a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) system and validator set that is leaderless. In other words, the validators don’t determine which blocks are valid. The Fantom Foundation believes that removing block leaders can increase network security.
Supply Curve Details
Fantom’s outstanding supply is fixed. The liquid supply increase displayed on the curve is the consequence of the vesting schedules detailed in the Launch section as well as the distribution of premined staking rewards. Those rewards are set to be distributed daily to validators and delegators. The daily expected distribution is set at 682,425.46 FTM, until 2024.
FTM tokens are intended to be used to pay transaction and smart contract execution fees, secure the network through Fantom’s Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus, and vote within Fantom’s on-chain governance system. Network validators must stake FTM to run a node and collect a proportional percentage of staking rewards. Users that don’t run a node can delegate their tokens to an existing validator to earn a portion of staking rewards and network fees. Voting power is proportional to the amount a validator has staked plus any delegations received.
A total of 3.175 billion FTM was initially issued. The entirety of the supply, including staking rewards, was minted at launch. 40% was allocated to Public and Private Sale investors, including private sale bonuses. Those FTM have no vesting schedule. 15% was allocated to advisors, with a 3-months lockup 10% was allocated to the founding team. This allocation features a 24-months vesting period with monthly-cliffs 3.6% was allocated to a strategic reserve. Those FTM have no vesting schedule. 31.4% was reserved for staking rewards, to be distributed daily until 2024.
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