Fantom is a smart contract platform desgined to improve the performance and scalability of blockchains. Fantom developed its propriatary consensus algorithm by using a leaderless proof of stake protocol called "lachesis" as way to achieve faster transaction finality while remaining decentralized and secure. The FTM token is used to collect fees on the platform and enable staking activities and rewards.
Bitvavo makes it as easy as possible to buy digital assets and cryptocurrencies.
1. Sign Up
Create a free account with which you can buy, sell, send, receive and store Fantom. Access your Bitvavo account from every location, on mobile and desktop.
2. Transfer Funds
Verify your account and transfer Euros to your Bitvavo wallet using one of the 8 supported payment methods.
3. Buy and Trade
Buy or sell over 150 digital assets and pay a maximum trading fee of 0.25%. Store your assets in your Bitvavo wallet or send them to your external wallet.
Storing Fantom and other digital assets requires a wallet, but don’t worry: Bitvavo’s hosted wallet allows you to store Fantom without any technical knowledge. Here is a brief overview of the existing wallet options to store your Fantom:
Hosted wallets are wallets where the private keys to your Fantom are managed by a third party such as Bitvavo. Access to your account is protected by a password and other advanced security features. Once you are logged in, you can easily and conveniently manage your Fantom online. Bitvavo offers standard hosted wallets for all digital assets that are offered on the platform.
A software wallet is a program installed on your computer or other device in order to use and manage your Fantom. Using a software wallet gives you full control over your private keys, so you are not dependent on third parties. The risk is that you alone are in charge of the security of your Fantom, and if malicious parties have access to your device, your private keys (and therefore your Fantom) can be stolen.
A hardware wallet is a physical device on which you can store your Fantom offline. It is one of the safest ways to store your Fantom, because the private keys are stored on a separate and offline device. Access to this device is often protected by a password. In many ways, a hardware wallet can be compared to a safe in which your Fantom is stored.
You can use Bitvavo's hosted wallet to easily store, send and receive Fantom. Once you have purchased Fantom on Bitvavo, you can choose to send your Fantom from your Bitvavo wallet to your own software or hardware wallet.