For the past few months, I’ve been working on a book about Fantom. My intent is to create a resource for new people that are interested in the network to learn more about what Fantom has to offer.
The book is divided into three main sections:
Part One goes into the network’s history, introduces the reader to the Fantom Foundation, explains how Lachesis works, and talks about some of the upgrades that are coming to the network in the near future.
Part Two is an introduction to DeFi. Here, I explain the various types of projects on the network (DEXs, Money Markets, Vaults, NFTs, etc.). I also explain some of the basic set up related tasks that newcomers need to know, such as how to set up a wallet, how to send funds from a centralized exchange, how to use bridges, etc.
In Part Three I dig into Fantom’s top projects. I provide links to each project’s website, their Medium page, Discord, Twitter, and more, and I provide a brief summary that outlines what makes each project unique, as well as a brief explanation of their tokenomics.
The book currently has 17 chapters that make up parts 1 & 2, with an additional 30+ project profiles included in part three. These include: SpookySwap, SpiritSwap, BeethovenX, Solidly, Equalizer, Mummy, Geist, Granary, Tarot, Scream, Reaper, Yield Ninja, Liquid Driver, FlamingGhost, fUSD, Ethos Reserve, Paintswap, Campfire, NFT Key, Tombheads Auction House, 8BitGames, Estfor Kingdom, Slothtopia, fBOMB, Conk, GMFTM, Kek Tools, Dune Analytics, Defi Llama, BubbleMaps, and more.
There’s also an extensive glossary, and several appendices that provide additional resources where readers can learn more about the topics discussed throughout the book.
To give you an idea of the scope of this thing, I’ve attached a few pictures below. There are photos and diagrams, and the whole thing’s written in a style that’s easy to understand. I think by the time it’s done, it’ll not only be the best book about Fantom, it’ll be one of the best, most comprehensive books about crypto and DeFi, period.
I’m requesting 35,000 FTM from the vault to help pay for some of the costs associated with finishing the book - things like hiring an editor, getting the cover professionally designed, and reformatting everything for the print edition.
The remainder will be used to subsidize the book’s retail price. I’d like to be able to sell the book for around $15.00 per copy for the ebook version, and around $19.00 per copy for the printed edition. At this price point, the book will be more attractive to potential buyers, and should lead to a wider distribution.