Fantom Ecosystem Spotlight – CryptoKek
CryptoKek offers the extensive market data and charting tools that novice and advanced traders need for technical analysis and market tracking. The name may evoke fun and games, but the dApp offers some seriously useful functionality.
In our eyes, the CryptoKek story represents many of the good things that happen in DeFi: talented developers, a DAO with an engaged and fun-loving community, and tools to support all crypto traders.
1. What is CryptoKek?
Kek.tools is a collection of innovative cryptocurrency-centric tools that help users track tokens and markets.
The KEK token powers the dApp via unlockable tiers utilizing web3 authentication. This means that by simply holding KEK tokens in their Web3 wallet, users can unlock tiers that are linked to functionality and advanced tools on the CryptoKek site.
The tiered offerings allow users to decide which tools and capabilities on the site meet their needs.
2. How do you introduce CryptoKek to a novice or someone who knows relatively little about DeFi?
Just like you can see the price of stocks when you search for them, kek.tools allows you to check the price data of a cryptocurrency that interests you over a period of time.
Even at the most basic level or tier, kek.tools enables you to access token statistics, charts, and recent trades – in short, the information you need to make informed trading decisions.
3. How did you come up with CryptoKek/what was your inspiration?
We saw that while other projects had some toolsets here and there, we really wanted to build a decentralized cryptocurrency-centric tool that sources data directly from the chains themselves.
On top of that, we wanted to build a strong community with full transparency from our side, a community that would give even the smallest token holder a place to belong and feel seen.
4. Can you tell us about the team’s background?
Our team consists of people from all over the world and we employ the best developers for the job but also value a good team atmosphere.
Collectively we have extensive experience using investing tools, and we bring to the project a keen sense of what users need.
But our team also includes our community – our users drive the CryptoKek DAO and guide our development. To get an idea of how this works, come check out our discussion board, where users can upvote/downvote ideas!
5. Why did you decide to build on Fantom?
After hearing good things about Fantom, we began to explore the community and ecosystem, and we found immediate support.
The community and the Fantom Foundation treated us extremely well, and we were thrilled to work on Fantom.
Pair all of this with fast and cheap transactions and passionate developers, and it was a no-brainer for us.
6. How did you learn about Fantom?
Through different projects and interesting people like Andre Cronje, the ecosystem caught our attention.
7. How was your experience of building on Fantom?
A lot of fun, and relatively easy due to people everywhere wanting to help.
8. What brings you to DeFi and what excites you most about the space?
The breath of fresh air that comes with it.
The team sees the future in this space and is dedicated to building high-quality tools to make everyone’s life easier when trading.
9. How did the community receive CryptoKek?
With open arms! That is one of the reasons we decided to stay.
10. What’s coming up for CryptoKek? Free alpha!
February 7th we’re releasing a pretty big update.
The first version of our portfolio tracker will be released along with our latest pairs page.
11. What advice or suggestions do you have for fellow developers who haven’t started building on Fantom yet?
Ask around. Do not be afraid to approach other projects. The projects on Fantom are mostly very nice and eager to help each other.
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