Monitoring Fungible Token Transactions on Blockchain

Master fungible token tracking with our guide on easy blockchain transaction monitoring - all using Tatum tools.
Written by
Tatum team
May 23, 2023
min. read

Fungible tokens, the most common type of tokens on the blockchain, play an essential role in the digital economy. They serve as the backbone of various DeFi applications, stablecoins, and cryptocurrency exchanges. With the increasing usage of fungible tokens, it becomes crucial to monitor their transactions efficiently. In this guide, we will shed light on the importance of monitoring fungible token transactions, the challenges it poses, and how Tatum SDK can simplify this task.

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[.c-text-center]Tatum SDK provides a robust solution to monitor fungible token transactions. It offers methods to subscribe to incoming and outgoing fungible token transactions and sends webhook notifications for any transaction involving a specified address.[.c-text-center]

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Why Monitor Live Fungible Token Transactions?

Monitoring live fungible token transactions offers several benefits that contribute to enhanced security, regulatory compliance, and market analysis. Let's explore these advantages in more detail:

  1. Improve Security: By actively monitoring token transactions, it becomes possible to detect and prevent fraudulent activities within the ecosystem. Suspicious transactions can be identified promptly, allowing for immediate action to mitigate potential risks. Monitoring adds an extra layer of security, providing assurance to users and businesses alike.
  2. Regulatory Compliance: Monitoring transactions ensures businesses meet AML and KYC requirements imposed by regulatory bodies, promoting legal and compliant operations.
  3. Market Analysis: Monitoring provides valuable data on trading volume, liquidity, and market demand for specific tokens, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning.

Challenges in monitoring fungible token transactions

Despite its importance, monitoring fungible token transactions can be complex and time-consuming due to the decentralized and transparent nature of the blockchain.

Setting up fungible token transaction monitoring with Tatum SDK

In the code snippet above, we initialize Tatum SDK for the Ethereum network. We then use the `notification.subscribe.incomingFungibleTx` and `notification.subscribe.outgoingFungibleTx` methods to monitor incoming and outgoing fungible token transactions respectively for a specific Ethereum address.

Monitoring fungible token transactions on the blockchain is a crucial aspect of digital asset management. It contributes to enhanced security, regulatory compliance, and effective market analysis. With Tatum SDK, the process of monitoring these transactions becomes straightforward and efficient, facilitating a better understanding of token activities.

By integrating the Tatum SDK into your project, you can ensure seamless integration with MetaMask, receive timely notifications, and enjoy the benefits of efficient monitoring of both incoming and outgoing fungible token transactions without the complexities of the direct RPC approach.

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