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Flow (blockchain)

Flow (blockchain)

Flow is a blockchain built to support games, apps, and digital assets.

Overview

Flow is a blockchain that has been developed by the team Dapper Labs that created CryptoKitties in 2017. Flow was created to provide solutions and applications for scalability for things like apps, games, and other digital assets. The goal of Flow is to provide, a blockchain that avoids sharding on the network and maintains reliable decentralization.

Rather than having every node store all the data of the blockchain, Flow separates jobs and data between five different node types. The purpose for splitting the work between nodes is to reduce time and effort put into the nodes in order to improve efficiency. This addresses the Verifier's dilemma through a technique that Flow creators developed known as 'SPoCKs', or Specialized Proofs of Confidential Knowledge.

The team also created Flow with the intent to bring developers and consumers the ability to use upgradeable smart contracts and other features like human-readable security. The blockchain uses a Proof-of-Stake algorithm, developed by VMware Research, and smart contracts are ensured that each transaction has ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) guarantees.

Timeline

January 20, 2022
UFC Joins NBA, NFL in Dapper Labs' Sports NFT Suite
November 10, 2021
Rarible.com and Rarible Protocol integrate Flow blockchain for streamlined NFT experience
November 5, 2021
Japanese Media Powerhouse Mixi Chooses Flow Blockchain to Launch New Games and NFTs
November 3, 2021
Real Madrid and LAVA deliver first-ever Smart Ticket NFT experiences on Flow that transform fan engagement for Real Madrid's 600 million global fans
September 16, 2021
Dapper Labs Leads $5M-Plus Seed Funding Round for Music NFT Platform RCRDSHP
June 23, 2021
NFT Site Rarible to Launch Marketplace on Flow Blockchain Following $14.2M Funding Round
October 10, 2020
Flow raises a $21,500,000 initial Coin Offering.

Funding rounds

Patents

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Flow

Web

Flow Blockchain Resources | Ethereum users guide to Flow Blockchain

Web

Flow x Alchemy: Blockchain At Internet Scale - Dapper Labs - Medium

Roham Gharegozlou

Web

March 25, 2021

Flow: Flow: Bringing Blockchain to Billions With the Power of Network Effects

Web

Flow: Flow: Bringing Blockchain to Billions With the Power of Network Effects

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Dev Office Hours - Flow team AMA! Jan 21

January 21, 2022

First Mint Fest : The Interview with Roham Gharegozlou

August 4, 2021

Flow - Fast, Scalable, Reliable Blockchain for Next Billion Users

May 20, 2020

Flow & NBA Top Shot Highlight | with Roham Gharegozlou (CEO Dapper Labs)

January 29, 2021

Flow Blockchain in 2 mins (NFT Blockchain)

January 16, 2022

References

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