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Flow is a new blockchain built for the next generation of apps, games, and the digital assets that power them.

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Flow was designed from the ground up as a foundation for internet-scale protocols and applications that also require exceptional user experience.

Conceived by the team behind CryptoKitties, Flow was developed and stress-tested with top global partners and is now open for anyone to contribute to and benefit from.

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Developer-first experience.

Battle-tested in production and ready to help you build the kinds of applications that people want to use.

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Built-In Logging Support

A simple feature that will pay dividends in software quality and development speed

Cadence

A new easy-to-learn programming language designed for dapps and digital assets

Upgradable Smart Contracts

Securely and transparently patch bugs and upgrade pre-specified parts of a smart contract

Fast and Deterministic Finality

Flow is built to be fast and responsive – achieving global finality within seconds

Consumer-friendly onboarding.

Flow standardizes usability improvements for crypto-savvy traders and basketball superfans alike, letting you focus on what matters


Read details on Flow Primer

Mainstream-Ready Experience

Flow will launch with payment onramps and ecosystems optimized for consumer applications

Human-Readable Security

Fundamental requirement to protect mainstream users against malicious apps and build trust in the system

Smart User Accounts

Flow accounts make it easy for dapps or wallets to pay transaction fees and recover lost keys for users

Incentives for Early Adopters

A significant allocation of FLOW tokens will be reserved for early user- and developer growth

How Flow works

Unique among crypto networks, Flow achieves dramatic improvements in speed and throughput by separating the jobs of a cryptocurrency miner or validator into four different roles, each with their own characteristics.

This means anyone with a reliable internet connection should be able to participate as a validator for Flow, at a variety of computational and financial tiers.

Validators join Flow in one of four roles: 
  • - Collector Nodes increase efficiency
  • - Execution Nodes enable speed and scale
  • - Verifier Nodes guarantee correctness
  • - Consensus Nodes ensure decentralization

No Sharding!

Smart contracts and user accounts on Flow can always interact with each other in one atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable (ACID) transaction. In other words: all applications on Flow can run in the same shared execution state.

This ensures Flow apps benefit from great user experience and full composability, letting developers easily build on each other’s work.

Sharding and layer 2 solutions break composability and reduce network effects for dapps and smart contracts by removing ACID guarantees from the execution environment.

On Flow, every application can be a platform.

Read more in Flow Primer

What can I build on Flow?

Flow is designed for high-throughput, low-latency consumer applications, games, and digital assets. Protocol-level usability and onboarding features make it easy to bring new users while a new decentralized architecture ensures security at scale.

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Technical details

Interested in how it all works under the hood? The Flow technical papers are more than 100 lovingly crafted pages across multiple white-papers, resulting in a complete specification of the Flow system and its most important components.

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Quotables
"Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize consumer ownership on the internet. Projects like Dapper Labs’ Flow is already driving consumer adoption, with NBA Top Shot proving the experience is not only engaging, but smooth and fan friendly.”
Andre Iguodala, NBA Miami Heat
“Blockchain is going to fundamentally alter the financial industry and have a major impact on consumers. Flow can create the vehicle for consumers to enter the space through products like NBA Top Shot where they have fun, but at the same time create a new self-sovereignty.”
Spencer Dinwiddie, NBA Brooklyn Nets
“Flow’s innovative multi-role architecture, resource-oriented programming, developer ergonomics, easy consumer onboarding, resource pricing, and storage deposits will be an asset to the industry at large.”
Joe Lallouz, CEO of Bison Trails
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