Flow was designed to make life easier for developers – and help you build the kinds of applications that people want to use.
A simple feature that will pay dividends in software quality and development speed
A new easy-to-learn programming language designed for dapps and digital assets
Securely and transparently patch bugs and upgrade pre-specified parts of a smart contract
Flow is built to be fast and responsive – achieving global finality within seconds
Flow standardizes usability improvements designed to handle everyone from crypto-savvy traders to basketball superfans, letting you focus on what matters
Flow will launch with payment onramps and ecosystems optimized for consumer applications
Fundamental requirement to protect mainstream users against malicious apps
Flow accounts make it easy for dapps to pay transaction fees or recover lost keys for users
A significant allocation of Flow tokens will be reserved for early user- and developer growth
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 ensures that participation as a validator is possible at a variety of computational and financial tiers, open to anyone with a reliable internet connection.
Validators join Flow in one of four roles:
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 dapps on Flow run in the same shared execution state.
This ensures good 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 dapp can be a platform.
Flow is designed for high-throughput, low-latency dapps, games, and digital assets. Protocol-level usability and onboarding features make it easy to onboard users.Get in touch
Interested in how it all works under the hood? The Flow technical papers are a complete look at the system and its most important components.Download technical papers