Cryptokitties Invites Developers into its New Flow Playground

Yvette  |  Mar 7, 2020

Barely 3 years after Draper Labs launched Cryptokitties, a new blockchain called Flow has been launched.

According to Draper Labs CTO, Dieter Shirley, Flow is a friendly web interface blockchain that can meet both the developers and consumer expectations by supporting decentralization of apps.

Dieter further adds that scalability has always been a problem and none of the existing solutions has helped with the applications they have wanted to build. “We built Flow as the foundation for a rich, decentralized ecosystem at consumer scale,” she said. Therefore, with Flow, the network will be scalable without using techniques like Sharding.

How does it work? 

Ethereum and Bitcoins projects

Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs said that Ethereum and Bitcoins projects how crypto makes the world of finance more open and transparent; Flow, on the other hand, will do the same, but for consumers of culture and entertainment  

Flow has a programmed system that separates jobs typically done by a single node across five different node types. This helps with improving efficiency and reducing redundancy. Furthermore, the developers of flow developed a new cryptographic strategy dubbed Specialized Proofs of Confidential Knowledge (SPoCKs) as a solution to the consumers’ dilemmas.

For developers to test their asset creations, Flow will provide resources to learn a new programming language called Cadence; which is similar to languages like Rust and Swift. Game developers will now be able to create a whole, new CryptoKittie-like world of their own as opposed to Ethereum.

Once Flow is live, users of Dapper Wallet; and those who play both games will be the first to test and play. Players will use Dapper Wallet as a means to take Cryptokitties into applications.

Flow raised $11 million in funding from major players like Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund, a16z crypto; the Warner Music Group and video game developer, Ubisoft. Despite the major partnerships, Shirley said:

We won’t consider Flow successful until the apps and experiences built by other teams are bigger than anything we’re doing for ourselves.”  

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