Flow: The Blockchain for Open Worlds

October 6, 2020

Flow is a decentralized blockchain designed to be the foundation for a new generation of games, apps, and the digital assets that power them. Figment will be supporting Flow and FLOW token holders at launch. On September 29th, we spoke with Layne Lafrance, Flow’s Product Lead, and Mickey Maher, SVP of Revenue and Gaming Partnerships at Dapper Labs. Check out a recording of the conversation below.


The Flow blockchain is being built by Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties. Flow’s unique multi-role architecture and its focus on resource-oriented programming, developer ergonomics, and consumer-friendly onboarding differentiates Flow from other blockchains.


“The foundation of Flow is built on the foundation of composability. What we saw with CryptoKitties, was phenomenal growth around the product that we never would have had the time or resources to make ourselves and it made the community so rich.” — Layne Lafrance, Flow Product Lead


The Flow team sees accessibility is one of the main barriers to entry in the blockchain space. From a developer experience, one of the benefits to building on Flow is that you do not need to run your own node to deploy an application or smart contract on Flow.

User Experience

The team building Flow sees a high quality user experience as one of the missing links for blockchain adoption. As such, all users on Flow would have a single Flow account and use a single interface in order to access all applications that are built on Flow.

In addition, the Flow team is also building more consumer-friendly onboarding ramps, which will create a more Web 2 experience for users as opposed to current blockchain onboarding ramps. This will include mainstream-ready payment ramps like credit/debit cards, and smart user accounts, which will eliminate the need for seed words.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Layne and Micky for taking the time to chat with us!

Thank you Flow community for all of your wonderful questions.

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