Flow blockchain is today home to apps like NBA Top Shot, Viv3, and MotoGP – Alchemy Developer Platform will help thousands more developers build for mainstream consumers

Alchemy cofounders Joseph Lau and Nikil Viswanathan, and John Hennessy, Google chairman and alchemy investor (Source: Alchemy)

Alchemy is the leading blockchain developer platform, powering over $25 billion in transaction volume as well as the majority of NFT and DeFi projects including CryptoKitties.

That’s why I’m so proud and excited Alchemy has chosen Flow as the next public blockchain they will support with their entire developer platform.

Alchemy for Flow will enable all developers, from individuals to enterprises, with the tools and infrastructure they need to create great products bringing blockchain to its next billion stakeholders.

It also means we can get some help with NBA Top Shot, unlocking massive scalability and reliability as the community continues…


ZenHub raises seed financing to build out developer platform including automation, better sprint planning, and easy project management without leaving GitHub

Too many software development teams are still wasting time on administrative work instead of writing code.

ZenHub is building a future where nobody has to “do” project management. Where developers can simply focus on the code without sacrificing organizational clarity into project status.


The future of art is personal, digital, and interactive — here are two ways you can make your mark right now

“Despite everything, we live in the most incredible of times.
You just need to know how to live it”
–– Hackatao (EradiGirl)

Our lives today are increasingly digital, bringing us closer and teasing the possibility of an infinite future––a metaverse free for anyone to explore, play with, and build on.

Almost exactly on queue, crypto or blockchain technology is giving us the building blocks to make this vision a reality: real digital ownership; transparent global markets; permissionless development platforms; and new business models for digital creators.

We started CryptoKitties to highlight what’s possible with blockchain technology beyond just currency…


First-of-its-kind officially-licensed NBA experience comes out of private beta with over $2 million in pack sales and tens of thousands of trades on the secondary market

Our biggest launch ever: NBA Top Shot is open to the public!

High flying dunks. No look dimes. Game saving blocks. The level of drama and skill in NBA basketball is simply unmatched in the sports world. Now you can own a piece of that action.

The NBA, NBPA, and Dapper Labs have teamed up to create NBA Top Shot, a revolutionary new experience in which jaw-dropping plays and unforgettable highlights become collectibles that you can own forever.

To get started: nbatopshot.com

What is NBA Top Shot?

NBA Top Shot is a fully-licensed NBA experience for collectors and gamers. For the first time ever…


These Limited Edition CryptoKitties are inspired by the immersive, creative, visual world in Simulation Theory, the band’s latest hit album

“Without my music, where would I be
You taught me how to cry and still remain a G”
– Nate Dogg

Music is at once deeply personal and unabashedly social. From band posters on dorm-room walls to Spotify playlists, from t-shirts bought at concerts to autographed LP covers, the music we listen to — and how we choose to show off our fandom — in a lot of ways makes us who we are.

That’s why I’m so excited to present Marty and Mibbles, limited edition CryptoKitties and the first-ever officially-licensed music collectibles on the blockchain. Marty is inspired by…


The experience will include all of the most popular places and characters in the Dr. Seuss universe including Cat in the Hat, Grinch, Lorax, and more.

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash

EDIT: We got mucho press 🙏 —awesome interview with our Dr. Seuss partners in Decrypt and articles in TechCrunch, Fortune, VentureBeat!

This one is personal.

My family moved around a lot when I was a kid — awesome in retrospect, but disruptive in the moment. Dr. Seuss was a constant foundation in a sea of shifting realities. Cat in the Hat was always good for a chuckle while quips like “there is no-one alive who is you-er than you” taught me that it’s cool to be weird.

Dr. Seuss stories teach the importance of community as well as individual responsibility. I’m honored to announce…


In the spirit of transparency, this is an internal note to Axiom Zen, Dapper Labs, and ZenHub staff.

Team,

The events of the past few days have sent shockwaves across the planet as people across the world recognize and internalize how oppression, systemic racism, and injustice have impacted Black communities in America. This has given us a moment to pause and think about the world we want to live in. Kaizen is a core value across Axiom Zen, Dapper Labs, and ZenHub, and we hope each person brings this mentality not only to work, but to their life.

Black lives…


Cryptonetworks will enable a new generation of open applications

Ali Yahya, partner at Andreessen Horowitz’ crypto fund, posted an awesome thread on some of his thinking supporting @withflow_ this morning:

Business of Crypto Apps

We describe Flow as a decentralized, permissionless network built to support a new generation of games, apps, and the digital assets that power them.

This new generation of applications can have successful, community-driven business models by using crypto-assets, whether fungible cryptocurrencies or utility tokens or non-fungible collectibles:

Crypto incentives unlock new business models that the industry has only started to explore.

Within games and entertainment, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the most interesting building block to date in terms of business models.

Just like any token or cryptocurrency, NFTs can have their…


Flow is a fast, secure, and developer-friendly blockchain built to support the next generation of games, apps, and the digital assets that will power them.

EDIT Sep/2020: Flow beta mainnet is live with NBA Top Shot in production with thousands of users and a record-breaking early access period. Visit discord.gg/nbatopshot and ask to skip the queue 🏀.

For the latest resources:

Since we launched CryptoKitties in November 2017, our team has been testing and evaluating different approaches to solving the problem of scalability. Unfortunately, none of the existing solutions are a fit for the applications we’ve been wanting to build.

Today we’re excited to announce Flow, a…


From the makers of CryptoKitties, the world’s first haute couture as a one-of-a-kind non-fungible token (NFT) on the blockchain

iridescence by Dapper Labs x The Fabricant x Johanna Jaskowska

Digital clothing is a new phenomenon (What is digital clothing? –Vice).

Think of it as self-expression unbounded by the limitations of reality — and the environmental costs of consumption.

Digital clothing is also the perfect canvas for understanding the importance of blockchain technology.

In fashion, authenticity is important.

Authenticity of the outfit itself, like who made it and where it came from, is important, but so is the fandom behind the outfit.

Being the first to buy or wear the newest drop matters.

Limited edition matters.

Real ownership matters: I need to take my fashion anywhere I want to be.

Watch this space: https://seethruclub.com/

iridescence is a one-of-a-kind digital outfit created by Dapper Labs

Roham Gharegozlou

Founder @AxiomZenTeam, CryptoKitties, and Dapper Labs. Former VC. Relentless optimist. https://axiomzen.com

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