Enter the Octagon: UFC on Flow brings MMA to crypto

One of the world’s fastest-growing sports joins forces with the creators of CryptoKitties and the Flow blockchain

Feb 25 · 4 min read
Image for post
Image for post

Kickstarting network effects with games and onboarding

Flow is designed for a future where blockchain — or crypto — is a standard part of the software stack, easy to use by consumers and developers.

  1. Emphasize user-friendly onboarding and low-friction payments across dapps
  2. Bootstrap network effects and empower developers to build the future

What makes Flow different: technical details

Unlike other blockchains with a single specification for a validator, like Bitcoin or Ethereum, Flow divides the work of processing a transaction and validating a block into four different steps, each handled by a different validator node type. The separation of concerns in this multi-role design dramatically improves the performance of the network, as outlined in our first technical paper: Flow: Separating Consensus and Compute.

Image for post
Image for post
Flow multi-role validator nodes
  • Protocol level smart contract wallets for every user account: protecting against lost accounts and forgotten private keys
  • Upgradeable smart contracts: making it possible for developers to fix mistakes without building risky backdoors

Jump in and start building today

If you’re a developer, sign up for the Flow Alpha for a chance to have your apps highlighted right next to those by the biggest brands in the world.

Dapper Labs

The serious business of fun and games on the blockchain

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch

Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore

Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store