Ano ang Flow? (FLOW)

Ang Beginner's Guide

Imagine this: You launch a hugely successful decentralized application (dapp) on Ethereum, but your game is so popular, it renders the blockchain itself almost unusable. 

Sound far fetched? That’s the story of CryptoKitties, a hugely viral trading game launched in 2017 that allowed users to buy, collect and breed digital cats.

Frustrated with Ethereum, the developers behind CryptoKitties set out to solve the technology problems they encountered. In the process, they created a new blockchain designed specifically for applications like the ones that they had helped popularize. 

The Flow playground, launched in 2020, allows developers to create and trade a particular type of digital asset called a non-fungible token (NFT). An NFT is like other crypto assets in how it can be bought, sold and exchanged over the internet without a middleman.

However, there’s one crucial difference. With an NFT, every asset on the blockchain is unique, and it trades for its own specific price. (You can think of an NFT as a kind of digital trading card.) For more information on NFTs, you can visit Kraken's "What are Non-Fungible Tokens?" page located in our Learn Center.

With Flow, the team behind CryptoKitties is seeking to create a new platform that allows these types of applications to attract a larger number of mainstream users. 

For more regular updates from the Flow team, you can bookmark the Flow blog, which includes tips and tutorials on the network and its evolving technology. 

Sino gumawa ng Flow?

Flow is the product of Dapper Labs, the company behind the CryptoKitties blockchain game.

Led by founders Roham Gharegozlou, Dieter Shirley and Mikhael Naayem, the team developed Flow as a platform for blockchain-based games and digital collectibles. 

Previously called Axiom Zen, Dapper Labs unveiled Flow in 2019 after announcing it had raised $11 million in funding led by investor giant A16z. 

Dapper Labs underwent a second funding round led by NBA stars Andre Iguodala and Spencer Dinwiddie, intended to be used towards the development of blockchain-based games on Flow. 

Paano gumagana ang Flow;kom,l;erd?

If you are familiar with how blockchains operate, then you know that they are generally made up of nodes that store the entire state of the currency’s history and verify all transactions. 

Flow, by contrast, aims to create many subdivisions of its network to allow for the total work to be split across nodes, with each node only validating a subset of the transactions.


To do this, the Flow blockchain employs a multi-node, multi-role architecture.

Put another way, Flow has divided the validation stages of a transaction into four different categories, dividing the responsibilities of each node:

  • Collection Nodes – Enhance network connectivity and data availability for dapps
  • Consensus Nodes – Decide the presence and order of transactions 
  • Execution Nodes – Perform computation associated with each transaction. These nodes do not have any decision making powers
  • Verification Nodes – Double check the work done by the Execution Nodes.

Flow’s creators argue this level of specialization allows each node to participate in the validation of every transaction, while splitting tasks to increase efficiency. 

Developer tools

Today, in addition to NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties, there are many products launching on Flow. Smart contracts on the Flow blockchain are written in Flow’s native language, Cadence. 

The Flow team has created a website as a learning tool for developers who have never built blockchain applications to familiarize themselves with Cadence.

Another unique feature of the Flow blockchain is that developers can release their dapp in beta, while updating the code as problems arise. Users will be alerted to these changes as they are interacting with the software. 

Once the authors submit the final version of the code, it then becomes immutable, meaning that it cannot be changed again. 

Bakit May Halaga ang FLOW?

Ang FLOW cryptocurrency ay susi sa pagpapanatili at pagpapatakbo ng Flow blockchain.

Una sa lahat, maaaring isama ng mga developer ang FLOW sa kanilang mga dapps bilang pangunahing currency na ginagamit para sa mga pagbabayad, transaksyon at pagkamit ng mga reward. Ang mga developer ay maaari ding gumawa ng sarili nilang custom na cryptocurrency sa Flow kung gusto nila.

Upang maging isang node, ang mga user ay kailangang magmay-ari at mag-stake ng mga token ng FLOW, na nagpapahintulot din sa kanila na lumahok sa pamamahala ng platform. Ang Flow ay nagbibigay ng reward sa mga user na ito ng kumbinasyon ng bagong gawang FLOW at isang bahagi ng mga bayarin sa transaksyon.

Mahalaga, dahil may apat na magkakaibang uri ng node sa Flow, ang kita na itinalaga sa bawat tungkulin ay awtomatikong isinasaayos batay sa halaga ng FLOW na na-stakes ng bawat cluster ng mga node. 

Maaari ding italaga ng mga user na ayaw magpatakbo ng node ang kanilang stake sa mga propesyonal na operator upang lumahok sa network sa kanilang ngalan. 

Bakit Kailangan Kong Gumamit Ng Flow?

Maaaring maging interesante ang FLOW kung isa kang developer ng laro na naghahanap upang maglunsad ng isang application sa isang blockchain gamit ang isang cryptocurrency

Maaari ring hilingin ng mga mamumuhunan na magdagdag ng FLOW sa kanilang portfolio kung naniniwala sila sa hinaharap ng mga platform ng blockchain na nakatuon sa pagbuo ng laro at mga collectable. 

Magsimulang bumili ng FLOW

Ngayon ay handa ka nang gawin ang susunod na hakbang at bumili ng FLOWI!