What is the Flow blockchain?

Flow is a proof of stake blockchain designed to be the foundation of Web3 and the open metaverse, supporting consumer-scale decentralized applications, NFTs, DeFi, DAOs, PFP projects, and more. Powered by Cadence, an original programming language built specifically for digital assets, Flow empowers developers to innovate and push the limits that will bring the next billion to Web3. Created by a team that has consistently delivered industry-leading consumer-scale experiences including CryptoKitties, NBA Top Shot, and NFL ALL DAY, Flow is an open, decentralized platform with a thriving ecosystem of creators from top brands, development studios, venture-backed startups, crypto leaders, and more.

Introduction to Flow blockchain

What is the FLOW cryptocurrency?
FLOW is the native currency of the Flow network. It is the exclusive token for staking, delegating, paying transaction fees, and paying storage fees. It is also the primary token used for buying, selling, and trading assets and experiences on Flow.

FLOW Blockchain Surpasses $1 Billion in All-Time NFT Sales - BeInCrypto
What is composability? Why does it matter?

Composability refers to developers building on top of shared standards - for example: contract standards like those that define fungible and non-fungible tokens or integration standards like the Flow Client Library (FCL) - or shared resources like an existing user base (i.e. community), public data, or existing platforms.

This opportunity for integration allows developers to jump start their own applications and ecosystems by building on existing infrastructure without platform risk (i.e. the risk that the service built on could be turned off). This is something made uniquely possible by standards and resources existing on decentralised blockchains like Flow.

Jesse Walden of a16z says ""A platform is composable if its existing resources can be used as building blocks and programmed into higher order applications. Composability is important because it allows developers to do more with less, which in turn, can lead to more rapid and compounding innovation.” – Jesse Walden, 4 eras of blockchain computing

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