Flow Ecosystem Update -May 4, 2021


Dapper Labs is partnering with Genies to bring their marketplace to life on Flow. The new “Genies Marketplace” is aiming to become the “Amazon of Digital Wearable NFTs” where celebrities and users can create and sell digital wearable NFT collections for their avatars, or digital alter-egos. Genies also announced a $65M round of funding to invest in the technology behind their amazing avatar system and to build out the digital goods marketplace.

Learn all about the partnership here, plus check out the announcement that Warner Music Group’s huge roster of artists is coming to the platform.

Mankind brings surrealism to Versus


We are thrilled to announce that Versus’ first drop with Ekaitza was a success. With over 150 bids, the auction ended with the “edition side” winning, rewarding 15 collectors with an amazing NFT. Ekaitza also surprised these early adopters with a special “founders” NFT for everyone who participated in the first-ever Versus auction. Check out the breakdown of the drop, with some interesting thoughts on the successful launch here.

Versus is launching their second auction tomorrow, May 5 at 10am ET, featuring the surreal art of Mankind. Step into the “Zebra Forest” and add this beautiful piece of art to your collection.

Who will win the bidding showdown this time? Don’t miss this exclusive drop with Mankind, only on Flow.

Prepare for your Dark Country adventure


It’s almost time for the Dark Country Flow genesis drop. Their CEO Oleh Mykhaylovych joined our team for an extensive AMA session last week, answering questions from the community while giving us the inside scoop on all things Dark Country. You can watch full AMA replay here.

If you are interested in joining their pre-sale, you can read more details behind their waitlist mechanism here.

Missed our Partner Spotlight digging into the details of what makes Dark Country such a fascinating collectible card game? Learn all about the project right over here.

Optionals in Cadence? Not Optional


What are optionals in Cadence, and why aren’t they so optional? Flow smart contract engineer Josh Hannan shares his thoughts on this powerful tool for developers in his latest blog post.

New to Cadence? You can get started with the entire series and learn more about Flow’s resource-oriented programming language Cadence here.

We’re Hiring!


We’re hiring for a variety of roles at Flow. Curious about the types of projects you would be working on?

On the Cadence tooling front, efforts are currently focused on a VS Code extension. Additionally Flow has SDKs for a variety of programming languages, most of these are maintained by developers outside the core Flow team.

We’re also working on the Flow Client Library (FCL), an open standard to connect decentralized apps with wallets, payment providers and other services. Web support at Flow is also currently live, while Research and Development has begun for mobile integration.

Learn more about the roles we are recruiting for here, and see where you fit in to help lay the foundation of the open world we’re building.