Ubisoft to advise on Dapper Labs’ new blockchain

Ubisoft to advise on Dapper Labs’ new blockchain

16th September 2019 0 By Jordan Heal

Dapper Labs – the team behind CryptoKitties and NBA TopShot – is developing its own blockchain called ‘Flow’ which Ubisoft will be advising on.

The $11 million project is designed to enable decentralised applications (dApps) to scale.

Animoca Brands – developers of F1 Delta Time, an officially licensed Formula 1 game – will be the first to build on Flow.

Dapper Labs has spent almost two years researching in preparation for Flow and have created it from the ground up with the aim of supporting high performance ecosystems of apps and games.

“Bitcoin and Ethereum will show how crypto can make the world of finance more open and transparent; Flow will do the same for consumers of entertainment and culture,” said Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs.

Alongside the new investment, Dapper is also partnering with leading entertainment publishers such as Ubisoft to ensure the platform is ready for enterprise-scale use-cases.

Ubisoft – known titles such as Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed – will be advising on Flow and providing industry feedback to Dapper Labs.

“When it comes to new technologies and innovation, Ubisoft has always favoured a collaborative approach,” Nicolas Pouard, blockchain initiative director at Ubisoft’s strategic innovation lab, has said.

“We are eager to learn more from Dapper Labs, some of the most talented pioneers in the field of blockchain gaming, while bringing our own experience of the gaming industry,” Pouard adds.

Flow is set to launch in 2020 and will aim to support many of the company’s large-scale, consumer-facing entertainment, music, and gaming projects in development.

Interested in reading more gaming-related stories? Discover more about KFC’s weird foray into the video gaming world including an eSports tournament and a dating simulation game.