CryptoKitties will migrate from Ethereum to Flow
CryptoKitties he announced a migration from the Ethereum blockchain to the new blockchain Flow.
Flow has been created Last year of Dapper Labs, the company that created CryptoKitties, and has the specific objective of being “a fast, secure and developer-friendly blockchain designed to support the next generation of games, applications and digital resources”.
It all stems from the now known problem of scalability and the fact that the other existing solutions were not considered suitable for the applications that Dapper Labs wanted to create.
The decentralized alternatives were based on sharding or sidechain, but the Dapper Labs team thought that these solutions would make the interactivity between smart contracts too complex and prone to errors.
For this, they have designed a new blockchain, different from the classics, equipped with a pipeline architecture that separates the processes, generally executed from a single node, into five different types of nodes, considerably reducing the effort and improving efficiency.
For Flow, the Dapper Labs team has also developed a new consensus algorithm, called specialized evidence of confidential knowledge (SPoCK).
Existing tools, such as the Dapper portfolio, will support both Ethereum than Flow, allowing users to access assets and dapps on both networks, so CryptoKitties will also continue to live on Ethereum.
Also because with almost 100,000 Kitty owners, CryptoKitties remains the largest non-financial application of the Ethereum blockchain, with more than 2 million chain transactions in 2019.
The migration from CryptoKitties to Flow will take place in several stages, retaining all the current characteristics, with a series of changes which have the specific objective of bringing the CryptoKitties in the mainstream.
The first phase will consist of distributing an updated version of the smart contract on Flow, in order to make it available to technicians in the community.
The new smart contract will be backward compatible to allow users to migrate their kittens to Flow and make them reproducible both with kittens born on Flow and those born on Ethereum.
Kittens born on Flow will have a new look, with a much more flexible style that will allow kittens to be extended to virtual worlds and to a larger metaverse that will be created on Flow.
If it will not be mandatory, if the migration is done on a large scale, thanks in particular to the incentives offered to those who decide to migrate, this could greatly benefit the congestion of the Ethereum network.
In fact, already in the past CryptoKitties at times slowed the network and if it were to achieve even greater success, it would risk causing even more problems for Ethereum.
On the other hand, it is very common that a crypto project was born on Ethereum and then evolved with its own blockchain, as happened for example also with Binance.
The Ethereum network is now a widely used and used platform, which allows you to create and distribute dapp in a much simpler and faster way than a new blockchain created from scratch.
However, when a project born on Ethereum obtains user and usage success, it is often forced to migrate to designed solutions. ad hoc to be able to climb.
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