It's Time to Update the Narrative
Here. We. Go. The journey of bringing Flow to the mainstream is about to get a kick in the ass.
Let me set the stage.
One of the hardest parts of my job is that I sell the future. I have to paint a picture of what Flow will become, and convince developers to have enough faith in that story that they’ll build their apps on Flow. In the past year, I’ve heard a lot of strong resistance to building here. The most common things I hear are:
Its not decentralized because Dapper Labs controls it
No one else besides Dapper Labs is building on it
Those aren’t “real” NFTs
You cannot own your own private keys and you have to trust a custodian
There are bits of truth to these statements, so I don’t blame anyone for believing them. However, the mistake is they’re focusing on today, and not where Flow is going. Well these narratives are about to change BIG TIME starting this weekend at Flow Fest. Flow Fest is a month-long virtual event showcasing the major progress across the ecosystem. Over this month, the world will see things like:
20+ reputable companies with major NFT drops
Non-custodial ecosystem transactions with apps similar to OpenSea (e.g. Blocto Bay). “Non custodial” means you own your own keys, as opposed to custodying with a 3rd party like TopShot does today.
User experience focused on mainstream consumers. Many of these apps will accept credit cards and many will help you create wallets.
Announcements about significant milestones in decentralizing the network
It’s sometimes hard to see the broader narrative when living through events in real time, but this one is clear and carries major significance.