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Flow Community Partner Update

Community Updates for September 16th, 2020


Hey folks,

First of all - thank you all so much for your contributions to the Flow community. You being here truly makes this all possible and we can’t tell you how grateful we are that you’re coming on this journey with us.

Second of all - I can’t tell you how much I personally appreciate your patience with us as we figure out the last details of sharing this with the world. We’re taking the time to coordinate a very special launch that we really think will broaden the possibilities for all of us and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Third of all - everything following Oct 16th may be subject to change as you and the rest of the community endeavour to supporting staking on Flow. These timelines are what the Flow team recommends based on upcoming opportunities but they can of course be updated as needed. Please don't hesitate to flag concerns with the Flow team directly via hello@onflow.org or ping layne@dapperlabs.com directly (but make sure you cc hana.ito@dapperlabs.com if you want her to answer in a reasonable time frame 😅)

So, time for a proper update!

Available Now

  • Flow Block Explorer
  • Community Forum - great place to discuss ideas, issues, and improvements to Flow, what you’ll currently see is some great stuff from our Open World Builders Program participants!

Coming Up

Sept 22: Minting & Open Sourcing

  • Genesis block FLOWs minted
  • Open sourcing the last of the Flow repos (node software coming!)

Sept 25: Next Spork - Candidate #9

  • Staking Contracts will be deployed to Mainnet at this time for you to begin testing
  • Key Deadline: Thursday September 24th @4pm Pacific Time

Oct 13: Spork - Candidate #10

  • Key Deadline: Monday, October 12th @ 11am Pacific Time

  • Startup Nodes: Tuesday, October 13th @ 11am Pacific Time

Oct 16: Flow Port Release & Token Delivery

  • Custodian Partners supporting FLOW: Kraken, Finoa, Ledger, Flow Port (more on that below 😉)

Nov 2: First Staking Spork - Candidate #11

  • Investors will spend Oct 16 - Oct 30 staking their tokens. Partners should be ready to support investors in this process by this time.
  • This will be the first spork where keys (and stake!) are collected via Staking Requests (txs sent to staking contract - described in detail in docs below)
  • Staking Request Deadline: Friday October 30th @ 4pm Pacific Time
  • Updated Node Configuration in effect as of Monday November 2 @ 10am Pacific Time

Nov 9: First Staking Rewards!

  • The first rewards will be automatically paid out to your account(s) on this date

Coming Soon & Announcements

  • NBA Top Shot Open Beta Launch
  • Flow Port - your portal for all things FLOW
  • Fiat on-ramps to Flow

… and a couple surprises along the way - we love surprises (fun surprises, not Pager Duty surprises)

So, how the heck does all of that work?

Glad you asked! Let us share some documentation with you!

Updated Documentation & Draft Contracts

Y’all are officially first to have eyes on our new docs site (not officially being released until Monday so there’s still a couple edits being made but some key docs are available for y’all - linked below)!

Here you’ll find documentation on how to support:

  1. Using FLOW native tokens

  2. Staking, staking as a service, and delegation

Draft Contracts are Available for Review (WIP, comments/PRs welcome!) here:

Staking Helper Branch:

New contracts and transactions you’ll need to interact with them (currently a PR here)

Suggested Support Milestones

Sept 22 → Oct 30: Expedited Contract Review Support

  • Request a smart contract review to deploy to mainnet via this form.

Sept 25: Staking Support Testing on Mainnet Begins

  • The core staking and rewards, delegation, and staking helper contracts will all be deployed to mainnet on this date (or possibly as late as Sept 30th, will keep you posted).
  • You should test your integration with these contracts on Testnet prior to testing on Mainnet.

Oct 16: Token delivery

  • Custodians will support creating accounts, receiving, and holding FLOW by this date.
  • This is also the date when fees will be turned on and when you’ll receive FLOW from the protocol to sign as the payer for transactions you’re submitting to the network (including creating accounts).

Oct 16-30: Supporting Staking for Partners

  • Node operators should have the ability to support their users submitting a staking transaction by this date.
  • October 16th is the first date investors will have their tokens available to them to start the staking process
  • October 30th is the last day you’ll be able to submit a staking request for the first epoch which will have rewards (Oct 31st Candidate #11 Spork)

Nov 2: First Staking Spork - Candidate #11

  • Investors will spend Oct 16 - Oct 30 staking their tokens. Partners should be ready to support investors in this process by this time.
  • This will be the first spork where keys (and stake!) are collected via Staking Requests (txs sent to staking contract - described in detail in docs below).
  • Staking Request Deadline: Friday October 30th @ 4pm Pacific Time
  • Node Startup: Monday November 2 @10am Pacific Time

Nov 9: Supporting Rewards

  • The first rewards will be paid out 1 week following all nodes successfully staking in the Candidate #11 Spork after which time a user would want to withdraw their rewards.
  • You should support token withdrawal requests by this time.