Weekly Wrap: This Week In Chainlink September 7 - September 13
Chainlink Hackathon - September 7th - 27th (Not too late to join!)
We've already received over 1000 developer signups from over 40 countries for the Chainlink Hackathon. Get ready to join one of the biggest blockchain developer events of the year and build the next top DeFi dApp with support from our world-class mentors and a chance to win over $60K prizes.
Announcements and Integrations ?
Smart Contract devs using Chainlink: We're excited to release improved price reference contracts w/ new resiliency features. Stay updated about these improvements via our dev communications page.
Chainlink’s Smart Contract Summit was one of the largest blockchain events of the year. Leading minds from across the industry discussed the current state of DeFi & the future growth of smart contracts. Catch up on the key takeaways in our #SmartCon recap.
@blocksizecap is live on mainnet as a new Chainlink Node Operator, further decentralizing the Chainlink network. They bring experience as a technology provider, hosting nodes for NASDAQ listed companies & running high-volume crypto-trading infrastructure.
SDR-backed @sogurcurrency is now consuming Chainlink's Price Reference Data live on mainnet. Chainlink’s oracle brings added transparency & security to the SGR minting process by ensuring that new supply is backed by real digital assets.
Multi-chain wallet @TokenPocket_TP will use #Chainlink Price Reference Data in its #EOS-based synthetic asset platform @OrganixProtocol. Chainlink oracles are referenced when minting & trading assets, a critical function for ensuring full collateralization.
Meta stablecoin @defidollar is consuming #Chainlink's Price Reference Data live on mainnet as the basis for triggering automatic re-collateralization of its reserves should they fall under the $1 peg. This brings stronger stability guarantees to its users.
@kytzu is live on mainnet as a new #Chainlink node operator, further decentralizing the Chainlink Network. Kytzu is run by an experienced team of DevOps and software developers that successfully run PoS Nodes across multiple blockchain networks.
Featured Videos & Educational Pieces ?
To provide stronger fairness guarantees for DeFi and help accelerate overall mainstream adoption, we're presenting our initial research on fair transaction ordering. Eliminating various front-running and MEV scenarios as well as leading to lower gas costs.
#ChainlinkVRF gives smart contracts the ability to generate provably fair on-chain randomness without compromising security or usability. From our docs, you can open a random number generator contract in Remix, deploy to a testnet & try it yourself today.
Chainlink is an infrastructure designed to be unlimited in how customizable it can be. External adapters are open-sourced packages that allows Chainlink nodes to transform and receive data however they like. With external adapters you can do:
This allows your solidity smart contracts to have access to data that they never would have before.
This video goes over: What an external adapter is, How to build one, Who should host it, How to use one
Join us for a video Q&A with Ryan Berkun the Founder and CEO Teller. The discussion will be centered on decentralized oracles meeting the needs of Teller, their product roadmap, and their unique approach to DeFi and connecting credit scores to DeFi applications.
Other SmartCon talks now posted include:
Chainlink Hackathon Workshops:
Ecosystem & Community Celebrations ?
Upcoming Events ?
Are you interested in hosting your own meetup? Apply to become a Chainlink Community Advocate today: https://events.chain.link/advocate
Chainlink Labs is hiring to build Chainlink’s network: Check out these open roles ??
View all open roles at https://careers.smartcontract.com
Are there other community content and celebrations that we missed? Post them in the comments below! ⤵️