As the number of decentralized applications launched on Polygon (formerly Matic) continues to rapidly increase, we are actively working to provide developers with additional infrastructure and the most in-demand tooling required to make unique smart contract use cases a reality. To support this goal, we are proud to announce that the Chainlink Verifiable Random Function (VRF) is now live on the Polygon Mainnet, giving smart contract developers native access to the most secure and provably fair source of on-chain randomness in the blockchain industry.
We recommend Chainlink VRF to all Polygon developers needing access to a secure, fair, and cost-efficient source of randomness within their smart contract applications. Chainlink VRF allows for the creation of advanced smart contract applications with unique user experiences, such as custom in-game item drops with a provable level of scarcity or randomly generated artwork and NFT attributes that are fairly awarded to users.
Coupled with the previously launched Chainlink Price Feeds, Polygon developers now have access to the industry’s leading price oracles and verifiable RNG, two of the most important off-chain resources when building highly scalable and provably secure DeFi protocols and on-chain gaming dApps. The sky’s the limit with Polygon and Chainlink, and we can’t wait to see what kind of externally connected smart contract designs developers create.
To get started testing and building smart contract applications using Chainlink VRF on Polygon, visit https://docs.chain.link/docs/vrf-contracts.
What is Chainlink VRF?
Many decentralized applications require randomness to create unpredictability and fairness, however, obtaining access to a tamperproof and probably unbiased source of randomness is challenging. For example, on-chain random number generator (RNG) solutions like blockhash are vulnerable to arbitrary manipulation like miners withholding blocks, while off-chain RNG s...