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ChainSafe Receives Grant to Expand Chainlink Oracle Pallet on Polkadot

The Chainlink Community Grant Program provides financial resources to the many development teams and researchers building a more functional, accessible, and socially impactful Chainlink Network. We encourage talented individual developers and development teams to apply to the grant program here, or if you are a researcher and want to collaborate, contact us.

We’re excited to announce that ChainSafe, a leading blockchain protocol and infrastructure development firm, has been awarded a Chainlink Community Grant for the expansion, improvement, and on-going support of the Chainlink Oracle Pallet created for Polkadot’s interoperable multi-chain ecosystem. This grant will significantly expand the oracle pallet software, allowing developers building applications on Polkadot parachains, Kusama parachains, and Substrate-based blockchains to integrate a highly secure and reliable source of external data feeds.

Providing developers across the Polkadot ecosystem access to improved tooling to connect their smart contracts to real-world data will enable the creation of more advanced DeFi, NFT, and on-chain gaming applications. This grant will improve the capabilities and secure the long-term development of the Chainlink Oracle Pallet, therefore allowing developers to combine the interoperability and scalability of the Polkadot ecosystem with the connectivity and reliability of Chainlink oracles.

The Chainlink Oracle Pallet provides smart contract developers across the Polkadot ecosystem with secure and reliable access to external data.

As a part of the grant, ChainSafe will provide several key short-term and long-term components to the ongoing development of the pallet, including:

Upgrade the Chainlink Oracle Pallet to support the Substrate v3 framework, which includes OnNewData/OnAnswer callback functions, state pruning, and debt management to increase performance and minimize developer friction. Provide Substrate continual engin...
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