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ENS Awarded Chainlink Community Grant

In order to further support the rapid growth of the larger blockchain ecosystem that Chainlink relies on, we’ve recently released the Chainlink Community Grant Program, as a means of providing important financial resources to the many development teams helping build key systems around Chainlink, as well as the many additional developer resources that enable easy access to the network. Our goal with the grant program is to deploy substantial financial resources towards the creation of critical developer tooling, the addition of more high-quality data, and the launching of key services around the Chainlink Network. We’re excited to begin announcing our awards of Chainlink Community Grants and encourage all the talented individual developers and development teams in our community to apply to the grant program here.

We are glad to announce that ENS—a leading provider of decentralized blockchain-based naming services for crypto wallets, websites, and more, has been selected as a recipient of the Chainlink Community Grant Program. ENS is receiving a grant to:

Create the capability to generate immutable, censorship-resistant, and human-readable domain names for Chainlink oracle contract addresses, increasing the security of how Chainlink network addresses are accessed and displayed. Build a Layer 2 Rollup based solution for verifying DNSSEC proofs for ENS domain names on Ethereum without having to do the computation on-chain.

The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is a web3 technology that uses the Ethereum blockchain ledger and time-locked smart contracts to allow users to assign one or multiple blockchain addresses to a human-readable name, making them easier for the users to interact with. Instead of typing in a 40 character hexadecimal public address (excluding the 0x), users can simply type in human-readable names, very similar to how we use web addresses today instead of complex IP addresses.

In addition to simplifying the ...

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