The Chainlink Community Grant Program provides financial resources to the many development teams and researchers building a more functional and accessible 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 are excited to announce that the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a leading academic research organization, has been selected as a research grant recipient from the Chainlink Community Grant Program. IC3 is receiving a grant to conduct additional research and generate new data-driven insights into how to further improve both oracle networks like Chainlink and the underlying blockchain, smart contract, and data infrastructure in which Chainlink supports.
With smart contracts serving as the foundation for a superior form of digital agreement, and IC3 at the intersection of multiple key areas of research required to help them reach mainstream adoption, awarding IC3 a Chainlink Research Grant will further drive the adoption of oracle-enabled smart contracts and blockchain technology as a whole. Supporting some of the world’s best researchers, cryptographers, and industry experts aligns with Chainlink’s own research driven development and the ethos of furthering trust-minimization within global economies and social processes using externally connected smart contracts.
IC3 is a collaborative research initiative for smart contract technology based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, consisting of faculty members from prestigious universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Cornell Tech, EPFL, ETH Zurich, UC Berkeley, University College London, and the Technion. The research grant awarded to IC3 will go towards producing original academic research that:Enhances oracle technology, both through technological improvements in privacy, scala...