Weekly Wrap: This Week In Chainlink May 9, 2022 - May 15, 2022

self.Chainlink14d ago
# Chainlink News and Announcements * [**How Fantom Is Pushing the DeFi Frontier**](https://chain.link/techtalks/fantom-defi?&utm_source=twitter-official&utm_medium=organic-social&utm_campaign=tech-talk-11&utm_term=&utm_content=webinar) Join this upcoming Chainlink Tech Talk to explore how[ @fraxfinance](https://twitter.com/fraxfinance) and[ @QiDaoProtocol](https://twitter.com/QiDaoProtocol) are pushing forward the[ @FantomFDN](https://twitter.com/FantomFDN) DeFi ecosystem through stablecoins and collateralized debt positions. # Chainlink Grants * [**Bela Supernova Awarded Chainlink-Filecoin Joint Grant To Support Public Health Data Oracle**](https://blog.chain.link/bela-supernova-awarded-chainlink-filecoin-joint-grant/) Bela Supernova has been awarded a ​​Chainlink-[@Filecoin](https://twitter.com/Filecoin) Joint Grant to bring public health statistics to blockchains, enabling developers to build hybrid smart contract applications that support public health initiatives. # Integrations * [**Forward Is Integrating Chainlink Price Feeds and Keepers To Help Power Its DeFi Exchange and Lending and Borrowing Protocol**](https://medium.com/@defi.forward/forward-is-integrating-chainlink-price-feeds-and-keepers-to-help-power-its-defi-exchange-and-7d2886442a5a) [@DefiForward](https://twitter.com/DefiForward) is integrating Chainlink Price Feeds on[ @BNBChain](https://twitter.com/BNBCHAIN) to help secure its exchange and lending and borrowing protocol. Forward also plans to use Chainlink Keepers to help the protocol maintain solvency by automating liquidations. ​ * [**Yeti Finance Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds to Help Secure Leveraged Lending Functionality**](https://blog.yetifinance.co/yeti-finance-integrates-chainlink-price-feeds-to-help-secure-leveraged-lending-functionality-a42d22a1f71b) [@YetiFinance](https://twitter.com/YetiFinance) has integrated Chainlink Price Feeds on[ @avalancheavax](https://twitter.com/avalancheavax). Yeti Finance is using Price Feeds to support the calculation of borrowers' collateral values, helping ensure accurate liquidations and protect protocol solvency. ​ * [**CompliFi Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds to Provide Accurate Pricing for On-chain Derivatives**](https://medium.com/complifi/decentralized-derivatives-protocol-complifi-integrates-chainlink-price-feeds-to-provide-accurate-64ce7945fd96) Seamless access to reliable market data helps drive DeFi innovation. [@CompliFi\_Pro](https://twitter.com/CompliFi_Pro) has integrated Chainlink Price Feeds on[ @0xPolygon](https://twitter.com/0xPolygon) to help price its on-chain financial products, which include leveraged tokens and covered call options. ​ * [**Grape Finance Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds To Help Secure GRAPE Stablecoin**](https://medium.com/@grapefinanceavax/grape-finance-integrates-chainlink-price-feeds-to-help-secure-grape-stablecoin-ba374d273cbb) [@grape\_finance](https://twitter.com/grape_finance) has integrated Chainlink Price Feeds on[ @avalancheavax](https://twitter.com/avalancheavax) to help secure GRAPE, its algorithmic stablecoin pegged to MIM. Price Feeds help ensure that GRAPE references tamper-proof price data for highly secure supply adjustments. ​ * [**Valas Finance Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds to Help Secure BNB Chain Money Market**](https://medium.com/@valasfinance/valas-finance-integrates-chainlink-price-feeds-to-help-secure-bnb-chain-money-market-b0892d2d7ed4) [@ValasFinance](https://twitter.com/ValasFinance) has integrated Chainlink Price Feeds on[ @BNBChain](https://twitter.com/BNBCHAIN) to help secure its money market protocol. Price Feeds enable Valas Finance to determine users’ collateralization, helping ensure protocol solvency and accurate liquidations. ​ * [**BiG Deal Is Integrating Chainlink Price Feeds To Help Secure Bids in Decentralized Auction House.**](https://thebigdeal.medium.com/big-deal-is-integrating-chainlink-price-feeds-to-help-secure-bids-in-decentralized-auction-house-184b93fedeba) [@thebigdeal\_play](https://twitter.com/thebigdeal_play) is integrating Chainlink Price Feeds on[ @solana](https://twitter.com/solana) to help secure its decentralized auction house. Price Feeds will support BiG Deal users in making bids using both fiat currencies and crypto assets, improving their experience. ​ * [**Scorefam Integrates Chainlink Data Feeds To Help Secure Its Soccer Prediction Markets**](https://blog.scorefam.org/scorefam-integrates-chainlink-data-feeds-to-help-secure-its-soccer-prediction-markets/) [@scorefamsports](https://twitter.com/scorefamsports) is using Chainlink on[ @BNBChain](https://twitter.com/BNBCHAIN) to help power its soccer prediction markets with secure data around match results, fixtures, and player statistics. # VRF Integrations * [**League of Kingdoms Integrates Chainlink VRF To Help Power Drago NFT Breeding**](https://medium.com/league-of-kingdoms-eng/league-of-kingdoms-integrates-chainlink-vrf-to-help-power-drago-nft-breeding-bf6a45451c8c) [@LeagueKingdoms](https://twitter.com/LeagueKingdoms) has integrated Chainlink VRF on Ethereum to support the breeding feature in its MMO strategy game. VRF helps decide the genes that Drago NFTs pass to their offspring to give them provably random character traits. ​ * [**CZodiac Integrates Chainlink VRF and Keepers for End-to-End Automated Raffles**](https://czodiac.medium.com/czodiac-integrates-chainlink-vrf-and-keepers-for-end-to-end-automated-raffles-6757dd4b3a70) Supported by Chainlink VRF and Keepers,[ @zodiacs\_c](https://twitter.com/zodiacs_c) has created a provably fair and end-to-end automated raffle system. Keepers initiate a VRF request based on preset conditions and then trigger a transaction to send an NFT to one randomly chosen user. ​ * [**BusinessBuildersNFT Integrates Chainlink VRF and Price Feeds for Secure Functionality**](https://businessbuildersnft.medium.com/businessbuildersnft-integrates-chainlink-vrf-and-price-feeds-for-secure-functionality-47000eb83655) [@NFTBBuilders](https://twitter.com/NFTBBuilders) has integrated both Chainlink VRF and Chainlink Price Feeds on[ @0xPolygon](https://twitter.com/0xPolygon) mainnet. VRF helps players mint provably random NFTs and Price Feeds help accurately calculate the cost of using the project's NFT bridge. ​ * [**The Unit Integrates Chainlink VRF to Help Power Its Initial Airdrop**](https://blog.20y.org/the-unit-integrates-chainlink-vrf-to-help-power-its-initial-airdrop-1a71319cd033) [@TheUnit\_one](https://twitter.com/TheUnit_one) has integrated Chainlink VRF on Ethereum, enabling it to leverage a provably fair, transparent, and tamper-proof source of on-chain randomness when selecting airdrop recipients. ​ * [**Mongol NFT Integrates Chainlink VRF To Help Power Lucky Draw NFT Edition**](https://mnftcoin.com/mongol-nft-integrates-chainlink-vrf-to-help-power-lucky-draw-nft-edition/) Web3 projects that prioritize fairness are able to improve their reputation and attract more users. [@Mongol\_\_NFT](https://twitter.com/Mongol__NFT) has integrated Chainlink VRF to help select winners of its NFT lucky draw with verifiable randomness. ​ * [**Lucky Play Integrates Chainlink VRF to Help Power Verifiably Random Games**](https://medium.com/@luckyplay/lucky-play-integrates-chainlink-vrf-to-help-power-verifiably-random-games-39b0822e9d7f) Decentralized gaming platform[ @luckyplaynow](https://twitter.com/luckyplaynow) has integrated Chainlink VRF on[ @0xPolygon](https://twitter.com/0xPolygon) mainnet. VRF helps ensure gaming outcomes are provably fair and fully verifiable directly on-chain. # Keepers Integrations * [**Kromatika Expands Chainlink Keepers Integration to Polygon, Unlocking Automated On-Chain Limit Orders**](https://blog.kromatika.finance/kromatika-expands-chainlink-keepers-integration-to-polygon-unlocking-automated-on-chain-limit-dd18c491fb3e) As a blockchain-agnostic decentralized oracle network, Chainlink helps power seamless multi-chain expansion. [@KromatikaFi](https://twitter.com/KromatikaFi) has expanded its Chainlink Keepers integration to[ @0xPolygon](https://twitter.com/0xPolygon), unlocking reliable limit orders for a new set of users. ​ * [**Squid Moon Integrates Chainlink Keepers and VRF to Help Power On-Chain Gaming**](https://medium.com/@SquidMoonCoin/squid-moon-integrates-chainlink-keepers-and-vrf-to-help-power-on-chain-gaming-4a8e26dc0827) [@SquidMoonCoin](https://twitter.com/SquidMoonCoin) has integrated Chainlink Keepers and VRF on[ @BNBChain](https://twitter.com/BNBCHAIN). Keepers help automatically start new rounds of its Candy game, and VRF helps power its Marbles game with a provably fair source of randomness. # What’s New for Developers 🛠 * [**Data Feeds: AVAX / USD**](https://data.chain.link/polygon/mainnet/crypto-usd/avax-usd) Chainlink Price Feeds empower developers to build highly reliable, feature-rich dApps that drive Web3 adoption. Integrate the AVAX/USD Price Feed on[ @0xPolygon](https://twitter.com/0xPolygon) to build reliable DeFi markets around[ @avalancheavax](https://twitter.com/avalancheavax)’s token. ​ * [**Automate your smart contract with Chainlink’s hyper-reliable network of keepers**](https://keepers.chain.link/) Top dApps are using Chainlink Keepers to automate critical smart contract functions in a hyper-reliable manner: • CVI index rebasing |[ @COTInetwork](https://twitter.com/COTInetwork) • DEX limit orders |[ @CivFund](https://twitter.com/CivFund) • Stablecoin rebasing |[ @OriginProtocol](https://twitter.com/OriginProtocol) # Featured Videos & Educational Pieces 🎥 * [**Smart Contract Use Cases: Prediction Markets**](https://blog.chain.link/smart-contract-use-cases/#prediction-markets) * Chainlink Keepers enhance the reliability and decentralization of Web3 prediction markets. See how devs are using Keepers to automate smart contract functions such as distributing rewards and starting & stopping prediction rounds. ​ * [**How To Build a Web3 Product People Want**](https://blog.chain.link/a-guide-to-building-web3-products/) * Building a great Web3 product takes an abundance of time and effort, so it's vital that projects do everything they can to make sure they're addressing a real demand. Here’s how startups can make sure that they’re building a product people want. ​ * [**What Is a DEX (Decentralized Exchange)?**](https://blog.chain.link/dex-decentralized-exchange/) * A cornerstone of the DeFi economy, decentralized exchanges (DEXs) enable users to trade assets through peer-to-peer blockchain transactions. Learn about DEXs and how Chainlink services enable them to enhance their security and introduce advanced features. ​ * [**Why Web3 Projects Need Decentralized Automation**](https://blog.chain.link/why-web3-projects-need-decentralized-automation/) * Chainlink Keepers are indispensable to Web3 devs because they enable smart contract automation that is: • Decentralized • Hyper reliable • Cost efficient Here's why dApps using centralized bots or automation bounties should upgrade to Keepers. ​ * [**Democratizing Web3 Game Development With Ready Games | Startup With Chainlink**](https://youtu.be/ILkVYLjro2c) * In this video, David Post from Chainlink Labs chats with Ready Games Network, a Startup with Chainlink project aiming to democratize access to Web3 game development. They discuss Ready Games’ experience so far with Startup with Chainlink, from how the program has empowered founders to launch and scale their Web3 startup to the way Ready Games plans to drive the intersection between Web2 and Web3 gaming. ​ * [**Web3 Startups: How to Build What People Want | Startup with Chainlink**](https://youtu.be/7McJEAjWSrU) * How do you build Web3 products that people actually want? One of the primary reasons startups fail is a lack of market demand. This video outlines a four-step process startups can follow to make sure they’re building a product that solves a real problem. ​ * [**Navigating the Funding Process With Chaos Labs, Uplink, and WeMeta | Startup With Chainlink**](https://youtu.be/8FyJhL0O07E) * Join David Post from Chainlink Labs for a discussion on how to successfully navigate the funding process, featuring CEOs from Chaos Labs, Uplink, and WeMeta. This video is part of the Startup with Chainlink program to empower and support early-stage Web3 startups. With insights from successful Web3 CEOs, founders can learn how to overcome challenges and grow their protocol. ​ * [**Reducing Carbon Footprints With Meta Carbon | Chainlink Q&A**](https://youtu.be/o6aKSTKYBh4) * In this Chainlink Q&A, Meta Carbon—the team behind Carbon Creatures NFTs—shares how their NFTs can help positively impact the climate and reduce carbon footprints. Carbon Creatures uses Chainlink VRF for a provably random distribution of rewards within its collection. ​ * [**Dr. Kristin Kostick-Quenet on How NFTs and Smart Contracts Could Change Health Information Exchange**](https://youtu.be/IhXwAoKTlbQ) * NFTs and smart contracts are transforming the exchange of highly-sensitive health information. In this Chainlink Research Report, Dr. Kristin Kostick Quenet, an Assistant Professor at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Baylor College of Medicine, discusses her recent paper in Science describing how NFTs and smart contracts can help facilitate the exchange of health information and empower people who use healthcare with more control over their health information. # Ecosystem & Community Celebrations 👏 * [Learn about Chainlink Community Ambassador ChainlinkGod’s journey in discovering blockchain and Chainlink](https://twitter.com/ChainlinkToday/status/1524529032024363008) * [Photos from a Chainlink community meetup on Women disrupting Web3 ](https://twitter.com/brujapielcanela/status/1524222352170811392) * [Learn more about the founders in the Web3 industry in this AMA series with Startup with Chainlink ](https://twitter.com/joshsimenhoff/status/1523706794216161280) * [Three years ago the Chainlink mainnet was announced at Consensus 2019, see a rare photo from the event!](https://twitter.com/ChrisBarrett/status/1525502974306426886) * [Learn about the Truflation oracle powered by Chainlink now on BNB Chain!](https://twitter.com/truflation/status/1523796733125439495) # Upcoming Events 📅 * **<15 May>** \[IN-PERSON, INDIA\] - [Chainlink Bengaluru Community Kick-off Event](https://www.meetup.com/chainlink-bengaluru/events/285821654/) * **<15 May>** \[IN-PERSON, COLOMBIA\] - [Blockchain & Brews Meetup - Medellin](https://www.meetup.com/chainlink-colombia-connected-smart-contracts/events/285849660/) * **<16 May>** \[ONLINE, TURKEY\] - [Mentörlük Programı - DAO'lar](https://www.meetup.com/chainlink-ankara-connected-smart-contracts/events/285797983/) * **<16 May>** \[IN-PERSON, GERMANY\] - [Chainlink Berlin Meetup #4 - Women in Blockchain: A New Era of Diversity](https://www.meetup.com/Chainlink-Berlin-Connected-Smart-Contracts/events/285689231/) * **<17 May>** \[IN-PERSON, TURKEY\] - [Workshop : Solidity ile Smart Contract Geliştirme](https://www.meetup.com/chainlink-ankara-connected-smart-contracts/events/285481101/) * **<17 May>** \[IN-PERSON, USA\] - [Blockchain for Beginners: Understanding Web3](https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-Chainlink-Denver/events/285318879/) * **<18 May>** \[ONLINE, HISPANIC\] - [Chainlink en Vivo | Productos y Servicios de Chainlink con Sergi Rey](https://www.meetup.com/chainlink-colombia-connected-smart-contracts/events/285276529/) * **<18 May>** \[IN-PERSON,USA\] - [DeFi Deep Dive at Permissionless: The Future for Stablecoins](https://www.meetup.com/chainlink-miami-connected-smart-contracts/events/285527690/) **Are you interested in hosting your own meetup?** Apply to become a Chainlink Community Advocate today: [https://events.chain.link/advocate](https://events.chain.link/advocate) **Chainlink’s Community Grant Program** empowers our ecosystem to create valuable resources that help accelerate the adoption of Chainlink-powered smart contracts. [Apply for a grant today](https://chainlinkgrants.typeform.com/to/efEbsq). Are there other community content and celebrations that we missed? Post them in the comments below! ⤵️