BlockSpaces and LinkUp Florida Receive a Grant to Integrate Chainlink on NEAR Mainnet

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BlockSpaces and LinkUp Florida Receive a Grant to Integrate Chainlink on NEAR Mainnet

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’re excited to announce that BlockSpaces and LinkUp Florida have been selected as joint recipients of a blockchain integration grant from the Chainlink Community Grant Program. BlockSpaces and LinkUp are receiving a grant for a native mainnet integration of Chainlink on the NEAR blockchain to support its many developers wanting to build decentralized applications using Chainlink oracles.

Through a native integration of Chainlink, NEAR developers will have built-in access to the Chainlink protocol, including existing solutions already in production like the widely used Chainlink Price Feeds, as well as a generalized oracle solution for creating custom oracle networks that connect to a wide array off-chain resources. This grant is meant to accelerate the development of DeFi, insurance, gaming, and a variety of other advanced smart contract applications on the NEAR blockchain, without any cross-dependencies on other blockchain networks.

As part of the grant, BlockSpaces and LinkUp Florida will collaborate on providing several key components to the integration, including:

  • Validate and adapt Chainlink contracts to ensure native compatibility with NEAR
  • Test and deploy all components to NEAR, with continual maintenance and upgrades
  • Deliver a monitoring solution for Chainlink nodes operating on NEAR

BlockSpaces is a blockchain solution provider dedicated to accelerating enterprise blockchain adoption. Combining advisory, technical functionality, and industry focused infrastructure support with its core platform, BlockSpaces Connect™, BlockSpaces provides business value to an ecosystem of client innovators. BlockSpaces is involved in several enterprise blockchain consortiums including an IBM registered business partner, an R3 Corda technology partner, and ...

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