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We’re excited to announce that the technology development company Tintash has been selected as a recipient of a Chainlink community grant to natively integrate Chainlink oracles into the Stacks smart contract platform. The grant is co-sponsored by the Chainlink Grant Program and Hiro—the major development company building developer tooling to support and accelerate adoption of Stacks, the network that enables apps and smart contracts on Bitcoin. By bringing Chainlink natively to Stacks, developers will be able to build smart contract applications secured by the Bitcoin blockchain and augmented by Chainlink’s external data and off-chain computation, all without cross-dependencies on other blockchain networks.
As a result of the grant, Stacks developers will be able to quickly launch new externally-connected decentralized applications and markets across DeFi, insurance, gaming, NFTs, and more. Most notably, the grant will establish support on Stacks for Chainlink Price Feeds—ready-made decentralized oracle networks that provide DeFi apps with high-quality financial market data in a hyper-reliable and tamper-proof manner. They will also be able to establish custom connections to external APIs, such as to get sports and weather data, opening up a variety of possibilities for the Stacks ecosystem.
As part of the grant, Tintash will provide several key components to the integration, including:
- Validate and adapt Chainlink contracts in Clarity, a decidable language that brings smart contracts to Bitcoin
- Test and deploy all Chainlink components to Stacks mainnet
- Provide an automated test to verify the integration of Stacks and Chainlink using test node instances
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