This announcement article is one I’ve been looking forward to writing for quite sometime, and for us at LinkPool its been the feature we’ve been most excited about. That feature is Market Metrics, and we’re happy to be launching it today.

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I’ve got to use the original announcement banner for what is a significant overhaul.

To begin, Market Metrics has been the product of many months of development and business thought. …


At LinkPool, we’ve been hard at work building our existing products within the Chainlink ecosystem to give contract creators, network observers, and participants more power to utilise their tokens, take part in the network, and curate their own offerings.

With that in mind, we’re happy to announce we’ve launched the next major progression within the Chainlink Market: integration and discovery of all Chainlink feeds, reference data, and service agreements.

Some Context …

The Chainlink Market is a permissionless marketplace for the Chainlink ecosystem that allows anybody to list the nodes, adapters, and jobs they offer within the Chainlink network. The core philosophy is to provide a search engine for the ecosystem, allowing contract creators to find all the resources they need to power their externally aware contracts, while also providing network participants with a platform to list their services as a way to drive revenue. …


It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to write a development progress article within LinkPool. That’s not to say we’ve not been busy, rather the contrary. Over the past few months, we’ve had a hugely successful product launch with the Market, started on-boarding new developers and continued working on our staking offering.

This article will focus on our recent progress with our staking contracts, as there’s been considerably huge progress in opening up our pool/staking to 3rd parties, other networks and any generic pooling use-case.

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Abstract

When we first set out to develop a staking platform for Chainlink way back in 2017, it went through a variety of iterations. The first initial PoC was more custodial, moving tokens to team owned wallets that’d be staked on our nodes. We didn’t want to settle for a custodian solution, so we worked with the Chainlink team to understand how we could become trustless resulting in our announcement in early 2018. …


At LinkPool we’re committed to developing the Chainlink ecosystem, pushing it further and lowering the barrier of entry for all. Today we’re happy to announce our next ecosystem development, with a new tool called Bridges.

We believe Bridges to be a huge step forward in the Chainlink ecosystem, allowing adaptors to be rapidly developed and shared within minutes.

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Bridges: A new Chainlink adaptor framework

GitHub: https://github.com/linkpoolio/bridges
Download: https://github.com/linkpoolio/bridges/releases

To install Bridges, just download the right version for your operating system, extract the archive and add the bridges CLI to your PATH or call it directly.

What is it?

Bridges is a Chainlink adaptor framework that lowers the level of skill needed to create and run adaptors. It provides a common interface and a CLI, allowing adaptors to be defined in very little JSON, or alternatively allowing developers to easily create their own without worrying about the specific integration points to work with a Chainlink node. …


Ever since we released our app, we’ve had a complete dependency on Metamask & Infura to fetch all the data from our contracts on-chain. Even though this has been working for the most part, it has proved slightly problematic and hinders the amount we can do within the UI.

With that in-mind, I’m happy to say that we’ve recently opened up public and free Ethereum RPC’s for both Main and Ropsten networks.

This allows us to work on removing the dependency on Metamask within our app, so it can be viewed entirely within your own browser with no wallet provider installed. …


Important: If you hold any LP tokens, it is important to read and understand the contract upgrade section of this article.

It has been a while since I wrote a more generalised development update on LinkPool, mostly because of how busy I and the team has been, especially with the run up to our Ropsten launch. Although, this update will detail our contract update in preparation of the DEX launch, how the DEX will work and then our infrastructure design that will be used to serve Chainlink requests on go-live!

Contract Update

In preparation of the DEX launch, we’re upgrading the PoolOwners contract that is currently live on main-net. …


In this article, I’m going to be deep diving into Chainlink. From giving the problem it’s aiming to solve; the solution they’re currently developing for that problem and my own deep-dive into the technology they’ve built so far.

This article is a follow-up to my first review on the old Chainlink test-net found here. Since the platform described in that article has been completely re-built from the ground-up, it warrants a new analysis of what has been built.

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Credit to SmartContract @ https://chain.link/

Disclaimer: I’ve been personally invested in ChainLink since it was first tradable on EtherDelta, and I’m also the co-founder of a staking network for ChainLink called LinkPool. In this review I will throw my own interests aside and look at the current status of the platform critically, as that is also vital for me to keep level headed on what I’m also building. …


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Since we first launched our crowdsale back in early May, we’ve had just over 700 ETH contributed, allowing us to really dedicate the time to build LinkPool into a simple and easy to use platform for Chainlink nodes. Most of the large pieces of work for our launch are now complete or underway, and we can’t wait to keep on sharing more about what we’re building.

This update is going to focus on a lot of the recent work largely around the smart contract that powered our crowdsale, how distributions will work and how you can transfer your LP tokens.

Unsold Portion Distribution

In our last update, we announced that the all unsold portions of our crowdsale will be distributed to each contributor depending on how much they’ve contributed. …


This LinkPool article focuses on the move away of being a trust-based solution, the progress we’ve made on implementing the Alpha node and what’s to come in the future.

Trust Element

When the idea of LinkPool was initially being discussed and the foundation work had been started, there was always one issue with our design which stood out. This issue was that there was always an element of trust between us and the end-users who staked on our platform.

This element of trust had the following implications:

  • The tokens staked within LinkPool would reside in the nodes wallets, wallets which we’d create and have ownership of. …


It’s been over a month since our last development update and since then, we’ve been very busy building the infrastructure which will power LinkPool for the years to come.

Most of the work to build our infrastructure has been completed. As a service, we’re ready to run our network of ChainLink nodes and we’re ready for those nodes to receiving staking through our contract.

What we’re most proud of, is that our network is ready to scale up to any size that is needed. We can scale up and down our network as demand increases or decreases, and we can reliably achieve as close to a 100% up-time as possible with our implemented disaster recovery solution. …

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Jonny Huxtable

Co-founder & Tech Lead of LinkPool.

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