Build with Chainlink at ETHDenver 2020
It’s that time of year again when the top Ethereum developers, technologists, crypto-economists, and community fans gather at ETHDenver to share innovative ideas and build novel blockchain solutions to real-world problems!
The Chainlink team is excited to return and showcase how their project can enhance smart contract applications via secure connection to off-chain resources.
Don’t hesitate to approach Chainlink and ask questions! As a development-focused project focused solely on oracles, they love discussing the intricacies and best design practices for developing optimal oracle solutions that cater to different project requirements. Find them either at their booth or walking around the event.
Chainlink’s mission is to provide the most robust oracle network on the market, which ultimately expands the functionality of smart contracts while maintaining the core values of decentralized security. With only a few lines of code, you can connect your smart contract to data providers, web APIs, enterprise systems, cloud providers, IoT devices, payment systems, other blockchains and much more.
Not only is Chainlink a gateway to off-chain data triggers and external settlement, but it’s a general framework for designing customized oracle designs that satisfy varying security needs. They encourage developers to explore different levels of oracle/data source decentralization, incorporate unique data aggregation strategies, and combine multiple off-chain resources together in their application. Don’t be afraid to engage with their team in the brainstorming process!
To understand what’s possible with Chainlink, check out the Hackathon Checklist below for a variety of resources that can help you familiarize yourself with Chainlink, spark ideas based on previous hackathons, and locate their team for direct inquiries.
Also, be sure to check out their blog post outlining in more detail the Chainlink bounty winners from ETHDenver 2019, which included:
- A decentralized options trading protocol that leverages off-chain financial data
- Athletic competitions based on performance data supplied by IoT wearables
- Public events planning using social media data to gauge excitement
Hackathon Resources Checklist
- Join Chainlink’s Discord for technical discussion
- Check out Chainlink’s developer documentation
- Explore Chainlink’s Github code
- Read up on the Chainlink bounty winners from ETHDenver 2019
- Explore the wide variety of winning Chainlink applications from recent hackathons
- Brainstorm ideas from Chainlink’s blog post outlining 44 Ways to Enhance Your Smart Contract
You can also check out Chainlink’s website for more information and inquiries, read the Chainlink whitepaper for a deeper understanding of the technology, or follow Chainlink on Twitter for the latest developments. Chainlink can’t wait to collaborate with you at ETHDenver and they are excited to see the plethora of great applications built using Chainlink-connected smart contracts!