9
Jun
2022

Chainlink brings Keepers and VRF to the Avalanche blockchain

Blockchain oracle platform Chainlink (LINK) launched two of its services, Chainlink Keepers and Chainlink Verifiable Random Function (VRF) and integrated them into the Avalanche Primary Network, a special subnet within the Avalanche (AVAX) platform.

In the announcement sent to Cointelegraph on Thursday, the Chainlink team highlighted that the integration with Avalanche is done to support developers within the platform. Chainlink Keepers will enable developers to automate smart contract functions in a decentralized manner. On the other hand, Chainlink VRF will provide a random number generator (RNG) that can be used in many decentralized applications (DApps) that require randomness.

Emin Gün Sirer, the founder and CEO of Ava Labs, expressed his belief that integration is a big milestone for those who are building in Avalanche. According to Sirer, this will “simplify both the developer and user experiences.” Apart from this, the Avalanche executive noted that this will also improve functionalities and designs within DApps. He stated that:

“The Avalanche Community is full of tireless builders, and their ability to rapidly build and ship applications at scale just became even easier.”

Chainlink Co-Founder Sergey Nazarov also expressed his sentiments over the new development. He explained that the integration will allow developers to make smart contract apps with end-to-end automation and apply a verified RNG to any application within the platform.

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Back in February, Chainlink launched the second version of its VRF function. With the function, the Chainlink platform provides random numbers and presents cryptographic proof that the number was determined by combining block data and an oracle’s private key.

Earlier in June, Chainlink also launched its price feeds feature on the Solana (SOL) blockchain. This function enables developers within the Solana platform to use the BTC/USD, ETH/USD and USDC/USD price feeds within their applications.