What Does ChainLink Do?
In a nutshell, ChainLink aims to solve the connectivity problem, a key limiting factor for smart contract usability, and whilst it's an ERC-20 token it will not be limited to just the Ethereum blockchain.
What makes $LINK so special? Well, it's the first decentralized oracle network; allowing anyone to securely provide smart contracts with access to key external data, off-chain payments and any other API capabilities. Anyone who has a data feed, useful off-chain service such as local payments, or any other API, can now provide them directly to smart contracts in exchange for LINK tokens.
I will keep this brief, as you can see a full list of current and potential partnerships on https://www.reddit.com/LINKTradecomments/7mob78/list_of_chainlinks_partnershipsprojects_using/
But the main ones to look at are
- Zeppelin OS
- Town Crier
- Request Network
- SWIFT (we know SmartContract, the company behind ChainLink, are working with SWIFT on improving the efficiency of their bond payments, but nothing official regarding LINK & SWIFT yet).
ChainLink has steadily been gaining traction ever since its downfall after the 4chan/reddit SIBOS hypetrain crash (post September). It's remained around the 90-100 rank mark and has yet to really "moon".
- One of the strongest and most technical whitepapers out in the space atm (https://link.smartcontract.com/whitepaper)
- Team has been working on this for 3 years and initial testnet is due to be released in Q1
- Zero competition and first mover advantage even if there was (other oracles are currently centralized)
- Etherscan shows that soon 95% of all available circulating LINK will be consolidated into less than 15,000 wallets and that continues to shrink as more people try to chase pumps, they're being shaken into stronger hands. As soon as Sergey's saved up LINK is finally handed over to institutions we'll see the price jump by increments of dollars and it'll be way too for most people by then (https://etherscan.io/token/0x514910771af9ca656af840dff83e8264ecf986ca)
- Team is actively hiring more developers and a head of marketing
- Only on one major exchange, so price likely to increase when listed on further exchanges
So what makes ChainLink valuable?
- Team is focused on development rather than shilling (take TRON for example) so lack of news/tweets to get normies on board (can be taken as a pro as you're still considered early)
- The 4chan meme token
- GitHub is private whilst the team work on moving from RoR to GO for Q1 Intitial Testnet release.
- Not all team members listed on the website
(Taken from a comment on https://www.reddit.com/CryptoCurrency/comments/7nwis4/why_i_believe_chainlink_link_is_the_most/)
Most importantly, LINK can (and will be) used for data request penalty payments to ensure that node operators provide the requested data. Penalty payments are LINK tokens that are required to be held in escrow by the smart contract. They are paid to the smart contract creator in the event any of the node operators do not meet the required data requests as stated in the smart contract. This provides an incentive for smart contract creators to trust node operators, knowing that they have a form of financial insurance (the penalty payment) in the event a node (or nodes) submit bad data.
For information that will trigger high value smart contracts, smart contract owners will want to require a proportionate amount of link to be held in escrow as penalty payments by the node operators. When link is tied up for penalty payments, it is released over the life of the contract. For example, let’s say party A wants an API snapshot sent every day for 30 days. If the penalty payment for the contract is 300 LINK (per node operator), then each node operator will have 10 LINK released to them at the end of each day – receiving the full 300 LINK at the end of the 30 days if they successfully performed the data request the smart contract asked for. Now imagine the smart contract creator wanted 10 node operators. That means 3000 LINK is taken off the market immediately, and 100 of that 3000 is released each day from the smart contract to the individual node operators (10 each per operator, assuming they provided the requested data). A cycle will be created where more and more smart contracts will make requests and node operators will be limited only by the availability of their LINK tokens to be used for penalty payments.
Add it all together and you have a singular payment method for a desired network (the most secure external data oracle), lots of supply constantly locked up to have enough link for signaling purposes (the reputation boost for a node operator), financial insurance for smart contract creators (penalty payments) for increasingly valuable triggering data in a wide variety of smart contracts, and a network poised for growth as more adapters are built and more API’s become available so that dapps can thrive on any blockchain network. Yes LINk is an ERC20 token, but it is blockchain agnostic and the adapter network can continue to grow.
LINK can also be staked!
LINK staking is another big thing that will do wonders for Chainlink's valuation. Turns out Chainlink oracles can be made into pools, similar to mining pools on bitcoin and ethereum where multiple people come and put their LINKs together to run a more secure oracle node and distribute the profits fairly between each other. This will be huge as it will effectively allow you to stake your LINK tokens and earn more of them passively without doing anything. One such pool in development is LinkPool (http://www.linkpool.io/).
Where do i buy and store LINK?
You can currently buy LINK at the following exchanges;
As an ERC-20 token, you can store LINK on your ledger or MEW wallets.
Here is a well written guide on how to purchase LINK https://www.reddit.com/LINKTradecomments/7gglfv/how_to_buy_link_chainlink_token/
Sources of Info For Own Research
P.S CEO Sergey Nazarov speaks at Bitcoin super conference next month too https://www.bitcoinsuperconference.com/speakesergey-nazarov/ as well as speaking at SXSW in march alongside Tom Gonser who is the founder and former chief strategy officer of DocuSign.
- The Whitepaper (https://link.smartcontract.com/whitepaper)
- Their Website which will soon be redesigned (https://www.smartcontract.com/link)
- ChainLINK FAQ (https://clfaq.smartcontract.com/)
- Technical Community Manager blog (https://medium.com/@cl_thodges)
Sorry, All sounds great but i only invest based on TA
Good news, if LINK breaks 7k sats we're in for a moon too!
Edit: updated TA
Added from comments
Don't forget that AXA Insurance and Sony Corp did a test smart contract on their platform last week: https://create.smartcontract.com/#/contracts/fa4703cb68e3c152a9f47bafd57fe1fa
AXA Insurance has announced that they will be implementing blockchain: https://group.axa.com/en/newsroom/news/axa-goes-blockchain-with-fizzy
Facebook Director of Engineering joins ChainLink: https://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/facebook-director-engineering-joins-chainlink-advisory-board/
Zuckerberg says he will be studying crypto make Facebook better: https://www.coindesk.com/zuckerberg-to-study-cryptocurrency-in-quest-to-decentralize-facebook/
|Rate (per day)||4.05||234.57|
Generated with BBoe's Subreddit Stats
|Rate (per day)||4.05||234.57|
Generated with BBoe's Subreddit Stats
Binance is a high-performance cryptocurrency exchange that enables participants to send and receive tokens, issue new tokens, control cryptocurrency supplies, propose to create new trading crypto pairs and exchange tokens. In addition, the binance clone exchange platform is built to advance a digital trading culture, against illegal activities, and is somewhat agnostic as to what projects can ... Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said on Thursday it was joining a European blockchain industry group, a move that comes as policymakers look at how to oversee the emerging digital ledger technology. In a statement, Binance said it would join Blockchain for Europe, a Brussels-based association The price of bitcoin fell about 3 percent Tuesday after Binance’s announcement, but it has since recovered, according to Coinbase, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange. As of Wednesday afternoon ... Binance exchange hackers steal bitcoins worth $41m (bbc.co.uk) 112 points by rayascott 41 days ago hide past web favorite 131 comments: beager 40 days ago. I get that is part of bitcoin, not the protocol failing, personal irresponsibility etc etc. But I’m seeing less and less a justification for the deliberate lack of security in the bitcoin world. So a hack like this happens ... Silicon Valley Newsroom. 1:29 AM No comments For those who may not know, exchanges typically charge cryptocurrency startups a fee to list their new coin - and of course the exchange they all want to get on is Binance, which currently has the highest daily trading volume. That's why scammers have taken to LinkedIn to contact the people behind these new coins, or better yet - bait them into ... BITCOIN NEWSROOM. We provide Bitcoin website directory where you can have fun and earn Bitcoin. Binance’s DeFi index crashes 60% as Bitcoin overshadows altcoins . Newsbot November 6, 2020 . Tether market cap surpasses $17 billion, fueling Bitcoin price rally . Newsbot November 6, 2020 ‘Extreme greed’ and FOMO taking hold as BTC nudges $16K . Newsbot November 6, 2020 . Almost 80% of ... Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance has acquired it's first company - The US based "Trust Wallet". Trust Wallet provides a mobile app based wallet, focused on ERC20 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain - since ERC20 is the most popular token type, this means Trust Wallet works for over 20,000 cryptocurrencies. Hackers stole more than $40 million of bitcoin from Binance, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, the company said Tuesday. The burglars “used a variety of techniques, including phishing, viruses ... Bitbns is a cryptocurrency exchange in India. Our cryptocurrency exchange / trading platform allow users to trade Bitcoin(BTC) in INR. Upcoming currency in bitbns : Etheruem (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
[index]          
Yet another exchange hack just took place, this time Binance is the victim of a 7K BTC hack. Jimmy, Robert, Wendell, and Fredrick explain. Twitter: https://t... Quick video showing you how to use Binance to buy the Tron token and other altcoins too. Binance : https://goo.gl/8pVwn8 Tron Coin : https://tron.network/en.... Find out how to set up the software Meta Trader 4 to trade cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin on the btc-e exchange. GRATIS BITCOIN TRAINING → https://coingids.nl/gratis-bitcoin-training Aanmelden Binance exchange https://www.binance.com/en/register?ref=10150273 in deze vid... HOLA Amigos es un gusto saludarlos nuevamente, en esta ocasión les comparto este video para los amigos que quieren realizar Trading con Criptomonedas en el E... Binance Exchange - (5% BACK): https: ... TOP 5 BITCOIN DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGES (DEX) IN 2020 - Duration: 12:24. Hack Crypto 2,764 views. 12:24. How to Apply for a US Passport 2020 - Get a US ... Binance para iniciantes - veja como usar essa exchange de Bitcoin! Tutorial 2019/2020 - Link: https://cryptotchaps.com/link/binance • Binance: https://crypto... Know how to transfer from Binance to Coinbase. This video will help you move your coins from Binance to hardware wallet or other exchange. In this video, I s... Binance coin kopen of verkopen? Uitleg, review en ervaringen over de Binance-exchange, de crypto-exchange met de meeste Altcoins. ⇩ Gratis Bitcoin Cryptocurr... 🎥: Top 4 Exchanges To Buy Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies For Beginners! 🚩: Binance Exchange (My Favourite): 👉 https://www.binance.com/en/register?ref=RMY9N5F0