In order to further support the rapid growth of the Chainlink ecosystem, we’ve recently released the Chainlink Community Grant Program as a means of providing important financial resources to the many development teams and researchers building Chainlink, as well as the many additional developer resources that enable easy access to the network. Our goal with the grant program is to deploy substantial financial resources towards the creation of critical developer tooling, the addition of more high-quality data, and the launching of key services around the Chainlink Network, with strong academic research to support those developments. We encourage all the talented individual developers and development teams in our community to apply to the grant program here. If you are a researcher and you want to collaborate, contact us here.

We’re excited to announce that Fiews, a leading blockchain technology development shop focused on building infrastructure for Chainlink nodes, has been selected as a recipient of the Chainlink Community Grant Program. Fiews is receiving a grant to expand their role as an infrastructure provider in the Chainlink ecosystem, including:

  • Provide an additional set of Ethereum nodes for Chainlink node operators to utilize as a backup broadcasting mechanism, enabling a fallback in the event that network access beyond their own full-node becomes necessary.
  • Initial expansion into additional blockchains that the Chainlink Network supports, allowing Chainlink nodes in those ecosystems to have an additional backup for broadcasting.
  • Continue to improve Fiews in its provision of highly reliable infrastructure to Chainlink node operators.

Fiews provides Chainlink nodes with a useful resource for obtaining a backup Ethereum full node connection. Given the resource requirements and administration overhead of running a high uptime blockchain node, Fiews ensures Chainlink nodes are still highly reliable in the event their primary Ethereum node experiences any delays or technical issues. They also make it easy for new Chainlink node operators to get started on Ethereum by providing on-demand access to a load-balanced and always-online Ethereum node.

Chainlink has built its foundation on being the most secure and reliable oracle infrastructure in the market, which makes Fiews an ideal candidate for Chainlink Community Grant as a means of further enhancing those features. Supporting great community resources such as Fiews aligns with the Community Grant Program’s goals of providing tools and services that will grow the Chainlink Network, DeFi ecosystem, and smart contract ecosystems across all blockchain environments

"We're thrilled to be awarded a Chainlink Community Grant to further support the Chainlink ecosystem” stated Jonas Hals, Co-founder of Fiews. “Having built infrastructure for the Chainlink Network since before its mainnet launch, this grant will help us provide Chainlink nodes with even more great infrastructure capabilities through Fiews.”

Through the Chainlink Community Grant Program, we look forward to continuing to empower more and more Chainlink ecosystem teams and researchers who are both researching and building key tools and infrastructure that accelerate the development of universally connected smart contracts and secure oracle networks. We will continue supporting the community as a key driver of Chainlink’s rapid growth, because only together can we make universally connected smart contracts into the dominant form of digital agreement.

If you want to learn more about the Grant Program, check out our recent blog post that further expands upon its goals and the criteria for submission. If you would like to participate in the Chainlink Community Grant Program, please apply here. Chainlink Community Grants are provided in Cash and/or LINK.

About Fiews

Fiews is a professional development shop that builds tools and services centered around Ethereum, Chainlink, and other blockchain technologies. Their main offering is an Ethereum Access System, aimed specifically at providing Chainlink nodes with connection to a full Ethereum node for broadcasting transactions. They also own and operate other websites and services, such as ChainlinkAdapters.com and OracleFinder.com.  To learn more, check out their website: https://fiews.io/chainlink.