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 key 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 Protofire, a provider of blockchain development services, has been selected as a recipient of a blockchain integration grant as part of the Chainlink Community Grant Program. Protofire is receiving a grant for a native integration of Chainlink into the xDai blockchain to support the many Chainlink ecosystem projects building on its platform. Catering to the demand of our users has always been a top priority, and this grant represents direct financial support that will aid in their development on the xDai blockchain.

Protofire is a recognized provider of development services and consultancy around blockchain, building decentralized protocols, smart contracts, applications, and developer tools (SDKs/APIs). Protofire has contributed to the development of many top projects in the blockchain ecosystem, including: Maker, 0x, Tezos, Gnosis, Kyber Network, The Graph, Synthetix, etc.

Being both a validator and core developer of a great part of the xDai technology stack, Protofire has extensive expertise in the xDai platform and makes for a great candidate to receive a Chainlink Community Grant for an integration of Chainlink on xDai Chain. The xDai Chain is an Ethereum-based blockchain that uses USD-stable xDai (a representation of DAI token) as the native coin of the network. It’s a stable payments blockchain designed for fast and inexpensive stable transactions.

As part of the grant, Protofire will provide several key components to the integration, including:

  • Validating and adapting Chainlink contracts to ensure compatibility with xDai chain
  • Ensuring that the LINK token is bridged to xDai
  • Testing and deployment of all components to xDai
  • Deliver a monitoring solution for the Chainlink xDai integration

"We're thrilled to be awarded a Chainlink Community grant to expand the Chainlink Network by integrating its oracle technology into the xDai blockchain,” stated Manuel García, CEO of Protofire. “As a highly experienced dev shop that’s intimately familiar with xDai Chain, we’re confident we can create a seamless integration experience for Chainlink ecosystem projects that want the benefits of xDai’s scalability, yet want to retain the security and reliability guarantees that Chainlink provides."

Through the Chainlink Community Grants 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 Grant Program, please apply here. Chainlink Community Grants are provided in Cash and/or LINK.

About Protofire:

Protofire is a team of engineers helping decentralized protocols and developer platforms to accelerate growth of their ecosystems. By delivering hands-on coding and contributions, Protofire specializes in supercharging developer adoption and network usage.

Reach out to Protofire for brainstorming, and our team will help you to ship applications, elaborate smart contracts, robust developer tools (SDKs/APIs/sample apps), or simply improve performance/cost of oracles. Protofire works exclusively with entrepreneurs who are builders of decentralized infrastructure protocols, applications, and ecosystems.