The Chainlink Community Grant Program provides financial resources to the many development teams and researchers building a more functional, accessible, and socially impactful Chainlink Network. We encourage talented individual developers and development teams to apply to the grant program here, or if you are a researcher and want to collaborate, contact us.
We’re excited to announce that blockchain development firm Qubistry has been selected as a recipient of a Chainlink Community Grant to natively integrate Chainlink OCR into the Bitcoin-based smart contract platform RSK. The grant will enable hybrid smart contract development on RSK, wherein developers can easily build and launch externally connected, decentralized applications across numerous industries and use cases, such as DeFi, gaming, NFTs, and more. Additionally, the grant will support the launch of Chainlink’s cost-efficient OCR-based Price Feeds—ready-made decentralized oracle networks that provide precise, tamper-proof financial market data. Chainlink Price Feeds will enable a vast array of DeFi applications on RSK, such as for decentralized lending, derivatives, stablecoins, collateralized loans, and more.
As a part of this grant, Qubistry will provide several key components to the integration, including:
- Validate and adapt Chainlink contracts to ensure native compatibility with RSK and adapt the RSK core to provide compatibility of key EVM operations.
- Test and deploy all Chainlink components to both the RSK Testnet and Mainnet, as well as providing future maintenance and upgrades as required.
- Provide automated tests to verify the integration of Chainlink onto the RSK network using test node instances and provide a working external adapter that fetches off-chain data and makes it accessible on-chain through the Chainlink OCR aggregator contracts.
Qubistry is a blockchain development firm that launched in 2017 to provide support for the Ethereum and other blockchain ecosystems through various products and applications. Qubistry has developed numerous blockchain-based protocols including parallel systems of public voting, sovereign IDs, serverless computing and registry services using IPFS, a Quorum-based private blockchain, and development support for the Bitcoin-based RSK sidechain. Qubistry also has extensive experience with the Chainlink software stack, having integrated the previous Flux Monitor-based Chainlink infrastructure into the RSK ecosystem. Based on this experience, we believe Qubistry makes an ideal fit for integrating Chainlink’s latest OCR client release onto the RSK mainnet.
RSK is a smart contract protocol built upon the Bitcoin blockchain, providing a secure environment for creating and deploying decentralized applications. Being a Bitcoin sidechain that uses an Ethereum compatible EVM, developers are provided all of the tooling logic of the Ethereum ecosystem while transactions consensus and ledger updates are connected to the Bitcoin blockchain. As more DeFi smart contracts are deployed on RSK, and the DeFi on Bitcoin market grows, the demand for a secure source of financial market data will continue to accelerate, making it an ideal environment to deploy support for Chainlink oracle networks.
“We’re thrilled to receive a grant and continue expanding the Chainlink ecosystem by integrating Chainlink’s time-tested and battle-hardened OCR-based oracle technology into the RSK smart contract platform,” stated Horacio Saceres, CEO and Founder of Qubistry. “By leveraging our extensive knowledge of building blockchain-based tooling and applications, we look forward to adapting Chainlink’s widely adopted infrastructure into the RSK blockchain so developers can build externally connected smart contract applications that have access to a highly secure and reliable source of real-world data.”
Through the Chainlink Community Grants program, we look forward to continuing to empower more and more Chainlink ecosystem teams, researchers, and social impact projects who are both researching and building key tools and infrastructure that accelerate the development of universally connected smart contracts, secure oracle networks, and impactful technology that improves the world. 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.
About the Chainlink Grant Program
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.