On Wednesday (September 30), Blockstack PBC said that it will integrate decentralized oracle framework Chainlink “as the preferred oracle solution for the Blockstack and Algorand-supported Clarity smart contract language.”

In a blog post published earlier today, Mitchell Cuevas, Blockstack’s Marketing Partner, wrote that “Blockstack developers will soon be able to build sophisticated Clarity smart contracts that are enhanced with secure, validated data spanning millions of data providers, web APIs, and other off-chain resources thanks to Chainlink’s oracle technology.”

The work on integrating Chainlink is due to start immediately and will be completed in time for the Stacks 2.0 mainnet launch. Cuevas went on to say that “the initial integration will revolve around integrating Chainlink’s widely used Price Feeds, but will likely evolve into a generalized oracle solution for Stacks 2.0.”

According to Blockstack, when this integration goes live, Blockstack developers will enjoy the following benefits:

  • “Developers can use Chainlink to access any off-chain API, including access to premium, password-protected data, and credentialed enterprise systems”
  • “Blockstack applications can get highly available, manipulation resistant oracle services using Chainlink’s large collection of independent, Sybil resistant nodes and aggregating their responses in decentralized oracle designs”
  • “Chainlink is highly generalized, providing ready-made oracle solutions in production for market prices and verifiable randomness, as well as tools to build completely customized oracle designs and innovative privacy-preserving oracle technologies like DECO and Town Crier currently in the works”

Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali had this to say about the partnership with Chainlink:

“Stacks 2.0 is a unique layer-1 blockchain that has a native bridge to Bitcoin. Clarity smart contracts give new powers to our developers.

“High-quality data feeds from Oracles are an important building block for Clarity contract developers. Given our familiarity with and knowledge of Chainlink’s impressive team and technology, we are confident that this partnership and resulting Chainlink oracles will advance our shared ecosystem.”