What is Chainlink?
Founded in 2017, Chainlink is a blockchain
A blockchain is a digital ledger of transactions that works from a decentralized network.Learn more abstraction layer that enables universally connected smart contracts
Smart contracts are simply programs stored on a blockchain that run when predetermined conditions are met.Learn more. Through a decentralized oracle network, Chainlink allows blockchains to securely interact with external data feeds, events and payment methods, providing the critical off-chain information needed by complex smart contracts to become the dominant form of digital agreement.
The Chainlink Network is driven by a large open-source community of data providers, node operators, smart contract developers, researchers, security auditors and more. The company focuses on ensuring that decentralized participation is guaranteed for all node operators and users looking to contribute to the network.