What Does ChainLink Do?
In a nutshell, ChainLink aims to solve the connectivity problem, a key limiting factor for smart contract usability, and whilst it's an ERC-20 token it will not be limited to just the Ethereum blockchain.
What makes $LINK so special? Well, it's the first decentralized oracle network; allowing anyone to securely provide smart contracts with access to key external data, off-chain payments and any other API capabilities. Anyone who has a data feed, useful off-chain service such as local payments, or any other API, can now provide them directly to smart contracts in exchange for LINK tokens.
I will keep this brief, as you can see a full list of current and potential partnerships on https://www.reddit.com/LINKTradecomments/7mob78/list_of_chainlinks_partnershipsprojects_using/
But the main ones to look at are
- Zeppelin OS
- Town Crier
- Request Network
- SWIFT (we know SmartContract, the company behind ChainLink, are working with SWIFT on improving the efficiency of their bond payments, but nothing official regarding LINK & SWIFT yet).
ChainLink has steadily been gaining traction ever since its downfall after the 4chan/reddit SIBOS hypetrain crash (post September). It's remained around the 90-100 rank mark and has yet to really "moon".
- One of the strongest and most technical whitepapers out in the space atm (https://link.smartcontract.com/whitepaper)
- Team has been working on this for 3 years and initial testnet is due to be released in Q1
- Zero competition and first mover advantage even if there was (other oracles are currently centralized)
- Etherscan shows that soon 95% of all available circulating LINK will be consolidated into less than 15,000 wallets and that continues to shrink as more people try to chase pumps, they're being shaken into stronger hands. As soon as Sergey's saved up LINK is finally handed over to institutions we'll see the price jump by increments of dollars and it'll be way too for most people by then (https://etherscan.io/token/0x514910771af9ca656af840dff83e8264ecf986ca)
- Team is actively hiring more developers and a head of marketing
- Only on one major exchange, so price likely to increase when listed on further exchanges
So what makes ChainLink valuable?
- Team is focused on development rather than shilling (take TRON for example) so lack of news/tweets to get normies on board (can be taken as a pro as you're still considered early)
- The 4chan meme token
- GitHub is private whilst the team work on moving from RoR to GO for Q1 Intitial Testnet release.
- Not all team members listed on the website
(Taken from a comment on https://www.reddit.com/CryptoCurrency/comments/7nwis4/why_i_believe_chainlink_link_is_the_most/)
Most importantly, LINK can (and will be) used for data request penalty payments to ensure that node operators provide the requested data. Penalty payments are LINK tokens that are required to be held in escrow by the smart contract. They are paid to the smart contract creator in the event any of the node operators do not meet the required data requests as stated in the smart contract. This provides an incentive for smart contract creators to trust node operators, knowing that they have a form of financial insurance (the penalty payment) in the event a node (or nodes) submit bad data.
For information that will trigger high value smart contracts, smart contract owners will want to require a proportionate amount of link to be held in escrow as penalty payments by the node operators. When link is tied up for penalty payments, it is released over the life of the contract. For example, let’s say party A wants an API snapshot sent every day for 30 days. If the penalty payment for the contract is 300 LINK (per node operator), then each node operator will have 10 LINK released to them at the end of each day – receiving the full 300 LINK at the end of the 30 days if they successfully performed the data request the smart contract asked for. Now imagine the smart contract creator wanted 10 node operators. That means 3000 LINK is taken off the market immediately, and 100 of that 3000 is released each day from the smart contract to the individual node operators (10 each per operator, assuming they provided the requested data). A cycle will be created where more and more smart contracts will make requests and node operators will be limited only by the availability of their LINK tokens to be used for penalty payments.
Add it all together and you have a singular payment method for a desired network (the most secure external data oracle), lots of supply constantly locked up to have enough link for signaling purposes (the reputation boost for a node operator), financial insurance for smart contract creators (penalty payments) for increasingly valuable triggering data in a wide variety of smart contracts, and a network poised for growth as more adapters are built and more API’s become available so that dapps can thrive on any blockchain network. Yes LINk is an ERC20 token, but it is blockchain agnostic and the adapter network can continue to grow.
LINK can also be staked!
LINK staking is another big thing that will do wonders for Chainlink's valuation. Turns out Chainlink oracles can be made into pools, similar to mining pools on bitcoin and ethereum where multiple people come and put their LINKs together to run a more secure oracle node and distribute the profits fairly between each other. This will be huge as it will effectively allow you to stake your LINK tokens and earn more of them passively without doing anything. One such pool in development is LinkPool (http://www.linkpool.io/).
Where do i buy and store LINK?
You can currently buy LINK at the following exchanges;
As an ERC-20 token, you can store LINK on your ledger or MEW wallets.
Here is a well written guide on how to purchase LINK https://www.reddit.com/LINKTradecomments/7gglfv/how_to_buy_link_chainlink_token/
Sources of Info For Own Research
P.S CEO Sergey Nazarov speaks at Bitcoin super conference next month too https://www.bitcoinsuperconference.com/speakesergey-nazarov/ as well as speaking at SXSW in march alongside Tom Gonser who is the founder and former chief strategy officer of DocuSign.
- The Whitepaper (https://link.smartcontract.com/whitepaper)
- Their Website which will soon be redesigned (https://www.smartcontract.com/link)
- ChainLINK FAQ (https://clfaq.smartcontract.com/)
- Technical Community Manager blog (https://medium.com/@cl_thodges)
Sorry, All sounds great but i only invest based on TA
Good news, if LINK breaks 7k sats we're in for a moon too!
Edit: updated TA
Added from comments
Don't forget that AXA Insurance and Sony Corp did a test smart contract on their platform last week: https://create.smartcontract.com/#/contracts/fa4703cb68e3c152a9f47bafd57fe1fa
AXA Insurance has announced that they will be implementing blockchain: https://group.axa.com/en/newsroom/news/axa-goes-blockchain-with-fizzy
Facebook Director of Engineering joins ChainLink: https://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/facebook-director-engineering-joins-chainlink-advisory-board/
Zuckerberg says he will be studying crypto make Facebook better: https://www.coindesk.com/zuckerberg-to-study-cryptocurrency-in-quest-to-decentralize-facebook/
CoinFlip recommends BRD (for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ERC20 tokens), LiteWallet (for Litecoin), Dash Wallet (for DASH), Coinomi Wallet (for Binance Coin, and Tron) and Lobstr (for Stellar). You can also send funds directly to exchanges such as Binance, Bittrex, or Poloniex from the ATM. Our Crypto ATM directly supports only JetCrypto wallet and exchange. Integration with other exchanges is possible via JetCrypto Liquidity Bridge. JetCrypto Liquidity Bridge currently uses the following exchanges: Poloniex; Bittrex; EXMO (planned) Binance (planned) Which cryptocurrency can I buy? Where the conversion rate is calculating? You can buy any cryptocurrency, available for withdrawal ... We advise our Crypto ATM customers not to send payments from an exchange or exchange wallet (Binance, Bitstamp, Coinbase etc.) as they can take over the time limit displayed on the terminal (generally 10 minutes) to transfer funds successfully, which results in the payment being refused. Binance Chain FAQ v0.5 ... How can I transfer tokens, such as Bitcoin, from other block chains onto Binance Chain? Right now, there are 2 ways to transfer tokens cross-chain: via interoperability among different chains. After the latest “Archimedes” upgrade, BEP3 was introduced and it defines native transactions to support Hash Timelock Contract (HTLC) on Binance Chain and it also to ... Bitcoin Exchange FAQ FAQ – Frequently asked questions about bitcoin. Why should i buy bitcoin? How much does bitcoin cost? How can I buy bitcoin with a credit card? Binance, exchange di criptovalute - Il maggior exchange di bitcoin e criptovalute del mondo per volume FAQ; Terms; Contact; Login Register. Reflect Bitcoin The Official Autopilot Bitcoin Trader App . Reflect Bitcoin is an automated trading software. It can trade Cryptocurrencies and Forex in both automated and manual mode. Open an Account. 2000+ Investors. $80K+ Deposited. 403 Working Days. $320K+ Withdrawn. Reflect Bitcoin is one of the best platform with 0% fee Start Plan Withdrawal after: 10 ... Trade over 40 cryptocurrencies and enjoy the lowest trading fees in America. The Binance Card generally allows you to withdraw cash from an ATM within the ATM limit as long as you are in a region that supports cash withdrawals. Please visit your nearest ATM and follow the instructions on the ATM to withdraw cash. You will need your PIN (about how to view the PIN, you may refer to Checking card details). Wir empfehlen unseren Krypto-ATM-Kunden, keine Zahlungen von einem Exchange oder Exchange-Wallet (Binance, Bitstamp, Coinbase etc.) zu senden, da sie die auf dem Terminal angezeigte Frist (in der Regel 10 Minuten) für eine erfolgreiche Überweisung überschreiten können, was zur Ablehnung der Zahlung führt.
[index]          
http://bitcoin-informant.de/2020/09/17/972-xrp-verkaufsdruck-10000-bitcoin-atms-weltweit-bitcoin-visa-card-binance Hey Informanten, willkommen zur Bitcoin-In... At the ACME grocery store in Jersey City New Jesery. Bitcoin ATM machines and more are popping up everywhere. Crypto is here to stay - HODL! Get the Ledger Nano X to Safely store your Crypto ... willkommen zur Bitcoin-Informant Show Nr. 872. Heute sprechen wir über folgende Themen: Facebook Libra bündelt Kräfte, Überwachung nimmt durch Regulierung zu & Binance erreicht Allzeithoch ... !!👨💻 SET UP A BINANCE US ACCOUNT 👩💻 !! https://www.binance.us/?ref=35000644 Binance US now allows you to use a Debit card to make purchases ... #btc #bitcoin #etherium #monero #minergate #mining #ltc #litecoin #binance #cex.io #BitcoinATM #ATM Loading... Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. QFS NÄCHSTES DATUM voraus! Binance CRASH EU Regulierungen Bitcoin ATMs 5 Dinge für BITCOINER 🔥🔥 FFDK POWER BUNDLE: https://ffdk-shop.de/kryptotikel/s... tuto binance francais - achat / vente / trading sur marge - achat crypto monnaie altcoin et bitcoin - duration: 32:57. Cryptanalyst - Analyses crypto FR 8,275 views 32:57 Dostlarım basitçe altcoin nasıl alınır onu anlattım. Size gerekli olan linkleri aşağıda bulabilirsiniz. Beğenmeyi ve yorum yapmayı unutmayın. Bol kazançlar B... Ethereum Price Surge, Bitcoin Near $10,000, Bakkt Acquisition, Stellar ATM & Binance Borrow The Modern Investor. Loading... Unsubscribe from The Modern Investor? Cancel Unsubscribe. Working ... Subscribe to my channel for more videos showing how to create passive income with Cryptocurrency. Start buying Bitcoin now with a FREE account by clicking he...