[PRESS RELEASE – San Francisco, United States, 13th December 2021]
Portal, a true cross-chain DEX that makes atomic transactions between Bitcoin and other digital assets fast, secure, and private, has entered a strategic partnership with Chainlink, the world’s premier decentralized oracle network, to get access to trusted and high-quality pricing feeds.
Portal will integrate Chainlink Price Feeds into its DEX network. Price data provided by the Chainlink Network is mission-critical because it helps ensure that when users are making a cross-chain transaction, they are getting prices that reflect broad market coverage.
It is also exploring the possibility of integrating Chainlink’s Keepers functionality into the DEX for order execution, and VRFs (Verifiable Random Function) into its “Fee Market for DeFi services.” Chainlink is in consideration to run a Portal facilitation node to provide ongoing liquidity for atomic transactions between LINK and other assets on Portal DEX.
Chainlink’s Keepers enable the secure automation of smart contracts while the Verifiable Random Function (VRF) is a random number generation service that ensures outcomes are provably random and therefore fair.
The partnership with Chainlink is a major boost for Portal as Chainlink is the most time-tested oracle network in the blockchain industry. Chainlink’s pricing oracles feed data from the real world onto blockchains, which allows DeFi apps to trigger their smart contracts when the conditions are met. The total value secured (TVS) by Chainlink has skyrocketed from just $7 billion at the end of last year to $75 billion in October 2021.
Portal executive chairman Dr. Chandra Duggirala said of the partnership, “Portal is excited to announce that Chainlink’s price oracles will reduce friction and enable Portal facilitators and users to discover and transact with peers. We are also evaluating integrating Chainlink’s Keepers functionality to help the Portal client app automate several transaction types such as limit orders and stop limits.”
Portal’s Layer 2 and Layer 3 technology simplifies building censorship-resistant communications, media and one-click execution of cross-chain transactions on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. It facilitates the private, off-chain execution of “smart contracts” for asset issuance, swaps, staking, liquidity, derivatives, and more, all peer-to-peer, without third-party custody or control.
Portal is DeFi built on Bitcoin. It makes trade unstoppable with anonymous, zero-knowledge transactions via the first true cross-chain DEX that’s trust-minimized. It eliminates minting wrapped coins (ie wBTC, wETH) or risky staking with intermediaries. With Portal, DeFi becomes a service that anyone can provide, maintaining anonymity within open, transparent markets with a security model as robust as Bitcoin mining.
Portal’s Layer 2 and Layer 3 technology enables building censorship-resistant communications, media and one-click cross-chain swaps, all on Bitcoin.
Chainlink is the industry standard for building, accessing, and selling oracle services needed to power hybrid smart contracts on any blockchain. Its oracle networks provide smart contracts with a way to reliably connect to any external API and leverage secure off-chain computations for enabling feature-rich applications. Chainlink currently secures tens of billions of dollars across DeFi, insurance, gaming, and other major industries, and offers global enterprises and leading data providers a universal gateway to all blockchains.