What is Chainlink?

On Conio it is possible to buy and sell LINK (the native currency of the Ripple blockchain), however, it is not yet possible to withdraw and deposit LINK. On the other hand, you can use the "Convert" function to convert LINK to another asset from among those in the Conio marketplace.


Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts on blockchain to connect to external resources such as data feeds, APIs, and bank payments. Chainlink aims to make the interaction of blockchains with data and systems outside their network secure and reliable. LINK is Chainlink's native token, used to reward network nodes that provide oracle services.


Chainlink's technology is based on a network of oracle nodes that retrieve and validate external data before sending it to smart contracts on the blockchain. These nodes are incentivized to provide accurate data through the LINK reward system. If a node provides incorrect data or attempts to act maliciously, it can lose its amount of LINKs provided, thus ensuring the reliability of the data.

Smart contracts using Chainlink can specify detailed requirements for oracles, such as the number of nodes required, specific data sources, and consensus thresholds. This flexibility allows developers to create robust and secure applications that can leverage a wide range of external data.

In addition, Chainlink is working on solutions to further improve data privacy and security, such as the use of off-chain compute networks and advanced encryption techniques.

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