"Oracle" TAG

Tellor’s Distinguishing Features
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Recently, new entrants to the decentralized oracle sector, such as Tellor, have diversified users’ and applications’ options for incorporating external data on-chain. While Chainlink pioneered the original decentralized oracle model and remains a prolific data provider, there has remained the need for an application-specific approach to oracle design, highlighting the potential benefits to certain use...
Reconsidering Oracle Decentralization
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Last October, the Smith + Crown research team published a report on blockchain oracles and the merit of pseudonymizing decentralized oracle networks. Building on recent commentary from OracleSwap’s Eric Falkenstein, this dispatch revisits issues of oracle obfuscation and decentralization with a new emphasis on efficiency and necessity thereof. Decentralization drives both the sentiment and technical architecture...
The Oracle Problem and Mixicles
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The Use of Oracles Today Oracles, in the context of blockchain technology, are information feeds by which off-chain data is incorporated into on-chain transactions. Blockchain oracles may provide a wide variety of information, such as market price feeds, football game scores or daily rainfall in a given city. Regardless, Oracles are necessary because distributed ledgers...
Introduction to Gnosis
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Gnosis is an open-source, Ethereum-based platform that enables users to aggregate information via prediction markets, a mechanism that incentivizes information sharing and rewards participants for sharing predictions on issues ranging from sports betting, political polling, financial forecasting, to risk assessment. A smart contract ecosystem is used to reward users who successfully predict the outcome of...