In July 2015, Ethereum launched the first smart contracts network, and started a new era of blockchain development. There’s a great deal of excitement in the industry about the potential for smart contracts to transform the way the world works.
However, before smart contracts can become part of our everyday lives, they have to overcome many obstacles. One of the biggest challenges for smart contracts is being able to interact with data from the real world. This is known as the “oracle problem”.
By their nature, smart contracts do not have the ability to determine the authenticity of real-world events on their own, so there is a need for reliable data providers. The first project that has been focusing on solving this issue was Chainlink. It launched its mainnet in the first half of 2019 and is now among the top 15 projects by market capitalization.
As the blockchain space expands, the importance of oracle providers will continue to grow.
While Chainlink is currently dominating the oracle sub-sector in terms of market capitalization, there are several other prominent projects that can successfully compete for a share of this market.
One such project is Band Protocol. The project launched its mainnet in September 2019 and is also aiming to build the bridge between blockchains and the real world.
The project is backed by Sequoia and several other large funds. Band Protocol has been working with Binance (Binance Chain) and is looking to expand into the growing DeFi sector.
Given the overall market potential, and as blockchain enters the mainstream, Band Protocol has a great opportunity to facilitate adoption of its technology, as well as grow its value, user base, and market share.Read full report
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Convex’s business model is built on Curve, a DeFi blue chip that continues to be one of the market leaders. It repackages Curve’s governance into a liquidity bootstrapping product that is already being used by projects like Abracadabra and Alchemix, and there is potential for more projects using it down the line. Ergo, Convex is one of the few examples of business-to-business models in crypto.Read full report
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