Chainlink brings Keepers and VRF to the Avalanche blockchain

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Blockchain oracle platform Chainlink (LINK) launched two of its services, Chainlink Keepers and Chainlink Verifiable Random Function (VRF), and integrated them into a specialized subnet within the Avalanche Primary Network, the Avalanche (AVX) platform.

In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph on Thursday, the Chainlink team highlighted that the integration with Avalanche is done to support developers within the platform. Chainlink Keeper will enable developers to automate smart contract functions in a decentralized manner. Chainlink VRF, on the other hand, will provide a random number generator (RNG) that can be used in many decentralized applications (DApps) that require randomness.

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Emin Gunn Sirer, founder and CEO of Ava Labs, expressed his belief that the integration is a huge milestone for those who are building in the avalanche. According to Sirer, it will “simplify both the developer and user experience.” In addition, the Avalanche executive said that this will also improve the functionality and design within the dApp. They said that:

“The Avalanche community is full of tireless builders, and their ability to rapidly build and ship large-scale applications has made it even easier.”

Chainlink co-founder Sergei Nazarov also expressed his sentiments on the new development. He explained that the integration will allow developers to build smart contract apps with end-to-end automation and apply a verified RNG to any application within the platform.

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Back in February, Chainlink launched the second version of its VRF feature. Along with the function, the Chainlink platform provides random numbers and cryptographic proof that the number was determined by a combination of block data and an oracle’s private key.

Earlier in June, Chainlink also launched its price feed feature on the Solana (SOL) blockchain. This function enables developers within the Solana platform to access BTC/USD, ETH/USD and USDC/USD price feeds within their applications.