Chainlink ($LINK) Has Surged 100% Since September: Here Is What You Need to Know

Chainlink recently announced a number of partnerships that show the intrinsic value behind its native cryptocurrency, $LINK.

Chainlink is already working with Google and, on a recent blog post, Google gave the project a surprise shout-out about Chainlink and how to use Ethereum and Google Cloud to build hybrid blockchain applications, shooting up the price of the cryptocurrency.

Over the last few days, Chainlink (LINK) increased over 20% and some experts predict to see LINK reaching around US$10 and making it to the top 10 cryptocurrencies in CoinMarketCap by mid-2020. 

Chainlink Historical performance

Chainlink Historical Performance (via CoinMarketCap)

The Twitter community saw similarities between the cryptocurrency and Ethereum’s price behavior in 2016:

And the sentiment about LINK remains very bullish on Twitter with some claiming that LINK’s is the new star in the crypto world:

If this enticed your curiosity about Chainlink ($LINK), here is all you need to know.

What is Chainlink About?

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that connects blockchain-based smart contracts to external data, payment networks, and various real-world events. It is known to have a secure infrastructure that allows smart contracts to link to APIs to communicate with and obtain data from external sources. 

According to its website, the Chainlink network can be used while writing complex smart contracts – as it provides “reliable, tamper-proof” inputs and outputs. As noted by its developers, Chainlink’s secure connectivity features are compatible with most blockchains.

Concerning payments, the network uses SWIFT (a secure bank-to-bank messaging system) to help traditional institutions connect to smart contracts with “enterprise-grade” oracles.

Another notable point is, Chainlink’s development team works closely with established computer science academics and experienced cybersecurity researchers. The team also provides highly secure oracles that connect to data and products developed by Google.

Chainlink’s native cryptocurrency, called LINK, is one of the main components of its decentralized network. According to CryptoCompare data, Chainlink’s market capitalization, at the time of writing, stands at over $1.2 billion with LINK tokens trading at around US$3.00.

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