SportMonks Launches Live Chainlink Node to Provide Smart Contracts Premier Sports Data
We are pleased to announce that the SportMonks Chainlink node is live and fully operational on mainnet, enabling smart contracts to access our premium sports data, starting with cricket, but with plans to extend to football/soccer and F1. Developers can now call our Chainlink node to get real-time and cryptographically signed sports game results and toss results, which can then be used to build new types of decentralized prediction markets, fantasy sports, and dynamic NFTs.
As the most widely used and time-tested oracle solution, Chainlink provides a secure and fully functional way to get our existing suite of APIs compatible with leading blockchain networks. By operating a Chainlink node, we now have a single gateway to supply our data to any current or future blockchain, as well as cryptographically sign our data on-chain to generate integrity guarantees on it originating from SportMonks. The node setup process was seamless and required minimal time and technical effort, all while exposing our data to emerging decentralized sports markets across different blockchains.
For more information on why we selected Chainlink, read our previous announcement to explore this topic in detail. If you are a developer and want to learn how to access our node, visit the following Chainlink documentation.
SportMonks is a provider of reliable sport data feeds, powered by a fast, highly available, and easy to implement API. We currently provide live data on three sports: football/soccer, F1, and cricket. In our most popular API, soccer, we offer a variety of data such as live scores, player stats, team stats, seasons stats, bookmakers and markets, (live) odds, predictions, and coverage across more than 1,200 leagues.
We look forward to providing smart contract developers with on-chain access to these high-quality and high-uptime data feeds, enabling the creation of more fair, transparent, and tamper-proof sports applications and markets. This is just the beginning of a new parallel decentralized ecosystem for sports, and Chainlink empowers us to directly participate in its provisioning and growth.
“We are excited to launch a live node on the Chainlink Network, giving smart contract developers the ability to obtain premium sports data from the SportMonks API,” stated Jurgen Kolkman, CEO of SportMonks. “Through the Chainlink node, we can integrate with emerging blockchain markets in an accelerated and low-overhead manner, while also being future-proofed to any unexpected changes that may occur, such as the rise of new blockchain ecosystems.”
Chainlink is the most widely used and secure way to power universally connected smart contracts. With Chainlink, developers can connect any blockchain with high-quality data sources from other blockchains as well as real-world data. Managed by a global, decentralized community of hundreds of thousands of people, Chainlink is introducing a fairer model for contracts. Its network currently secures billions of dollars in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance and gaming ecosystems, among others.
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SportMonks is a Sports Data provider for customers that want to build sports websites and applications by using our Sports API’s. The Sports Data can be used to build Livescore Portals, Betting/ iGaming websites/applications, Sports Fantasy Games or any other Sport Data related applications. Our main focus is on providing Football/Soccer Data. For more information, follow this link.