Article: The Missing Link: How Chainlink’s Pallet Aims to Deliver Greater Informational Access

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The Missing Link: How Chainlink’s Pallet Aims to Deliver Greater Informational Access

As demand for smart contracts climbs, Chainlink’s modular oracle for the Substrate framework aims to power developers and defi applications with trusted off-chain information and pricing data needed to attract projects to Polkadot and Kusama.

As the smart contract revolution continues to gain traction, the fissures and flaws in existing infrastructure that supports these transactional protocols are becoming more apparent. Among the chief issues facing smart contracts, costs and security are the main factors in the spotlight.

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Article: London-based Gro grows a $7.1 million seed to make decentralised finance more accessible

Money, Open Governance

London-based Gro grows a $7.1 million seed to make decentralised finance more accessible

London-based Gro has closed a $7.1 million seed round with the aim of making decentralised finance more accessible. The round was led by decentralised finance VCs Galaxy Digital and Framework Ventures, and saw participation from VariantNascenta_capital, and Northzone. Angel investors including founders of DeFi protocols Aave, Compound and Synthetix also contributed.

Co-founded in 2020 by former VP of Growth at Revolut Hannes Graah, Gro’s existing team is composed of former Revolut, Spotify, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley professionals.

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