Chainlink Functions Now Live on Avalanche Fuji, Helping Bring the World’s APIs to Web3
Chainlink Functions—a serverless developer platform that empowers anyone to easily connect a smart contract to any Web2 API—is now live on the Avalanche Fuji testnet.
Chainlink Functions unlocks an entirely new frontier of Web3 and Web2 integrations. Until now, Web3 developers couldn’t connect their smart contracts to existing Web2 APIs to access social media signals, AI computation, messaging services, and more. Conversely, Web2 developers couldn’t leverage their existing infrastructure when getting started building a Web3 app. Chainlink Functions provides this key piece of missing infrastructure developers need to build sophisticated applications that take advantage of the best of both worlds.
Smart contract developers building in the Avalanche ecosystem can now use Chainlink Functions to easily connect Web2 APIs and cloud services in their smart contracts. If you’re a developer and would like to access the beta version of Chainlink Functions, sign up here. Also, check out the Chainlink Functions developer documentation and join the Chainlink Discord for any technical questions or feedback.
Avalanche ecosystem developers can combine Chainlink Functions with other high-quality Chainlink services available on Avalanche, including Chainlink Data Feeds, Chainlink VRF, and Chainlink Automation.
Any Data, Any Device, Any System With Just a Few Lines of Code
Chainlink Functions aims to make it so Web3 developers can get their smart contracts connected off-chain in minutes. Once a smart contract can be connected to the real world in a trust-minimized way, a multitude of new possibilities are unlocked, paving the way for new and more advanced Web3 applications that combine the value already present in traditional systems and technologies with the benefits of transparency, security, and efficiency offered by blockchains.
Chainlink Functions acts as a decentralized compute runtime to test, simulate, and run custom logic off-chain for Web3 applications—akin to a more trust-minimized and blockchain-enabled version of existing cloud-based serverless solutions such as AWS Lambda, GCP CloudFunctions, and Cloudflare Workers.
By taking advantage of the blockchain industry’s most time-tested infrastructure for oracle connectivity and computation, developers can focus on their decentralized applications while being able to rely on the connectivity, security, and reliability of the Chainlink Network. Furthermore, Chainlink Functions is a truly self-serve platform, meaning developers can fulfill their external data and compute needs without having to interface with node operators.
Building with Chainlink Functions offers a multitude of benefits, including:
- Extensive connectivity—Connect your smart contract to any data, device, or system, ranging from public and password-protected APIs to IoT devices and enterprise systems.
- Customizable computation—Aggregate and transform your data using highly scalable and customizable serverless runtime environments.
- Trust-minimized security—Build upon time-tested decentralized infrastructure that already helps secure billions of dollars for Web3 apps.
- Self-service in minutes—Get started in minutes with Functions’ serverless developer solution, which features a CLI, starter kits, and a debugging environment.
“The integration of Chainlink Functions unlocks a multitude of new and exciting smart contract use cases for the Avalanche ecosystem as it simplifies the developer experience of connecting Web3 apps with Web2 data sources. Developers can now connect their smart contract to any Web2 API in minutes to unlock the next big use case for Web3 while taking advantage of both the proven security and reliability of the Chainlink Network,” stated John Nahas, Vice President of Business Development, Ava Labs.
“We’re excited to expand the suite of Web3 services available on Avalanche to include Chainlink Functions, empowering Avalanche developers to connect their smart contracts to existing Web2 APIs. The seamless connectivity of Chainlink Functions makes it easy for developers to combine smart contracts with powerful Web2 APIs and data sources to unlock a new frontier of exciting capabilities and applications,” stated Kemal El Moujahid, Chief Product Officer, Chainlink Labs.
Chainlink is the industry-standard Web3 services platform and has enabled trillions of dollars in transaction volume across DeFi, insurance, gaming, NFTs, and other major industries. As the leading decentralized oracle network, Chainlink enables developers to build feature-rich Web3 applications with seamless access to real-world data and off-chain computation across any blockchain and provides global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains.
Avalanche is a smart contracts platform built to scale infinitely and finalize transactions in under a second. Its novel consensus protocol, Subnet infrastructure, and HyperSDK toolkit enable businesses to easily launch powerful, custom blockchain solutions. Build anything you want, any way you want, on the eco-friendly blockchain designed for both Web3 devs and businesses.