On March 17, 2021, we launched Chainlink Today as a community news source featuring stories from the most forward-thinking teams in the Chainlink ecosystem who are building web3 from the ground up. Back then, the Chainlink Network secured over $15 billion in smart contract value. Today, the Chainlink Network has securely enabled more than $7 trillion in transaction value.
There are now more than 1,700 projects integrating Chainlink’s web3 infrastructure to power new use cases throughout decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance, gaming, and NFTs. Since its inception, Chainlink Today has shared over 430 articles with more than 16.1K Twitter followers, garnering millions of impressions across social media.
Some of our most shared stories over the past year – such as Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s inspiring fireside chat with Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov – came out of SmartCon 2022, where thousands of Chainlink community members met in real life for the first time in New York City.
We also covered the launch of Staking v.01 and groundbreaking new services such as Chainlink Functions, as well as prominent additions to Chainlink Labs (the team building Chainlink), including former Diem CTO, Dahlia Malkhi; former LinkedIn VP, Mike Derezin; and former Product Lead for Google’s TensorFlow, Kemal El Moujahid.
Chainlink Today was created by Chainlink ecosystem builder TheLinkMarine, who received a Chainlink Community Grant to launch a one-stop shop for all Chainlink-related news.
Reflecting on the past year, TheLinkMarine said:
“Chainlink Today has achieved significant milestones in the world of web3. The news platform has established itself as a premier source of information, education, and analysis about the Chainlink Network and the many projects innovating new use cases with Chainlink’s industry-leading infrastructure. Chainlink Today continues to break important web3 news, such as SWIFT’s CCIP proof of concept announcement at SmartCon 2022, providing readers with exclusive insights into the industry’s latest developments.”
At Chainlink Today, we want to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who reads, likes, and shares our content every day. We’re excited to keep bringing you the latest Chainlink news as the future of web3 unfolds.