Today, leading web3 services platform, Chainlink, announced the integration of Chainlink Automation (formerly Keepers) on Optimism, a scalable L2 blockchain developed by Ethereum. Several projects, including BarnBridge, DeFiEdge, Lyra, and Pickle Finance are already utilizing Chainlink Automation on Optimism to reliably trigger key smart contract functions.
Chainlink Automation is a decentralized service that allows developers to automate regular smart contract triggers without the resources and risks associated with performing tasks manually or through centralized systems. By allowing developers to automate vital maintenance functions, Automation can facilitate new and more sophisticated use cases for smart contracts on Optimism.
“The launch of Chainlink Automation will help Optimism developers trigger DevOps tasks, provide stronger security guarantees, and more easily scale their dApps,” said Smit Vachhani, Head of DeFi Partnerships at OP Labs, a contributor to the Optimism protocol. “With the native integration of Chainlink Automation’s smart contract automation service, developers can build advanced features and unlock new use cases that help grow the Optimism ecosystem.”
Previously, in September 2021, Optimism integrated Chainlink Price Feeds, which played a fundamental role in advancing DeFi on Optimism. Chainlink Automation is secured through the same network of trusted node operators that has enabled more than $7 trillion in transaction value throughout the decentralized economy.
Johann Eid, VP of Go-To-Market at Chainlink Labs, said Automation will foster DeFi’s evolution on Optimism and throughout the broader blockchain space. “By integrating Chainlink Automation, Optimism developers can build more advanced applications that help drive adoption of smart contract technology over the long term,” he said.