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Truflation Unlocks Cross-Chain TRUF Transfers With Chainlink CCIP

Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) is the industry standard for cross-chain digital asset and data transfer. Leading DeFi protocols and decentralized exchanges as well as traditional financial institutions are integrating CCIP to unlock new use cases and markets for tokenized real-world assets with unique onchain utility.

This week, Truflation, a decentralized crypto-native inflation index, announced its CCIP integration across the Arbitrum, Base, and Ethereum mainnets. Truflation is employing CCIP’s Simplified Token Transfer capabilities to facilitate cross-chain transfers of its native token, TRUF, in order to streamline cross-chain payments for node operators and data consumers.

Truflation selected CCIP as its cross-chain solution because it achieves the highest level of cross-chain security by leveraging Chainlink’s time-tested oracle infrastructure, which has enabled over $10.5 trillion in transaction value, and a separate Risk Management Network that independently monitors cross-chain functions for erroneous activity.

Truflation first integrated Chainlink in 2022 to bring its custom U.S. inflation data onchain, and soon after won a $100,000 investment from former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan in a competition to build the best Chainlink-powered, censorship-resistant U.S. inflation index.

Engineered to be a more accurate alternative to the notoriously lagging Consumer Price Index (CPI), Truflation’s index substitutes over half of the current CPI datasets with recent market prices for rent, utilities, food, and transportation to generate a better daily reflection of consumer budgets and spending habits.

By aggregating over 18 million items onchain to provide continuous, accurate, transparent price data, Truflation aims to make markets more efficient while giving businesses and consumers the information needed to fight decreased purchasing power. 

During an interview with Nasdaq TradeTalks’ Jill Malandrino at last year’s SmartCon, Truflation CEO Stefan Rust explained why objective onchain price data is critical in today’s highly inflationary world and highlighted the market opportunity for CCIP-powered tokenized assets. 

Nasdaq TradeTalks’ Jill Malandrino interviews Truflation CEO Stefan Rust during SmartCon 2023.

In a new video, Truflation’s Head of Business Development, David Garfunkel, echoed this outlook.    

“If you’re only focused on the crypto economy, your total addressable market is very small,” he said. “Real-world assets are incredibly important, whether it’s bringing real estate onchain, whether it’s commodities and metals pricing like Truflation brings, or if it’s just building these real-world products that are better than the ones that came before.” 

Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov recently detailed how Chainlink’s oracle infrastructure would ultimately allow virtually any real-world asset, as well as new asset classes such as tokenized carbon credits, to be reformatted onchain in a “fundamentally superior” way. Such assets would serve as an immutable unified golden record, which collects and maintains critical information about an asset throughout its entire life cycle on any chain.

“We’re thrilled to integrate Chainlink CCIP to underpin cross-chain TRUF transfers with level-5 cross-chain security,” said Rust in an official announcement. “By making TRUF transfers seamless and secure, we can streamline the payments process, unlock new use cases, and enable more users to participate in our protocol across the multi-chain ecosystem.”

To learn more about Truflation, visit their website, X, Discord, Telegram, and Github.

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