DeFi: Paxos Adopts Chainlink’s Oracles (LINK) Network

News / 15.01.2021

Stablecoin provider Paxos has announced its partnership with Chainlink (LINK) to make use of its oracles. This partnership will promote the distribution of its PAX and PAXG tokens in the decentralized finance sector (DeFi).

Integration of  Chainlink’s Oracles Will Improve Paxos Stablecoin assets

Paxos made this development known in a blog post on its website and revealed further details about the partnership. More specifically, Paxos will be integrating Chainlink’s decentralized price feeds for its tokens. This will enable Paxos smart contracts to be provided with tamper-proof and accurate on-chain data. The integration of smart oracles is expected to bring new potentials to the Paxos ecosystem. DeFi protocols will be able to access accurate data based on Chainlink oracles for Paxos tokens.

As part of the partnership, Chainlink will also develop a ‘’Proof of Reserve’’ Data feeds for Paxos assets. This consensus will allow DeFi applications to quickly and easily verify that its reserves back each Paxos token. It should be noted that PAX tokens are fully backed 1:1 by US dollars, and PAXG tokens are backed by gold bars.

Paxos expects that the integration of Chainlink’s oracles will make it easier to support the use of its stablecoins by DeFi protocols since the oracles ensure that tokenized assets are collateralized by real-world assets and provide fair market values in real-time.

A Major Switch to DeFi?

The decentralized finance (DeFi) sector makes heavy use of stablecoins to ensure proper integration of features such as staking, yield farming, and loans. The collaboration between Paxos and Chainlink should strengthen both projects. Paxos also confirmed that it is looking to expend more resources in the DeFi sector as it represents a good opportunity for the blockchain platform.

‘’Paxos is constantly researching and developing better ways to accelerate the adoption of open financial systems. As one of the financial sectors that develop quickly, the DeFi represents a good growth opportunity.”

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has experienced massive growth in the past 12 months. From a $5 billion market value in January 2020, the sector is valued at over $20 billion. Therefore, it is not surprising that Paxos is looking to gain a major foothold in the fast-growing industry.

Olowoporoku Adeniyi is a blockchain enthusiast and crypto evangelist. Currently he loves all things crypto and covers happenings within the blockchain space.