PancakeSwap, one of the leading decentralized exchange (DEX) platforms in the world, has integrated Chainlink Data Streams and Automation into the Arbitrum network.
This strategic collaboration seeks to power PancakeSwap’s prediction markets, using Chainlink’s leading technology for data and automation.
By using the industry-standard Data Streams, PancakeSwap is accessing on-demand, low-latency price data used at the start and end of each prediction round.… pic.twitter.com/pSGeCcXQcy
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PancakeSwap, which was born on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), has experienced ups and downs in its history.
Despite being the world’s largest DEX at the time, it has faced recent challenges amid declining usage during the 2022 bear market and regulatory issues associated with Binance in 2023.
Its token, CAKE, has reflected this rollercoaster of events, from an all-time high in 2021 to its current value of $2.5 in 2024.
Integration with Chainlink, the leading crypto oracle provider, is a strategic step for PancakeSwap
The choice of Chainlink Data Streams is due to its ability to provide on-demand price data with low latency, critical features at the start and end of each prediction round on PancakeSwap.
Chainlink, whose LINK token has maintained strong performance over the years, offers PancakeSwap a solution that includes sub-second price resolution, frontrunning protection, decentralized on-chain execution via Chainlink Automation, and a proven infrastructure in time.
PancakeSwap, beyond its initial operations on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), has broadened its reach by extending its activities onto the Ethereum blockchain and incorporating Layer-2 solutions like Arbitrum.
The ultimate goal of this integration is to build an ultra-fast, high-integrity prediction market, ensuring that users are on a level playing field and getting fair results.
The combination of PancakeSwap‘s breadth of services, including low-fee asset trading, staking token rewards, NFT collectibles, and now Chainlink -powered prediction markets, strengthens its position in the DeFi ecosystem.
This announcement reflects the increasing importance of interoperability and data efficiency in decentralized exchanges, especially in the context of prediction markets that require fast and reliable data.
As the industry continues to evolve, strategic collaboration between leading projects like PancakeSwap and Chainlink points a path toward strengthening and expanding the DeFi ecosystem.