Witnet, a layer 1 decentralized oracle network and Elastos are partnering in an effort to build on Elastos’ transparent and secure financial suite for true decentralized trading, staking, lending and bridging on and off-chain through technology exchange and the extension of Witnet Foundation’s grant program.
Witnet‘s oracle will add a crucial component for developers looking to build the next generation of decentralized financial products with fast, affordable and efficient transactions, leveraging Elastos’ dual-chain architecture, identity solutions, Essentials super wallet and unique Elastic Consensus.
Elastos Smart Chain (ESC) is already receiving the ELA/USDT price feed from the Witnet oracle and through the partnership, developers can also easily receive other feeds in a permissionless way, utilizing different internet protocols like HTTP GET and POST to receive any publicly available API fed into their contract. These tools give developers building on Elastos immense power to both improve upon their protocols and build additional ones for new use cases.
And to encourage developers to build the next DeFi platforms on Elastos, the Witnet Foundation is extending its grant program to developers building within the ecosystem.
“Elastos is a very exciting and unique ecosystem in the web3 world and this collaboration allows developers to expand their protocols beyond typical EVM chains and gain true security from Bitcoin’s incredible hashrate and Elastos’s unique utilization of it,” says Ben, community manager for Witnet. “With cryptoeconomic security at the forefront of this partnership, Elastos developers can be sure they are getting security from the Elastos chain, and secure data into their contracts from a separate layer 1 that is Witnet.”
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Powered and secured by the cryptoeconomic incentive of the $WIT coin, the Witnet network was purpose built to tackle the lack of authentic, truthful, and secure data available within closed systems like in blockchain. Witnet tackles this problem with its sophisticated consensus algorithm called Proof of Random Eligibility. This means that nodes are essentially anonymously and randomly selected based on their previous performance within the network and how honest they are. This prevents node collusion and front-running and negates common exploits in DeFi protocols caused by oracle attacks.
According to Witnet, it is the most secure oracle network in Web3 because of its advanced measures to protect DeFi protocols that rely on secure, immutable data feeds in their smart contracts. This is why the Witnet oracle is able to secure over $300,000,000 in on-chain value.
“Witnet is a top pricing oracle with a unique consensus that ensures it is one of the most secure in the industry. That’s not unlike Elastos, with our Elastic Consensus, and our industry-leading Main Chain that uses merge-mining technology of the Bitcoin blockchain to exponentially increase security,” says Fakhul Miah, Elastos’ Growth Lead. “So with access to a top industry pricing oracle and Elastos’ full suite of decentralized technologies for DeFi, as well as Witnet’s generous grants program, this partnership will usher in new opportunities for users to forge their financial destinies.”
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Today, we’re happy to announce that the OTSIT Group, Asia’s sustainable community builder and Elastos have entered a strategic partnership to deploy Elastos’ open-source Web3 solutions throughout OTSIT’s housing projects across Southeast Asia.
With the only Blockchain dedicated to secure, interoperable, self-sovereign identities and credentials, Elastos will provide the OTSIT Group with W3C compliant decentralized identifier (DID) solutions, decentralized storage and personal credit scoring across their property developments.
Through the partnership OTSIT community residents will be able to automatically create and manage self-sovereign DIDs to log and track activities ranging from education to environmental behaviour, and map them to incentives such as enhanced credit ratings or access to other exclusive services. In all cases, citizens themselves will own and control access to any data and its corresponding use for other services via a mobile super dApp, Essentials.
In addition, Elastos’ DID solutions will be employed to track and verify each community’s environmental impact; the levels and efficiency of recycling, the re-use of resources as well as overall emissions levels which can then be analysed and compared those of other OTSIT communities across the region.
George Attewell, the OTSIT Group’s Founder and CEO explains that Web3 can play a unique and central role in shaping – and, importantly, measuring – projects that are genuinely sustainable.
“This is the essence of what we call ‘ComTech’; the power of ‘community technology’ to build, not only greener, but more self-sustainable lives for those who engage in our projects – from inclusive educational schemes to re-training and circular economics. Web3 provides for the first time the kind of tools to make these community solutions a reality; from incentivising participation to objectively tracking results. In short all three aspects of ESG – environment, social and governance can all be delivered through this radical and empowering approach to housing, technology and community,” he says.
“This is the essence of what we call ‘ComTech’; the power of ‘community technology’ to build, not only greener, but more self-sustainable lives for those who engage in our projects” – George Attewell
Indonesia is the first country in which OTSIT Group’s vision to build 5 million homes and communities throughout Southeast Asia over the next 15-20 years will be established.
“We are literally creating a ‘new suburbia’ for the region’s hardest-working and most productive communities, whose neighbourhoods have – all too often – been unplanned and the result of economic necessity, rather than social or environmental consideration. Such Web3 solutions effectively supercharge our ability to activate and incentivise such communities for the benefit of all.”
“Elastos continues to champion Web3’s adoption around the world through innovative collaborations with partners that truly believe in the power of new technologies to provide opportunities for greater global equity,” says Fakhul Miah, Elastos’ Head of Growth.
“In many ways, we share a similar vision to the OTSIT Group. For five years, Elastos has been quietly building a full suite of open source, decentralized technologies for identity, security, communication, data storage and commerce to help foster the next generation of creative platforms, financial services and business processes that allow true self-sovereignty and lets users forge their own digital destinies. This partnership will be a great demonstration of our shared visions can be implemented in a way that protects, not only people’s identity, but also the planet,” he said.
As the project rolls out, both partners are also committed to extending further benefits of Web3 directly to the communities involved.
“The potential opportunities extend beyond monitoring and incentives. At the heart of Web3 is the idea of participation through structures such as decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) which will enable citizens to play an active role in decisions impacting their communities, while providing 100% transparency for how these decisions are made,” adds Fakhul.
About the OTSIT Group
The OTSIT Group is a comtech specialist, using next generation technology to create sustainable, urban communities across Southeast Asia. Indonesia is the first country in which the Group’s vision to build 5 million homes and communities throughout the region over the next 15-20 years will be established.
Communities will include schools, smart water treatment facilities, micro-solar community solutions, floating solar solutions, hydrogen energy plants, electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities all powered by solar stations, in addition to permaculture, healthcare and wellbeing services and shopping centres.
OTSIT will create potentially ‘true zero’ carbon standards utilizing latest technologies – including Web3 – as well as an international-class waste management, collection and re-use programme. The aim is to reduce landfills and transform waste into hydrogen and biomass fuels, while OTSIT’s own plastic waste management system will help reduce the levels of plastic currently being discharged into local rivers and oceans; an acute issue in Indonesia and much of the region.
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