Check the Weather With Your Crypto Oracle
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Check the Weather With Your Crypto Oracle

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Now, when you see if it’s raining, you may be able to check that on the blockchain.

Check the Weather With Your Crypto Oracle
This week, oracle network Chainlink’s partnership with Accuweather went live — now, when you see if it’s raining, you may be able to check that on the blockchain.

The partnership, originally announced back in August 2021, means that AccuWeather will have a node on Chainlink’s oracle network, making their weather forecasts available to blockchain-based applications.

Some options for using AccuWeather data include weather prediction markets, hedging markets and virtual umbrellas (kidding). However, having weather data for blockchain-based games could help the games add real-time weather as a characteristic of gameplay, for example.

The AccuWeather API will provide data on temperature, rainfall, wind speed and natural disasters.

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network with the goal of providing a constant stream of information to smart contracts across various blockchains. While Chainlink does not have a native blockchain, it fulfills its oracle purpose by integrating with many different blockchains simultaneously in order to pass on its data.

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