- Cross-chain oracle Pyth Network is going live on Solana.
- Pyth Network will offer market data from trading firms and exchanges to any smart contract.
- In the future, Pyth Network plans to integrate with other blockchains like Ethereum.
TODAY: Decentralized, cross-chain oracle Pyth Network is going live on leading blockchain Solana. The platform shared on their Twitter:
“Real-time market data provider Pyth Network is going live on one of the fastest growing crypto blockchains, which will allow developers to integrate its feeds across decentralized finance platforms and applications.”https://t.co/O8i2lhbkCY
— Pyth (@PythNetwork) August 25, 2021
The data oracle was until now getting tested on the Solana devnet. Now, the Pyth Network developers will launch it on the mainnet, allowing users to integrate Pyth Network’s “real-time” market data into decentralized finance (DeFi) applications.
Originally incubated by Jump Trading, Pyth Network has since then received contributions from other high-profile trading firms as well. These include the likes of GTS, Virtu Financial, Chicago Trading Company, IEX, Akuna Capital, DRW Cumberland, XR Trading, Hudson River Trading, and KGI Securities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Development Financial Holding Corporation.
Pyth Network will offer market data from trading firms and exchanges to any smart contract through the Solana blockchain, once implementation is complete. Since Pyth Network is, in essence, fully decentralized, it doesn’t rely on any single data source. This is very beneficial to its users as single data sources can easily be manipulated. It supports real-time data at “sub-second intervals” of various financial markets, such as crypto, US equities, forex, and commodities.
At this moment, it only supports Solana-based projects. However, it plans to integrate with the Wormhole interoperability protocol “in coming weeks”. This will enable it to support three other blockchains — Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC), and Terra.