Crypto exchange Binance has released an oracle service called Binance Oracle to help blockchain applications connect with real-world data.
BNB Chain ecosystem will be the first blockchain to use Binance Oracle, though the team has plans to expand it to other chains. Over ten BNB Chain projects have already integrated with the Binance Oracle.
“Binance Oracle will emerge as a significant contributor to Web3 by offering a stable, reliable, and efficient Oracle network with comprehensive accuracy and accessibility features,” said Gwendolyn Regina, investment director at BNB Chain.
With this release, Binance has forayed into a niche largely dominated by Chainlink, an oracle network that serves over 690,000 active users across many different blockchains. Other oracle projects like Band Protocol, API3 and Pyth are widely used by blockchain apps as well.
Its oracle solution will aggregate off-chain data needed by applications such as those in the decentralized finance sector (DeFi). According to data from The Block, there's more than $7 billion in assets locked within DeFi apps on BNB Chain.
Binance Oracle will leverage the use of "threshold signatures," a type of cryptographic tool that will be used to securely sign data feeds into blockchain applications. This cryptographic mechanism will assure that there is no single point of failure in the data feeds.
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