The Associated Press plans to launch a Chainlink node to publish data

The Associated Press (AP) announced that it will launch its own Chainlink oracle node to ensure that any data from members of American newspapers and broadcasters will be encrypted and verified.

The Associated Press stated in a statement on October 21 that once the node is put into use, smart contract developers will have access to the agency’s “economic, sports, and game call data.” According to the Associated Press, in addition to providing information about upcoming elections and providing services for artists using non-homogeneous tokens, it will also publish data on the chain for developers to use and reference in any related applications. .

Dwayne Desaulnier, Head of Blockchain and Data Authorization for the Midland Community, said: ” Chainlink technology is an ideal way to provide smart contract developers anywhere in the world with direct, on-demand access to the Associated Press’s reliable economic, sports and game call data. With Chainlink Cooperation can make this information compatible with any blockchain. “

The Associated Press stated that the main reason for switching to blockchain is “trust” , because the data on the chain it provides will be “publicly accessible, secure, and verified information records.” The news agency added that it will change its approach based on the developer’s response because it “has been paying attention to the pulse of the blockchain economy.”

This is not the first time the news agency has set foot in blockchain technology. According to reports, when the Associated Press partnered with the blockchain-based news startup Civil in 2018, it was interested in exploring ways to protect intellectual property rights, support ethical journalism, and track content usage. In addition, the Associated Press will also publish the results of the controversial 2020 U.S. presidential election on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains.

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