The Chainlink Community Grant Program provides financial resources to the many development teams and researchers building a more functional and accessible Chainlink Network. We encourage talented individual developers and development teams to apply to the grant program here, or if you are a researcher and want to collaborate, contact us.
As the Chainlink ecosystem grows, additional developer-focused educational resources and debugging tools will increase in importance as new Chainlink node operators join the ecosystem and begin delivering data on-chain and performing critical off-chain computations. To cultivate the continual decentralization and diversity of data and computations provided by the Chainlink Network, the Grants Program is actively providing funding to ecosystem teams who create refined documentation and analytic tools to ensure the infrastructure of Chainlink node operators stays highly reliable and secure.
In pursuit of this goal, we are excited to announce that LinkRiver, a community-driven Chainlink node service provider, has been awarded a Chainlink Community Grant for the creation of a new website, nodelogs.link, which will provide and actively maintain a list of all the important Chainlink node logs including concise explanations of their meanings, origins, and debugging solutions. Additionally, this website will provide well-structured documentation about the deployment, maintenance, and monitoring of highly available, secure, and scalable Chainlink node infrastructure. By lowering the barrier to entry for Chainlink node operators, the decentralization and security of the Chainlink Network can increase as a whole.
LinkRiver is a Chainlink node service provider who has played an invaluable role in the Chainlink developer community by providing support in the official Chainlink Discord channel and actively supporting various projects during hackathons and beyond. By continually helping developers and aspiring node operators, LinkRiver has demonstrated over a long period of time their knowledge and ability to be helpful with a wide range of different Chainlink node related questions. As the Chainlink grants program aims to support our best, most active, and supportive community members, we feel that LinkRiver is the perfect group to create a website to further support the Chainlink developer and node operator community.
LinkRiver’s new website nodelogs.link will expand upon its existing in-depth research on cybersecurity best practices, maintaining high availability, and eliminating single points of failure for Chainlink oracle node infrastructure, offering additional documentation and explanations for the various types of warning and error logs that a Chainlink node could generate during deployment and potential edge cases. The website will provide an easily searchable database that catalogs these different types of node logs, creating a valuable community resource that will support the decentralization and security of the Chainlink Network.
“We are proud to receive a Chainlink Community Grant for the creation of the nodelogs.link website, which will further support the growing oracle node operator ecosystem with the resources they require during the debugging process,” stated Rob Zimmermann, Co-founder of LinkRiver. “Our goal is to contribute to the ongoing decentralization of the Chainlink Network by lowering the barrier to entry for launching highly reliable Chainlink nodes and empowering node operators to provide the most secure oracle infrastructure possible to the smart contract ecosystem.”
The Chainlink Grants program aims to actively support our developer community and outstanding community members who spend their time helping others in the community. If you are an active community member with ideas or proposals on how Chainlink can improve or better support the developer community, apply for a Community Grant today here. Educational resources are key to having a thriving node operator ecosystem and we will continue to fund initiatives to make running a Chainlink node more efficient and attract new node operators to support the ecosystem as a whole. We will continue supporting the community as a key driver of Chainlink’s rapid growth, because only together can we make universally connected smart contracts into the dominant form of digital agreement.
About the Chainlink Grant Program
If you want to learn more about the Grant Program, check out our blog post that further expands upon its goals and the criteria for submission. If you would like to participate in the Chainlink Grant Program, please apply here. Chainlink Community Grants are provided in Cash and/or LINK.