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Widely used oracle network for powering hybrid smart contracts, enabling any blockchain to securely access off-chain data.


Chainlink (LINK) is a decentralized oracle network which aims to connect smart contracts with data from the real world. Chainlink was developed by Sergey Nazarov, with Steve Ellis as the other co-founder. It held an ICO in September 2017, raising $32 million, with a total supply of 1 billion LINK tokens.

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Segment % Notes
Public sale 35.00 % Token sales investors
Ecosystem development 35.00 % Node Operators and ecosystem rewards that will be distributed to incentivise network participants .
Founding team and employees 30.00 % Granted to

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Team member Affiliations
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Sergey Nazarov (founder)

Sergey Nazarov began his career building peer-to-peer marketplaces, serving on the investment team at FirstMark Capital. He joined the cryptocurrency revolution in 2011 and believes it has the ability to change the way societies distribute wealth, enforce contracts, and share critical information with their citizens. He is currently the CEO of and the creator of Chainlink.

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Dan Boneh

Dan is a professor at Stanford University and the head of its Applied Cryptography Group. He has an h-index of 123 with over 100 publications and 87,000+ citations. Dan’s research focus includes cryptosystems with novel properties, cryptanalysis, and web security.

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Roberta Carraro

Roberta is the VP of design at HashiCorp, a leader in infrastructure automation software. She has extensive experience designing developer products in cloud-based software companies including Salesforceand Heroku.

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Christian Catalini

Christian is the co-creator of Diemand chief economist of the Diem Association. He founded MIT’s Cryptoeconomics Lab and regularly presents his work at leading institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank, the World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund, and more.

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Evan Cheng

Evan is one of the creators of LLVM which generates the low-level machine code running every Apple device and also on many Google, Nvidia, and Intel devices. He is currently director of engineering at Novi, a Facebook subsidiary building for the Diem payment system.

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Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins graduated Umass Amherst with his BS in Computer Science in 2016. Since then he has learned just about as much as he could about data, fintech, and the blockchain space from his time at Alpha Vantage (data vendor), Man Numeric (asset manager), and now helping the Chainlink open-sourced project.

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Hudson Jameson

Hudson is a well-known authority on smart contracts and the former Ethereum community manager. He is a member of ECH, a decentralized group that supports Ethereum through project management and consensus gathering.

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Ari Juels

Ari is a professor of computer science at the Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech and a co-director of IC3 (Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts). He was previously the chief scientist of RSA.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew is a well-known leader in decentralized consensus researchand secure blockchain infrastructure. He's an associate professor of computer science at the University of Illinois and an advisor to both Zcash and Tezos.

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Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is Technical Advisor to Alphabet Inc., holding company of Google Inc, where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric was Executive Chairman of Alphabet from 2015-2017, and of Google from 2011-2015. From 2001-2011, Eric served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation, growing from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. Prior to joining Google, Eric was the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Previously, he served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Eric was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. Since 2008, he has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Since 2012, Eric has been on the board of the Broad Institute and the Mayo Clinic. Eric was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science 2009-2017. In 2013, Eric and Jared Cohen co-authored The New York Times bestselling book, The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives. In September 2014, Eric published his second New York Times bestseller, How Google Works, which he and Jonathan Rosenberg co-authored with Alan Eagle. Eric became the Chairman of the Department of Defense’s Innovation Board in 2016 and was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in January of 2017 by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Eric is an MIT Visiting Innovation Fellow, member of the Advisory Board for MIT IQ, member of the MIT Commission on the Work of the Future, and member of the MIT CEO Advisory Board.

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Lynda Smith

Lynda is the former CMO of Twilioand helped build it into the world’s leading cloud communications platform. Currently on the faculty of Stanford University, she led marketing initiatives at top technology firms including Nuanceand Genpact.

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Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji was previously the CTO of Coinbase and a general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, where he helped the venture capital firm move into the blockchain industry. Balaji is also a co-founder and board member of Coin Center, the leading blockchain advocacy organization.

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Gonser Tom

Tom is the founder of DocuSign, the leading e-signature company that revolutionized digital contracts. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, executive, and board member who has created billions of dollars in enterprise value by enabling contracts to work over the Internet.

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Jeff Weiner

Jeff built LinkedIn into the world’s largest professional network, currently serving as its executive chairman. He specializes in growing technology companies and mentoring top technology leaders, serving on various advisory boards including Intuitand DonorsChoose.

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Adelyn Zhou

Adelyn Zhou is a technology leader who is passionate about the intersection of blockchain, automation, and the future of work. She has collaborated with some of the world's largest companies and fastest-growing startups on growth, blockchain and applied artificial intelligence. She currently leads marketing for Chainlink, a leading blockchain company. She has experience at BCG, Amazon, Eventbrite, and Nextdoor. She is an internationally recognized speaker at conferences such as SXSW, CES, Inbound, DLD, and more.​ She graduated with honors from Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.


List of the current and past investors into Chainlink with their respective financial instruments.

Profile Country Phone Round
A195 Capital Venture firm providing capital globally to early stage blockchain, cryptocurrency, and tokenized digital assets. N/A
Block 54 Capital Web3 venture capital firm. Poland N/A
Framework Ventures Multi-stage venture capital firm investing in blockchain and cryptocurrency digital assets. United States N/A
Limitless Crypto Investments LLC Blockchain focused venture capital firm. United States Initial Coin Offering
Nirvana Capital Blockchain focused venture fund. United States Initial Coin Offering
Octopus Capital Mexico +52 (998) 845-8045 N/A
Panda Capital Research and community driven venture capital firm focusing on investments in infrastructure, middleware, DeFi and other Web 3.0 applications. China N/A
T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH (T-Systems MMS) Germany N/A

Coin metrics

Price (USD) $ 23.7500
Circulating supply (units) 455,009,554
Market cap (USD) $ 10,804,698,257

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