In mid October 2022, Acurast, allows developers to integrate price feeds, verifiable randomness, or any other off-chain data or computation for their decentralized applications in various ecosystems such as Polkadot, Tezos, NEAR, and more.
Acurast has reimagined the concept of bringing off-chain data on-chain, creating a platform where developers can access real world data and computation processed by Data Transmitters, within their applications through a streamlined marketplace.
Data Transmitters offer their computation to developers and process Acurast Jobs in the Acurast Trusted Virtual Machine that utilizes Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) such as the Android TEE, available in consumer Android devices, to ensure the trustlessness of Acurast’s system. Acurast is not dependent on one TEE and can support others such as the one from Taurus in the future.
Developers are empowered to build with the flexibility they need to get off-chain data or computation for their use case without centralized approvals and to develop without restriction. How and where to get data or computation is completely up to the developers.
JP Aumasson, Taurus co-founder and Chief Security Officer:
“Sound oracle solutions are key to secure decentralized financial applications. Acurast leverages trusted execution environment technology available in consumer hardware to offer a solution that is both secure and scalable. We are pleased to act as a Data Transmitter to further strengthen the independence of off-chain data used in the industry thanks to Acurast.”
Alessandro DeCarli, Acurast co-founder:
“We are excited to see Taurus join Acurast as a Data Transmitter. We know Taurus as the leading institutional custody provider with unparalleled high-end engineering, enabling institutions globally the access to the blockchain world. We feel very proud and honoured to onboard Taurus on this journey and appreciate their trust in our security model. ”
Taurus SA was founded in April 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, specializing in digital assets and blockchain. It was founded by senior executives with a background in banking, regulatory, IT, and cyber security. Taurus delivers its clients the infrastructure to manage ANY digital asset: cryptocurrencies, tokenized assets, and digital currencies, with one unified platform. It is a leader in Europe and Switzerland.
The Next Wave of Web3 is here. A real world data source built with innovation, ingenuity, and integrity. Acurast transforms the delivery of data with a multi-chain first application ecosystem where communication is easy, effortless, and accessible. Let’s build… together.
For more information, read Acurast’s documentation here.