Tank Wars Zone Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds to Access High-Quality Market Data
We’re excited to announce that Tank Wars Zone — a Play-to-Earn blockchain tank battle game — has integrated Chainlink Price Feeds on Fantom mainnet. By integrating the industry-leading decentralized oracle network, Tank Wars Zone has access to high-quality, tamper-proof price feeds needed to help accurately display prices across our game ecosystem.
Our initial integration involves the use of the following Chainlink Price Feeds: FTM/USD. We chose Chainlink as our go-to oracle solution because its infrastructure is seamless to integrate and time-tested in production. Chainlink already helps secure leading DeFi protocols responsible for tens of billions of dollars in smart contract value, maintaining robust security and high availability even amidst unexpected events, such as exchange downtime, flash crashes, and data manipulation attacks via flash loans.
In Tank Wars Zone, players will explore the game world and collect game-enhancing items, participate in player-vs-player battles, challenge raid bosses, stake tokens, trade NFTs, and use various mechanics to gain rewards. Players will also have access to a variety of tank classes, each with its own set of qualities such as health, armor, speed, and more. Additional equipment and upgradeable armament can be added to each tank.
Additionally, users can participate in and earn rewards from a variety of gaming modes, including PvE, PvP, World Boss Battle, Guild Wars, Tank Championship, and
Battle Royale. Tank Wars Zone also includes a variety of battle mechanisms and other special features for players to try out and have fun, such as lending, build-to-earn, virtual real estate, metaverse expansion, etc.
In order to help power accurate price displays for our players, we needed access to fresh asset prices that are supplied directly on-chain in a highly reliable manner. Fair market asset prices should reflect a volume-weighted average from all trading environments. Thus, we needed to make use of an oracle network to fetch aggregated price data off-chain and deliver it on-chain to be consumed by our application.
After reviewing various oracle solutions, we integrated Chainlink Price Feeds because they provide a multitude of critical features such as:
● High-Quality Data — Chainlink Price Feeds source data from numerous premium data aggregators, leading to price data that’s aggregated from hundreds of exchanges, weighted by volume, and cleaned of outliers and wash trading. Chainlink’s data aggregation model generates more precise global market prices that are inherently resistant to inaccuracies or manipulation of any single or small set of exchanges.
● Secure Node Operators — Chainlink Price Feeds are secured by independent, security-reviewed, and Sybil-resistant oracle nodes run by leading blockchain DevOps teams, data providers, and traditional enterprises. Chainlink nodes have a strong track record of reliability, even during high gas prices and infrastructure outages.
● Decentralized Network — Chainlink Price Feeds are decentralized at the data source, oracle node, and oracle network levels, generating strong protections against downtime and tampering by either the data provider or oracle network.
● Reputation System — Chainlink provides a robust reputation framework and set of on-chain monitoring tools that allow users to independently verify the historical and real-time performance of node operators and oracle networks.
“Choosing to use Chainlink trust-minimized services was an easy decision. Their time-tested, industry-leading infrastructure helps us ensure that we can provide our users with high-quality and reliable display prices at all times, regardless of market or network conditions.” — The Tank Wars Zone team
Chainlink is the industry standard for building, accessing, and selling oracle services needed to power hybrid smart contracts on any blockchain. Chainlink oracle networks provide smart contracts with a way to reliably connect to any external API and leverage secure off-chain computations for enabling feature-rich applications. Chainlink currently secures tens of billions of dollars across DeFi, insurance, gaming, and other major industries, and offers global enterprises and leading data providers a universal gateway to all blockchains.
About Tank Wars Zone
Tank Wars Zone is one of the first blockchain games on Fantom, being backed and invested by the Fantom Foundation and close to 30 other Venture Capitals. It introduces a new blockchain tank battle game that offers gamers more opportunities to monetize their time and passion and further transforms the global gaming industry in the blockchain era.