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    Chainlink is the decentralized oracle network that connects smart contracts with off-chain data


    September 2017


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    Together we are making possible next-generation smart contracts powered by real-world data, events, and systems.

    culture & values

    At Chainlink Labs, we’re committed to the key operating principles of ownership, focus, and open dialogue. We practice complete ownership, where everyone goes the extra mile to own outcomes into success. We understand that unflinching focus is a superpower and is how we channel our activity into technological achievements for the benefit of our entire ecosystem. We embrace open dialogue and critical feedback to arrive at an accurate and truthful picture of reality that promotes both personal and organizational growth.

    The collaborative environment at Chainlink is focused on three key principles:

    • Building world-changing tech by solving complex problems along with some of the industry’s brightest coworkers
    • Accelerated ownership and career growth as we go through hyper-growth and accelerate in user adoption
    • Being an early part of our success story, getting in on the ground floor and building something important with us


    Chainlink is the product of a blockchain technology startup called SmartContract, which was founded in 2014. Chainlink itself started with a white paper, published by Steve Ellis, Ari Juels und Sergey Nazarov in September of 2017. The paper outlined their vision for a decentralized oracle network. Chainlink’s technology was designed to solve one of the core challenges with smart contracts running on blockchains – providing blockchains with reliable real-word data. The project first started offering their services for smart contracts on Ethereum but has now expanded its offering to other smart contract capable blockchains.

    To manage Chainlink’s technology, another for-profit fintech company by the name of SmartContract Chainlink Ltd. with Sergey Nazarov as CEO was founded. The company is based in the Cayman Islands. A worldwide developer and research team united under ChainlinkLabs is further developing the Chainlink technology.

    core team

    Sergey Nazarov - Co-Founder

    Steve Ellis - CTO

    Dan Kochis - Global Head of BD & Partnerships

    Brendan Magauran - Director of Operations

    Johann Eid - Product Manager


    Joining the Chainlink Labs team means you will be working directly alongside an A-team of industry experts and will have a high degree of real responsibility in cultivating the growth of Chainlink. As an idea meritocracy, Chainlink Labs is a collaborative environment designed to bring the best ideas to production.

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